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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.

Sunday, 7 March 2021

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Saturday, 6 March 2021

Opinion. Senegal: As Macky Sall Wants to jail his opponent Sonko, African Presidents want to hang on to power by any means necessary.

First of all, Macky Sall was doing the lowliest of jobs in the US before he was picked up from the streets by Abdoulaye Wade, washed up, and made to contest.

And now, Macky Sall wants to pay this by being an all time African dictator. He wants to jail his only credible opponent Sonko for trumped up rape charges. 

What is it with African Presidents wanting to hang on to power by whatever means necessary. We have Museveni, Uganda doing the same thing to his credible opposition, Bobi Wine, and now extending his rule to forty years. You have Allison Outarra of Ivory Coast now in his third term. 

Add Alpha Konde of Guinea. Clearly, then, democracy has failed to work in Africa and we need to think of how best African can be governed because these Presidents are not going to leave power anytime soon. 

Friday, 5 March 2021

Opinion: Ghana- Mahama losing election petition against Nana Akufo Addo shows African courts are still pro-incumbent.

Ghana- Mahama losing an election petition against incumbent President Nana Akufo Addo shows African courts are still pro-incumbent.

Indeed, there is hardly anywhere in Africa to win an election through the courts as George Bush did in the 2000 Presidency. The 2017 election petition brought forward by the opposition in Kenya was a momentary victory for ordering a repeat election, but the ruling party won the election thereafter. 

Which is why Africa needs a high level Supra national court that will make it easy for high level cases like election disputes to be decided in a free and fair manner. The national courts are just too pro incumbent as to be of any help to the Democratic process in Africa. In deed, the adage that why hire a lawyer when you can buy the judge rings true for African incumbents when faced with an election petition.

In fact, the reason why it's almost exclusively Africans that are at the international criminal court is because of a failure to have Supra national African courts that can try human rights and genocidal crimes on African soil.

 It's an indictment that the African courts cannot bring a big man to book. Let's not forget that recently a French court handed Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy to two years in prison for corruption. 

Opinion: As Nigeria and Kenya Begin Vaccinating Against Covid, Address Health Challenges in Africa, Especially Public Hospitals.

Nelson Mandela famously said that there will come a time when the White man's land will no longer be safe for the African to travel to. That time is now, with the Corona pandemic ravaging the Western world, and no doubt the whole world.

As Kenya's Minister of health Mutahi Kagwe said in a recent interview with a local station, Corona has exposed the underbelly in Africa's health system. It has shown that they are too reliant on the West for facilities and drugs.

And this time of Corona, what is needed most isn't, but expertise and technical know how. It's a pity that health has often been a neglected issue in many African countries.

 Health workers receive the lowest salaries among civil servants, as all the big perks and salaries goes to politicians who produce nothing. It would then behove us to be ready and willing to explore what really bedevils the health's sector in Africa. 

But the anomaly in Africa is that the politicians don't go to public hospitals as they all fly out for medical attention, even if they have common cold. They have no fast hand experience in what a normal African goes through. Thus they are the weakest link in solving the greatest challenges that plague the health sector in Africa. 

Opinion: Address the Disappearing Middle Class In South Africa.

The ANC road to leadership in 1994 with the guise of having fought against, and liberated South Africa from the yoke of apartheid, which placed South African native blacks as second class citizens in their own country. 

But now, South Africa is sliding down the economic ladder. The middle class is disappearing at a very fast rate. The ANC has totally mismanaged the economy and made the middle class disappear at a very fast rate. Some South Africans now allege that South Africans received better services under the apartheid regime.

It is such claims that make people like British Prime Minister Boris Johnson say that Africa is a blot to the world and a recolonization is needed, only this time, African masses would cheer and Europeans would not be made to feel guilty. These statements have no basis in the current world, but the fact is that South Africa and Africa at large has to fix it's mess quickly. 

The ANC only relies on emotional blackmail that it fought against apartheid to win elections. But I suspect this will not sit down well among the born frees, those born after 1994, for too long. They will demand immediate and far reaching changes. 

Opinion: Fix The Security Situation in Northern Mozambique.

Mozambique didn't have a threat of terrorism not too long ago. But now, the country is in a desperate attempt to contain the security situation in Northern Mozambique occassioned by terrorism.

Terrorism has been a thorny issue in Nigeria via Boko Haram, and Somalia via Al Shabaab. These are people who have given Islam a bad name and made terrorism be correlated to Islam, a peaceful religion.

It is up to Mozambique then to quickly contain extremist Islamic terrorism in the northern part let's it get out of hand like it has done in Somalia, giving Somalia the dubious distinction of being the only country in the world of being a nation as it desperately tries to become a state whereas other countries in the world are states desperately trying to become nations. 

Opinion: As Zimbabwe Vice President Resigns, The Mnagangwa administration faces Credibility issues.

The Zimbabwe Vice President Mohandi, has just resigned due to gross misconduct. Zimbabweans were out on the streets as soon as the government of Robert Mugabe was ousted by the military in a coup. Mugabr died soon after. Mugabe was no saint. 

Even as he preached Pan Africanism, he didn't practice it's virtues. He allowed the Ndebele-Shona rivarly to plague his administration, this ethnic thesis and anti thesis narrative of the bigger tribe versus the marginalised tribe is the bane of politics in Africa.

