Thursday, September 14, 2017

Spelman: From the Genesis of Moral Liberation to the Revelation of Immoral Indoctrination

There is none other.

Howard University is affectionately referred to by many as the "Ivy League Institution of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's)".  However, it is not ranked Number One (1) amongst HBCU's as one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report.  That title is jealously possessed by the women of Spelman College.  Claflin University, the first HBCU to surpass the benchmark of 50 percent alumni giftings, is recognized for graduating the most faithful contributors.  In fact, 52% of Claflin alumni provide the institution financial support.  However, very few HBCU's can compete with the financial contribution machine that is Spelman.  Between 1986 and 1996, the college raised $113.8 million, including a $20 million gift from Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille Hanks Cosby, whose daughter graduated from the illustrious educational mecca.  Such liberality of giving by others alleviates graduates of the responsibility of giving back to the institution.  In their frugality, Spelman alumnae, 32% in fact, contributed more than $2 million to the College during the fiscal year 2017.  Difficult to comprehend why so little when 97% of the students receive financial aid, however, it apparently is par for the course in overall college giving.

Literally, Spelman is the King--eh, Queen--of HBCU's.  As much bluster is uttered among the collegiate society and HBCU graduates, the truth reigns: "As Spelman Leads, All Others Follow".  Yes, Morehouse Men, I know that you are offended, feeling dissed that the women are judged your leaders.  However, when your 4-year graduation rate rises from a paltry 39% to an elite 69%, as Spelman's, then, you will take your place.  It is no longer enough to tell people that Dr. Martin Luther ("Luffa") King, Jr. graduated from your fine institution.  When 61% of your admission can not follow in his foot steps, there is a real problem.

I digress.

Spelman has no overall rival.  This is why their unfortunate Board Room acceptance of the Black Lives Matter / Radical LGBTQ Agenda should be of significant concern to those considering college or university admissions for their high school student in 2018 and beyond.  Spelman College, this month, announced that it will begin admitting transgender students to the renowned black women's college.  President Mary S. Campbell, in writing to the "sisterhood", advised:

"As a result of this extensive study, I, as president, along with the Spelman leadership team, and the Board, concur on the following admissions and enrollment policy: Spelman College, a Historically Black College whose mission is to serve high-achieving Black women, will consider for admission women students including students who consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth. Spelman does not admit male students, including students who self-identify and live consistently as men, regardless of gender assignment at birth. If a woman is admitted and transitions to male while a student at Spelman, the College will permit that student to continue to matriculate at and graduate from Spelman."

In the Leftist's ever evolving definition of gender, I am more confused as ever.  Maybe I should not be since I spoke with my Redeemer this morning and he advised me that no "hormone" shot can alter my Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).  He created male and female and that process has not stopped since the Garden act of humanity.  Yet, a much wiser task force than the Trinity hails the environmental and intentional alterations beyond the primary scope of DNA as grounds to change admissions policy.  The “something more than genetics” science crew got together with the college's legal aid society to craft a formula for admission that bends the straight ways of reason and curves the well-worn protections of the Republic.  Literally, we now have to look under the hood to matriculate through America's Number 1 HBCU.

I suppose all of this makes sense, especially in a time when people of color blame a Confederate statue for their child's, who wears $300 Nike tennis shoes and possesses a 32-inch television with Nintendo Switch Gaming Console in his or her room, inability to perform well academically.  Damn that General Robert E. Lee statue in the park that I have never taken my children to see or driven pass!  It is that dang statue that keeps our people down!

The politically correct reference this foolishness as "political correctness".  The idea that as the society--radical, militant Leftists--evolves then, we must change all customs, traditions, and principles to keep up with modernity.  No longer are men "men" or women "women" but, they are an ever changing flow of atoms in the particle beans of life.  Surely, as Stevie Wonder can blindly see global warming, mankind must accept that private, all women colleges must adapt, bend a knee, and accept men that graduated from the RuPaul Academy.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we should have seen this coming in 1959 when Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemon, and Tony Curtis got together to do "Some Like It Hot".  Apparently, if I am completely understanding Campbell, Jack and Tony could be admitted to Spelman.  Marilyn could enter stage right as a woman and leave stage left as a man.  That meets the new Spelman matriculation guidelines.  If Marilyn dressed as the Marlboro man, she would not be considered for admission to the Freshman class.  Spelman’s new policy excludes the daughters of singers R. "Golden Showers" Kelly and Sade—Jay Kelly and Ila Adu—both of whom are women that live as men.  I'm quite certain that the alumni contribution team is slightly upset about that decision.  Returning to the example, Marilyn Monroe could enter as Marilyn Monroe and graduate as Marilyn Manson.  The world will be alright and ESPN may extend the Arthur Ashe Award at the convocation.

The real question here is, "As a parent, are you okay with this adoption of the Black Lives Matter / Radical LGBTQ Socio-Political Agenda?"  In the post-"Jim Crow" age, a parent must fully consider the overall value of an education at the institution selected by their high school senior.  If you are investing $45,000 annually, without financial aid considerations, then, is this the environment, since the epigeneticists believe it impacts your DNA, that you want your 100% daughter or slightly confused son to receive their education?  Campbell admits that Spelman, the HBCU leader, is following other colleges around the Nation, "taken stock of the competitive environment for institutions of higher education".  This Administration unpinned itself from its moral foundations to remain competitive in a dying world.  Why?  They fear that you will allow your child to go somewhere else and your dollars will go with them.  Additionally, this isn't the group of Rockefeller Christian Republicans that founded this institution.  Don't look so shocked.  Yes, John Davison Rockefeller Sr., whose wealth was once equal to 2% of the Nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), funded the origins of this institution.  In fact, the college was named for Rockefeller's wife, Laura Spelman Rockefeller.

Rockefeller was a Christian.  Hillsdale College's History Chairman, Burton Folsom Jr., said this of Rockefeller, "...he sometimes gave tens of thousands of dollars to Christian groups, while, at the same time, he was trying to borrow over a million dollar to expand his business. His philosophy of giving was founded upon biblical principles. He truly believed in the biblical principle found in Luke 6:38, "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.".  He was a Radical Republican Abolitionist.  Traveling through the South, he paid for the emancipation of a slave.  He was a conservative.  A stalwart of the Efficiency Movement, Rockefeller emphasized the use of scientific research and economic principles of efficiency, and utility maximization to ensure that government and industry worked to their full potential.  He was a subscriber to the motifs of personal responsibility and individual sovereignty.  He did not want not-for-profit institutions to become dependent on his giving so, he established conditional grants.  He advised that colleges and universities should "root the institution in the affections of as many people as possible who, as contributors, become personally concerned, and thereafter, may be counted on to give to the institution their watchful interest and cooperation".  Yes, the alumni were supposed to stand and deliver after receiving an initial investment.  Yes, kiddies, nobody owes you anything!  He was certainly most notable as a capitalist.  America's first billionaire believed strongly that his purpose in life was to make as much money as humanly possible and then, use it wisely to improve the conditions of mankind.

