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He that conquereth his own soul……

It seems we glamorize anger today. An intelligent person speaking calmly will not be seen on the news tonight, however, an angry lunatic will command attention and be given opportunity to spew accusations and blame.

But anger is not impressive or a compliment to the person’s character. Typically, it’s a cover for some fear or weakness, or a desire to shift responsibility to someone else.

On the Halloween night when Dwight D. Eisenhower was ten years old, his parents let his two older brothers go out for trick-or-treating, but they told Dwight he was too young to be given that privilege. Dwight was crushed. He tried to make a case for why he should be allowed to go as well, pleading and begging with his parents to change their minds. But his brothers went off without him and he was left at home, fuming and angry. As his rage grew, he ran out of the house and starting pounding away at the trunk of an apple tree in their back yard, slamming his fists into the tree until the flesh on his fists was ripped and bleeding.

His father finally pulled him away and sent him to his room, where little Ike sobbed into his pillow, feeling like the whole world was against him.

After about an hour, his mother came into his room and quietly sat down in the rocking chair next to his bed. She rocked without saying anything for some time, and then she began to talk to young Dwight, telling him she was concerned about his anger. She said he could learn to control his temper or his temper would control him. She encouraged him that gaining self-mastery would open doors of opportunity for him that anger never would.

And then Dwight’s mom gave him a piece of wisdom that would guide his life from that moment forward. “He that conquereth his own soul is greater than he who taketh a city,” she told her son, paraphrasing Proverbs 16:32 (“It is better to be slow-tempered than famous; it is better to have self-control than to control an army.”)

“Hating was a futile sort of thing,” she said, “because hating anyone or anything meant that there was little to be gained. The person who had incurred my displeasure probably didn’t care, possibly didn’t even know, and the only person injured was myself.”

As little Dwight’s mother applied salve and bandages to his wounded hands, she gently pointed out that his uncontrolled anger had changed nothing, and only caused damage and injury to himself.

Dwight calmed down and fell asleep.

When he was 76 years old, in writing his autobiography, Eisenhower reflected: “I have always looked back on that conversation as one of the most valuable moments of my life.”

The next time you find yourself in the middle of an angry outburst, or seething at an unfair event, or ready to give somebody a piece of your mind, just ask yourself: Is this actually making me feel better? Is this actually going to change any of the circumstances I wish were gone? Is this really the life I want?

Philosophers tell us that every time you get angry, a little life leaves your body. A medical study has shown the most common factor for susceptibility to illness is our level of internal stress.

Circumstances may not be to our liking. You may lose your job or experience a business failing through no fault of your own. You know the politicians are making stupid decisions and things are happening around you that are just not fair. History is being shaped by forces beyond your control. But your mind and your spirit – those are yours. You must protect those.

Try to remember little Ike when you find yourself getting mad. Anger is not impressive or tough – it’s a mistake. It might even be a trap someone has set for you to walk into.

“One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right if the head is totally wrong. Only through the bringing together of head and heart, intelligence and goodness, shall man rise to a fulfillment of his true nature.”

– Martin Luther King Jr

The Black Lives Matter Movement is the Enemy of African Americans



TACOMA, WA — June 20, 2020 — The first thing that I have to say is that I am an African American man living in the Minneapolis area. I have to state this now; otherwise, I would probably be called a racist.

Most people think that Black Lives Matter is a grass-roots, black created, black run organization dedicated to fighting racism. It most certainly is not. The Black Lives Matter movement is the creation of a group of a few very wealthy individuals, non-profit corporations, and the corporate media (incidentally, 90% of the U.S. media is controlled by only six corporations)


On the official Black Lives Matter website, BlackLivesMatter.com https://blacklivesmatter.com/ it states that Black Lives Matter is a global network foundation that is active in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. A global network!

Who funds Black Lives Matter? It’s funded by billionaires George Soros (Open Society Foundation), Rob McKay (Taco Bell heir), the Ford Foundation, the Borealis Philanthropy, the Democracy Alliance, and many others. Not exactly what I would call a black run grass-roots organization. If these facts alone don’t cause you to rethink the whole Black Lives Matter thing, then you just aren’t paying attention. (Check out the links below)



Black Lives Matter began in 2013 when the media suddenly started focusing a tremendous amount of attention on what they portrayed as the rise of unjustified, racially motivated killings of African American men by white police officers. That’s the way that the media portrayed it, but the facts say otherwise.

Are police shootings of African American men on the rise? No, they are not. In fact, they are on the decline. According to the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Report, the rate of police killings of African Americans has fallen by 70% over the last 40-50 years. http://www.cjcj.org/news/8113

Are white racist police the biggest murderers of African Americans? No, far from it. The Black Lives Matter/media cabal is demonizing the police and portraying them as our number one foe, – the enemy, but the facts once again say otherwise.

According to the FBI Uniform Crime Report, 2,925 African Americans were murdered in 2018. 89% of them (2,600) were murdered by other African Americans.

https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2018/crime-in-the-u.s.-2018/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-6.xls. That same year 209 African Americans (7%) were killed by the police (justified or otherwise).

So let’s do the math here. 2,600 African Americans killed by other African Americans and 209 killed by the police (justified or otherwise). So who is killing African Americans? Other African Americans. But who does the media put all of their focus on? The “white racist” police.