For the political parties in Africa differ not from ideology, but where they draw their support from. And that's how a former bread basket of Africa, an educational hub for Africa, the cleanest city in Africa, Harare, is rapidly descending down the road as an also ran country. What happened to Zimbabwe?

Opinion: Kidnappings Now The New Threat To Education of Girls in Nigeria.

The current director of World Trade Organisation, WTO, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and former Minister of Finance and Economy for Nigeria said that Nigeria loses about $20 billion annually by not sending all it's girls to school. 

And now, the new threat to education of girls in Nigeria isn't so much about poverty anymore, it's the abduction of school girls by extremist terrorists who say that Western education is bad. 

Even as the Nigerian government issued a No Fly Order across Zamfara state in Northern Nigeria, this is too little, too late, and they should find ways of having armed security guards in every Nigerian school. 

Remember, Nelson Mandela famously said that for Africa to be liberated, Nigeria has to be liberated first. And one of the ways for Nigeria to be liberated first is through education.

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Real Politic: Here Are The Three Greatest Africans of Contemporary Times.

For a country to be great and a superpower, it needs three levers correct. The Political, Economic, and Cultural Power. Here are the three African leaders of Contemporary Times who Exemplified these three great levers.

1. Political Power

This definitely goes to Kwame Nkrumah with his ideologue, "Seek Ye First the Political Kingdom and Everything Else Shall Be Added To You". He is essentially the father of Pan Africanism, having been mentored by the greats Marcus Garvey and the Afro Carribean George Padmore. 

2. Economic Power

This goes to the great Thomas Sankara. In four short years, he transformed Burkina Faso. He cut off dependence from the World Bank and Bretton Woods Institutions, which earned him an automatic death from imperialist forces led by his friend and colleague, Blaise Compaore.

3. Cultural Power.

This goes to none other than Steve Biko, the slain liberation hero of apartheid South Africa with his Black Consciousness Movement. It is said that the apartheid regime spared you only if it could use you later, and since Steve Biko was too bold to be compromised, he paid with his life.


Afro Carribean George Padmore believed in the vision of Nkrumah for Africa so much, sometimes to an embarrassing degree, but unfortunately, he wasn't able to see Nkrumah's vision of a United Africa as a single political, economic and cultural identity as the young Nkrumah government was toppled in a CIA backed coup in 1966, no doubt with the help of an African American spy.


The Eminent Pan Africanist Marcus Garvey was shamed for being a capitalist. He owned real estate, a media and publishing company, as well as a ship that he hoped would return all black people back to Africa. Booker T WASHINGTON, the first African American to visit the White House as cited by John Mc Cain during his concession speech to Obama in 2008, also experienced the same rebuke when he said rather than a direct confrontation with whites, blacks should aspire for economic empowerment through great education that would open up doors for great jobs, and entrepreneurship which will lead to a fostering of jobs across the African American community, the same way Asian Americans have built a successful super parallel state of great middle class jobs and small business excellence.

But it isn't an anti thesis to claim Capitalism is incompatible with being African. In the words of flumboyant Kenyan politician Tom Mboya who was first African to appear on the cover of Time Magazine and was gunned down in cold blood in 1969 as the Presidential succession play hit a crescendo, Tom Mboya said that there was capitalism in ancient Africa only that the rich held the wealth on trust for the community. That is as it should be.

Social Byte: Why Is The Bad Boy So Attractive To Women?

We have all heard it. That women date the bad boys in their wild late teens to late twenties, then settle down with a nice professional guy. The Chief Operating Officer, COO, of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg in an interview with ABC promoting her book "Lean In", Sheryl Sandberg advised women to date all the bad boys, the heart wreckers, the emotional rollercoasters but then when it comes to marrying, marry the nice queit professional guy.

Why do women love the bad boys. The emotional rollercoasters. The heart wreckers. One, they have lots of self confidence that make the woman believe she is the only one there is in the world. But, they are a nice marketing ploy for the most part, they are branded well, but the product stinks. But most women find out too late when a child is already sired, or when they have been damaged emotionally.

The trick then for nice guys is to inculcate some of the inherent traits of bad boys, but without losing themselves in becoming someone who they are not. For instance, they could learn to be unpredictable. Calling her everyday at 7PM makes her having you figured out, which isn't so nice for the emotional beings that are women. 

It's the emotional adranaline rush of being unpredictable that makes a woman both love and lust after you, and bad boys know how to press the right emotional buttons in women. But bad boys are jerks in the end, as many a woman have found out. So, for nice guys, learn to press those emotional buttons, but without screwing over her life. In effect, learn to be a nice-bad boy.

Monday, 1 March 2021

Idea Profile: As Lack Of Skills Among Graduates Bites, Companies Resort to Management Trainee Route To Hire.

Jobs that used to require a simple apprenticeship skill all now require a Bachelors Degree. In fact, a Masters Degree. Such the Masters Degree is the new bachelors degree. The university degree is now basically overrated. Of course, it is great for developing the mind, but it isn't so great in developing the skill, which is so important in today's 21st century fast pacing economy. 

To address the yawning gap in a among today's graduates, companies now resort to hire the graduates not for their skills, but for their mind. Then train for the skill. They are known as management trainees. 