The Rockefellers' donated money and supported the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, whose mission was in line with "their faith based beliefs".  In 1884, the college was renamed Spelman Seminary and later, Spelman College.  However, I question if the Rockefellers, if in the same place today, would even consider visiting the campus.  I doubt that they would be invited to speak or visit.  Would they have opened their purse to an institution that used such resources of staff, research, and capital to come to the conclusions of Campbell and her task force?  I believe that they would not have done so.  Although imperfect, their Faith mattered more than anything else.

In the Urban community, the common level of recruitment involves the phrase, "Don't choose one of those 'other' schools!  Go to an HBCU.  They care about you."   If the College's Administration is willing to sell out on its foundational mission then, will your child receive the utmost care?  The Radical LGBTQ lobby, for the sake of rewriting the Republic's values, presses people to accept the phrase "gender identity disorder (GID)".  Anxiety, fear, and discomfort are not overcome by hormone shots and a new suit from the Men's Warehouse.  If that were then, those that have fully converted genders would not suffer as reported.   For those that have had a sex change, fifty-one percent (51%) attempt suicide, have deep regret, or will not adjust.

"Studies in America and Holland report one in 20 post-operative transsexuals changes his or her mind after surgery, and one in ten never adjusts and often becomes deeply depressed. The Transgender Task Force reports 41% attempt suicide."

Nor should a college or university submit to the secular pursuit of society orchestrated by Black Lives Matter.  In the creation of Black Villages, BLM states, "We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, and especially “our” children to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable."  In addition, BLM refers to Transgender Affirmation as,"We are committed to embracing and making space for trans brothers and sisters to participate and lead.  We are committed to being self-reflexive and doing the work required to dismantle cis-gender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence."  The centering by a college to make women antagonistic towards men does not solve problems but creates them.

The real losers are the generations that follow as they have to deal with the Miseducation of the Negro.  In the end, as parents and high school seniors consider college and university choices, they must ask themselves, "What Price Am I Willing to Pay to Sacrifice My Faith and Values?"  If it is attending a school where political correctness is more important than the pursuit of truth then, there is an All Women's College in Atlanta, GA that awaits your son's or daughter's application.

Kenneth McClenton 
is an Urban Conservative Whose Mission Is to 
Spread the Good News of Christianity, Conservatism, Capitalism, Constitutionalism, and Individual Sovereignty throughout the World.  
Devoted to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, He Believes that in Order to Save the United States, We Must Mutually Pledge Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor to Save Urban America.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Progressive Urban Economics Has Driven Community Activists to Demand A Cashless Society

"I hope this business comes to the area. and you better tell us later what type of business this is? I swear some people would even mess up a wet dream." 
~~Yvonne Z. Smith 

Messing it all up.  Dramatic prose that is written for less than prosperous times.  However, it is the essence of desperation that sums up nearly a half-century pursuit of the urban progressive economics promises of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that were sincerely exalted by community advocates and political activists.  The more government owned the economic development processes then, the more likely the poor will benefit and the "working class" will thrive.  This is what we were told.  Yet, the bureaucratic elite, having imposed their theories upon the hungry masses of Washington, DC, left many East of the River citizens exasperated with the overall economic deficiencies.  While cranes silhouette the western suburbs of Anacostia and Congress Heights, Wards Seven and Eight community advocates and political activists are left to wonder what could be.  The wonderment is so great that some are even considering a "cashless society" to draw businesses--any businesses--to the area that Frederick Douglass once called home.

The Leftists have done well to doom East of the River to the bottom of the prosperity bucket.  Rather than the DC Health Regulation and Licensing Administration loosening regulations and eliminating local hospital approval requirements to site urgent care and birthing centers throughout neighborhoods where impoverished populations need them most, the DC government limits such healthcare developments and, now, wants to build a non-essential hospital on the grounds of St. Elizabeth's.  Rather than deeming East of the River an Empowerment Zone, eliminating taxes on small businesses and implementing free market strategies to boost economic development, the Mayor and City Council feverishly labor to install the Vladimir Lenin enterprise development plan.  The corporate income tax rate is 9.2 percent.  The DC Sales Tax is 5.75% overall and hotel stays will cost you an additional 14%.  Can you imagine if there was no corporate or sales tax East of the River?  Imagine if regulations were cut East of the River?  Health Care would improve.  Small businesses would be incubated into major regional business entities.  Jobs would be created.  Home values would increase spurring construction and renovations.  Would the Leftists really want this kind of growth?  I doubt it.

The is what the average poli-bureaucrat expects of East of the River.  The Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development (DMPED) Economic Intelligence Dashboard (EID) reports that the District has produced over 785,000 jobs, possesses an unemployment rate of 5.7%, and produces a gross domestic product (GDP) of $128 billion.  In Ward 1, one of the city's wealthiest areas, EID reports an unemployment rate of 4.1% with 288 affordable units delivered.  In Ward 2, the unemployment rate is 3.9% and 169 affordable housing units have been delivered.  Ward 7 has an unemployment rate of 9% with 396 affordable housing units delivered.  Ward 8 has an unemployment rate of 11.6% with 583 affordable housing units delivered.  While DC Tax Revenue has grown from $3 Billion in 2000 to nearly $7 Billion in 2015, the prosperity opportunities for East of the River have not improved.  For nearly two decades, East of the River community advocates and political activists have been demanding a commitment from elected socialists.  The response from the City: "We have plans to help."  Desperation spills over and out.  How can the East of the River Leftists, that must force their Ward 7 Councilmember to inspect the neighborhood's major grocers to secure fresh meat, convince people for another decade that the doctrines of Engels and Marx will work?  Please, just give us another decade!  Yes, Wards Seven and Eight are seen as the last chick at the bar hoping to get a ride home from the guy that fell asleep on his stool two hours ago or the blind guy with the dog who said to her earlier that he would prefer to jump rope than take her home.

After years of East of the River economic failure by DC socialists, many business patrons can sense that there is blood in the water.   Some advocates and activists are sincerely desperate.  Many are demanding economic development at the expense of those that they civilly advocate.  For the sake of a revitalization project victory, they are willing to take a "see no evil, hear no evil, talk no evil" approach.  All of the co-op farms, not for profit funding schemes, and housing for the poor and elderly projects have not netted a grocery store or, even, a modern manufacturing park.  I mean it is really easy to convince the religious left to sell their churches to the government and rebuild them as elder residences.  Fat cat preachers make out like bandits selling their church properties in  District government real estate deals, buying huge homes on multiple acres in Mitchellville, MD or Waldorf, MD with the proceeds, and then, carpooling into the city twice a week to deliver liberation theology messages to the poor and hungry.  Maybe it was the "Jesus for Sale" sign on the front lawn that gave it away.

How do you know that the City is desperate to profit from East of the River, Mr. Probably Married to a White Woman, Living on an Expensive Estate, and Sending Your Children to a Private Academy Urban Conservative?

