ICHEOKU: TRUMP'S HAITIAN IMMIGRANTS & AIDS: THE UNENDING "BLACKS ARE BAD" NARRATIVE.

GUNS DON'T KILL, PEOPLE DO.

A man armed with a bow and arrows killed five people on Wednesday near the Norwegian capital of Oslo. ICHEOKU says a mass killing using a bow and arrows; are we going to also ban them too since they are now used to carry out mass killing? People are just crazy. May their souls now rest. It is sad.

WHAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE.

There should be no space between what you want to see happen and what you are willing to do to make it happen. - Blacklist, Netflix movie.

LYING LAI: WHEN HIS LIPS MOVE, HE LIES.

“We are not saying don’t criticise the government, you are at liberty to do so. However, stop de-marketing Nigeria. Stop setting one ethnic group or religion against the other and have the courage to be honest and forthright.” - Lai Mohammed.

FLOOD CAUSE PROBLEMS.

"Money has brought me nothing but grief. It has destroyed my life. I have had six years of this. I don't believe in religion, but if there is a hell, I have been in it. It has been that bad. There is no point having £27 million and being lonely. That can't make me happy." - Margaret Loughrey, 56 year old Irish lottery winner who won £27 million ($37 million) and committed suicide.

DEONTAY WILDER ON HIS LOSS TO TYSON FURY.

“I did my best, but it wasn’t good enough. I’m not sure what happened. I know that in training he did certain things, and I also knew that he didn’t come in at 277 to be a ballet dancer. He came to lean on me, try to rough me up and he succeeded.” - Deontay Wilder.

HE DIDN'T GET ELECTED.

"Hillary conceded. I never conceded." - President Donald John Trump.

CHIWETALU AGU LEADING THE WAY.

BIAFRANS LIVES MATTER IS THE NEW BLM.

ABORTION HAS OPTIONS.

#EndTheKillings.

ABORTION IS MURDER SAYS THE POPE.

Abortion is murder. Those who carry out abortions kill. At the third week after conception, often even before the mother is aware of being pregnant, all the organs are already starting to develop. It is a human life. Period. And this human life has to be respected. It is very clear. Scientifically, it is a human life. - Pope Francis

WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE?

"The things really important in life have very high price: rebellion, liberty and ideals." - Berlin, Money Heist, a Netflix movie.

A MARINE WHO RISKED IT ALL.

“What you believe in can only be defined by what you’re willing to risk for it." - Stuart Scheller.

VOIGT PAID ERIN'S MOTHER'S DEBT.

Never get in bed with a woman whose problems are worse than yours. - Chicago PD.

PROBLEM SOLVED.

'The best way to keep peace is to be ready to destroy evil. If you Pearl Harbor me, I Nagasaki you.' - Ted Nugent.

OUR SHARED HUMANITY.

Empathy is at the heart of who we are as human beings. - Cardinal Matthew Kukah.

WORDS ON THE MARBLE.

"Birth is agony. Life is hard. Death is cruel." - Japanese pithy.

REPENT OR PERISH IN HELL - POPE.

Homosexuality is a sin. It is not ordained by God, therefore same sex marriage cannot be blessed by the church - Pope Francis.

OBAMA DISSES PETE.

"Pete Buttigieg is "gay and short" - Barack Obama.


CANCEL CULTURE IS CORROSIVE.


ICHEOKU says after Dr Seuss what next will they cancel, the Bible?

WORDS ON THE MARBLE.

"You keep the peace when there is a peace to keep. When you face Islamist jihadists and terrorists there is no peace to keep, so you have to fight them.” - Macky Sall, President of Senegal.

FOR SAKE OF COUNTRY: JUST RE-STRATEGIZING.


MAGA LIVES ON: NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER!

TWITTER IS BORING WITHOUT HIS TWEETS. #RestorePresidentTrump'sTwitterHandle.


Courage is not common - Rudy Giuliani


WORD.

"If you cannot speak the truth when it matters, then nothing else you says matters.” - Tucker Carlson.

#MeToo MOVEMENT: A BAD NEWS GONE CRAZY.

"To all the women who testified, we may have different truth, but I have a great remorse for all of you. I have great remorse for all of the men and women going through this crisis right now in our country. You know, the movement started basically with me, and I think what happened, you know, I was the first example, and now there are thousands of men who are being accused and a regeneration of things that I think none of us understood. I’m not going to say these aren’t great people. I had wonderful times with these people. I’m just genuinely confused. Men are confused about this issue. We are going through this #MeToo movement crisis right now in this country." - Harvey Weinstein.


RON DELLUMS: UNAPOLOGETICALLY RADICAL.

"If it’s radical to oppose the insanity and cruelty of the Vietnam War, if it’s radical to oppose racism and sexism and all other forms of oppression, if it’s radical to want to alleviate poverty, hunger, disease, homelessness, and other forms of human misery, then I’m proud to be called a radical.” - Ron Vernie Dellums.


WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE - STEVE JOBS

“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

EVIL CANNOT BE TRULY DESTROYED.

"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)


ONLY THE POOR WISH THEY HAD STUFF?

“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.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

TRUMP'S HAITIAN IMMIGRANTS & AIDS: THE UNENDING "BLACKS ARE BAD" NARRATIVE.

ICHEOKU says President Joe Biden's immigration officials set mounted horses against them at Del Rio and deported thousands of them back to Port-Au-Prince as soon as they were pocked up, despite the dire situation in Haiti. It did not matter to the administration that amongst those helpless Haitian immigrants were thousands of women and children. It did not matter to the administration that Haitian president was assassinated a few months ago on July 7th, 2021 and that the country is rudderless and adrift on the sea of hopelessness and despondency. It did not matter to the administration that thugs and gangsters are running amok in Haiti, making life unbearable and that security situation is deplorably bad. 

Then add the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2021 which turned Haiti upside down on its head and reeling in abject depravation and degrading poverty. But none of these were sufficient to persuade the President Joe Biden's administration to show mercy on these unfortunate Haitians who successfully made it to America through the Del Rio entry point to grant all of them at least a temporary stay in America. Instead, the administration deported thousands of them back to the same Haiti which they fled several years ago, where they are now more despondent than they ever were when they left as their country that has changed drastically for the worse. 

Now, as if those Haitians immigrants have not had enough punching on the nose already, here comes former President Donald John Trump disparaging them further, stating that majority of them probably have Aids. In his own words while on a telephone interview with FoxNews Sean Hannity, the former president said, of Del Rio's Haitian immigrants: "Haiti has a tremendous AIDS problem. AIDS is a step beyond, AIDS is a real bad problem. So hundreds of thousands of people are coming into our country. And if you look at the stats, and if you look at the numbers, take a look at what's happening in Haiti. A tremendous problem with AIDS." An insinuation that those Haitian immigrants are infected and carrying AIDS.

What a balderdash for the former president singling out Haitian immigrants in this particularly disparaging manner as if Haitians are the only immigrants that ever came to America with some infections or even probably carrying the HIV/AIDS disease. Why the attack on Haitians with such insinuation, afterall Rock Hudson was the first face of AIDS in the world and he is an American, but nobody ever disparaged America or tried to publicly shame America for the scourge that eventually killed the Hollywood rich and famous Hudson. America also had HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s but no country in the world ever isolated American citizens or shamed Americans for producing Rock Hudson in this manner, calling them out as AIDS carriers. So, why Haitians?

But a former president who is either oblivious of the damage or who does not care about his image and how he is perceived among black community in America as an acute racist, continues to give his detractors more ammunition for their continuous firing off of their racist accusations and attacks against the former president. Why is he still digging more inside a hole of racism when he is already in, instead of guarding his utterances more carefully and being more circumspect about what he says that could be (mis)interpreted as further evidence of what they already accuse him of. President Trump should make effort at building bridges with blacks everywhere, including Haiti, in order to help him burnish his image and make it more amiable to black people.

It does not even matter assuming what the former president said is true, such a public figure should be more careful not to utter such divisive and derogatory statements capable of stigmatizing a particular people. We are not allowed to call Islamist terrorists Muslim islamists terrorists because it would stain Muslims all over the world; so why is it then ok to stain all Haitians and by extension, every black people, by painting Haitian immigrants as AIDS carriers. The United States of America at 2.40% even have more people living with HIV/AIDS according to the World Index on HIV/AIDS than Haiti with 2.10%, so why the singling out as if Haitians are the incubators of the disease.

It only goes to show the former president's aversion to all things black; and further propagate the typical stereotyping that paints everything Africa and black as bad and negative. With regard to Haitian immigrants, the former president does not have any proof of the "stats" he quoted and  could not possibly validate his claim, yet he said it, regardless. Whether it was Trump being Trump or to be provocative on the issue of immigration and make a point that President Joe Biden has failed with his immigration policy, what he said only festers the fear of Haitian immigrants by Americans. It is also indisputable that there are more homosexual gay men in America than Haiti and if the typical stereotyping that the dreadful disease is a gay disease, why then is Haiti being singled out in this manner. 

Hopefully, the former president will realize the gravity of what he said soon enough to disclaim or deny it; and apologize for it, except that he does not usually apologize, before it costs him more black supporters and many Haitians live in Florida and throughout the East Coast. Haitian immigrants should not be demeaned in this manner and portrayed as "poster-child" for AIDS. They are immigrants looking for a better life in America just like other immigrants from other parts of the world who throng into America in search of their American dream, not knowing that many of such adventurers before them found nightmares instead; and decided to sleep on rather than wake up to a dream that did not come true. Our homeless and prison population attest to this fact that not all American dreamers lived their dreams but that should never stop anyone from trying their luck whenever the opportunity avails itself. So, no, the former president is wrong as Haitian immigrants are not AIDS infested.

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