Firms like the big four accountancy firms- PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst& Young pioneered this trend where they basically hire anyone with a bachelors degree, and then rotate them around various departments of course as they train them. After seeing this successful approach, industrial companies like Proctor & Gamble, Unilever picked it up and perfected it. 

Of course, this is an indictment to the universities around the world that they need to pull up their socks and train for the skill just as they train for the mind.

Real Politic: Why Kagame runs Rwanda like a Business.

Listen to the article. 2 Minutes Long.

When you talk about politics with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, he will be confrontational. You will be his enemy. And in fact, he often jails or even kills his opponents. For instance, a Rwandan dissident Paul Karegeya was found murdered in a South African hotel in 2014, with all fingers pointing to Kagame. 

However, if you talk business and economic ideas with Kagame, he will be your friend. Some say he is the African version of Lee Kuan Yew, the mercurial Singapore Prime Minister who lifted Singapore from Third World to First world in a record 25 years. To this end, Kagame has powerful Western intellectuals doing his bidding, such as the Harvard strategy guru, Michael Porter. 

To this end in 2013, in an interview with the Harvard Business Review, the interview got confrontational when it started with politics of Rwanda, and France in particular whom Kagame accuses of being behind the genocide but France says it's Kagame that ordered the plane of the Hutu President Habiryamana to be shot down. Until the interviewer Justin Fox, decided to change things a little bit to "How Kagame runs Rwanda like a business."

Social Byte: Does Colorism Hurt Darker Skinned Africans and African Americans More?

Listen to the article. 2.49 minutes long.

Colorism is simply the preference for a lighter complexion within members of the same racial group. For instance, in Rwanda, under French colonial rule, the more light skinned you are, the more likely you were promoted to the next job grade by the French. That means, darker skinned Rwandans remained in the lower job groups. 

In France, billboard advertisements depict a successful black family as one where a successful black male is married to a light skinned or biracial woman.

In the slave plantations of America, the moreight skinned you were as a black, the more likely you were to be put in charge of your fellow slaves.

In India, you wouldn't know that half of Indians are dark skinned from watching their Bollywood movies as the main actors are as close to white as possible. 

And in America, the biracial African American Harvard intellectual WE DuBois coined the term the "talented tenth". He said that for a race to be successful, it needs an aristocracy of ten percent of the race to lift up the entire race. And so, Du Bois argued that blacks needed their own "talented tenth" aristocracy. 

But in the list he compiled of the black Americans he thought could lift the entire African American community, only one was purely black. The rest twenty nine were biracial like him.

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Real Politic: Is America Turning Into An Identity Plural Democracy Like Africa?

America has been a liberal democracy ever since it's inception. It has always had the liberals versus the conservatives, the liberals who believe in a big role for government in people's lives aka Socialism, and the conservative Republicans who believe in a limited role for government in people's lives. 

But now, America instead of being engaged in a nail biting battle finale between the global socialism of Obama, Biden, and the Clinton's and the America First Government is the problem of Trump, instead of these politics being the center stage, it is plural democracy identity politics that America finds itself in. 

Where Democrats now comprise of moderate whites and all other racial minorities, while Republicans now represent hardcore white interests. Which makes it hard for me to choose. Because I love the Republican Party policies of the government having limited role in our lives, but hate their racial identity politics where it comes across as an all white party. 

And the Democrats, they really have such terrible policies like open borders and a limitless overreach social government in people's lives, but they have been able to create a broad coalition of races. So, which to choose? Which is not different from the plural tribe identity democracy of Africa, where the only difference in political parties is the tribe and region the parties draw their support from.

Idea Profile: Does Writing really Pay That Much in Africa? Can Writing Be a Full Time Career?

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, owned by Radio Africa Group, 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. We could even have syndicated columnists whose writing appears in several newspapers and publications.

Idea Profile: A Profile Of Christopher Khaemba, who could recommend a Donkey To Harvard and It would be Admitted.

Christopher Khaemba is arguably Africa's most decorated principal. The former Principal of Alliance High School, Africa's Preeminent feeder school to the Ivy League before his departure, is a man of many firsts. 

A former airforce pilot, he turned to teaching by accident after the flopped 1982 Kenyan coup against former President Moi, it was thought to be led by the airforce and so it's members were dismissed. 

Khaemba, a Math and Physics teacher, usually had all students in his class score a straight A in the terminal Kenyan high school exam, KCSE. But that was not enough. As principal at Alliance, his recommendation was so water tight, his reputation so intact that he would literally recommend a donkey to the Ivy League and it would be admitted. 

This saw the Alliance become the top feeder school outside the United States for the Ivy League, sending about 50 students every year from 1986 to 2008, when Khaemba exited Alliance. 

But there was one thing that happened that made Harvard start considering other feeder schools in Kenya in particular, and Africa generally. In 2006, Alliance High School and Kenyas best student Herman Mutiso was admitted to both Harvard and MIT. 

But he chose MIT, to the chargin of Harvard which expected that Alliance students would choose Harvard over any other university in the world. And so, the following year, 2007, Harvard didn't admit a student from Alliance. Just the intrigues of admissions politics that we are never told about. 

But even though Harvard stopped considering Alliance solely in Africa, just as it stopped considering Alliance peer Institutions like Philips Exeter Academy and Philips Andover, that doesn't put a damper on Christopher Khaemba, nor Alliance relationship with Harvard. 

