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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.

Thursday, 30 April 2020

The Western Media has Cast Africa in Bad Light.

There are thousands dying of Corona Virus in the United States, Italy, Spain and much of Europe. But have you seen any white dead body? I bet not. But just flip the script. What if it was Africans that were dying in such large numbers.

The reason is simple. A European life is treated with more dignity than an African life. If it was Africans dying in such numbers, there would be images of dead Africans all over BBC, CNN, France 24, and other Western media houses.

Africa is often pointed out as a place of war, disease, poverty and famine. There is never any good news coming out of Africa. Why doesn't CNN show the homeless whites in California
 Why doesn't it show poor Americans on food stamps? Isn't this the reason why thousands of Africans are risking their life trying to cross across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe? Haven't they been fed that Europe is heaven, with overflowing milk and honey?

Going forward, Africa's media must get up and challenge these stereotypes. Too often, we have reinforced these white stereotypes in our own media stations. This needs to stop. We must learn to tell our own stories. True, we have significant challenges as Africans. However, there are also tremendous opportunities and success stories in the continent. This too needs to be highlighted. It's the only way to rise up as a people.

Who are the leaders that will stand up for Africa?

Who are the visionaries for Africa. Which leaders will take up the mantle for Africa's development. Who will take over from the independence leaders . At independence, leaders who stood for Africa's interests were either overthrown or quickly assassinated by America's CIA, or French and British intelligence officers. Any leader that offered even an iota of fighting for the common African was quickly eliminated.

I have in mind such leaders as Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah, DR Congo's Patrice Lumumba among others. The leaders who overstayed in power were those who were able to sing the tune of the coloniser. I have in mind such leaders as Mobutu Sese Seko of DR Congo, and Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso.

In fact, Blaise Compaore was a compatriot of the Burkina Faso revolutionary Thomas Sankara. Sankara had changed the name of Upper Volta to Burkina Faso in a bid to localise the name. He had abolished foreign aid from the World Bank and emancipated his country economically from France. He was a threat to France's hegemony in the region and had to go. Blaise Compaore was the man who did the dirty job for France and had Sankara assassinated. Compaore returned Burkina Faso under indirect French rule for the next 27 years he was in power. It never ceases to amaze me that African prophets are always betrayed by their own.

What can young Africans do to promote the agenda of the visionaries and discard the greediness of the traitors to the African cause?

One, we must fight differently. Today's battles will be in the hearts and minds rather than in the battlefields. In the age of globalisation, the threats to Africa are ever more present. The former colonisers have regrouped and are now the new globalists, aiming to subjugate Africa just as their ancestors did. This must not be allowed to happen.

Bill Gates and other do gooders will not help Africa

When will we rise up a people and solve our own problems. One thing should be very clear. No one will solve our problems except ourselves.

No matter how good hearted the outsiders seem to be helping us, they have their own interests. Take Bill Gates for example, one of the richest men in the world. Through his foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, he has poured billions of dollars on Africa. But do you think he does this out of sheer Goodwill? No, he also stands to benefit. For example, one of his pet projects is vaccines. Yet he also a stakeholder in those vaccines. He makes billions from those vaccines. Even then, the vaccines have serious side effects and many African children have died from those vaccines.

Take another area which the Western world believes it is helping us. Provision of aid. Since the 1960s, over a trillion dollars has been poured on Africa, with nothing to show for it. This aid money fuels corruption, and only a few connected African leaders benefit. What's more it's the Western companies, and now increasingly the Chinese, that get the contracts to supply the labour and materials that the aid money will be used for. Our people are denied jobs, and all the jobs flow back to the same aid givers. 

It is time we stood up for ourselves. Africa has plenty. If we weed out corruption and greed, there will be plenty for us. Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai said that there is plenty for us to share, but not enough for our greediness. 

In Trump's world African countries are shithole countries.

Donald Trump called African countries shithole countries. He even suggested that he doesn't know any country run by an African was successful. He has gone ahead to erase all the gains made by his predecessor, Barrack Obama. Trump's cult followers have never believed that America just had an African American President. It free labour from black people that made America prosperous. Yet 150 years after the end of slavery, African Americans continue to be an underclass. Their contribution in making America a superpower has never been acknowledged. And yet, America chest thumps itself as the leader of the free world.

Yes, President Obama was not perfect. Nor did Africa benefit from his leadership. In fact, our prophet, Muammar Gaddafi, was ousted while Obama was in office. However, even if you disagree with him on some things, you have to acknowledge and respect him, if not for the man, for the office that he held. This is something that Trump cult followers are yet to come to terms with.

1. Chinese evicting Africans
2. AFRICANS are 3rd grade citizens in US
3. Africans in middle east working as domestic workers return in coffins
4. Africans are in brothels in India. Suffering as commercial sex workers.
Mental shift needed. Let's fix Africa.