If your long and distant objective is worthy of a long road, don’t try getting there by short cuts that transgress the rights of others …’ – Whitney Houston
I gave vivid accounts so those who don’t see it can see it now ..’ – Aremuorin
The subliminal seeds of discord sown by western influence on African soils socio-politically; psychologically and subliminally; still makes it pandemic-ally possible to stunt the continent’s growth economically like witchcraft. Even, within the diaspora.
You then wonder why Africans don’t clock the game and unite. This is a mental war game etching away the very weaving fabric of humanity.
As long as white privilege is perceived and championed as the status quo, racism is going no where. Otherwise, white supremacists, would have fessed up their evil systemic lies by now to the whole world and to their own putting an end to the fasad.
Africans are getting no reparations soon unlike the Jews until they learn self love, unity and put God first.
Like I said multiple times – ‘I don’t need the Pope to find God’. White Jesus can leave me alone now. I thrashed that in 2017 with 2017.
Christianity was in Africa before White Jesus showed up. So what the hell. Explain to me the demonics of slavery; it’s ebonics, and of the mind again? Anything that does not look like White Jesus is a threat to White Jesus.
I feel bad and awful for White folks who aren’t racist who just want to get on; and along, with everyone. It reminds me when I am running for the bus, upset-tingly getting stopped, or racially profiled as a drug dealer by White Jesus, and the police.
On boxing day I was a victim of a hit and run by a white male in a car with no break lights who ran off. On arrival of the Police (White Jesus) they declined to record the incident saying they don’t believe there was a collision.
Really? ‘I have a witness to it who is the reason why I am alive’ – I explained. I would have been crushed. My witness is the one who pulled me quickly out of the way. I got hit by the thigh and suffered, thankfully only minor injuries but ended in hospital – still.
Police (White Jesus) said the culprits friend controls the cctv and there is no footage; that nothing is going to happen so I should stop wasting my time. He added that the crime is over. I am pretty sure when he runs someone over who looks like White Jesus or the Police the crime will be recorded, and believed.
Even the culprit came out of the car to admit he had no break lights that’s why he hit me before he ran off when I took his car plate registration no.
If I as a black man hit a white person (White Jesus) with a car with no break lights, and ran off, I’d be the one in jail and the there would be a cctv footage.
So when the new H&M ad campaign; with a black kid called the coolest monkey in the jungle; backlash erupted again with denials of racial innuendos of prejudice by H&M: propagated with the help of main stream media: I’m like – ‘Yea, yea – I believe Hitler is Mexican and he built the Eifle tower, too’.
But here is the thing we blacks will still potentially buy from H&M again; cuz we don’t listen, watch and learn like the Jews. It’s not the first time to experience this systemic below the belt racial jibes.
Some blacks are still going to buy designers and brag about them when some of those brands don’t even give a rats about them but their money. Taking from them the very tools they possess to build their own brands only to be used against them psychologically; buttressed with social stigmatization, and economic oppression.
Whether you are black or white you should be outraged enough to feel empathy for humanity enough to warrant change for where peace, love and harmony reigns.
May the love of God sooth again. Amen ..’
Here is H&M’s Apology:
“We would like to put on record our position in relation to the image and promotion of a children’s sweater, and the ensuing response and criticism.
Our position is simple and unequivocal – we have got this wrong and we are deeply sorry.
H&M is fully committed to playing its part in addressing society’s issues and problems, whether it’s diversity, working conditions or environmental protection – and many others. Our standards are high and we feel that we have made real progress over the years in playing our part in promoting diversity and inclusion. But we clearly haven’t come far enough.
We agree with all the criticism that this has generated – we have got this wrong and we agree that, even if unintentional, passive or casual racism needs to be eradicated wherever it exists. We appreciate the support of those who have seen that our product and promotion were not intended to cause offense but, as a global brand, we have a responsibility to be aware of and attuned to all racial and cultural sensitivities – and we have not lived up to this responsibility this time.
We have taken down the image and we have removed the garment in question from sale. It will be recycled.
We will now be doing everything we possibly can to prevent this from happening again in future.
Racism and bias in any shape or form, conscious or unconscious, deliberate or accidental, are simply unacceptable and need to be eradicated from society. In this instance we have not been sensitive enough to this agenda.
Please accept our humble apologies”.
