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(America): When Slots For Illegals Are Eliminated, America Will Have More Slots For the World's Best, Brightest, and Exceptionally Talented To Immigrate and Renew America.

How should America treat it's illegal immigrants? The Biden pick for Health and Human Services nominee wants illegals to be given Medicaid.

And this is what we think is wrong with American immigration, and one that should be overhauled. Australia for instance, processes Illegals, assylum seekers and refugees in the far off island of Papua New Guinea.

In America meanwhile, illegals are being processed at the border patrol, and it gets even worse, in the Biden administration, assylum seekers will be allowed to travel to the United States as they await the results of their assylum application.

This Biden administration move in championing for illegals, assylum seekers, and refugees has made immigrant caravans all the way from Africa, Honduras, and Haiti begin to travel by foot to the United States border.

When there are so many illegals in America, the burden will be on the American taxpayer to provide them with food stamps and unemployment benefits. Besides, illegal immigrants decrease the slots for the legal immigrants that the United States truly needs. It's why we think that immigration should be overhauled, to increase slots for the best and brightest, and those with exceptional talents that will prepare America for the next phase of growth in the industrial internet of things (IIoT), smart hardware, Fintech, carbon materials, and such fancied fields, which America is struggling to hold on to the global lead.

China and India alone produce two Thirds of the world's PhDs, China has two million engineers. That's what's at stake for America. When the illegals are eliminated, the slots for H1-B Visas, how the most talented foreign workers will be increased ten fold, of course with safeguards so that large businesses cannot use the H1-B Visa as an excuse for paying poor American workers low salaries.

To be black and be a capitalist, and a Republican, is not an anomaly. An incompatibility sort of.

We wish golfing legend Tiger Woods quick recovery in the Los Angeles accident. But here is our proposition regarding the incident.

The next chapter in the American Civil rights movement is the availing of business capital and entrepreneurship to blacks and Latinos. African Americans don't have have to make wealth in their " traditional strong fields" like sports and entertainment".

They can make wealth solving the toughest challenges that plague America and the world. They can wildly be successful creative genius entrepreneurs. The job of diversity and inclusion is supposed to make blacks be included in the former white spaces in powerful jobs, but blacks shouldn't be a tick in the box. An affirmative action hire or elite college admittee. A racial justice issue.

Moreover, the smartest blacks now don't attend historically black Colleges like Howard or Morehouse but now attend the Ivy League and Uber Private colleges like Harvard, Duke, and Yale, then go on to work in Wall Street, representing a brain drain on the African American community when a struggling black business would have needed their talents.

And since small businesses are the primary employers, it means all this black talent that is being lost to Wall Street and Silicon Valley as a diversity and inclusion issue, an affirmative action hire is going to waste in that the kith and kin these bright black youngsters left behind have no businesses to hire them.

And I know Booker T Washington, a Republican by ideology, the first African American to visit the White House, was shamed for acting white when he said that rather than confronting white supremacists directly, blacks should aim for great careers and entrepreneurship. But nothing could be further from the truth.

And another African American leader, Marcus Garvey, said blacks fail because they don't have a capitalistic system that support them. He was wealth shamed for having a publishing company, media house, real estate and a ship which he hoped would transport all black people back to Africa.

But essentially, to be black and to be capitalist shouldn't be an opposite dichotomy. Likewise, to be black and be Republican should also likewise not be an incompatibility. Because where has the freebies of the Democrats taken blacks? They are at the exact same place where the slave emancipation proclamation left them. Someone said the biggest threat of a black is a white liberal, because they act so sweet without really meaning it, and it couldn't be further from the truth.

Social Byte: Is Colorism deep among people of colour?

The simple definition of colorism is that it's where members with a lighter skin among people of color are treated better than their darker skin colleagues of the same race.

Although it's most prevalent in the black race, it's not confined to it alone. An advert in a French billboard paints a successful French parent as one where a successful black male is married to a biracial or light skinned black.

In India, you wouldn't know that half their population is darker skinned from watching Indian Bollywood movies as all the acting gigs go to the light skinned Indians and not the untouchable dark skinned dalites. 

This has of course spawned a lucrative bleaching creams as blacks, especially females want to be light skinned and upgrade their social status. 

Does Writing Really Pay That Much. Can it Be a Full Time Career, Especially in Africa.

The joke is that one of the ways for you to die a poor man or woman for that matter is to take up writing as a full time career. As a weekly columnist for the Star Newspaper in Kenya, the third in the market daily, I got paid $30 per weekly column of 350 words. Granted, one could say that pay is too much for just 350 words. But it is the quality that matters, not the word count. And I knew I had worked on my craft well, and so I felt shortchanged.

Again, I wrote a 12 page educational advertorial pull out for the same Star Newspaper Kenya, I got paid $100, even as they made $50,000 from the same pull out in advertisements.

Coincidentally, one of their former radio girls come come Group Marketing Manager responsible for those advertisements in my pull out is also dabbles up as a motivational speaker and goes around telling young impressionable girls that you have the same 24 hours as me, or as Bill Gates. So, why doesn't she start with paying people their fair dues first?

