Late in the evening, September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur was ambushed in a drive-by and shot four times. After several surgeries, Tupac finally died on the afternoon of September 13. The obituary in the German magazine Der Spiegel for Tupac did not mince words about his activities.

Tupac sang in all his songs about the vindictiveness and brutality of the Ghetto. Anyone who
challenged him had to reckon on retribution. Now he has fallen victim to the very lifestyle he
celebrated in his raps.

Der Spiegel wrote that someone had already shot Tupac once before, an event he recounts in his rap, "Only God Can Judge Me."

I call the nurse 'cause it hurts to reminisce. How did it come to this? I wish they didn't miss.
Somebody tell me where to go from here. . . .
Try to remember, but it hurts. . . .
As we dream in a paranoid state,
And our fate is a lifetime of hate.

My belief is that the principal problem for Blacks is a disintegrating value-system caused by the loss of fundamental self-respect. Black-Americans are under-utilized, under-developed, and oversold. The gap between the selling price and the core value diminishes their sense of self-worth.

I want so much for Blacks to recover self-respect with nationhood, but how can they do that if they have never learned to lead. They don't even have a political party. They funnel all their concerns through White institutions.


March 31, 2023

How Long Do Republicans Wait?

Americans who vote Republican have to remember that, for people who work for the Republican Party, it's just a job. They may like their jobs. Mostly they prefer to keep their jobs. They may share the Republican sentiment for free-market principles and military readiness; but when someone like me comes along and suggests that Republicans petition for a nation of their own, they worry about things like job-redundancy and relocations more than they do about Democrat big-government and peacenik sell-out.

March 23, 2023

Release Grand Ole Prometheus!

Left-wing trash-talking of the GOP represents a concerted campaign that should concern its leaders. The scathing rhetoric suggests that the trash-talking will not end until the Left can make the GOP the permanent minority-party, and silence or discredit its associated media-organs. Older Americans familiar with the Nazi-smearing of the Jews should note the similarities in the left-wing method. Neither the Republicans nor freedom-loving people of any stripe should ignore the potential threat that these smear-tactics represent.

March 21, 2023

Republicans: a New Start

The Republican Party has a few tasks it needs to undertake. It needs to examine the philosophy it claims to represent and to take stock of its future, and stop thinking in terms of personal rivalries. We have more on the line than just choosing candidates and securing a victory in future elections. The GOP needs to regain a corporate sense-of-self. How can we move forward when we have deep doubts about the game, the rules, and not least the players?

Lloyd Bowers

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