by Cinque Brown
The saturation of news concerning President Bill Clinton's sex life is way out of control and irresponsible. I'll be the first to admit that the jokes on the subject are funny and clever. I overheard one old lady on the elevator ask "why did Clinton stop playing the Saxophone?" the younger woman whispered "I don't know, why?" and the older woman said "because he wanted to try the HoeMonica!" I did laugh (as did others who were present).
The reports of Clinton's infidelity have reached overseas and even his detractors have to marvel at the American press corps' irresponsible reporting regarding this story. "The actions his opponents are carrying out against him seem to me to be really dirty,'' added Cuban President, Fidel Castro, 71. Some people close to the White House took those remarks as a political gesture from Castro and "in turn" offered medical aid to needy Cubans, while maintaining the United States economic embargo on the island. Castro showed his comments were earnest and responded to the offers with this statement "Cuba is not begging, Cuba is not asking for humanitarian aid, Cuba is asking for the end of the blockade."
No matter what your opinion is of Bill Clinton, can we agree "that if he is guilty of adultery that is Hillary's problem?" This is not front page news, especially for two weeks and counting. Everybody who is anybody in this sex, lies and audiotape ordeal will either be more popular or financially better off after this is all over. Especially those from the Monica Lewinsky team. This whole thing is like a "tabloid movie" and it will probably end like a movie. Yeah , you know the movie where the Black guy always gets killed first. I say that because if the White House has to suffer a casualty (the other side can have no losers), its gonna be Vernon Jordan. If there is any question of who lied, Jordan will "step up" to "step down" in the end.
According to Wesley Hagood, author of "Presidential Sex, from the Founding Fathers to Bill Clinton," throughout our nation's history selected Presidents were involved in extra-marital affairs and other sexual scandals. They are not new phenomena." He then goes on to say that "once, when he overheard an account of Kennedy's affairs, Lyndon B.Johnson, became irritated at the prospect of being overwhelmed by his predecessor's sexual legacy as well as his political one, thumped the table and shouted: "I had more women by accident than Kennedy had on purpose." The latter is very far from the truth says Hagood, hinting at Johnson's secret life style. One President was rescued from infidelity by default. Dwight Eisenhower, whose two-year affair with Kay Sumersby was never consummated because he was impotent.
Iraq is on the verge of being bombed into submission again. Last time this was news for virtually 24 hours a day. Now it is a footnote in the sports section. Millions of human beings died as the result of coalition bombing in 1990. Supporters of these bullish attacks cite Sadamm Hussein as a madman, who must be stopped . Yet the bombing won't kill Hussein but instead elderly women and children will die as a result of this seemingly inevitable U.S. led attack. However, in America this is not news until we are told it is news.
I always fear that while the nation is focused on the tabloid driven sensationalized news, the Congress and Senate are approving some subtle news legislation or "bill" which will set democracy and humanity back about 20 years. By the time the Clinton- Lewinsky ordeal dies down, the "hypothetical bill" I described would already be a Law affecting us all. I feel a tactic like this is the norm not the exception. There is so much data that is public but seemingly crowded in mystery, secrecy, and bureaucratic propaganda. This brings me to the focal point of my discussion. Did you know or ever wonder about the following?
1) If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
2) Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later. Hancock was first to sign thus the saying "put your John Hancock right here."
3) The lowest denomination of U.S.currency is the penny. Has anyone ever wondered why Lincoln's face is on the penny, looking in the opposite direction than the other Presidents on silver nickels, dimes etc ?
4)Susan B.Anthony, Benjamin Franklin and Salmon Chase are the only non-President's who appear singularly on U.S. currency.
5) George Washington was not the first President but the ninth, he took office 12 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. John Hanson(1776) was the first President and some people believe him to be Black (Moor) or Mulatto.
The last item probably surprised you the most, especially the part about him being of African descent. That is a misnomer, the rumor probably came from the fact that there was a Black Senator from Massachusetts who was prominent and had the same exact name however this wasn't until many years later. Unbeknownst to most of the American public is the fact that there is at least one African American on U.S. currency. He is unidentified and some say he was one of the earlier seven Presidents. If you can get a Two Dollar Bill (try the bank but they are scarce), turn it to the back side and you can find this Black man present during the signing of the Declaration of Independence of 1776. There you will see approximately 43 founding fathers. You will see that one of them is definitely Black (sitting at the table) and another one (standing) could be of mixed stock. This interesting fact is something newsworthy to me. By the way the the treasury seal found on the front of all U.S. paper currency was created by America's first President, John Hanson. It is apropos to know although Hanson is known as the "Forgotten Man" there are two American Presidents who descended from his lineage Henry William Harrison (9th) and Benjamin Harrison (23rd).
Here are some links to get you started on some of the facts. You might
wanna START at these links but it certainly does not end here however,
keep me posted on all you find out about any of these facts. Well
actually, there is something I don't care to know and that is who former
Presidents slept with unless it was rape or indentured servant sex, I
really don't care.