"D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) detailed her plans for a Wizards practice complex and 5,000-seat events venue at the former St. Elizabeths hospital Tuesday, asking taxpayers to foot about 90 percent of the construction costs but pledging to create hundreds of jobs, attract $90 million in new tax revenue and draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to a section of the District starved for economic activity."

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is the owner of the Washington Post.  He also happens to be the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, the world's largest online shopping retailer.  Amazon is looking to build a second headquarters in North America.  The online retailer plans to spend $5 billion in construction and to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs.  Amazon estimates its investments in Seattle from 2010 through 2016 resulted in an additional $38 billion to the city’s economy – every dollar invested by Amazon in Seattle generated an additional $1.40 for the city’s economy overall.  Yes, the Wizards are magically getting 90% of their construction costs paid for by people that will rarely see a WNBA game and Amazon is paying for its construction costs.  Imagine what St. Elizabeth's would look like with the Amazon HQ sited there.

The desperation is duly noted.

This "Make Government First Again" strategy has not proven successful in the Real Economies of East of the River.  Our Mayor and City Council members run on platforms of "hope and change".  They assure that things will be different, although, you voted for a different person from the same progressive political party.  Everyone will be employed because the District government will make certain that everyone is.  Heck, the commitment is so intense that the District will raise the age limit of youth from 18 to 24 for summer jobs to lower unemployment stats.  Doing so certifies that government paychecks roll out for six weeks, overall employment stats improve, and assured votes for politicians in exchange for their compassion.

What do the "youth" get?  Real skills and a transition to higher paying employment opportunities?  No.  They have the opportunity to listen to more promises.  More money will flow into the Wards and the poor will not be displaced.  More scaffolding will drape the skies.  More capital will be invested.  Businesses will come.  Stores will open.  Fewer people will be poor.  In fact, poor people can remain comfortable in their poverty because more affordable housing will be built.  The best part is that it won't cost East of the River anything.  All of this will be paid for by persons living West of the River where scaffolding drapes the skies, more luxury housing is built for persons that can afford it, and inexhaustible amounts of capital is pouring in for businesses and stores.  The wealthy people across the bridge through government confiscation--taxes--will cover the anemic results of the expensive promises.  Betcha feel kinda cheap that you give up a vote for a kid's summer job while others give up a vote for a tax break on their luxury condo development deal.

Well, guess what, the nail in the coffin has been hammered.  Community advocates and political activists are now recruiting a "not for profit business committed to healthy food" to the Wards.  Yes, this is like a torrential rain in the middle of the Sahara desert.  Get the Ballou Marching Band together, since it could not march in the Inauguration.  After a major siting of Little Caesars Pizza in SE DC, which required a Mayoral visit, certainly, a parade is in right order.  After a significant drought, a new business is coming.  Hold your horses, however.  This new business seeks to serve only persons with credit, debit, and EBT cards.  Really?!  Grappling for a pyrhic economic victory, the Anti-Capitalists wish the poor and disenfranchised to embrace a "cashless society".  You know, do it for the kids.

The desperation is duly noted.
If you would like to re-create the Venezuelan economy, encourage the East of the River community to embrace the gift of totalitarianism--a "cashless society".  According to Bhaskar Chakravorti and Benjamin Mazzotta's The Cost of Cash in the United States, "A cashless society describes an economic state whereby financial transactions are not conducted with money in the form of physical bank notes or coins, but rather through the transfer of digital information (usually an electronic representation of money) between the transacting parties."  Many with the latest Apple phone and great credit scoring find this quite an attraction.  They are already acquainted with spending their monies in West of the River establishments that cater to the upwardly mobile.  However, for those that won't have their mani or pedi done at a K Street establishment, they may be limited to monetary options.  With Equifax admitting recently to a cyber attack that put at risk the credit information of over 143 million Americans, I really do not believe this is the most agreeable time to influence the poor and needy to subject themselves to a "cashless society".

I believe that there are at least three reasons more: liberty, freedom, and the pursuit of happiness.  In an area where many grandparents are taking responsibility for raising their children's children due to illicit and prescription drug addictions, they need the liberty to purchase what they need without the constraints or limitations of a society or corporation regarding the use of legal tender.  For the individual recovering from dismal financial planning, credit cards are not the best choice for transactions.  The ability to use money helps individuals better manage their monetary expenses and balance their budgets.  For the woman experiencing domestic violence, sometimes the only access to funds is with cash.  Hence, the society would become the punisher of the woman that seeks to be free because she only has one legal way to pay for products or services.  In fact, we all need to be free from restriction or control of the use of legal tender.

Secondly, we have fought in this country, as cultural abolitionists, for the freedom of every man, woman, and child, especially those in their mother's womb.  Our commitment to liberty means that we must fight against those that would misuse the Constitution to enslave, to detain illegally, or oppress.  I have no problem with a store demanding a digital payment option.  However, we must remember that digital information gives access to two entities that can become major culprits: hostile bandits and the government.  Cyber attackers have no appreciation for the desperation that you face in recruiting businesses to site in your neighborhood.  They are borderless adversaries and if the corporation, for example, Target, is not vigilant then, you are left to the piracy of malicious persons.  All you wanted was a Mocoa Lattee and the next thing that you know, Abdullah in Nigeria is using your identity to purchase a new car and new clothes.  Americans have a material right to protect their well-being by using the legal tender.  Finally, digital information may be kept by governments.  I know that the District of Columbia is never subject to corrupt intents by employees or contractors.  They are certainly the best and most innocent public servants in all of the world.  However, that assurance is not offered by other governments, domestic or foreign.  As an American, you have the natural right to purchase property, goods, and services without unnecessary government intervention.  A tap of the button can change your world.  I do not want a public servant to possess the power to do so, even if there are potential legal and judicial ramifications.

Lastly, we need to make certain that our pursuit of happiness is protected.  Have you ever stood behind a billionaire at the local grocery store?  You do not know that and neither do I.  Cash empowers you to purchase what you want when you want, and wherever you are able.  If that billionaire's wife has maxed out all of his credit cards, and you are both standing in line with a $100 bill then, you have the same amount of purchasing power.  As well, I do not need to know that your family is getting SNAP because you had to pull your EBT Card out at the local cafe.  Having cash or legal tender means that the business owner has the right to give me the property that I am willing to buy without any form of discrimination.  If Jacqueline is with her friends and wants to buy a sandwich at the convenience store before heading to the beach then, why must she experience "economic" bullying because you have an American Express Card and she has cash?  The sandwich in your mouth has equal value to the sandwich in hers.  You are both made happy because you can possess it without any form of status envy or discrimination.  It should and, I pray, always remain that way.

Often people that have experienced the plight of progressive economics become so desperate for salvation that they choose a process with much promise but a greater threat. I have no problem with a store choosing to discriminate based on your access to their apps or cards. However, remember that you are demanding discrimination based on a potential profit for your "community". It is not the white man making this choice but, the black man within his community. Your desperation for economic activity is not lost upon those that wish to take advantage of it. Pursue free market economics and collectively invest in small businesses that seek to compete against the Starbucks that you are willing to travel out of the Wards to enjoy. The greatest problem with Ward economics is customer service and capital access. Teach people to respect and revere others and begin to invest your little in the Wards and much will change.  Do not give others the right to make invalid what is legal for all.  Avoid the "cashless society" at all costs.