I had done much research and knew that as a weekly Columnist for the Telegraph, Boris Johnson, the current Prime Minister of Britain, was getting $250,000 a year pay, that is $5,000 a week, just for scribbling a few quality words a week.

I also knew of a weekly technology columnist in The Wall Street Journal that got paid a million dollars a year for a weekly column, that is $20,000. I'm interested in that especially because I did Mechanical Engineering for my Bachelors Degree.

So, why doesn't writing pay in Africa. The reason is simply we haven't professionalised the creative scene, that is writers, singers, actors, et al. It is still a buyers market. They set the price. We follow along. And that needs to change if our kind is going to take up writing as a full time career rather than a side hustle.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Postponed Raila swearing in will not derail reforms.

Raila Odinga was to be sworn in tomorrow as the People's President of
Kenya. To his supporters, Raila is the center of gravity of kenyan
politics. He is the fulcrum upon which Kenyan politics revolves.

There is no doubt that Raila is the head of the Kenyan
revolution.However, what Kenya needs at present is a movement and not
a revolution.There is a distinct difference between the two.While you
can sabotage a revolution by chopping off the head of a revolutionary,
you can't sabotage a movement. A movement is fed by the rank and file.
Even if you remove the head of a movement, it will still go on
precisely because every member feeds it. In so doing, a movement
mutates. It adapts.It spreads like wildfire. True.A movement needs a
leader. However, if the leader is removed or blocked, the movement
still lingers on.

What Raila has ably done is to transform Nasa into a movement.It is
why Nasa will be immortal, no matter the pressures from the powers
that be.

Here is what a Raila Presidency would entail.

It is said that a country gets the leaders it deserves. How then can
we explain the fact that Raila has come so close to the Presidency,
yet so far away?

In 2007, Raila was as close to the presidency as one could get, but
fate was not kind to him.He ended up being a Prime Minister in a nusu
mkate government.

Raila is a pan africanist per excellence. He would have crafted a
great pan africanist agenda for kenya. In his agenda, a United States
of Africa would be a tenable agenda.

Again, Raila is a great social democrat.In his mind, you can never put
a worth on a teacher or a doctor.In his government, public servants
would have great working conditions and a high pay.

In hindsight also, the gap between the rich and the poor would greatly
reduce. It must be noted that currently, Kenya is one of the most
unequal societies in the world.

Finally, a Raila presidency would usher in an era of great stability.
Kenyans are living in a precarious edge, and any small seismic
activity will have untold ripple effect.

Raila has not gotten what he deserves

It is said that a country gets the leaders it deserves. How then can
we explain the fact that Raila has come so close to the Presidency,
yet so far away?

In 2007, Raila was as close to the presidency as one could get, but
fate was not kind to him.He ended up being a Prime Minister in a nusu
mkate government.

Raila is a pan africanist per excellence. He would have crafted a
great pan africanist agenda for kenya. In his agenda, a United States
of Africa would be a tenable agenda.

Again, Raila is a great social democrat.In his mind, you can never put
a worth on a teacher or a doctor.In his government, public servants
would have great working conditions and a high pay.

In hindsight also, the gap between the rich and the poor would greatly
reduce. It must be noted that currently, Kenya is one of the most
unequal societies in the world.

Finally, a Raila presidency would usher in an era of great stability.
Kenyans are living in a precarious edge, and any small seismic
activity will have untold ripple effect.

Why should we worship our tribal lords?

One fact holds true for Kenyan politics. It is that our politics is
based on tribal affiliation, and not on real issues or ideology.

That is why the views of a high flying professor and his tribesmate in
the village match word for word.

Is it any wonder that at our helm, we have tribal elites that dictate
the pace of our politics? Why can't a luo vie in kiambu, and a kikuyu
in kisumu?

If our politics was based on issues and issues alone, we would be
miles ahead in our country.

We waste untold amounts of energy fighting each other and defending
our tribal lords. Our tribal lords are not held to account simply
because the only qualification they have is sharing our last name.

It is said that at independence, we were at the same level of
development as the East Asian Tigers.But 50 years later, the economies
of East Asian tigers are developed while we continue to wallow in
poverty.

The difference is in leadership. We elect thugs to office in the name
of defending our tribe,only for them to turn and eat us

What next for Raila?

In unexpected move, Nasa has postponed the swearing in of its supremo,
Raila Amolo Odinga as President.

The possibility of a Raila presidency appears more remote by the day.
So then, what is the next step for Raila?

One, he could postpone his ambitions to 2022. This will mean that he
will spoil for a fight with then Jubilee candidate William Ruto. But
by then, the political spectrum will have changed significantly. His
allies like kalonzo musyoka will too be convinced that its their time
to fight for the presidency.

Secondly, Raila could opt to be a respected African statesman. In
this, he could play the role of mediator in the various conflicts
afflicting Africa. In this role, he could join the likes of Thabo
Mbeki in resolving the myriad of conflicts across Africa.

It is not that fate has been unkind to Raila. It is more that
sometimes, a prophet is not honoured at home.