"My word is my bond. I ride for the brand. Once I am committed, I am in it for the long haul." - Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State on loyalty.

ICHEOKU says a personification of candor and honor. Nice.


"There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is also no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election." - Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General of the United States of America.

ICHEOKU says this determination, for every intent and purpose, now lays to rest the "Collusion with the Russians" hogwash; as nobody can be guilty of an offense which requires awareness to ground when he or she is not aware of it. Collusion is a conspiracy and requires a proactive participation coupled with a guilty knowledge to bring about the purpose of the conspiracy. Therefore, when will the Special Counsel address the nation and tell Americans that there is no there, there, in the Russian Collusion investigation and save America further bleeding both in resources, time and unity. Enough of the sore loser antics of the Democratic Party which does not know how to take a loss and learn to work to fix what went wrong, instead of continuously pointing a finger at a mirage that is the Russian Collusion, in its bid to find something to blame for its ineptitude that led to the epochal loss of November 8th, 2016.


ICHEOKU says Uncle Robert Mugabe finaly outlived him; admitted he put up a good fight trying to be president of Zimbabwe but to no avail. He was 65 years old and died of colon cancer. May his soul now rest. Adieu Morgan.



ICHEOKU says South Korea is hosting the world of Winter Olympics 2018. A stellar preparation and spectacular performances so far. Congratulations to the host country and the gathered athletes who are gathered in Pyeongchang South Korea for the event.



ICHEOKU says science and technology are awesome. They make the seemingly impossible, possible. Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster enroute to Mars atmospheric orbit. Congratulations to Elon Musk and his SpaceX and Tesla teams.


ICHEOKU says what did former President Barack Hussein Obama know and when did he know it. America people must demand of their leaders a full disclosure and full accountability in the unfolding FBI released memo scandal. Only by getting to the bottom of the matter will American people regain their confidence in their law enforcement agencies.


"POTUS WANTS TO KNOW EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING." - Lisa Page to boyfriend Peter Strzok, two FBI officials.

ICHEOKU says the POTUS then was President Barack Hussein Obama, who had previously denied and lied to the American people that he does not dabble into any FBI's investigative matter. Really?


Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe admitted that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISA court without the Michael Steele's dossier information. Michael Steele was engaged by Hillary Clinton's campaign and Fusion GPS to obtain dirt information on then candidate Donald John Trump which subsequently produced the infamous Steele's dossier. This is the but-for test: but for the dossier alleging collusion, there would not have been a Mueller's Russian investigation.

Michael Steele admitted to then Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr that he was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not, being president. Bruce Ohr's wife was also then employed by the same Fusion GPS which hired Michael Steele to help it with digging up dirt on Trump. But Bruce Ohr kept this critical bias information and the fact that his own wife was also employed in the illicit dirty job activities by the same Fusion GPS out of the Justice department application to the FISA court to obtain a surveillance warrant that led up to the Russian probe. The dossier was a bogus hatchet job manufactured to just smear and nail Trump.

ICHEOKU says the web of conspiracy could not be any clearer: first you have a desperate Michael Steele who is out to stop the election of Donald Trump at all cost and by all and every means necessary. Then you have interest of financial gains through employment, which probably persuaded the hiding of the vital information from the FISA court. The information could have negated the issuance of the warrant and without which the court might have otherwise declined its issuance. Yet somebody is saying what; that the Russian Investigation is not a big ruse or as the president would say a political WITCH hunt.



"Americans fill the world with art and music. They push the bounds of science and discovery. And they forever remind us of what we should never ever forget: The people dreamed this country. The people built this country. And it's the people who are making America great again. As long as we are proud of who we are, and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve. As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will not fail. Our families will thrive. Our people will prosper. And our Nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free." - President Donald John Trump.


"I believe in America. As President of the United States, I will always put America First. Just like the leaders of other countries should put their respective countries first. But America First does not mean America alone. So together, let us resolve to use our power, our resources, and our voices, not just for ourselves, but for our people—to lift their burdens, to raise their hopes, and to empower their dreams. To protect their families, their communities, their histories, and their futures. A nation’s greatness is more than the sum of its production – a nation’s greatness is the sum of its citizens: The values, pride, love, devotion and character of the people who call that nation home." - President Donald John Trump, Davos 2018.