Social Byte: The Most Lethal Way For An African Immigrant Parent in the US to Silence Their Kid is to Tell Them "I will send You Back To Africa."

Senegalese American Singer Akon notes that the most effective way for an African immigrant parent in the US to Silence their kid is to tell their kid "I will send you back to Africa". It works like magic. The kid is horrified and recoils into her little corner and will never repeat that mistake again. 

Just imagine if the kids of African immigrants to America have that horror story about Africa, what about African Americans? It's even worse?

 A story is told of an African student in America who was telling her African American friends how her phone went off and she needed to charge the phone to continue watching a movie to which her African American friends asked her, "So, you do have electricity in Africa?". To which the African student sarcastically replied that simple, we plug the phone onto a tree and charge it. 

Which shows why Ghana's 2019 year of return, in which it urged African Americans to return back home may have flopped elsewhere in Africa, only that Ghana put great efforts in marketing it. For to African immigrants, African Americans, and Whites alike, marketing Africa internationally is like winking at someone in the dark, they'll never notice. 

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Social Byte: Does Colorism hurt Dark Skinned African and African American Women More?

Colorism is simply the preference for light skinned complexion even within members of the same race. A French billboard advertisement for example shows a successful black family is one where a successful black man marries a light skinned or biracial woman. 

It is why a French sociologist says that the danger and the Extinction of the black French could occur not on the battlefield, but in the bedroom. Because biracial children often marry white. 

Colorism, that light skinned is beautiful therefore conferred a higher status, has made the skin bleaching industry blossom so much as African and African American women want to look as close to a white woman as possible. 

But the problem for the dark skinned African or African American woman that wants to bleach is that whereas the Indian and the Chinese also bleach to look white, they cross a shorter journey, while the dark skinned African and African American woman has to rub off many skin layers before achieving any semblance of whiteness. 

So, may be the thing that African and African American society need to do is to affirm dark Skinned African and African American women that they are as beautiful as they are and don't need to change anything about themselves, skin colour notwithstanding.

Idea Profile: The Change from Managing Director to CEO was the point at which companies began to lose it.

In the early days of capitalism, the head of a company was known as the Managing Director, MD. He, usually, was drawn from the production department or the company's core area of operations.

 They rose from the factory floor worker and aligned with the employees. They relied on product innovation and research to stand out of competition. Their salary was at most ten times the lowest paid employee.

But around 1992, enter the Chief Executive Officer. CEO. An elite university card carrying member. A finance cost cutting guy whose way to profits was employee layoffs, and removing money from the production department to spend on advertising and marketing. 

This new age CEO earns 1,000 times the salary of the lowest employee. And they hire accountants and lawyers to keep taxes as low as possible. And that's how the power of the company shifted from the skilled professional to the money guys.

Real Politic: Republicans Have to Found Big Tech Social Media Apps That Are Receptive To Conservative Views.

A study shows that young Americans are now spending more apps than on TV. Which means for Republicans to recruit young Americans at a fast enough rate, they need to have social media apps that are receptive to conservative views. The current big tech companies are wholly left leaning and if you try to challenge common held notions in the public, you are deplatformed. 

There are conservative radios. Fine. Conservative newspapers. Fine. Conservative TV. Fine. But there are no conservative social media channels which makes it harder to recruit future Republicans that will have a say in continuing the long cherished traditions of the Republican Party.

Social Byte: What Does The Near Complete Use of Wigs and Weaves Say About Our Black Women Hair?

Twenty years ago, the use of wigs and weaves amongst black women wasn't so much widespread. But today, it is the other way round. A black woman with her own natural kinky hair is a rarity.

One reason for this widespread use of wigs is that we have watched too many Hollywood movies, too many modelling shows and the white woman long straightened hair is the gold standard. 

A study shows that a black woman with a straightened long hair is likely to get a job as opposed to a black woman with a kinky rough hair even when both have the same qualification.

 She is also more likely to be viewed as more beautiful and marry a richer spouse. So, you can see how easy it is for a black woman to see short kinky rough African hair as equal to ugliness and low status in life. And long straightened hair as equaling beauty and high status in life.

Real Politic: Trump, With His America First Mantra, is the Greatest American President since Reagan.

Reagan said the government is the problem and so should get out of the way and let people solve the toughest challenges that plague America. The whole deregulation and Reaganomics was coined out of such. 

Then comes Trump with his America First Clarion call. That America simply has to put the globalist sociliast agenda to a halt, and turn back and return and solve the toughest challenges that plague it at home before reengaging with the world from a position of strength. 

Ameria has so much on it's hands that one wonders whether Biden has any inclination as to what harm his globalist socialist agenda is doing to America. Bankrupt cities scrapping by on municipal bonds, racial tensions, a disappearing almost haves middle class just to name but a few.

 In that sense, Trump understood that America's greatest foreign policy challenge are it's own internal problems and so he rapidly retreated from the world. And came back home. 

Idea Profile: What's The Future of HR as Talent Becomes The Most Important Aspect Of a Company?

Every Human Resources Manager loves to say our people are our most important asset. But how many times does the company live up to this mantra? 

The Human Resources Manager has evolved from the file pusher Personnel Manager of the 1980s, the Human Resources Manager of the 1990s, the Human Capital Manager of the 2000s showing that capital is as much human as it is machines. 

