Africanancestry.com promises quite a bit. For $349US each you trace your mother’s and/or father’s blood back to Africa—down to a specific region. My interpretation of the genetic memories in me lead me back to Mali—one of the many non-Islamic reasons my company is called Songhay System. Should I verify this with white-lab-coat science?
In order to compensate (or apologize) for the propagandistic stories run quite frequently, the BBC also shows headlines like “Study highlights global decline,” and “Farm sea lice plague wild salmon.” These headlines are a bit more directed than those that feign ignorance like “Public ‘must engage with science’,” which pretends that young school children deliberately reject science education instead of exploring the possibility that young people are systematically undereducated by institutional forces put in place even before they were born. You can’t, say, trick an educated public into taking away their social security insurance. Dumb-ass wanna-be slaveholders need an “ownership society.”
The Hope for a Black Pope
The BBC post: “South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu expresses the hope that the next Pope will be African.” My unsolicited opinion: A Black pope can set up the Vatican for the treatment the United Nations has been getting from the U.S. with the strong African features of Kofi Annan at the helm. I don’t think it’s the black helicopters that has “the heartland” of American voters suspicious of the U.N.