ICHEOKU says President Donald John Trump, the man who saw tomorrow, has a new ally. Pope Francis has finally seen the light on what the president has been talking about for nearly two years now. The Holy See has now come to appreciate what PDJT went through in the hands of purveyors of Fake News, which unfortunately is continuing till today. The pope called them evil and compared them to the Biblical garden of Eden's serpent, which fed Eve with Fake News about what will happen if she and Adam ate of the forbidden fruit. ICHEOKU commends the pope for finally turning around the corner. Well done papa for calling out the likes of CNN and co. Bravo.


ICHEOKU says congratulations to President Donald John Trump for successfully steering America's ship of States for a full year. What the naysayers said will not happen is a reality which they are finding extremely difficult to live with. But their preferences notwithstanding, Make America Great Again is on course and nobody will torpedo it. Once again, congratulations to the leader of Team MAGA on the anniversary of his being sworn in as the 45th POTUS.



ICHEOKU says he submitted himself to the Walter Reed National hospital for a three and half hours medical examination which included his requested, but not required, mental acuity test. The president passed excellently well and aced his IQ test 30/30. ICHEOKU says yet another nail on the coffin of the fake book Fire and Fury hatchet job which had claimed unfounded story about the president's mental health. But will the possessed far left media hordes now take their chill pill and let the president be? Your guess is as good as ICHEOKU's. ICHEOKU says congratulations President Donald John Trump for once again shaming your traducers. It is now all the way live to 2020 and a second term assured victory.


ICHEOKU says following an examination of so many nominated individuals, we have determined that this year 2017's man of the year is President Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. He came into office shooting on both hips and as the year draws to an end, his both guns are still firing and smoking. For standing up to the world and starring down American detractors and being the cheerleader and champion in chief of America, the leader of Team Make America Great Again has earned ICHEOKU's man of the year award 2017. Congratulations to President Donald John Trump.


ICHEOKU says a wisdom of Solomon come to judgment; it is about time the child is given to the rightful mother. Salute to the courage of President Donald John Trump.


ICHEOKU says they look nice together and hopefully the crazy media and their paparazzi hordes will let them be and not force them into a life of misery or accidentally run them off the cliff. Lady Di's tragic experience is still painfully fresh till this day and no one, not ICHEOKU, wants to relive or experience such awfulness again, NEVER again. May God protect and bless the duo as they take their baby steps into the journey of of so many unknown absurdities called marriage. All the best Harry and Meghan.


"Together with our allies, America's warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities. No one — no dictator, no regime and no nation — should underestimate, ever, American resolve."



ICHEOKU says Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton was caught pants down colluding with the Russians and she has been trying so hard to pull the wool over the eyes of American people over whodunnit. What a lying, contriving, manipulative woman who lies so easily that you wonder whether truth actually exists in her lexicon. Pitiful.



ICHEOKU says finally the circle is about being completed and American people and the world at large will come to know who in fact did the collusion. Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Congress paid Fusion GPS to produce the fake Russian dossier which former CIA chief James Clapper said was the basis for the Trump investigation. Yet, the investigation is still ongoing, despite the now established fact that the basis of it was a manufactured phony. But hey, we shall see.

ICHEOKU says still wondering WHAT HAPPENED and the reason 33,000 emails were deleted and bleach washed? Hopefully American people will soon confirm their suspicion that those shouting themselves hoax with Russian Collusion might indeed be the ones who actually colluded with the Russians. So much for the Russian Reset button. Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton, simply too crooked.



ICHEOKU says another lucky one that survived the abortionist's pincers from the over 360,000 unlucky ones that get flushed out each year. May God help us all have a better resolution about unwanted pregnancies.


ICHEOKU says from being disrespectful to the flag to being unappreciative of the services of the military to overall being anti America; NFL players must learn to check their political activism outside the stadiums. They must not kneel on our dime. ICHEOKU supports the president 1000% on this and hereby calls on every player to respect the sensibilities of the many differently opined fans who paid to watch a game and not to be made mad by their personal political agenda.