After conversation’s with varied opinions and having a feel for the complexities within multiculturalism and race relations; in my personal view. I have learned that the collective acts of subtle, passive and subliminal racism left people of color to be passive themselves, and / or playing games to survive. A dangerous blurry line to thread. As for those who insist it does not exist. Hear this:
When the script is flipped watch how ‘White Jesus and her tribe(s)’ switch their narratives. However, when it’s an expression of people of color’s, lived chorused challenges; experience-wise, it’s always argued, or implied to be an over reaction by White Jesus and her tribe(s). Question is Why? Could it be guilt, denial or irrational fear?
Don’t come for me with it if you know you don’t want it. Keep it where the sun won’t shine. Too done with for that ..’ –
When black artistes stop rapping about ‘Gucci and Bitches’ on their records maybe the system will stop killing us!
This goes out to all the not nice people in the world. Let’s inspire them. Where did hate come from?
Who taught it to human kind? Plus it’s brother prejudice and Aunty bigotry. They are Not very nice bunch of people are they? If you (they) have to fabricate lies on someone else to gain advantage, you (they) are a pathetic looser(s); and a nobody.
You are nothing and don’t exist. In fact, your days are pathetically numbered. Your treachery has no power on the truth in great lovings.
There is nothing above love. This brand comes from a place of (great) love. Any affiliate, socially, or professionally; past, future or present, engaging, or intending – doing business here, take great notes.
We don’t indulge, engage, participate, or embrace negative antics. Interprete that any how, you desire.
My thoughts are love. Take them with you, if you like. I’ve had enough of this. What the freaking heck. Take it elsewhere if it’s not love. Black is beautiful and we bleed blood just like any, or, all other races.
And if you are a coloured person, or race, enabling ignominy on your own kind, more dispeakable, miseducated shame on you.
You definitely need to pray to renew your consciousness in case it’s damed for good. Get some light into you. God is real ..’ Factor that into your equations. One love ..’
I’m an artist of many incredible talents to the glory of God. I have no time for ignorance and those haters ..’
‘If your long and distant objective is worthy of a long road, don’t try and get there, by short cuts, that transgress the rights of others’. – Whitney Houston.
Not every spirit is of love ..’ The things that love would do does not include evil. There’s no healing in anything beneath it, or above love. It just doesn’t exist. Therefore; is effectively rendered powerless. It’s a lie. It will wither and die because it has no truth. The truth is Love*
What’s your view? Share this with someone! Dont wait. Pass it on ..’
#MercyfulGrace #Emptiness #ThinkOn
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“Whether it’s politics or religion. It’s the same plot. They are just, simply, different characters “. – Anthony Everest
I know some Christian’s both young and old, who ought to know better, who get vehemently crossed with their; inner circle, friends, when they engage – those; they, consider to be, non xtainly – enough, for them. I’m like – seriously. Is that what Jesus taught? These calibre’s, remind me the types who denied kids access to Jesus. Far from it. Did Jesus not befriend a whore, and was his Nan, ‘Rahab’ – not a whore?
The joke is, that; they – are the worst. Worse, than the very, alleged unbelievers – they’ve condemned outright. For the unbelievers came in their loving truths. While they the wannabe – religious fanatics, came; with their hateful – intolerance and heresies. #HaveYouForgotten #BadReligion #WhoAmIToJudge.
I say to them – the same way; gays, are judged, and the harlots, are the ways – every one of those religious fanatics will be judged. Lets play this scenario out. If peradventure – God Is Real., and it transpires Hell is real and that the bible is legit; what you are actually saying is that -: If you eat pork – you are sinner and you are going to hell.
If you have sex out-of-wedlock – you are a sinner and going to hell. If you have tattoos – you are a sinner and you are going to hell. If you have sex with your spouse during her time of the month – you are a sinner, and you are going to hell. This is just a white wash!
Thank God for Jesus. We’d all be going to hell – in that case. So, why is Jesus’s Grace good enough for them; but not for the whores, or gays ..’ ? It was good enough for Lazarus (the leaper) and it was good enough for Mary Magdalene (the whore) – Jesus was! And if Jesus was good enough for them – Jesus is good enough for me and Jesus is good enough for you. You only have to believe. atone, and allow him in. He takes care of the rest. These ridiculous people need to go and read their bibles again and top up on the Holy Spirit.
Then, try again – before condemning; anyone in the name of God. I use gays and whores, as examples of the worst thing you could liken a sinner unto. There are lots of stereotyped, human behaviours; considered sin, to religious fanatics. Moses – who parted the red sea – was a murderer, himself, and that’s just one, of many character flawed, people, in the bible, who God used in mammoth ways. I think to be human is a sin – cuz humans aren’t perfect, and that’s the only crime to religion. Mercy!