Kenneth McClenton 
is an Urban Conservative Whose Mission Is to Spread the Good News of Christianity, Conservatism, Capitalism, Constitutionalism, and Individual Sovereignty throughout the World.  
Devoted to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, He Believes that in 
Order to Save the United States, We Must Mutually Pledge Our Lives, Our Fortunes, 
and Our Sacred Honor to Save Urban America.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Red August: When One's Race Is Determined by Ideologues and Demagogues

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.  –  C.S. Lewis

There is but one mass of concrete, mortar, and bronze that seems out of the reach of the Extreme Leftists of Our Day.  Mind you, for the moment, it is out of reach but, certainly, not out of mind.  At Boston Common, between Tremont St and Avery St in Boston, Massachusetts, there arising from the Earth is a cylindrical monument to the revolutionary deeds of America's first martyrs of patriotism.  It honors the deaths of Crispus Attucks, James Caldwell, Patrick Carr, Samuel Gray and Samuel Maverick.  They that perished on Monday, March 5, 1770,  during the "Incident on King Street", would harness the revolutionary spirit of one-third of the American colonists.  Paul Revere and Samuel Adams led the "propaganda war" that would memorialize their deaths and lead to the overthrow of British rule.  Standing 25 feet high and 10 feet wide, it has weathered the mighty blasts of winter and the intensive heat of summers.  Those that gave their lives for the causes of liberty, freedom, natural rights, and sovereignty will be eternally observed by the Boston Massacre / Crispus Attucks monument.  Less the Extreme Leftists wrest this mighty symbol of individual sovereignty with a hammer, sickle, and chain.

The Nation has been seized by the Extreme Leftists' and Establishment Apologists' narratives regarding race, expunging history, and political correctness.  The term is not merely crafted as a metaphor but, used as a literal expression of how millions of Americans are held captive by those that report and commentate on the violent intentions of such vile groups as ANTIFA, the Ku Klux Klan, BlackLivesMatters, The Triangle People’s Assembly, Workers World Party, Industrial Workers of the World, Democratic Socialists of America and others.  Reporters and commentators, with tears that neither Frederick Douglass or Hariett Tubmen ever wasted,  provocateurs to their coming American revolution, tear into the President of the United States Donald J. Trump for being morally depraved and others questioning his mental stability.  Amazingly, since he only spoke words in observation, the Leftists organized every unit of their revolutionary army to attack the innocent and defend the guilty.  Like clockwork or deceitful strategy, the Establishment cowered accepting blame for over 400 years of Democrat oppression.  When time passed, the world discovered that Trump was right yet, the damage was done.  Millions of Americans were indicted as "racists" in the Court of Public Opinion.  History began to disappear before our very eyes.  The Radicals cried aloud for Impeachment and even their Legislative Statesmen demand his assassination. Their comics raised the severed head of Trump and, now, even his "friends" on Capitol Hill were questioning his resolution towards ending slavery in the United States.  Wait a minute, we have done that already?!  The Leftists brought the Hammer and Sickle and the Establishment the chains and ropes.

Envigorated, the Leftists' armies marched from Charlottesville, VA to Chicago, IL and then, onward to Pheonix, AZ.  Throughout their campaign, Leftists stole the spotlight as beleaguered and misunderstood "peace protestors", killed a woman, and destroyed public and private property throughout.  Liken General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Left coalesce their independent corps and raid cities, drawing attentions away from more immediate matters, both foreign and domestic.  Their sympathizers in governance order their law enforcement to "stand down".  Whether to burn down Ferguson, MO, Baltimore, MD, or terrorize Dallas, TX, the Leftists are a "resistance" that is determined to overthrow the current Administration and, if given the proper winds of battle, the United States.

Even within states facing imminent natural disaster, the Left is willing to sacrifice the lives of hundreds of thousands for the sake of withstanding the wisdom of conservatives.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott told Houston residents, on August 25, 2017, that even in the absence of an official evacuation order that leaving was essential to sustaining life and health.

"Even if an evacuation order has not been issued by your local official, if you are in areas between Corpus Christi and Houston ... you need to strongly consider evacuating," Abbott said mid-day Friday in a basement bunker at the state emergency operations center in Austin.

The Left instantly bristled.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said on Friday evacuation was not necessary: “There are a number of people who are in Hurricane Harvey’s direct path, and evacuation orders have been given to them. But for the Houston area… this is a rainmaker for us. There’s no need for people to be thinking about putting themselves in greater danger.”

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said: “stay where you are and ride out the storm… We don’t anticipate any kind of massive evacuation.”

How dare the white governor of Texas order us to leave our fair city of Houston.  Does he not know that we stole the rainbow from Noah and no harm shall come our way?  What could a stinking conservative know about Life?  We built the largest abortion clinic in America within our borders.  We know how to protect life.  

Yes.  What will 50 inches of rain do to Houston?  "Just a rainmaker for us."  Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.  So you must know that federal help through the State Governor will help the many in need in Houston, Mr. Mayor.  No sense being prideful Mr. Mayor about this mistake.  I mean as a prophet, and you are a believer in prayer, you appeared on the "Isaiah Talk" Show on Fox 26 and told the people, "Peace, Peace, Peace".  The Show Host, the Vice-Mayor, and you sang from the same music sheet "No Worries, Be Happy".  I know that there are other major concerns for Blacks in Houston than flood waters from Hurricane Harvey.  Last week, more than 400 socialists, liberals, and Black Lives Matter activists showed up to demand the removal a controversial Confederate monument in Sam Houston Park.  They were concerned that you had to toil in the shadow of the Confederacy:

"It's deeper than statues," said Ashton Woods, Black Lives Matters organizer. "The statue is a symbolic gesture on both sides. It was erected to intimidate people who look like me...[Houston's black leaders, such as Sylvester Turner, are forced to work] in the shadow of a Confederate statue".

The Left's radicals will not mind you relenting your "blackness" for a moment and then, asking for some help.  I know he is white and you are black.  I know that he has looked very successful and you foolish.  Certainly, the lives of the good people of Houston are of greater value than your demagoguery.  Certainly, you may bend from your ideological tree branch, from whence your blackness grows, and say, "Mr. Governor, we need your help."  Maybe just a private call from your cell phone.  No one will have to know.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at an Austin news conference Sunday that he hasn’t yet spoken with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner since Hurricane Harvey hit the city on Friday, the AP reported. The governor said he has tried calling Turner’s cell phone “several times” to “let him know that, whatever he needs, the state of Texas will provide,” but has not yet heard back.

Well, now we know.

Then, there is Berkeley.  Let us follow-on as the Washington Post romanticizes the Left's onslaught:

"Their faces hidden behind black bandannas and hoodies, about a 100 anarchists and antifa — “anti-fascist” — barreled into a protest Sunday afternoon in Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park.