“The United States Government is strongly committed to Nigeria’s unity. Important political and economic issues affecting the Nigerian people, such as the allocation of resources, are worthwhile topics for respectful debate in a democracy. Within the context of unity, we encourage all Nigerians to support a de-escalation of tensions and peaceful resolution of grievances. The Indigenous People of Biafra is not a terrorist organization under US law.” - Russell Brooks, United States of America.


"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about; that’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do." - PDJT



ICHEOKU says the Red Cross does one heck of a good job going to the assistance of the needy; so in these times of great need, occasioned by so many hurricanes, flooding and earthquake, show that you really care, donate to help the victims rebuild their wrecked lives. Remember that the Almighty rewards a cheerful giver.



"When you lose to somebody who has a 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself. So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that." - Senator Charles Schumer, Senior Senator from the State of New York and Democratic Minority Leader in the Senate. ICHEOKU says the statement spoke volume and it spoke for itself. Finally it seems the Democrats have finally turned the corner and are now ready to face up to their abysmal performance in the last presidential election by acknowledging that the American people indeed choose Trump over their Hillary Clinton. Thankfully, they will also now rest their "Russians Did It" cockamamie and find a message they can present to the people and for the good of the country.. Time to move the process forward is now as American people did not buy into the crap of a Russian collusion which they tried unsuccessfully to sell to them.


"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. As I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power." - President Donald John Trump. ICHEOKU says the Michelin Tire midget at Pyongyang is definitely courting trouble and messing with the wrong man. He probably thinks Barack Obama the redline president is still in office; but unbeknownst to him there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Donald John Trump and he does not mess around. Hopefully China can rein in the little man before he commits mass suicide with his North Korean people.



ICHEOKU says once again the diminutive midget of Pyongyang has been advised to heed the resolution of the United Nations firm stand against his continuing provocations; and that the total wiping out of his North Korea is now an option should he force the hands of the United States of American military. In a statement by the Defense Secretary Jim Maddog Mattis over its latest nuclear test, the secretary said “Our commitment among the allies are ironclad. Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming. We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as I said, we have many options to do so.” ICHEOKU says does not really know the joker that guy has, but whatever it is will likely very soon be forced out. The world including ICHEOKU is waiting and watching.


ICHEOKU says the time has come and the time is now for the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra to be allowed to choose their self governance and exit from Nigeria going forward.. A referendum on the future of Biafra is a legitimate demand of the people and it is their right to so do. The people of the Nation of Biafra want to go their own way because of the hostilities from other member nations of Nigeria. Let the United Nations order a referendum and let the people decide their own Biafraexit.


"There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it. Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith. Terrorists do not worship God; they worship death. If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen and what will be the end result. Terrorism's devastation of life will continue to spread, peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence, and the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered. If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God." - President Donald John Trump.


ICHEOKU says it is worth fighting for, self determination and it is not a crime for a people to aspire for self governance. Indigenous Peoples of Biafra are marching forward and hopefully they will soon get to the promised land. Viva Biafra.

"When two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury. Though little fire grows great with little wind, yet extreme gusts do blow out fire." - William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew


“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. Memories precipitated by love is the only true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. The most expensive bed in the world is the sick bed. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” - SJ


"The threat of evil is ever present. We can contain it as long as we stay vigilant, but it can never truly be destroyed. - Lorraine Warren (Annabelle, the movie)


“I’m not that interested in material things. As long as I find a good bed that I can sleep in, that’s enough.” - Nicolas Berggruem, the homeless billionaire.

Monday, August 25, 2014


As Ferguson inters their police-killed young black American male, Michael Brown, Icheoku asks is there any possibility whatsoever that at least some good will come out of the tragedy that was his avoidable killing? Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes of Pompeii, can something palliative inure as a result of his death to assuage hurt feelings and light the way forward in American race relations? Michael Brown's killing is not the first nor would it be the last nor the beginning of the end of police shooting to death of unarmed black males in America; but Icheoku's prayer is that it should be a watershed in fixing a broken institution which is unfairly tilted against black people. Although the one noticeable thing about his death is the colossal life it took that pivoted it into a global event that saw major television houses and newspapers and other media worldwide, making it their headline story and for a long time. Now to the gist that was Michael Brown's killing.