This epidemic of self-professed – righteousness is a total delusion. Why do you think Jesus loved Mary Magdalene – (the outcast) above his disciples – and revealed the ‘Good News’ to her first – on resurrection day? Because – people like those wannabe religious fanatics, would keep it to themselves. Just as, they’ve tried to, write her out; of the gospels, even thou, she knew more about Jesus, than they. She was barely mentioned in the Bible. Neither credited with a full glorious, book of accounts, of her story.
Fishy – if you asked me? Bad Religion! It’s typical of how religious institutions treat, or see the world. If you have the light, reflect the light. Don’t dim the light. And, if they refuse the light – fair dues; move it on. If you don’t, who will?
The light is Love*. Loving your neighbour as yourself. The greatest of all the teachings of Jesus – which religious institutions flaw ridiculously. I see the wisdom in Jesus taking the Good news to her first. – #HaveYouForgotten #BadReligion #WhoAmIToJudge.
To Be Continued ..’
— with Anthony Everest.
Àrèmúorin – Anthony Everest is a Jazz, Soul-R&B Award Winning Indie Singer-Songwriter, Author, Producer & 7X Multi Award Nominee :: No1, 49+ Weeks, Jazz Charts ::
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This song is amazing – Jennifer Phillips X Factor – used to sing this, back in the days. I hope she revisits this on the show
This song is amazing – Jennifer Phillips X Factor – used to sing this, back in the days. I hope she revisits this on the show. Amazing – I rewound that – like 3 times in a row. What a waste. I hope real singers – come along to keep her legacy, aptly – in check, and alive. Cuz, she was rare. Very rare. To hear vocalists like this – right now – is rare. She – cuts you to the bone, takes you to church, the soul, and back ..’
Miss Whitney For Real – I was in LA at the time – and literally, went past the Beverly Hotel, the same afternoon – she died. Went sight seeing with my friends. I was professing my love and adulation for her, before we left, only to return, to be told she was dead. I thought they were taking the piss – took a while – to get the message. What a waste.
Jennifer Phillips XFactor Contestant 2015
“The real, looser, isn’t the one who crosses, the line last. The real, looser, is the one, who sits on the the side, who doesn’t try ..” – Unknown
She’s amazing. She is one of my oldest friends ..’
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“I’ll go to the rock, the builders rejected. When the earth all around me, is sinking sand, on Christ the solid rock, I’ll stand. When I need shelter, I’ll go to the rock ..’ I know, he is able. I’ll go to the rock ..’ You can go to the rock” – Preachers Wife, Soundtrack – ‘I’ll Go To The Rock .
I find the life and legacy of Whitney Houston a fascination. A great tale of caution. No matter, how much, you want to find glory, you need to first, find it, inside of yourself. The glory of love. That’s the story of love, the greatest, one of all – she, taught us about.
Maybe because, she was the first pop star, I ever heard, who inspired me, to become, a singer. Shortly after – I heard Helen Baylor, and I told God, when I grow up, thats what want to sound like.
Sometimes I say I will call – but then I forget. Sometimes, I say won’t cry – then I do. At times, I say I will pray – but forget. I even say, sometimes, I will let go – and fail miserably ..’
Mercy, I am not perfect, and I am no angel. But, then again, I may be, rightly just, compared – to many self professed saints, knights, or monarchs. Love is the only ace that truths. God!
My scepticism keeps me grounded, and feet, firmly rooted in love. I’m sure, I’m not the only one. I remember Mary Magdalene and Jesus. A perfect marriage. A perfect relationship. The perfect friendship.
When Jesus saw her, he knew he saw the truth, and when Mary Magdalene (the whore), saw Jesus – she knew – she saw the light. Love; lights the way. Deep truths! Because, ‘The truth is always, in love’. The truth, and the light, became one. Mercy! Thats why, I tell them – Jesus’s best friend, was a whore.
Mercy, I am not perfect, and I am no angel. Only a fool, would look at a human being and call them an angel. I used to, until the harsh reality of life, set in, and I realised, that, that was in fairy tales, and story books – were happily ever after, lives. Not, in the, real world.