Then from 2010s onwards, it has been the Talent Development Manager. Showing that very soon, HR Managers aren't just going to beg for the same seat as the Chief Finance Officer, CFO, but also beg for the same seat as the CEO, much like the Harvard corporation CEO earns more than the HARVARD University President.

Social Byte: Why is the Bad Boy Such an Enigma With Women?

You have heard it too many times. The nice guy finishes last, I should qualify, with women. But it's a kind of a paradox. Women say they want to be treated nicely, be pampered, but when a guy does this exact thing, he's left high and dry.

So, where is the consistency from women? Is it really true that although women deny in public, secretly, women love the adrenaline rush, the emotional rollercoaster that a bad boy will take her through? But then when they are hurt, they turn to the nice guy to pour out and share their relationship problems, before the cycle begins again.

Bad boys are drawn from the Hunter gatherer days when you had to be the most physically fit, the most rude even, for your family to eat. Otherwise, no bringing bacon home. So, in a way, psychologically, we haven't moved past that stage in human evolution. The adraline rush signifies the man will protect her. 

How can nice guys adopt some of the bad boy practices without changing who they are, or feeling out of sync with themselves? One is to love with detachment as a Buddhist monk would say. That give your woman everything, but let her know she can be replaced if she messes up, it's not having a back up plan, it's just knowing when to stand up for yourself and quit being a door mat for your woman.

Real Politic: When Will The Democrats Stop Using African Americans?

Biden is quoted as saying that the minorities don't understand using anything online and so won't be able to find their way to getting the stimulus payments online. And this is not just a casual remark. 

It comes from a man whose Presidential ambitions were failing and only got saved in the third primary of South Carolina where African Americans voted for him overwhelmingly to rescue his Presidential ambitions.

That shows the African Americans are really nothing to the Democrats except voting machines, to be abandoned once elected in office, and then remembered again when the election cycle is just around the corner. 

And that white savior complex is what's wrong with Democrats race identity politics. It appears then that the problem for the African Americans isnt actually the Republicans, it's the white saviour complex liberal.

Idea Profile: Does The MBA really make you a better manager?

After the 2008 financial crisis, elite American business schools were accused of churning out crooks only out for themselves. Most elite business school graduates usually end up as hedge fund managers in Wall Street and other boutique investment funds, where they can even earn a million dollars a year a few years post graduation. 

It's this promise of a minimum of $130,000 a year starting salary, plus huge signing bonuses that makes elite business schools very attractive and makes many apply to these universities that charge high fees and have a forbidding entry criteria. 

But is it worth it for the companies that hire these elite business school graduates? The results are mixed. They could perform because elite schools do rotate students within themselves, thus undergraduate at Ivy League A is equal to a post graduate at Ivy League B. 

And so, if they in deed perform on the job, it is because of their own unique traits, not what the school added to them. And so, what the business school just did was credentialing and sifting off the wheat from the chuff for the employers.

Social Byte: Are modelling agencies correct in depicting the slim white woman as the perfect beauty?

The international modelling circuits like Ford have been accused of being simplistic in their beauty definition. The slim Caucasian woman is painted as the gold standard for beauty, putting plus size women of all races, and dark skinned women at a disadvantage.

But it seems that's what the audience for these beauty peagants, old white men, want. For instance, who decided that Angelina Jolie is the most beautiful woman in the world. Isn't it the standards that modelling agencies set as beautiful that are then picked up by the media?

Real Politic: Are Obama and Hillary Clinton the power behind the throne in the Biden Presidency?

Hillary Clinton has penned an international thriller in which Trump is the joke. Obama said in an interview that he will be in public life in some form. That "some form" could be pulling the strings in the Biden administration.

The Biden Presidency then is unquestionably Obama's Third Term, and Hillary Clinton's failed bid to the White House combined. That means Biden is not his own man and will finish the unfinished job of these two. 

For instance, illegals will now get a path to citizenship and become Democrats potential voters in the succeeding elections so that REPUBLICANs with their conservative values will become a permanent underclass party as global socialism of the Democrats is entrenched in America.

Idea Profile: Can Silicon Valley Be Replicated?

You've probably heard of Silicon Valley. The California home of giants such Facebook and Amazon. Can it be replicated across the world? Many cities, including in the United States, like New York and Boston have tried to replicate Silicon Valley to no avail. 

What makes Silicon Valley tick? A confluence of talent, money in form of angel and venture capital, infrastructure, and no doubt the markets, as in the Americans can afford Silicon Valley products and services. For instance, a delivery package for an average American is $33, while that of an Indian is $3. Meaning there is practically no way a delivery start up in India can break even. 

So, for Sao Paulo- Brazil, Nairobi-Kenya, Tel Aviv-Israel (although it leads in cyber defense start up investments), Bangalore, India and Shenzen China will have to work really hard before they can replicate Silicon Valley. 

Social Byte: Can You Really Find a Spouse Online?

Work and school have moved online. So, why not dating. People are ready to buy something online, so, why can't they find their spouse online? 

For a start, we are spending more time online and just as your customer could be on your DM, so too could be your spouse. 

First of all, it's important to realise that online dating is more like walking into a supermarket. There are all kinds of products. Some great, some average, some not so great. Likewise, in online spaces there are angels as well as peadophiles. 