It is  becoming increasingly very clear that unless  some speedy and meaningful intervention is taken to stem the tide of disaffection and disillusionment which black people hold against their white counterparts in America, an uprising or even an outright revolution is in the very near future of America? The only question is when will the bottled-up tension rip the seams open and spill over or even explode and engulf the country? The projected outcome does not look good and forebodes of grave danger to the United States of America; as its unintended consequences will make Detroit race riot, Chicago race riot, Martin Luther King riot and even Rodney King riot appear ordinary and like a mock up rehearsal in comparison. This bleak forecast is avoidable and will definitely cost less now to prevent, than it will cost to pursue the bull once it had bolted from the barn. The scenario looks ugly and America the beautiful would rather remain beautiful.

Every black person you talk to or listen to, in every city, in  every county and in every state in America, the story is the same. The feeling is also the same that - 'these white folks are not treating them right and things have to change for peace to reign!' To say that there is palpable tension and mistrust between the two Americans is understating the situation. Any white person in doubt should find him or herself stranded or lost in any black neighborhood and see how the story goes. The same goes to black people who happen not to pace themselves out of "sundown" suburbia neighborhoods, cities and in some cases even states. Admitted that in most cases, while black people will literally take the matter of avenging their 'persecution' on any such stranded white person, in their hands; their white counterparts have the telephone numbers of their hatchet-men police and sheriff officers ready on a speed-dial. In some white neighborhoods, a black person may find himself explaining to the enforcer why you are "loitering and casing a joint for commission of crime" or why you are "racing away from a crime scene" depending on how fast or slow you were found walking in "their neighborhood"? Remember this was the reason Martin Trevon was shot and killed in Florida because he 'strayed" into their neighborhood? Just recently too in Michigan, a black lady who got a flat tire in the middle of the night and walked up to white man's door for help, was shot and killed for being a "nuisance?" 

However, it seems that black American people are gradually getting tired of being treated with levity? They are becoming tired of being ignored and marginalized? They are frustrated that their problems are being given little or no attention whatsoever? They are getting tired of a future that is bleak and which is neither certain nor guaranteed? They are tired of burying their children, some of whom are shot and killed by the police that is meant to protect them? They are tired of being treated as sub-humans when they are even so acknowledged and not totally looked down and looked through as though invisible? They are also tired of hopelessly praying and waiting in vain for the elusive new dawn and are beginning to complain and their complain is getting louder. This gathering of storm is what was rehearsed in Ferguson and the echo is reverberating throughout America as well as the entire world. 

Black Americans are complaining. They are growling in pain but unfortunately, their cries for help are equally falling on the same deaf ears that have refused to listen to their concerns all these past centuries? Like in a chemistry experiment, when you force too much gas into a container, over and above its psi holding strength, it will explode. This appears to be the future assured fate of America where black Americans are nearing their saturation point when they cannot take it any longer and are hissing loudly for some relieve. All the world witnessed in Ferguson Missouri is a continuation of this cry for help, a continuum of the Rodney King's Los Angeles riot as well as Oscar Grant's Oakland riot. These protests are precursors or rather micro-rehearsals of what the great upheaval will look like when it eventually makes a touch down. Icheoku prays it never makes a landfall and that some sensible resolutions of the myriad of problems facing black people of America and in America will take place to preempt and abort it. Black people in America are tired, they are despondent, they are despaired, they are disillusioned and they are nearing a state of hopelessness that their concerns will ever be addressed. Such state of anomie begets desperation and the lack of desire to go on living and its attendant unfathomable consequences. Icheoku says the situation is reaching a crisis point and may God forbid a total meltdown.

Any rational observer knows that all is not well in America between blacks and white communities; a result of years of perceived and discernible continuing oppression of the black minority by their oppressive white "majority?" In practically every sphere of life, be it employment, good-education, life-opportunities, economic empowerment, choice-neighborhoods, other privileges, law enforcements as well as in other social climbing-ladder structures, everywhere you turn there is a roadblock mounted against you if you are a black person in America. 

