The Battle of the Bulge Lives in American Racism


Written by Gregory Meriweather @ RadioBlackOn

It seems quite strange to live in a world where the President of the United States is accused of asking why we would want people from Haiti and more Africans in the US, while suggesting that the US should get more people from countries like Norway. When the President references a place where the people are mostly blue eyed, Caucasians, it is difficult not to see his comments as racist, adding the fact that most people from Africa, El Salvador, and Haiti are people of color.

Many people are offended by the comments of the President, but I don’t share in those feelings. I am pleased to hear that the President speaks this way about people of color. It seems as if we (Blacks) have fought for hidden racism in the midst of a country that was built on it.

While statues representing the Confederacy are being removed, there are still so many hidden symbols of racism. Two of the greatest monuments in the United States were created by the same person. That person is John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum. He is the man responsible for Stone Mountain, and Mount Rushmore. He was a member of the Klu Klux Klan, and the creator of two of the greatest racist masterpieces known to man. How many people are aware of the Klan’s financial contributions to Stone Mountain? How many of the Presidents on Mount Rushmore were slave owners? What is the message sent daily as these monuments stand?

It seems that racists are able to move about better while hiding their true feelings. If we take the time to listen to the speeches of Dr. King, and Malcolm X, we should notice how relevant the things they were saying 50 years ago are today. Go and listen to “Harvest for the World” by the Isley Brothers, or “What’s Happening Brother” by Marvin Gaye. The message of what is happening in America towards Black people is still the same, and we are asking questions in the midst of a battle which we don’t understand. I feel it is time to bring some clarity in the midst of this hidden war.

Operation Greif was a special operation commanded by Waffen-SS commando Otto Skorzeny during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. The operation was the brainchild of Adolf Hitler, and its purpose was to capture bridges over the Meuse river before they were destroyed. English speaking, German soldiers, wearing captured British and US Army uniforms and using captured Allied vehicles, were to cause confusion in the rear of the Allied lines. This is what racism is today in the United States. Racism today looks confusing, because we don’t know if the intentions of people who once called us ni**a are now good and sincere. When analyzing the continued hardships of Black people in America, and all over the world, it looks like we are still being treated as the enemy. Blacks are still being discriminated against. We are still facing financial hardships, living in subpar communities, and struggling to get our footing in the land that so proudly says, “This land is your land, this land is my land.” If this land was made for you and me, why does it not look like it?

Eric Clapton is a prime example of an Operation Greif special ops soldier. Clapton has been noted as one of the greatest guitarist in history; A blues playing Brit, who made an album with blues legend, B.B. King, and wanted to “Change the World” with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Eric Clapton had many of us believing that he never had a racist bone in his body.

Yet in 1976, Clapton made some comments at a concert in Birmingham, England that proved otherwise when he said, “Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the wogs out. Get the coons out. Keep Britain white. I used to be into dope, now I’m into racism. It’s much heavier, man. Fu**ing wogs, man. Fu**ing Saudis taking over London. Bastard wogs. Britain is becoming overcrowded and Enoch will stop it and send them all back. The black wogs and coons and Arabs and fu**ing Jamaicans and fu**ing… don’t belong here, we don’t want them here.”

The Enoch that Eric Clapton was referring to is Enoch Powell who, like Trump, was a racist politician. Most known for his “Rivers of Blood” speech, Enoch Powell was against mass immigration. Trump does not necessarily want to do away with immigration, he just wants immigrants coming to America to have blonde hair, and blue eyes.

When reflecting on the racial undertone of his speech, Powell said, “My prospect is that, politicians of all parties will say, ‘Well Enoch Powell is right, we don’t say that in public but we know it in private.’” Based on that statement, it looks like Clapton, and Trump have broken the cardinal rule of racism, and that rule is that you don’t speak about it publicly. You are to move in a way that makes the enemy believe you all are one. Allow them to think that they are your friends. Talk to them, eat with them, date them, and embrace them. But when you are away from them, and in your private areas amongst colleagues, you talk about them, you hate them, and you strategize against them.

This theory can be proven based on an interview where Clapton apologized for his words, and said, “I sabotaged everything I got involved with. I was so ashamed of who I was, a kind of semi-racist, which didn’t make sense. Half of my friends were black, I dated a black woman, and I championed black music.”

I don’t think Clapton’s apology is sincere. I believe he is just doing what is necessary to move from being a POW (prisoner of war), to being a soldier once again. He enjoyed sleeping with Black women, just like slave masters. He enjoyed speaking our language, and engaging in conversations with us, because he knew that he could use it against us. Ultimately he loved white-washing our music, and making a fortune while doing it. Great job soldier, you have completed your mission. You have taken everything from Black people in a classic slave master way. You have taken our language, our women, our talents, and used them to build your community, all while being a full blown, not a semi, racist. Operation Greif is still working today.