Jumping over plastic and concrete barriers, the group melted into a larger crowd of around 2,000 that had marched peacefully throughout the sunny afternoon for a “Rally Against Hate” gathering.

Shortly after, violence began to flare: a pepper-spray wielding Trump supporter was smacked to the ground with homemade shields. Another was attacked by five black-clad antifas, each windmilling kicks and punches into a man desperately trying to protect himself. A conservative group leader retreated for safety behind a line of riot police as marchers chucked water bottles, shot off pepper spray, and screamed “fascist go home!”

All told, the Associated Press reported at least five individuals were attacked. Fourteen arrests were made throughout the afternoon, when anti-hate and left-wing protesters largely drowned out the smaller clutch of far-right marchers attending a planned “No to Marxism in America” rally in the park. An AP reporter witnessed the assaults."
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are mere Philistines placed in a Gladiator's ring before a fanciful mob.  No, the Left's propagandists regale that their warriors were at the Battle of Berkely and see how mighty they were.  They brought spears and shields to wield against the whimsical infidels.  The brave rebels destroyed the flanks of those that marched in peace, especially the "rubes" that are the Trump supporters and conservatives.  Look how cowardly they fell before our warriors.  They even left a woman alone to defend herself against our 100!  O, how mighty we are!  All Hail the Resistance!

Yes, the Leftists celebrate their victories on newspaper pages and the reporting of local, national, and cable media.  What you do not see is the citizen journalism of persons like Lauren Southern:

"The cops enabled this by standing down.  The media enabled this by propagandizing Trump supporters as "Nazis".  And pathetic, disgusting Republicans like Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and Marco Rubio have enabled this by excusing Antifa's violence.  It is now open season on Trump supporters.  Be ready."


Succinct and true is this reporting.  While you will find it on TECN® TV, there are not many willing to warn the public for fear of being deemed, dare I say it aloud that it may scare the chickens in the coop, "RACISTS!"  No, darlings, this is not a war about race.  You are watching a Civil War unfold based on the lethal defense of ideologies and dogmatic protection of radicals by demagogs.  To the Leftists, for whom value only the lives that made it safely the womb and align with the principles of tyranny, your race is the ideology.  Domination is the only pursuit.  There is no room for discourse.  Negotiation is futile.  If you want to survive then, you will submit.

Why the significance of Crispus Attucks' monument?  The "mulatto" Crispus Attacks represents a sensational example of a man that would die for the cause of liberty and freedom for all despite his individual condition.  Attucks is renown as the first to die at the Boston Massacre.  He was also the first American to die in the revolution against Britain.  Born to Prince Yonger, an African-born slave, and Nanny Peterattucks, a Natick Native American, he was described as a "huge mulatto" by witnesses of the Massacre.  Many cultural victimologists would attempt to convince you that Attacks was forced there by those that professed "privilege" or that he happened to just be walking by at the moment.  One would think, certainly, that he did not choose this moment.  As a former slave, he must have been those that would fight to protect the natural rights of all Americans.  Attucks had been failed by "the system" and "the man" had taken his freedom.  How far from the truth yet, essential for maintaining the ignorance of a Nation and dominion of it by the false narrative.  The Crispus Attucks Museum reveals the truth:

"Captain Preston and his soldiers had to break through the crowd in order to get to the station and in doing so pushed several people with their rifles giving the impression that they intended to attack them. Most people in the crowd were peaceful but a group of 30 or 40 individuals led by a huge mulatto, Crispus Attucks, was striking at the soldiers with clubs and cutlass and throwing snow balls and chucks of ice.  As they came close to the soldiers’ bayonets the mob dared the soldiers to fire shouting: “Come on you rascals, you bloody scoundrels, you lobsterbacks, fire if you dare, we know you dare not”. Sensible bystanders, like bookshop owner Henry Knox, urged Preston not give the order to fire. Preston had no control over the crowd, they knew that soldiers could not fire until they were read the Riot Act. This act ordered the dispersal of any group of more than twelve people who were “unlawfully, riotously and tumultuously assembled together”. If the group failed to disperse within one hour,  anyone remaining was guilty of felony punishable by death without the benefit of the clergy.

The scene was tense and at this point one of the soldiers was hit with a club and a shot was fired. Six seconds elapsed followed by a round of shots. Eleven men were lying on the ground, four of them were dead, one died later of his wounds and six were wounded but survived. The crowd dispersed as soon as the shots were fired."

Yes, my friends.  Crispus Attucks led the rebellion on King Street that night.  During this period of slavery in America, a black man led the revolution against Britain.  He desired all men's natural rights to be protected from excessive government intervention.  Attucks was aware.  He had drunk with his fellow colonists.  Some escaped slaves.  Some indentured servants.  Some free.  Yet, all oppressed by Mother England and King George.  He was aware of the protestations of rabble rouser Samuel Adams.  He was living under the tyranny of the Intolerable Acts.  Attucks understood the risks of attacking the British military.  Attucks had had enough and so did 30 - 40 other men, all white.  They followed Attucks.  He was not a slave.  He was not black.  He was not an Indian.  On the night of the Boston Massacre, Attucks was an American.


Black Lives Matters organizer Woods put it best, "The statue is a symbolic gesture..."  It is never really about the objects.  They are the status symbols of terrorists.  Like on the weekend that you are promoted to the corner office, you visit the local Mercedes Benz dealership to trade in your Honda, it is a symbol of your success.  Terrorists want his or her name in lights and their tactics of fear to garner praise and criticism.  I. William Zartman and Guy Olivier Faure (Eds.)., Experts in the Art of Negotiating with Terrorists, explain, "The first hour of hostage taking is usually the most dangerous for hostages, as the terrorists are both nervous and aggressive. When the situation has become more stable, the risk of having to face unexpected events reduces on both sides. Then, the real negotiation can start."  The past years, for many Americans, represent the first hour.

Americans have been taken hostage by the cultural institutions that they have relied upon for generations.  The instability is unsettling.  You ask of the groups mentioned earlier--ANTIFA, the Ku Klux Klan, BlackLivesMatters, The Triangle People’s Assembly, Workers World Party, Industrial Workers of the World, and Democratic Socialists of America, they are Americans like me, right?  No!  They find you and your America a sincere threat.  They believe that the only way to end your cultural dominance is to destroy you and your America.  Your freedom scares their irrationality.  Your liberties should be controlled and limited but, not your government.  Your natural rights impede their civil rights.  The Left warned you.  They tried to be nice.  They sought your approval through the Courts and were rejected.  They tried electoral politics and then, your America rejected them.  They seek but one thing, dominion.  If you are in their way then, you will be destroyed.  This is their negotiations.

Yes, America, they soon come for Crispus Attucks.


Kenneth McClenton 
is an Urban Conservative Whose Mission Is to 
Spread the Good News of Christianity, Conservatism, Capitalism, Constitutionalism, 
and Individual Sovereignty throughout the World.  
Devoted to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, He Believes that in 
Order to Save the United States, We Must Mutually Pledge Our Lives, Our Fortunes, 
and Our Sacred Honor to Save Urban America.