In America, the white people and other light skinned people are far more privileged than their dark skinned counterparts. But the sad part of the situation is that some people choose to pretend that racism does not exist in America or rather would swat the story away as not their problem since according to them, they are not themselves racists? Then you confront them by asking them how many black people do they have in their employ, NONE. How many black people live in their owned apartment or neighborhood, NONE. How many black people attend the same school with their children or how many of their children attend a black school, NONE. How many black people do they have as friends, NONE. How many of them go to a black church or how many black people attend their church, NONE. Ask them how many black people they know and they reel out that OBAMA is black, Micheal Jordan is black and Oprah Winfrey is black, how about that? 

So tell Icheoku what other definition of racism exist short of these situations as described and the story is practically the same among some of them if not most of them. But unfortunately for this type of "selective amnesia(ed) unaware racist" white people, they forgot that revolutions are usually blind. They forgot that revolutions are also irrational to know who did what to provoke or perpetuate the situation, provided they share the same skin color? In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Cicero the poet was mistakenly killed by the mob for being Cicero the conspirator, admitted his killing was later 'justified' because "he wrote bad verses anyway?" Revolutions also could be literally 'deaf and dumb' and often times illogical as was with the French Bastille's, where the mantra was just take them to the lamppost and if you cannot hang him or her fast enough, just chop off their heads; which macabre orgy led to the invention of the guillotine to push forward the process faster. Ditto the Bolshevik revolution and the list goes on ad infinitum.

Icheoku says it is about time the white folks of America started looking inward, to do some serious soul searching introspection and begin addressing the underlying reasons why "black folks of America are angry?" Instead of perpetually being on the edge, concerned for their safety, because of these 'gorillas in their midst' are horn-mad angry,   these white folks should apply their energies proactively in understanding the root causes of this 'anger in black Americans' and try to address them. Icheoku bemoans a situation where these white folks are complaining about the symptom of a disease rather than diagnosing the disease itself and properly treating it and with it will go the symptom. Complaining that a whole race of people are "ANGRY" without caring a hoot to understand why they are ANGRY is rather not solution orientated mindset. How can you kill my child and expect me to love your own child? How can you not give me job and expect me not to help myself with your stuff whenever I can? How can you not let me provide for my child and expect me not to seek ways or other alternative to buy diapers and milk for my own kids? Icheoku strongly believes that there is some elements of human being's survival instinct in black crimes in America.

The other unnerving thing about the situation is that these "angry black people" are embedded with the 'happy white people' and cannot be easily isolated for any "decisive" action to be meted against them, such as a "complete annihilation" or shipment back to Africa, which some of them had canvassed in the past. Also unlike those 'terrorists' Al Queida or ISIL or Boko Haram or Magrebs or Yemeni or Talibans, whom  drones and bombs can take care of in some God forsaken desert countries overseas, these "angry black folks" are here in America and number in several millions and droning them will be extremely very difficult if not impossible? The reason being that there will be millions of white people who will share in the fate as collateral damage and no American wants to entertain such nightmarish thought. Icheoku says a more superior argument and more appropriate line of action would be for the white folks to open a dialogue with these "angry black folks" on why they are "angry", and then do something about it to assuage their anger. 

The growing fear in America which Icheoku shares is that while past generations of these "angry black folks" approached the problem with stoic perseverance and prayers, with occasional outbursts which were easily contained by the brute force and intimidation of the white police, the present crop of 'APP' generation "angry black folks" might decide to approach the problem more differently? They might become more militant and with it world terrorist organizations would have a pool of disaffected and disenchanted "angry black people" to harvest in their trade of terror? Icheoku says may God forbid and forestall such ugly outcome and may God also soften the hearts of these white people to understand that their dreams of happiness are also shared by these "angry black folks." May God also persuade these white people to make necessary and needful accommodations accordingly for these "angry black folks", so that they too may also become happy and partake of the American happiness which is currently almost exclusively enjoyed by their "happy white counterparts".  