The thing is to have cautious optimism. Take the relationship outside of online spaces and that's the only time you can make your judgement as to whether the guy or girl you found online is worthy of pursuit. Just as you take precaution when buying a car, but ultimately buy a great car, so too should you be open minded about online dating, no matter how much the dating algorithms convince you that you have found the right match.

Real Politic: Biden's Southern border disaster will Cost American taxpayer money in Illegal immigrants benefits.

As I write this, there are thousands of potential immigrants in Central America that are coming over to America emboldened by Biden's open borders policy that will see illegal immigrants treated with kid gloves, as they are potential Democrat voters in 2022 and beyond. 

Illegal immigrants take away so much from the hardworking American citizens in form of food stamps and unemployment benefits. They add little to the economy and in fact, employers use them to undercut American workers. 

Illegal immigration should be halted altogether. Deporting illegals isn't a human rights issue, it's an American nation survival issue. It's why Republicans must persist until all illegal immigration is halted, and the correct channels to immigrate to America legally are followed.

Real Politic: REPUBLICAN Candidates still mightily need Trump to cross over the finish line in the 2022 midterms.

If REPUBLICANs want to flip both houses of Congress, then they still need Trump to help the Republican candidates cross over the finish line. 

Don't under estimate the influence Trump has over the Republican base. He got the highest votes of any incumbent in history. He destroyed the old establishment Republican party and built it a new. 

And most definitely, he wasn't a career politician that had spent 47 long years in Congress and was now looking for a retirement like Biden. 

He came from business, from innovation, which the Republican is basically about. And he has shown us that politics should be a side hustle by not taking a salary. Tell that to Obama or Biden who became millionares because of politics. In a nutshell, underestimate the influence of Trump at your own peril.

Idea Profile: Prime Minister Nehru Had a Great Idea in the Indian Institute of Technologies-IITs. But The Drawback Is All That Talent Goes To The United States.

You might have heard of the Ivy League obviously, the eight American East Coast Colleges that formed an athletic association but it came to signify academic smartness. 

But there is also another Ivy League in another part. The Indian Institute of Technologies-IITs. They are a series of seven campuses that every bright Indian student hopes to be admitted to. They were the brain child of Prime Minister Nehru.

But now, the drawback for the IITs is that two thirds leave for the United States upon graduation. It's why a United States senator, Howard Dean in his campaign for the Democratic Party nomination said that since Indian IIT graduates are so talented, they should be given free H1-B Visas to work in the US. And he wasn't far from the truth.

The CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company, Sundar Pichai is an IIT Graduate. So is the CEO of Sun Microsystems. Dean of Harvard Business School. CEO of Microsoft. It's why The Times of India had a headline, "India's greatest export-CEOs". But this talent also needs to help India, otherwise it would just be subsidising American higher education. 

Social Byte: Are Breast And Behind Implants Great?

In the race for beauty, enlarging breasts and the behinds is now the new fashion in town. Some of the people that have been known to enlarge breasts and behinds include Kim Kardashian and Kenyan socialite Vera Sidika?

This is really win for the plus size woman. There was a time not too long ago when being slim was the ultimate beauty standard. But that all changed when hip hop music arrived and started glorifying the plus size woman.

Real Politic: China Knows It Has a Weak America in Biden and Is Building A Missile Base Near Vietnam.

The Biden Administration is all about America running on a car with it's four tyres punctured but by all means necessary pursue a global socialism agenda. And so, China knows Biden's America is weak and heavy laden, and is now building a missile base near the Vietnamese border. 

Under Trump, China wouldn't be this daring. It would know that for every action, there is an equal and opposite force, if Trump's pushback on China wiping off the American manufacturing base and safe middle class jobs is anything to go by.

Idea Profile: As Wikipedia Comes Under Fire For Disinformation, Is it really the right source of information?

There is a long running joke that mention to your professor that Wikipedia is your reference and you will fail the paper. Because ultimately, with anyone able to post and edit information, and with no uptight vetting of their credentials, there is really little truth in Wikipedia articles. 

What a professor told the BBC is that the thing is to use the sources cited on the Wikipedia article and then use that as the basis for your research, not doing a whole referencing from Wikipedia. So, a Wikipedia article article is just a half page synopsis in a 500 page thesis or dissertation.

Social Byte: Is it Good To Be Friends With Your Ex?

There are people who believe that once a relationship is done, it's done. There is no going back. Therefore, you cannot be friends with your ex. But is it really true?

It really depends on how the relationship began and it's foundation. What was the sticking point? Was it the sex, the companionship, or the money?

If it was either the money or the sex, then you two were never really friends in the first place. I'm not saying sex and money are not important part of a relationship, but they are not the only ones. 

However, if the relationship building block was companionship, then there is a way being friends with your ex can work out.  Because you enjoy hanging out together, but there were just unforeseen circumstances that made you two not to be together.

Real Politic: Democrats have Great Racial Identity Politics. But Terrible Policies. Republicans have Great Policies. But Terrible Racial Identity Politics.

The Republicans are supposed to be conservatives, and so, their politics are more aligned with the government being the problem, as Ronald Reagan would put it. However, there racial identity politics is terrible. 

