Sunday, April 4, 2021

How America crucified “filabustin”

By Eric Stradford, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired

As Delta, Coca Cola and CEOs from more than 100 brands blast Georgia's 'unacceptable' voting law –, activists, including elected officials are knocking on statehouse doors.  Georgia State Representative Park Cannon was arrested after she attempted to knock on the door of Gov. Brian Kemp's office during his remarks after signing into law a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections. Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

AMWS, April 5, 2021, Muscogee – The United States Congress returns from Easter break this week to face new mercies.

Fifty days out from a credible threat to business as usual, the Biden administration is digging in on HEALING THE SOUL OF AMERICA.  Over the last three days, voter suppression tactics in the state once known as Georgia, rattled economic leaders to a point of “Destroying the temple, and raising it up three days later.” 

Well Georgia, yesterday was day three--Fifty days out from a predictable transformation for #WeThePeople.  Over the weekend, voter suppression tactics enraged believers to new levels of intolerance.  A shot heard across “the nation”, echoed by media reports, signals a credible threat to America’s economic security. Obstructionists have proposed 250 copycat bills across 43 states.

RESSURECTION DAY AMERICA. Yesterday’s #GoodNews reports the beginning of a new era for “one nation under God.”  The contract that crowned “thy good with bother hood from sea to shining sea” is up for renegotiation.”  Judgement day for bad blood hinges on the faith and good works of 2.4 billion believers around the world.

The multi-trillion dollar appetite for spending other people’s money is the first of many procedures planned for #HealingAmerica.  On RESURRECTION SUNDAY, #WeThePeople moved to end #filabustin by decreeing and declaring it not a law and not a real word in the new lexicon for governing.  It has no meaning to Generation Alpha and, therefore, no redeemable value in “one nation under God.”


In the real world, words mattered.  Bad words got your mouth washed out.  “My grandmother washed dirty clothes, and, sometimes bad words from children’s mouths, with nasty soap,” recalled Stephanie A. Walker Stradford.  The key ingredient to the Fels Naptha soap brand was a flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixture.  Naphtha made the soap effective for cleaning laundry and removing the allergen urushiol in poison ivy. But it was removed from the soap as a cancer risk. 

While waiting for the cure from COVID-19, Generation Alpha has been learning about hand washing and reparations.  Purex, a popular brand for hand sanitizer was never intended for human consumption, even though a former president suggested such an approach.  Economically, in 1964, Fels-Naptha, the Philadelphia manufacturer for the brown soap, was sold to Purex Corporation for $5 million.   In 1985, the Greyhound Corporation acquired the consumer products business of Purex (which included Fels-Naptha) and combined it with Greyhound's Armour-Dial division, forming The Dial Corporation.  In December 2003, Dial was sold to Henkel for $2.9 billion.

Over the last 100 years, as money moved from one brand to another, injustices such as the Black Wall Street riot have stood unresolved, unforgotten, unforgiven and unrepaired.  But the violent race war of May 31 and June 1, 1921, was not unprecedented in American history.  

It happened when obstructionists legislated Jim Crow laws, denying fellow believers the right to vote.  It happened when insurrectionists spilled blood on civil war battlefields.  It happened, it happened, and God still shed His grace on thee. 

Under authority of #ManifestDestiny, the vote for 100 current U.S. Senators may need to be suppressed.  This new suppression rule might require a simple majority. It would challenge the rights of U.S. Senators from the state of Oklahoma to vote.  Last year, the United States Supreme Court ruled in McGirt v Oklahoma that the United States should keep its promise to the sovereign Muscogee (Creek) Nation.  Perhaps as a compromise, one of two Oklahoma senate seats might move to the District of Columbia.

The Supreme Court’s next move might be to retroactively rule Public Law 21-148 unconstitutional.  In 1790, U.S. Secretary of War Henry Knox, in the administration of President George Washington, brokered The Treaty of New York between leaders of the “Creek” people.  Knox had once owned and operated a bookstore in Boston, Massachusetts.  But he exhibited no evidence of literacy on the sovereign Muscogee Nation in brokering the deal for Georgia, Alabama and Oklahoma.

A course in Muscogee culture might have altered the course of American history.  Reality about what happened and when may offer future leaders a second chance to get things right.  If the COVID-19 taught anybody anything, it might be “patient investing.”