This enveloping fear environment has led to the constant strong-arming and quelling with crushing force, of any scintilla of resistance in form of protest by a heavily militarized state security agents. Icheoku says the American police force today is so well or even over-equipped that they can successfully take on so many countries' army.  Afraid of their misdeeds, the white folks are constantly upgrading and arming their police to intimidate and quash with brute force, would be agitators and provocateurs and to protect themselves, their children and their properties from any harm from these "angry black vandals" from the  African jungle? But human short memory makes these policy-wonkers to forget that all revolutions world over were wrought against oppressors with large army and armament. From the most recent North Africa's Orange revolution to Soviet Union 'Perestoika' Revolution led by  Boris Yeltsin to French Bastille revolution to Bolshevik revolution, just name it, all are living proof that sometimes armored tanks and battalions of soldiers and heavily militarized police are not often sufficient to protect the oppressors when the oppressed finally reaches their tipping point. Icheoku says rather than wait for this barrelling-down showdown to take form, it would be better a conversation is started between these two communities, to at least reduce the pervading tension that leads to such result that thrust Ferguson in the front page. White Americans can and should find ways of addressing all or at least some of these recurring complains that seem to lack traction in redressing thus far. 

What happened in Ferguson Missouri and the resultant protest did not just drop from the blues like a bolt of lighting. Majority of people protesting there were probably not protesting simply because a Michael Brown was shot and killed. No, they were protesting their own experiences as black people in America in the hands of the police as well as other areas. They channeled their frustrations through the vent provided by the killing of Michael Brown, who merely provided an outlet for them. Icheoku says the story is the same from coast to coast and from cape to cape. From north to south, east to west, blacks in America are constantly being marginalized, oppressed, denied of opportunities, treated as second class citizens and when they complain, are forcibly shut up. Icheoku makes bold to also state that the young black man in America is increasingly becoming  an  endangered species that somewhat needs some special protection in order to survive and thrive. It also does not matter which part of the country he is in - if the gang does not get him, the drug turf war will; if the prison system does not get him, the police and other law enforcement agents will and so goes the ever fluidly life of a young black American male. A life of perpetual perdition, caught between the rock and the hard place on one side and the devil and deep blue sea on the other simply because he was born with the wrong skin pigmentation. 

The white racist police killed Michael Brown and the whole world is glued to the television coverage, unaware that within the same period, they have also killed many other unarmed young black men in America. They strangled Eric Garner, the "I can't breathe" guy, a black man to death in New York on July 17th and it was captured on video. On August 5th, another black man John Crawford was shot and killed in Ohio. They shot and killed another black man Ezell Ford in Los Angeles California on August 11.  Few months ago another black-man was shot and killed while laying on the pavement face-down and already handcuffed or piggy-tied in Oakland California by another one of these racist white police man. In Florida, their vigilante wing member shot and killed another unarmed black man for straying in their white neighborhood.  On August 20th, in Saint Louis Missouri just four miles from Ferguson, they increased the tally of black men killed by white police by yet adding another trophy to their bag as they killed yet another black man. Just like the days of their 'skin-heading' of American Indians, today, hunting down of black men in America appears to be the newest trend. It is in session and because non of the past killers received adequate justice, it now seems OK to just continue to hunt them down. Their strategy seems to be, just keep depleting their numbers and in that way when they eventually revolt they would be more easier to contain? 

The fact of the matter is that "some" of these white police are very mean and do not care about black people. Imagine pumping six hot leads into an unarmed young black man in the middle of hot summer afternoon in Missouri and the victim was not an apparent danger to the police man? Query, couldn't the police have used other less lethal means to thwart the "danger" since Michael Brown was not armed or obtrusively threatening? Couldn't the police have called for back up since he had time to do this,  afterall the victim was not armed or an immediate flight risk? If worst came to worse and the police man must shoot a black person that day, why didn't he at least shoot to disable him him by firing below the waistline? But no, he shot to kill him, firing targeted shots at his head, eye, arm and upper torso. Worst still, the police did not immediately call for ambulance or summon help for his victim, but left him dying and lay dead on the pavement like a dog and uncovered? 