That is a party of whites that want to hold on to America even as their once great economic power declines. So, Trumpism was as much fueled by "America First" which is great actually if you ask me, but also by a white base that sees it's power declining and saw Trump as the last line of defense in this trend.

Democrats on the other hand have terrible policies. Open boarders so anyone can offload off and feed off American taxpayers money. Illegals being departed from America is now something of a Human Rights act thanks to Biden and the Democrats. Foreign workers get preference over American workers. 

Pursuing a globalist agenda even as America all four car tyres are punctured. But to be fair to them, they appeal broadly to all races and thus can win elections on racial identity politics alone even of their policies are terrible for America.

Idea Profile: Asian Americans Are Suing Harvard For Race Conscious Admissions That Discriminate Them But Favor Blacks.

A lobby group of Asian Americans is suing Harvard accusing it of discrimination in it's race conscious admissions. It says despite Asian Americans perfect grades and SAT scores, their members are not admitted in high enough numbers because Harvard must balance out the races in it's admission cohort. 

This is despite the fact that while Asian Americans comprise of only two percent of the American population, they make up 20 percent of the Harvard, and in fact, Ivy League students.

Asian Americans use this as their premise. When the University of California public system, a system of 13 colleges, including Berkely, when it abolished race conscious admissions for purely merit based admissions, the number of Asian Americans shot from the traditional 20 percent to around 45 percent. They want to see these sort of numbers in Harvard and the other Ivy League schools.

Principally, Asian Americans say they don't have the sob story of blacks to get in, which is good for PR of Harvard and the Ivy League, or their parents didn't donate a lab wing to grease the hands of the university like rich or legacy white students, so, they are viewed as boring premed students with nothing much to add to Harvard university and the Ivy League circuit.

Social Byte: Does Being A Light Skinned African American Woman Confer a Higher Status Than a Dark Skinned One?

While there is the obvious racism to contend with, there is also another discrimination within the African American community to contend with. That of light skinned African American women being treated better, and conferred a higher social status, than their dark skinned colleagues. 

A study shows that light skinned African American woman is likely to marry a richer black man than a dark skinned one. Another anecdote in French society is that a successful black family is painted as one where a successful black man is married to a light skinned or biracial woman. 

And a French black sociologist notes that the disappearance of the black French will not be in the battlefield, but in the bedroom since biracial blacks almost exclusively tend to marry white. Biracial Meghan Merkel for example is married to Prince Harry. Biracial Malia Obama is dating a white British aristocrat where they met at Harvard.

Another study shows that light skinned African American women with straightened white like hair are more likely to get a job after an interview than a dark skinned African American woman with African like kinky hair. No wonder the market for skin bleaching products and hair wigs and weaves is booming.

Real Politic: It's a fight for the soul of America Between Global Socialism of Biden Versus The America First of Trump.

Biden on inauguration day said that America is back. And will play it's (rightful) role in the globe. This globalist approach of Biden is totally an anti thesis to The America First Philosophy of Trump, whose basic premise is that America is faced with so many challenges at home; bankrupt cities, racial tensions, $30 trillion debt, disappearing middle class, all of which calls for America to put its house in order before reengaging the world, because quite frankly right now, it's doing so at a position of weakness AMD only giving it's adversaries like Russia and China ammunition.

Hillary Clinton, in her time as US Secretary of State in the Obama administration, often said that American values are universal values, but what are these American values that should now become global? What can America, at it's present beaten down state, teach the world? Wouldn't it be better to ignore the outside world and work on itself first rather than pursuing a globalist socialist approach of the Obama, Biden, Clinton triple alliance? 

Social Byte: The Future of Sport is between The Science of It (Christiano Ronaldo), versus The Art and Beauty of it (Lionel Messi).

The long running debate in soccer, is who is the greatest of all time between Christiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Portugal international) versus Lionel Messi( Barcelona and Argentina international).

Christiano Ronaldo didn't start out as exceptional at Manchester United. But he polished his skills with time. The accurate passes, the ball free kicks, and this made him a goal scoring machine at Real Madrid. So much so that he became the all time highest goal scorer for Real Madrid.

Lionel Messi on the other hand started out as a prodidy from the word go and was recruited at age 12 to the Barcelona young academy. And he delivered for Barcelona, although the only thing hos detractors say is that he is a genius yes, but it was Iniesta and the likes who polished that genius and gave him structure. 

Otherwise, his detractors argue that if Lionel Messi was that great, he should have won the World Cup for Argentina at least, or Copa America. The saving Grace for his nemesis Christiano Ronaldo is that he has at least won the Euro for Portugal. And so, the debate on who is the greatest between Christiano Ronaldo (The Science of Sport) and Lionel Messi (The art and beauty of sport) continues. 

Idea Profile: Soon, if Bill Gates Has His Way, Lab Meat Will Replace Livestock meat.

There is a growing trend in the bio science community in meat being manufactured in the lab, so called lab meat. It's said that this is the next biggest thing, and one and only Bill Gates has a venture fund specifically targeting lab meat start ups. 

He argues if lab meat can match the taste of livestock meat, then rich countries should be consuming lab meat in totality in the next few years. 

Bill Gates and his ilk climate change activists argue that methane from cows contributes to global warming greatly and additionally, cows consume too much water, at least 200 gallons per cow per day, and this leads to water scarcity and Resource conflicts in poor countries especially. Even for American farmers, they use borehole water rather than municipal town connected water for their livestock.