So here is the big question, seeing that these are the clear facts why is the media twisting the truth? Why are they pushing the false narrative that racism is rampant, (didn’t we just have an African American president for eight years)? Why are they spreading this lie that racially motivated police shootings are up? Why are they spreading this lie worldwide causing racial divisions, protest, rioting, looting, burning, destruction, and death? This global cabal has a secret agenda and African Americans are just being used as pawns in their worldwide game.

This media produced a false narrative that reached its pinnacle with the death of George Floyd. The media has practically deified him. He’s in nationwide TV commercials, online ads, public service announcements, he’s on billboards (we are talking millions of dollars in advertising. Who’s paying for this?). His image is graffitied on buildings, businesses and walls from coast to coast, he’s on national magazine covers, and this list goes on and on. Hundreds attended his memorial service and funeral which included Al Sharpton (surprise!), The Governor of Minnesota, the mayor of Minneapolis, and many big name celebrities.

So who is this George Floyd? Is he some great civil rights leader like Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela? No, – he was a violent career criminal with a long criminal record.

George Floyd was released from prison in Houston Texas in 2014 following an arrest for aggravated robbery. He had been in jail at least five other times. His arrest record included theft, drug possession, and criminal trespass. He was also the leader of a home invasion ring. They entered a woman’s home and Floyd threatened to kill her by pointing a gun at her stomach while they ransacked the place looking for drugs and money. (Check out the link to his criminal record)


Nice guy huh. And this is the one that the Black Lives Matter/media cabal is using as their international poster boy. A violent career criminal. Well, at least you can’t say that they don’t have a sense of humor.

On May 20th, 2020 Floyd was arrested again for trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at a Minneapolis grocery store. This was the event that supposedly set off this insane worldwide media storm. As we know, Floyd died while in police custody, and the four officers involved were all immediately fired and charged with murder and aiding and abetting murder. This was done before any investigation has been done, and before the cause of death was even established.

The main officer involved, Derrick Chauvin was immediately tried, convicted, and hung. Not by a jury, but by the media. The media has so thoroughly convicted him that it is considered blasphemy of the highest order to even hint that he should be considered, “innocent until proven guilty”. The media has proclaimed it murder. Case closed!

Well once again I hate to spoil the show by introducing more facts into this media circus of lies, but here it goes.

According to the official Hennepin County Medical Examiner (not the private “examiner” paid for by the Floyd family legal team), George Floyd did not die from traumatic asphyxia or strangulation. The report stated that he died from a heart attack and the heart attack as a result of several factors. He had the narcotic Fentanyl in his system (which is 50 times more potent than heroin and the same drug that killed Prince), and he also had methamphetamines in his system. He also suffered from severe arteriosclerotic heart disease and hypertension. All of that combined with his struggle with the police as they tried to subdue him is what caused him to go into cardiopulmonary arrest. Not just the fact that officer Chauvin had his knee on his neck. George Floyd received emergency medical care in the field, but he could not be resuscitated. Does that sound like murder to you? Read the report for yourself.


Also the knee on the neck (neck restraint) maneuver was not something that the Minneapolis police reserved for use only on black people. They have used it over 200 times since 2015 on anyone they needed to subdue of all colors, white, black, brown, or whatever, and no one has ever died from it. So why are the Black Lives Matter Network/media cabal screaming at the top of their lungs that this was racism? A racially motivated murder!

The Black Lives Matter Network/media cabal is not what it makes itself out to be. It is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. They pretend to be the liberal friends of African Americans, but in reality, they are their mortal enemies. The policies that they so aggressively push cause nothing but more damage to the African American community.

Under the guise of eliminating racism, they push a policy to “Defund the Police”. This is right on the front of the Black Lives Matter website.

Under the guise of eliminating racism, they push a policy that they call, “Stop The Mass Incarcerations”. This is a policy that promotes the release of prison inmates before their time is up and putting them back on the street.

Under the guise of eliminating racism, they push for the decriminalization of drug offenses, and the immediate pardon of all drug offenses with reparations paid to those convicted of drug offenses.

To sum this up. In the African American community where there are the highest crime rate and the biggest problems with drug abuse, they push to release the inmates from prison and put them back on the streets, let drug use and drug dealing run wild, and then take away the police. What do you think the outcome of these policies will produce? More crime and drug abuse in the African American community. High crime and drug areas minus police equal hell, – easy math. Policies that promote more crime and drug abuse in the black community are what I call anti-black policies. These guys make the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) look like angels by comparison.

The  “liberal” media cabal (news, TV, movies, music, publications) who now are pretending to care so much about racism and black people have for decades pushed ideas that are very damaging to the African American community. They have promoted criminal sensibilities, thug life, promiscuity, and immorality to the African American community by way of their promotion of the worst aspects of rap/hip-hop culture. They’ve been actively promoting the very things that feed our problems. Like feeding poison to a sick man.

Here is a very timely quote from Malcolm X: “The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that have perpetuated problems that Negros have. If the Negro wasn’t taken, tricked or deceived by the white liberal, then Negros would get together and solve our own problems.”

What we are seeing happening in the world right now under the guise of “eliminating racism”, – the destabilization of society, the protest, rioting, looting, burning, and killing are not spontaneous grass-roots events. It’s all thoroughly coordinated by those at the top of the Black Lives Matter / medial cabal. They are indeed the enemy of African Americans, but they are actually the enemy of us all. African Americans are just being used as cannon fodder in their game of global domination.



Leslie Taha is an African American writer, author, artist, and former guest columnist for the Tacoma Tribune.  He is the author of the book, “The Architects of Rap” and he runs the website, “NewAfricaRadio.com”. Direct email to Les Taha:  lestaha@gmail.com