Not even, the Pope is – perfect, but he gives great hope ..’ – Anthony Everest
- ‘Hope is not faith! Hope without faith is not faith. Neither, hope at all. We have hope because we have faith. Without faith we have no hope’. – Anthony Everest
So, I’ll rather declare my imperfections, so more, of the grace and glory of God, could, abound upon me – to make me whole ..’ Less I do it, my own way, and falter – over, and over, again..
I said tonight, just because it looks right, does not mean, its right.
How right is that for a fact!
I’ll go to the rock ..’ the builders rejected. When the earth all around me, is sinking sand, on Christ the solid rock, I’ll stand. When I need shelter, I’ll go to the rock ..’ I know, he is able. I’ll go to the rock ..’ You can go to the rock”.
Even, paradventure, I stumble – I can rise – upon a solid rock, on which, I will always build my fortress. You can too; if you believe. The onus of my, (your), thinking, is on the rise, and, not the fall. Thats where my victory stands. Thats my testimony, and my stance. My Faith.
Hey, Jesus – don’t pass me by! “I’ll go to the rock, the builders rejected.
Àrèmúorin – Anthony Everest is a Jazz, Soul-R&B Award Winning Indie Singer-Songwriter, Author, Producer & 7X multi award nominee :: No1, 49+ Weeks, Jazz Charts ::
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The truth is love – Anything devoid of it – is just not good enough. #KissMeBabyEp – Anthony Everest
No mother**&ker owns Love or God – Freely it was given ..’ Whoever defies this notion – is not of Love* ..’ Not found. Lost, totally reclused. Unfound – Lost – lost, lost – to time. Freely – it was given to every – Tom, Dick & Harry! #MercyfulGrace ..’
Above the love of Jah ..’ I see no other ..’ The rest is a waste of time ditto !!!
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord brings back the captivity of His people,
Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
“Pleasing human beings is an effing waste of time ..’ No matter what you do they would still find a reason to slate you for it ..’ So, now, I say – #fuckem ..’ I do what I wanna do ..” #NoteToThySelf ..’
Now, I do. Shady – motherfuckers ..’ Laugh a lot – trust slowly! Folks be, like – Yea, I’m not like them. I can help you. Before you know it – the motherfuckers, are all over your brand – elevating themselves, thieving all your money and infiltrating your connections and network. #NoteToThySelf #ISeeYou
No wonder why folks like her turn to addictive drugs, substance abuse, alcohol and despicable related substance abuse. Some of these facades are unreal. A lifestyle purely fabricated, to entice and exploit vulnerable souls, to get them hooked, left, front, right and centre under the illusion of fabulousophy. Now wonder why?
If you ain’t got Jesus – I wonder what you won’t do, when stuck ‘tween the devil and the deep blue sea – time, and time again. I have concluded in my head Lucifer runs the music industry and unless you are prepared to make peace with the devil – exit.
Been asked and offered a few ungodly – deals, with a certain ritual* – I refuse to discuss, in lieu for top tens and you know what – #Fact, that I’ve politely, declined. I believe – my response is usually, I have too much talent to be doing that. They often use my close my connections to deliver their offers.
When they have run out of options – Motherf****ers will tell you sh*t – just to throw shade on someone else’s name – for a lousy, cheap, piece of the pie, that will never satisfy ..’ Seriously! Stop! #MercyfulGrace
“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
Critically, I have a major grave concern with a select group of non professionals and professionals, who run around as pimps, calling themselves pros; luciferianly.
They are a grave mystery to the entertainment industry; clouding valuable space with dross, bridled with confusion, when room ought to be paved for real, genuine, serious seasoned, hard-working professionals – with second to non – first class working ethics, buttressed with a genuine, love for creativity, art and humanities.
They ought to be expunged to stop them from degrading the good will and reputation of the industry, at large – for a quick buck or two! #MercfulGrace
So much work to do, so little time to do it. People change like the weather around. You need to be strong ..’ In an instant, you can be broken without a core, or purpose. Some people don’t want you to progress. So, they would limit you with their thinking if you let them to. Don’t! Set your goals. Don’t let them, set them for you.
Truth is light, it out does shade no matter how much you throw fade. David out did Goliath with five stones. Remember my bones. They will stir your soul long after, I’m gone. I hate to dampen your hopes and dreams if you are dreaming away, but be aware of the perils.
Not everyone who is with you is for you. Better start telling them this –
#Bitch – Step – it’s a new season ..’ I’m not ramping; nor playing this time..’ Now that we are acquainted, let’s keep it real!.