Now is the time for us to be honest about this things that are going on in this world. Black people all over the world are feeling the pain of racial warfare. Operation Greif had an objective of bringing about confusion, and we are more confused than ever because of how deeply they have infiltrated our culture. We must begin strategizing ways to overcome this system. It will not be an easy fight but it will be well worth it if we can get our people back on track.

Some may believe that I am going too far. Many may believe that I am thinking too deeply. Others will look at this and only think about the personal success they have attained, and some will just simply ignore me. Enoch Powell proves everything I’ve said to be true when he said, “What’s wrong with racism? Racism is the basis of a nationality. Nations are, upon the whole, united by identity with one another, the self-identification of our citizens, and that’s normally due to similarities which are regarded as racial differences.”

It is hard to fight what you can’t see, so it’s time for us to take off the blinders. An apology without visible change, just won’t do. War has been declared on our people, are you willing to fight?

Gregory Meriweather is the CEO of Black on Black LLC. He is also the Host of the Gregory Meriweather Show on WBMN Groovin’ 24/7.

O…The possibilities if Oprah runs in 2020

Written by Gregory Meriweather @RadioBlack

The buzz around the Oprah Winfrey speech at the Golden Globe Awards has been the hottest thing since fish grease, and it just keeps getting hotter.

When Madame Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, she wowed the crowd in a way that we have grown so used to when she speaks, but this time was a little different. This time she began to dive into the world and speak on behalf of the voiceless in a way that only Oprah can. #Metoo received endorsement from the ultimate woman who has gone to bat for so many people, and once again, she hit a grand slam.

Now we are hearing, “Oprah for President in 2020!”

Although this may sound good to some, to me this sounds like a nightmare. I hope Oprah feels the same way. Why in the world would Oprah Winfrey ever consider running for President? Personally, I do not believe she is hungry for power, or the spotlight. When thinking about Oprah, I think about OWN. I think about the freedom she has worked so hard to attain. My hope is that she will do everything in her power to keep it, because her level of freedom gives aid and hope to so many.

Oprah was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi in 1954. This tells me that she was born in one of the most racists states, at a time where racism was seemingly at its peak, and Jim Crow was the law of the land. On top of the hand she was dealt as a newborn in Mississippi, Oprah Winfrey was mistreated as a child. She was made to sleep outdoors, molested by people she should have been able to trust, and was always told what she could not be, or do. Yes, Oprah Winfrey, the woman who was called too dark, too big, too ugly. The Oprah whose eyes were too far apart, and whose nose was too wide. Are we talking about the same Oprah when we talk about a potential United States of America Presidential candidate? Yep, that’s her.

No, Oprah, don’t even think about running for President. It seems you have a far greater calling on your life. Through you we have learned that the possibilities are limitless if we listen to life. Through you, we have learned that the world is not always right. You have shown us that blueprints can be changed, and there are positions and places for people who come from areas similar to Kosciusko, Mississippi.

You have shown us that the violated can yet become victorious. Your drive allowed us to see that being thrown away does not mean you have to lay or stay where you were thrown. You taught us that you can go from sleeping on a porch, to living in a palace, as long as you continue to dream and work to make it happen.

Presidential, by definition, means to have a bearing or demeanor befitting a president; dignified and confident. Oprah already embodies what it means to be presidential. Why would Oprah trade in the freedom she has worked so hard to attain for something less than what she has already accomplished? Oprah possesses the power and ability to help whomever she pleases, whenever she desires to do so, and then retreat to one of her beautiful homes, and read a book…. in silence. She can support the causes that are important to her, and still create content that helps change the world.

“O the Possibilities…..” of Oprah running for President in 2020 seem great, but Oprah Winfrey is best suited for the Oprah that God made her to be. Oprah, please continue showing us how to be presidential when we stay in our lane. Continue showing us how to listen to that voice inside of ourselves, and reach for the stars when others say it’s impossible.

Madame Winfrey, you have been President to so many people for so long.

I do not see the need for you to change your address, and become handcuffed. I thank you for all the work you have done, and look forward to seeing the work you are going to do to help make this world a better place in the future.

Election year 2020 is too late, because Oprah Gail Winfrey from Kosciusko, Mississippi has been Madame President since 1986. I salute you Madame President!

Gregory Meriweather is the CEO of Black on Black LLC, and the host of the Gregory Meriweather Show (Tuesday, Friday 4PM-6PM EST, and Saturday 9AM-11AM EST).