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Blue Scare: Are the Democrat Party's Factions America's Most Deadly Terrorist Threats?


Cable News Network's (CNN) Wolf Blitzer is a brilliant guru of human terrorism.  Having spent time in Jerusalem learning Hebrew, Blitzer is well-trained to recognize terror within the confines of mob rule.  How could we not see it?  The Leftists--the Ku Klux Klan, Antifa, BlackLivesMatter, Nazis, Neo-Nazis, Skin Heads, and other violent persons who hold views associated with the political left--assembled in Charlottesville, VA to terrorize a Nation into making an ideological change.  By the way, when was the last time you saw any of these groups at the annual Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) Conference at National Harbor, MD?  Yeah, me too, none!!!  Wonder why all of the Republicans In Name Only (RINO's) were so committed to the Left's Narrative on Racism?  Could it be that they have been the hit piece subjects of President Donald Trump's Tweets?  Maybe we do want Congress to work while in session, Mitch & Paul.  Keep on tweeting, Mr. President!  You are certainly more accurate than the Fake News Media covering a Catholic Mass at Easter.  No, Fake News Guys!  This is not the Holy Day where Jesus is in a Manger!!!

I digress.

The inconvenient truth is that statues were never the intent.  An objective, yes.  The Triangle People’s Assembly, Workers World Party, Industrial Workers of the World, Democratic Socialists of America, and the Antifa movement were in Durham, North Carolina to literally tear down a Confederate statue on the Monday following Charlottesville.  Daily Signal's Editor Jarett Stepman writes, "It is a perfect example of how tribal and identity politics are raging out of control in America, and how radicals will continue to ratchet up their tactics to match one another."  O Baby, Bye, Bye, Bye!  Once again, when was the last time you saw any of the named groups at CPAC but to threaten and intimidate conference attendees?  Their goal is not to debate and find agreement in discourse.  They are the terrorist armies of the Democrat Party, protectors of the most violent and deadly groups in America, including Planned Parenthood.  Their goal was to destabilize society and to force Americans to submit to the political and ideological pursuits of the Left.

US Senator Bob Corker, Republican from Tennessee, who could not convince fellow Tennesseean US Senator Lamar Alexander to repeal Obama Care, commented recently, "The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, that he needs to demonstrate in order for him to be successful — and our nation and our world needs for him to be successful, whether you are Republican or Democrat...He also recently has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation...He has not demonstrated that he understands what has made this nation great and what it is today.  And he’s got to demonstrate the characteristics of a president who understands that.  Without the things I just mentioned happening, our nation is going to go through great peril.”

Mind you Trump called out evil for what it was in Charlottesville and Barcelona.  However, he did not say it in the illustrious outline of the Capitol Hill Media Clergy, mind you, they are Leftist's narrators of propaganda 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Trump did not dance with Washington's egalitarian gatekeepers, the ones that liked Obama's tweet on Charlottesville, and now there would be Hell to Pay!!!  The milquetoast responses by hardened GOP establishmentarian-ists towards President Trump gave political cover to the half-truths reported on Charlottesville by the Washington and New York media elite.  Former Presidential hopefuls, Governor Mitt Romney and US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) attacked Trump for virtually being morally inept and incompetent in dealing with the Charlottesville matter.  Wait a minute did former Attorney General Loretta Lynch give us permission to refer to this as a "matter"?  The Left so lit up the midnight media sky with the former Presidential candidates' comments that we were almost eclipsed of the reporting of a Missouri State Senator calling for the assassination of the President of the United States of America.  O, but, wait a minute.  That Senator was a Democrat.  It is allowed under the Geneva Convention for the Democrat Party to terrorize.  Nothing to see here.  Hey, did you hear what GOP Senators and Congressmen are saying about their President?  

Thanks to white supremacists, Black people--more than I have seen since Election 2016--were invited to interview on cable networks across New York City, Washington, DC, and Atlanta.  Remember, now, Blacks can not be racists but can be experts on racism.  They cried because racism is so bad in this country.  They cried because the angry white people are terrorizing and may force "Afro-Americans" to go back to Africa.

Two points here.

First Point.  Does anyone think it racist that the only time that I see a large swath of black people being interviewed on cable news networks, including Eboni Williams' and Juan Williams' Fox, is when 30 people are murdered in Chicago on a weekday or when there is a threat of a Race War in America?  Correction.  I have not seen a large swath of black people being interviewed on cable news networks, including Eboni Williams' and Juan Williams' Fox, about Chicago recently.  Can anyone enjoy the irony of Media Coverage on Racism?  You know Black people can talk about foreign policy and the economy.  Breaking News!!!  Confederate Statues are being moved from Baltimore to lower crime and increase literacy.  I know, I know!  You don't need my opinion on the retrenchment of the stock market or North Korean Chairman Kim Jung-un's recent "tail between his legs" moment with President Trump.  Let me get my tissue so that I can cry about the "white racists".  I am getting paid, right?  Democrat Racists rumble in Charlottesville and black people are called in to talk about racism.  No Asians?  No Hispanics?  Just Black people?!  If racism exists then, it is most evident in the cable newsrooms of America.  By the way, how many murders in Chicago and Baltimore since they moved those statues?  I need that info for my Fantasy City Draft.

Second Point.  Ever wonder why Afro-Americans will run out to buy the most expensive dashiki yet, would prefer a trip to Paris, France rather, Johannesburg, South Africa?  Most Black Americans would prefer a lifetime in "racist" America over a week in their ancestral 3rd World home.  You better believe it!  In a Quora survey, "What do black Africans think about black Americans, and vice versa?", Linda Hale responded brutally:

Many African countries are still "3rd world" countries and what many people in Africa think about is what to eat.

There is so much poverty there that, no one has time to think about race or culture. They are already surrounded by different tribes/cultures, it will be impossible to count. No one dwells on those. People in poverty think about what they will eat. The one meal they will be able to afford in a day and what they are going to eat the next day.

If any African American were to visit any African country, I can assure you that as soon as they hear your American accent, they will absolutely adore you and be hospitable to you. Because you are from a "developed" country, duh.

I have noticed that, since "developed" or tertiary sectors have enough food to eat and good drinking water, they have all the basic needs down and have "extra" time to dwell on many things that are irrelevant. Things like race, skin tone, accent...like "what race is this or that person" or "what color is this or that person," really?...who really has time for all that???  Do they matter that much???"

Thank you, Linda, for wisdom in the Leftist's created chaos.

Just a quick economics point.  Dashiki comes in sneakers now.  You make the decision: $300 for Kevin Durant at the White House Dashiki Sneakers or $50 for School Supplies.  Choose the best option for your kid getting high SAT marks.  Be fair and balanced.  no worries, if you choose errantly then, you can always blame institutional racism.

I digress.

