Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Words from Savant


The swamp that needs to be drained is the United States of America if it can elected a demagogic fascist buffoon like Il Duce Don Trump, and allow its citizens a choice only between the neoliberal opportunism of Democrats and loony neofascism of the Republicans. The immigrants are the LEAST of my worries. More scary are the people who run this country, a treacherous corporate, political plutocracy.  (12 hrs ago | post #299)


Martin Luther King's speech about Vietnam War continues t...

Most people don't have a clue to the importance Personalism, or even Christian Existentialism in King's thought and method. They've probably never even heard of the Social Gospel theology inspired by the Walter Rauschenbusch (e.g. in CHRISTIANITY AND THE SOCIAL CRISIS) by which King was so deeply moved even before he arrived at Boston University. They've a superficial awareness of his nonviolence, but not of its philosophical and theological roots. I've studied under people like Dr. Richard McKinney (who died at age 99 in 2005) who KNEW Benjamin E. Mays (one of King's teachers at Morehouse) and Howard University President Mordecai Johnson, a scholar and devotee of Gandhian thought who King credits for igniting his interest in the thought and writings of Gandhi. McKinney met and conversed with King when he was a student, bright and studious, but whom no one expected to be great or famous. (Mckinney was fond of saying "Who knows? The NEXT King may be one of YOU sitting here in our seminar. Be sure to prepare yourself as you know not when God and History may seize you.").

It has been brought to my attention on line that some of my own writings on Dr. King (as well a s philosophical critical race theory) is being read by students, professors and activists in England, France (Attai has seen some of it), Australia, Canada, Vietnam, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, Japan, and even Israel and Palestine! (I'm especially happy to know that my work on King has some presence in that troubled Middle East region). Then I visit a place that is supposed to be an African American Forum and white racists who shouldn't be here at all want to discuss King's infidelities or, like the idiot Paul, repeat his tired old refrain that King must have been a "Communist Idiot" to have opposed the Vietnam War. Idiots who read nothing, study nothing and know nothing--who (in B. Russell's words) "would rather DIE than THINK--imagine that I'm supposed to take their pseudo-logic seriously and debate them. Espece d'idiots!!!  (12 hrs ago | post #48)

Trump's lack of moral compass leaves America on its own

Or maybe those Republicans who are caping for GW Bush who inherited an economy in the black, and left behind an economy in the red--an economy that nearly slipped in another Great Depression, and maybe would have without some of the policies enacted during the Obama administration. It may be that Obama, like FDR before him, SAVED capitalism--that system of piracy you love so much. Hell, you should be thanking Obama for saving your beloved system. But you obviously prefer the taste of the pasty behind of another plutocrat and proto-Fascist who may well sink your system---and maybe plunge America into a new war.  (13 hrs ago | post #1523)


Trump's lack of moral compass leaves America on its own

A Jewish guy in Baltimore was arrested with the Bmore Black Panthers during ttheir mass arrests of April 1970 (which led to nearly 44 years imprisonment for Eddie Conway). This Jewish guy who the cops initially thought to be "another one of those bleeding heart white liberals" was handcuffed and beaten along with the Panthers while in police custody. (Eddie Conway's jaw was broken). They didn't have a lot of computerized data in those days, but when they double checked the file they learned that he was JEWISH and a member of the SDS--not just "another white liberal." Whereupon he was taken and give a SECOND beating, this time so back he needed medical treatment. Then he received the worst beating he'd ever gotten in his life. And this is in a "liberal " blue state with a liberal mayor. What would have happened if it were Mississippi or Birmingham, Al.?  (13 hrs ago | post #96)

Sadly, this post by the so-called Patriot represents the general intellectual level of the American right and of a large part of white America in general. Truly sad and tragic. It may mean the ruin of a country that COULD have been great rather being duped by a demagogic buffoon who promises to make her great again  (13 hrs ago | post #95)

The difference is that NONE of them are "black supremacy" groups, but black liberation groups. You wish to cement the supremacy of whites, and these groups all sought/seek to END racism and white supremacy. Moreover, Blacks are OPPRESSED and KNOW it. But most whites are OPPRSSESED (but by class, not race) and DON'T KNOW IT. Moreover, most Blacks understand--as DECADES of research show--that American has an UNJUST Class as well as system of Race--which i why most Blacks are center/left. Whites largely do not have a clue, are duped by their 1% corporate overlords, and have animosity against just about EVERYONE except their REAL oppressors. An elder tells me that when Dr. King visited Baltimore back in 1966 or 67, he explained to assembly of Blacks at some gathering: "The difference between us and our bemused white brethren is not what they think is, and maybe not what many of us think it is. The REAL DIFFERENCE between ourselves and most whites is that we KNOW we're not free, and they think they are." This was leading up to the Poor Peoples Campaign in which Dr. King hoped would spring a movement to awaken the consciousness of the poor and working people (of all races and colors) A throughout America. That task remains to be done.  (13 hrs ago | post #575)