Initially Icheoku did not want to do this story because the frequency of such senseless killing by police and vigilantes are just overwhelmingly too many that writing about another one would be akin to preaching to the choir. Such killings and the lack of deterrent prosecution of those perpetrators have become somewhat a recurring decimal in America that it is no longer a big deal or seriously news worthy.  But surprisingly though, the Ferguson killing took a life of its own and the world witnessed a little snippet of a long festering and simmering racial animosity in America.  

Icheoku says every black man in America is a Michael Brown; every city in America is Ferguson Missouri and every police department in America is literally policed by the same type of people as the department whose police fired half dozen shots into unarmed Michael Brown. The only difference is in the optics - if it is not headline news, sweep it under the rug; hose off the blood and brain matter and hunt for the next victim?  That is the assured life of the black-man in America, who is always predetermined guilty until either killed or proved innocent; who is imprisoned for decades for a crime that needs to be solved quickly until DNA evidence finally proves him innocent? The story of their travails is know to many, forcing one Dominican Republic retired judge, who fell in love with a white American lady, to say, on why he cannot marry her because she had insisted on their living in America, 'that it is not good to be a black man in America.' To readers who may say how about President Obama? Icheoku responds that he is in power but has no real power and cannot do anything to change the misfortunes of the black man in America. 

Everywhere you go the story is the same - a black man cannot in certain neighborhoods be seen walking fast because he must be hurrying off or is likely trying to escape from a crime he just committed? A black man cannot be seen walking slowly either, because then he must be casing a joint for robbery or to commit a crime? Then you wonder what template exists that stipulates the pace at which a  black-man in America should walk or is allowed or authorized to use in certain neighborhoods? White people hate black people and do not care about them - a case of use and dump, one may say? They captured and enslaved their forebears for their free slave labor and now that they have invented machines to do those slave jobs, they no longer have a need for their brute sinew; they are now more of a nuisance that must either be got rid of or contained? Their line of attack is three pronged - first make their families dysfunctional by not giving them jobs and force them to steal and then lock them up in prison. Second - on the slightest provocation just shoot and kill them and just end it there and thirdly, confine them in camps called Hoods and let them get so frustrated that they take it out on each other? Either way their objective is being met - reduction of black population in America, where 1 in every 5 black man is locked up behind bars and where a mere 30% of the population now make up more than 75% of American prison population of over 3 million? Needless to add that majority of black children are being raised by single mothers or grandmothers or aunties and have no clue who their father is, either he is homeless crack-head or dead or slowly dying in prison locked up for life.  

Icheoku asks is there anyone out there who still needs proof why black American males are angry and then ask yourselves, who wouldn't be, faced with similar circumstances? One final note, Icheoku concurs that what unfolded in Ferguson is not the end, nor is it the beginning of the end but the end of the beginning, as America and the world await the final episode of the undeclared but ongoing war between black and white Americans. God save America and thereafter bless those that see reason to address the searing problem that is racism in America. Imagine a police force for a predominately 63% black Ferguson community is 97% white, with only 3 black members? This is a reflection of practically every establishment in America and someone please tell Icheoku this is just and not racism and that there can be peace without justice. 

Anyway, today the black community in Ferguson Missouri buried one of their police-killed dead, Michael Brown. It was not really a news that a white police man killed another unarmed young black man in America as such has become almost a routine-occurrence in the United States of America. Icheoku says what will indeed be newsworthy is if by Michael Brown's killing, the much desired change in race relationship in America sees the light of the day. Icheoku says also if by Michael Brown's death, white police stop killing black people and finally if his death brings about a c-change in black people of America, compelling them to unite for a common purpose and against their common foe. Were these or any of them at least to happen, then Michael Brown's death would not have been in vain. It would have been meritorious and productive in a case of some good coming out of a tragedy. But if peradventure, when the outpouring of grief ends and the situation defaults to the status quo ante, including black people committing unspeakable crimes against each other, then his death would just become another statistics of a young black-man shot and killed by white police in America. Adieu Michael Brown!  

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