There is no Alt Right and no Alt Left.  It is all the Democrat Party.  Its factions are loyal to the causes of culture change.  In fact, they are in the midst of an over 100-year-old cultural revolution.  Since former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's fall into a black van in New York and eventual loss in the General Presidential Election, the American Left has done all that it can to reverse the outcome.  Unfortunately, there are some Republicans that have joined in solidarity to maintain the power of the establishment.  They are useful idiots in the warpath of the Left.  The radical factions within the party are willing to corrupt elections, gerrymander voting maps, disarm the American public, burn down cities and intimidate neighborhoods with rioting, and destroy public and private properties to destabilize the Nation.  The founding fathers of domestic terrorism are the Democrat Party, originators of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).  The Democrat Party has infiltrated every cultural institution in America.  Now the battle for whom shall be the leader is taking place before our very eyes.

The Democrat Party has always sought out the wayfarers Quimbo and Sambo to sell population control to groups that they deem minorities.  Abortion and illegal immigration are themes to such control.  The Second Bill of Rights secured under former President Barack Obama giving government control through health care of the lives of Americans.  However, from the Occupy Movement to Black Lives Matter to Antifa, something went wrong.  They were not winning.  Conservatives were winning.  This can not be.  Democrats were losing in the House.  Democrats were losing in the Senate.  Democrats were losing Court posts.  Democrats were losing legislative and gubernatorial races in states.  Democrats were losing.  Democrats had secured the inner cities with the absence of conservative imposition and made insurgencies into suburban and rural America.  The Democrats had electorally taken New York, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Baltimore.  If the Party were a Nation then, the Blue should have prevailed over the United States.  It did not.

Democrats had been selling America on the argument of the collective.  Your liberty for government security.  No longer would you as an individual have to live your life like a candle in the wind.  Your government would seize the day and cover you.  Uncle Sam would keep you, assure you, protect you, and make you equal to all and all equal to you in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  I believe it better said this way: 

Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.
— Karl Marx, Grundrisse, 1858

The ideology was winning and then, it was not.  The Democrat Party set a course by which Americans would pay.  You will submit or be made to submit, from Latin submittere "to yield, lower, let down, put under, reduce".  Wait a minute, where have I heard of ideological terrorism before.  Hmmmmmmmmmm?

Jos Ilagan, a former Intelligence Officer and author of The Zhongguo Orchestra--a political-thriller novel, defines terrorism as "a form of psychological warfare that intends to diminish the will of the people and influence their collective frame of mind against the established government."  Marshall Frank, an author, refers to the threefold purposes of Islamic terror:

1)      To punish.  We see this most often in Islamic countries, like Iraq and Pakistan, to punish anyone or any organization that has been cooperating with us in the ongoing conflicts.

2)      To distract.  Often, the purveyors of terror play the shell game, causing us all to look one way, while something more sinister is happening where no one is looking.  In the past, I’ve suggested the possibility exists that Osama bin Laden and his cohorts knew full well that our response to an act of war on 9/11 would result in us deploying military resources by the billions to countries halfway around the world.  Meanwhile, we would remain comatose to the fact that the enemy is infiltrating the United States through the back door, by infiltration and deceit.

3)   To Intimidate. In other words, to scare.

In this, it became very easy for Blitzer to recognize terror in Barcelona, Spain.  The vessel of the tactic was a car.  The Radical Violent American Left had used one in Charlottesville.  The Radical European Violent Jihadist had used it in Barcelona.

Can't you see what Wolf sees?  

A 32-year-old woman was killed Saturday and 19 others were injured in Charlottesville when a man drove a car into an assembled group.  Heather Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, offered her daughter as a martyr for the causes of the Radical Violent American Left.  In Barcelona, a van came to a halt after killing at least 13 and injuring 100.  The Islamic State of Islam and Sham (ISIS) immediately took credit and offered their "soldiers" as martyrs for the causes of the Radical European Violent Jihadist.  ISIS gleefully advised in a statement, "The perpetrators of the Barcelona attack are soldiers of the Islamic State and carried out the operation in response to calls for targeting coalition states."  Yes, yes, Wolf, it's a copycat.  However, it may not be the way that you see it.  The American Left may be copying the European Jihadist.  If so, statues are the least things at risk in America.

The Blue Scare is real.

Chairman of The Exceptional Conservative Network® / TECN-TV, 
is an Urban Conservative Whose Mission Is to 
Spread the Good News of Christianity, Conservatism, Capitalism, Constitutionalism, 
and Individual Sovereignty throughout the World.  
Devoted to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, He Believes that in 
Order to Save the United States, We Must Mutually Pledge Our Lives, Our Fortunes, 
and Our Sacred Honor to Save Urban America.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Choosing the Future: The Power Of Media Is The Vessel of Change in Urban America

When the blessings of the Lord overtake you, it causes one to humbly consider their next steps.  I have been blessed recently with the responsibility of building two major Conservative Christian internet television networks.  The networks are to provide, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, content worthy of consideration by those seeking entertainment as well as enlightenment.  In a moment, God made me a servant leader of a dream and a prayer.  I tremble.

It has always been my dream to give the world, especially in urban America an alternative voice. Through much of my life, I lived without hearing the sincere messages of the pure Gospel of Jesus Christ, the profound strength of the US Constitution, the ingenuity of capitalism, the radiance of Classical liberalism, and the beauty--the matchless beauty--of individual sovereignty.  The tender heart of my old age winces at what I lost in my youth.  Yet, as the blood pumps boldly through my veins, the promises of God provoke me still to create an alternative message that will draw the young that they may hear a word that encourages them to possess a zest for life and all its pursuits of happiness.  While many will say that they imagined this day would come for themselves, I must sincerely confess that I never thought a thing like this possible for me.  Trust me, I am not the wisest of men.  I am not the wealthiest nor the strongest.  In my flawed heart, I sincerely do not believe myself worthy in and of my own accord.  God has always been better to me than I deserve.  In this moment of inheritance, I tremble.

Webster's Dictionary 1828 defines success as "the favorable or prosperous termination of any thing attempted; a termination which answers the purpose intended; properly in a good sense, but often in a bad sense."  While seemingly cold, the definition casts the possibilities of any pursuit.  The reality is that in anything pursued, especially business, there are two possible outcomes.  The end may be prosperity and accolades.  The end may be bankruptcy and public ridicule.  Success is not what we would prefer but, the providential outcome of our journey.  Good or bad, we shall be known by the fruit that we bear or not.  I have but, one choice of two decisions to make: pursue or end.  In this moment of pondering, I pray for wisdom.

From its Latin origins succedere meaning "get on well, prosper, be victorious", we have shared the preferences of our ancestors.  We have always wanted to do well.  As the dawn extends its radiant fingers beneath the darkness of night, I thoroughly wish to be successful in this pursuit.  I know that many returning to school or starting a new career as the days become shorter and the nights colder share this desire.  We wonder solemnly, “What is “success” and how will I know its destination?  Will it bear no burdens?  Will I have all of my friends?  Will I be wealthy beyond compare?  Will there be pain and sorrow?”  The whole of victoriously moving forward is often corrupted by our incessant nature to look back at only the bad outcomes.  We have only known failure and thus, we must repeat what we know.  We begin with an end in mind--defeat.  It is now that we prepare the public notice to our family and friends of our utter demise.  It surely does not help that you shall report this to the “I Told You So” Party.  Please give due notice of thirty days so that the masses may prepare to wrap themselves in the finest garb, rinse their teeth with the most magnificent Chablis, and celebrate your most evident demise.  No, this shall not be my beginning nor my end.  I shall not fail.  