Why were the French ruling Indochina in the first place? IMPERIALISM

Ho Chi Minh approached the U$A wanting to be friends. He was rebuffed due to the anti-"red" hysteria in the U$A. Big mistake.

As a result 65k U$A troops died and up to 3 million Vietnamese.

How brilliant the Yanks are! Massive destruction and misery with NO good result.

And the cause for fighting has been proven wrong: there was no "domino effect". The Vietnamese WON against the savage foreign imperialist invaders, and the other countries in the region did NOT "go Communist" as our lying leaders warned us.

In fact it was the Vietnamese who subsequently overthrew and evicted Pol Pot's regime from Phnom Penh!


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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Savant's New words in December of 2017

Well at least white women showed a little more sense in Alabama in voting for Doug Jones at about 62% than they did in Nov of 2016 when 53% of them voted for Trump. But Moore is a blatant MISOGYNIST as well as a racist. How could 35% of white women vote for him. How is it that they are more willing to vote for that misogynist reactionary than are Black MEN--93% of whom voted for Doug Jones? Professor Michael C. Dawson's studies (and studies of others as well) indicate that the political sentiments of Black America--at least 70%-- actually lean in the direction of social democracy. If only white voters thought and voted the same way-- rather than just thanking us (or thanking our sisters, at least) for doing what THEY should have done.

Well at least we've thwarted that Republican fascist misogynist Roy Moore. Did he really think we'd forgotten Selma, and all the Republican machinations to thwart the aims of the Voting Rights bill of 1965? Or that we'd be impressed by his silly palaver about how our families were better off during slavery?

I want to COMMEND my Black brothers and sisters in Alabama for depriving that pervert misogynist and racist of a senate seat in one of the reddest states of all. 92% of Black men, and 98% of Black women have shown that they know time it is! Our forebears didn't endure the brutal repression at Selma in 1965 just so we'd would use our votes to seat a misogynist racist and Republican fascist

The ways of white folks are amazing Langston Hughes once wrote. It's incredible that no matter how stupid a white racist (e.g. Miscreant White) happens to be, he (or she) always imagines himself to be superior. And as with Miscreant White, the more stupid he is the more convinced he is of his intellectual superiority. Miscreant White is probably the LEAST informed person in this thread, and definitely the least intelligent. But the delusions of whiteness makes of him a fool who imagines himself wise. 

My previous post #56761 has content confirmed by such historians as Basil Davidson, Frank Snowden, W.E.B Du Bois, Cheikh Anta Diop--and are FACTS. By the way, these ALL these historians wrote BEFORE Afro-centrism existed. But they had to reply to a FLOOD of Eurocentric falsification of history which was an intellectual outgrowth of Western imperialism, slavery and racism. Interestingly enough, ancient writers who were around had not problem with the issue of Blacks in Egypt, Greece, Italy and the Middle East. No big to them. Color was mainly a curiosity as Dr. Du Bois (literate in Greek, Latin, French, German and other languages) noted way back in 1920 (SIX DECADES before the rise of Afrocentrism, but centuries into the prevalence of a toxic Eurocentrism).

 Actually, no one knows how many Blacks there were, partly because the ancients--unlike you modern white racist fools--simply weren't all hung up on the issue. In fact, color was not an issue and race had yet to be invented. (That malignant invention is part of the pride of glory of stupid contemporary Westerners). Blacks were around, possibly millions of them in the Roman empire. Even some Roman emperors are believed now to have been black. Except that was not an issue among the Romans. It would not have occurred to them even to do a census on how many blacks, whites or Asians there were in their empire. In 1920, Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois (historian, sociologist, hommes de lettres, etc) noted that in the ancient world differences in color were matters of curiosity, but little else. The ancients, said Du Bois, would have regarded as LAUGHABLE the modern world's obsession with color and race--which means that YOU would have been a prize fool and clown in their arena. Or maybe a figure of fun in one of Aristophanes' comedies.