So, basically, Bill Gates says cows are bad for the environment, and should go, and then we get to eat lab meat instead and the burger will merely a tourist cultural food and not a daily delicacy.

Friday, 26 February 2021

Real Politic: Looking At Asian American "Model Minority Myth" Versus Botswana's "Quiet" Exceptionalism.

Botswana, a country in Southern Africa for those not in the know, is that successful person who doesn't make noise, more like the Asian American "model minority" myth that every American sees as holding a great middle class job or running a successful small to medium sized business yet doesn't get amplified in America's racially charged identity politics.

 Nigeria is that kid that shouts from the rooftops that he is number one for all and sundry to hear. South Africa is the kid who will never fail to mention his place in the food chain, aka the USA of Africa. Kenya is the bright kid who always underperforms. Tanzania is that kid that will never be number one in any one subject but when the marks are totalled, she ends up number one.

Social Byte: The Tragedy for African Music is that the Music That Urbanite Africans Consider Great Is Not The Music That Outsiders Consider Great.

 Ask any urbanite African their music playlists. They will mention Wizkid, Sarkodie, Davido, Diamond and the likes. And yet, what some of these artistes call international tours to America, Europe, Canada, or Australia are really just performances in some dingy bar or restaurant. So, why is it that these artistes are much beloved in urban Africa yet totally unknown outside of Africa.

Simple, the music that urbanite Africans consider great isn't exactly the same music that outsiders, or even rural Africans, consider great. That is why as Kenya's most talented lyricist Nadia Mukami said in an interview with an online Kenyan TV channel, Jalango TV, there is hype African urbanite music, and there is music for money. This music for money belongs to the likes of Angelique Kidjo, Eric Wainaina, Kofi Olomide, Oliver Mtukudzi amongst other authentic African afro musicians.

Idea Profile: As Work Shifts Online, The Chief Technology Officer-CTO, will be the most powerful job in the company.

While the Human Resources Manager begged for the same chair as the Chief Finance Officer, CFO, a chair she has not gotten upto today, the Chief Technology Officer ,CTO, will not beg.

It is the CEO and the board that will demand for the input of the Chief Technology Officer-CTO. Since as work moves online, information architecture safeguarding will be critical. While some aspects of in person work will return as soon as Corona pandemic is over, other aspects will not. 

Such as working remotely, even for the smallest of jobs. It's why as a career guidance officer you should be advising your clients or students that anything to do with information architecture will be Paramount in the months and years to come. The genie is out of the bottle.

Social Byte: Does Colorism Among African Americans Harm Darker Skinned African Americans?

Colorism is the preference to lighter skinned color, or near whiteness of members of the same racial group, applying mostly to the African American community. 

Some say that the reason Obama won was because he appealed to his near whiteness for white votes, otherwise, Jesse Jackson before him didn't have that near whiteness in the 1988 Democratic primary so his campaign faultered from the start.

WE Du Bois, a biracial black, a Harvard intellectual, coined the term the talented tenth. He said that for any race to progress, the talented tenth must lift up the entire race. So, he said blacks must have their own aristocracy of the talented tenth to lift up the black race. But in his compilation of 30 blacks he thought could lift up the African American community, only one was purely black. Twenty nine were biracial, just like him.

In job interviews, it is reported that black women with a straightened Caucasian like hair are more likely to progress to the next interview stage than black women with kinky rough African hair.

Real Politic: Biden Is a War Hawk Already, Having Ordered Military Strikes in Syria. Trump didn't start Any Wars.

The strongest of Trump's critics can fault Trump for everything, but not for starting useless and unending wars. Because he knew that wars drain American taxpayers money, and impede his American First Agenda. 

Just barely month after his tenure in the White House, Biden has ordered fresh airstrikes in Syria, which was a disaster created by another globalist socialist Democrat, Barrack Obama. 

So, you now believe when Biden told his major campaign donors in a speech that "nothing would fundamentally change". The only way Democrats are winning elections with such terrible policies as war hawking is that illegal immigrants are voting in vastly huge numbers. 

Biden's and Democrats Global socialists terrible policies; $2 trillion stimulus, illegal immigrants deportation stopped, and now war hawking are all meant to weaken the American middle class so much that they won't be able to stand up to any misrule. It's a fight for the soul of America. A fight between Democrats Globalist Socialists America Last agenda, and the positive populism of Trump moderated by "Government is the problem" of Reagan.

Idea Profile: Should Uber Drivers Be Treated as Employees or as SubContractors?

The long running debate in the state of California, and in the world really, is whether Uber drivers should be treated as employees or as SubContractors. The state of California and the unions want Uber drivers be treated as employees, with all the rights and previledges of an employee. 

Uber on the other hand wants it's million drivers treated as SubContractors because it is merely a connecting app between the driver and the passenger, nothing more than that. 

When Uber drivers are treated as employees, there will be massive wage and allowance bill for Uber. It will have to provide health insurance for all it's drivers for instance. And remember, Uber has never made any profits, even as it's considered successful by many. And it warned in it's IPO filing that it may in fact never make a profit. All this is because in the race to the bottom with taxi competitors and other apps such as Lyft, it lowers the rates as much as possible to the point of not making a profit.