Most of us want to be successful in the eyes of others.  Don’t look at me crossly by the sworn conviction that not everyone wants to be.  Imagine the price that must be paid and sacrifices offered.  Really?  Do we all want to succeed?  Forget not that there is an industry built on the target of failure--victimization.  It is so much easier and, often, more profitable to blame another for our failures.  Indeed, the failure is not by my design or the providential outcomes of my decisions.  No!!!  It was the color of my skin.  It was where I worshipped.  It was because I was bullied in sixth grade.  No way, gimoozaabi, it was always the MAN!  Not all indeed desire advancement.

However, many want to know the feeling and the fact of Glory.  We even want to be so smug that we can find comfort in our achievements.  I desire to progress in a way that all will prosper and God will get the Glory.  These are my questions and expressions to a Loving God.  This is my heart string as the sun rises.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, was, in 1999, voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) and Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee.  The soccer phenom was once asked to define “success”.  He defined it this way, “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”  As I have begun building The Exceptional Conservative Network® (TECN), I have become acquainted with each of these tenets.  The labors required to build a brand, market it to consumers and stakeholders, encourage volunteer staff, support tremendous hosts, operate a network, and then, host my own show are intellectually, emotionally, and often, physically, exhaustive.  Not a whine or complaint, it is merely an observation.  


Success is neither a civil nor natural right.  It is, however, a worthy privilege--a particular and peculiar benefit or advantage enjoyed by a person, company or society, beyond the common advantages of other citizens.  The most sensitive amongst us would immediately harp on the concept of the citizenry.  “So are you saying, Ken, that only American citizens can be successful?”  No, safe space person, I am not.  I am acknowledging that while we may all have a similar start, our ends are not guaranteed.  It is His Grace and Mercy that allows us the privilege of achieving our intended goal, whatever it may be.  It is our purpose--that which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished--that will require our complete essence.  Of the fiber character necessary for our Nation to remain free and independent, Thomas Jefferson prescribed what would we need most: “And for the support of this declaration we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, & our sacred honour.”  As the sun ebbs above the horizon, I know what God will require in order to please Him and to make TECN successful.  It will require all of me even when I do not want to give or sacrifice.  All of me is peanuts in comparison to all that He has given.

It is that.  

Giving everything that you are to accomplish your end.  The passion--Latin pati "to endure, undergo, experience"--requirements of an employee is different than an owner’s.  The good, the bad, and the ugly of what you must endure, undergo, and experience is never equal despite the similar stewardship demands.  When I entered Blue Cross in my 20’s, I gave a lot but, in the end, I was an employee.  I was not giving everything.  When I entered the Pentagon in my 30’s, I gave my time and commitment to make certain that our military personnel and overseas citizens voted.  However, in the end, it wasn’t all of me.  When I entered Lydia’s House in my 40’s, I gave as much of me as possible to make certain that the impoverished excelled financially.  I gave but, it was not all of me.  I was passionate as an employee but, I was not the owner.  If anything, capitalism has taught me that, in free markets, ownership requires more than employment.  For an employee, it’s a paycheck.  For an owner, it’s an investment.  For an employee, it’s eight and then, on to the next important thing.  For the owner, there is no beginning and no end.  For the employee, every decision is a potential public fiasco.  For the owner, everything must be securely private and confidential even if it is a public fiasco.  In the end, we hope that all will prosper in achieving their goals.  The signature is on the check.  The decision to upgrade equipment is yours.  Everyone must be paid before you.  The vision you possess must be large enough for others to dream within it.  For the promise of success, others devote their talents, gifts and skills.  Your passion must be so great that you are willing to deny yourself, pick up your Cross, and follow His Will.   

As the sun bares its warmth fully upon the Earth, the whispers from my lips emote the enormous concerns.  This exercise must not result in failure or futility.  Building two Internet television networks that are competitive with Mainstream Media and Established RINO Broadcasters seem more myth than potential achievement.  I have heard the challenges:

“Who will listen?
“Whom will watch?
“Is this even needed?
“Will Inner-City people even consider it an option?”
“No one has yet, heard of you!”
“Whom will even partner with you?”

No matter how long I persevere, it seems I return to these challenges.  Above the accomplishments, the heavy fog of inadequacy seems to eclipse all.   

Ken Poirot wrote, “The Six Steps to Success [are]: (1) Define Success; (2) Devise a Plan;  (3) Execute and Overcome Adversity;  (4) Measure Results with Key Metrics; (5) Revise the Plan; and (6) Work Hard”.  Success must be more than profitable media networks.  There must be a change in our culture measured by the peace and prosperity of our people.  A change that was encouraged by authentic reforms within individuals and families, the economy, the neighborhoods, the education systems, the government, and our Faith outlets.  Reforms that were generated by a repentance of the people.  A change of mind, body, soul, and strength secured by an intense moral order and conformity to the rule of law.  As the Nation advances, so must Urban America advance.

Our plan begins with recruiting the best Christian conservative hosts in the world.  Yes, that means international!  Getting from behind the PC and into the community where the world can witness the power of Urban Conservatism.  The great adversity for many hosts is the lack of corporate sponsorship which requires the depletion of personal resources.  These patriots, as individual show owners, now have access to a confederacy of hosts which offer more opportunities for advertisers beyond the limits of singular program marketing.  In addition, hosts are made eligible for profit-sharing through our subscription based Premium Channel Network.  We begin with a metric of over 100,000 EnetLive.tv/MOUToday.tv subscribers.  That is not enough.  We will campaign to reach over 250,000 new subscribers in the 250 Major Urban Centers in the United States.  You can not change what you do not reach.  As needed, we will innovate to reach Urban America and the World.  Working Hard is what TECN has done, does, and will do.  

When the blessings of the Lord overtake you, one must not give up, give in, or give over.  He has given us a gem to use to change our cities, our families, and our culture.  We have waited for everyone else.  We ran to the Democrats and they instituted genocide as their depopulation tactics.  We ran to the Republicans and they can not end their commitment to the status quo.  In this time of weakness, God has seized this day to help us strengthen our resolve.  As a servant leader, this is the day that was made for us to convert a dream and a prayer into the hope of freedom and liberty.  I tremble not in fear.  I rejoice in this moment of strength.  All for His Glory.

Kenneth McClenton, 
is an Urban Conservative Whose Mission Is to Spread the Good News of Christianity, Conservatism, Capitalism, Constitutionalism, and Individual Sovereignty throughout the World.  
Devoted to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, He Believes that in Order to Save the United States, We Must Mutually Pledge Our Lives, Our Fortunes, 
and Our Sacred Honor to Save Urban America.