Sunday, August 23, 2015

Words to Think About from Brother Nixakliel and Others

So BLM Folks Ask Killary Clinton to Look in her Heart? Huh WTF?
Submitted by Nixakliel on Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:07
And Oh 'Please Say Black Lives Matter'... And they really expect to be taken seriously??? Are these guys radical activists or store front preacher wanna-bes???

Killary ['I Came, I Saw, He Died. Ha, ha, ha!'] Clinton, like her fore-runner & Hubby Slick Willy's Sec of State Madame ['I think the Deaths of 500,000 Iraqi Children are Worth It'] Albright [the 1st women to hold that post], has w those statements clearly shown themselves to be ruthless merciless sociopaths- yet apparently these BLM folks think just because she's a woman & mother [& grandma?] that she really has a 'heart' that gives a DAMN about Black people!!! And of course Billary / Killary's going to say 'Black Lives Matter', cause she's way too shrewd a poly-trickster NOT To- especially when she knows NO Dim candidate can hope to win without getting an overwhelming percent of the Black & Brown vote! [FYI: In 2012 Obama barely got 40% of the white vote, but locked-down 93% - 95% of the Black vote & 70% - 75% of the Hispanic vote - which put him back in the White House. - PS: Slick Willy also got over 90% of the Black vote]!!

So is this all the BLM folks plan to do, is ask poly-tricksters ala KIllary Clinton to 'Look in Their Hearts' [that presumes they actually have one] & say 'Black Lives Matter', like a Sunday morning go-to prayer-meeting [Amen]??!! And some of these folks actually call themselves Marxist style Revolutionaries??! Pleeease!!!

- Nixakliel


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A Must Hear Young Activist's Critique of What's Happening w BLM
Submitted by Nixakliel on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:17
R.L. Stephens II, founding editor ofOrchestrated Pulse and author of this essay, talks about Black Lives Matter and the creation of a leadership class @ https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=211931 Mr Stephens' is the 2nd Interview [FYI: the first interview is worth a listen too, especially when it talks about how white hi-school drop-outs or who have criminal records, have the same employment status as Blacks w college education, & white hi-school drop-outs actually have MORE Net Wealth than Blacks w college degrees]

Also see Dear #BlackLivesMatter: We Don’t Need [you as a new'] Black  {mis}Leadership [Class] @ www.orchestratedpulse.com/2015/08/black-lives-matter-leadership/ - } Some Key Excerpts: At multiple turns, the fact that queer Black women started the Black Lives Matter hashtag has been a major point of emphasis. However, making certain Black people, even if they’re queer and/or women, the face of a new Black {mis}Leadership class will not save Black people. The problem with the Black leadership class of old isn’t that it was male, it’s that it was elite and used to control the masses. The same dynamics are in play today; just look at who was left behind following the Ferguson unrest. As Sarah Kendzior comments, “The average Ferguson protester is often struggling to get by… a lot of those people who were living in poverty on August 9th are still living in poverty; some more so, because they gave up hourly wages and other things to become part of the protest movement.”

The two women that interrupted Sanders last weekend seemingly did so unilaterally. You can’t build real mass political power that way, but building effective power is not their point. Make no mistake, this Bernie Sanders hoopla is ultimately about campaign jobs and foundation funding, not emancipation for the masses. These interruptions will create career opportunities for a few activists and political operatives—the Black LeaderShip desired by Tia and others—but, as with Ferguson, the masses of Black people will be unaffected.... - You might call this trickle down racial justice, and it’s deeply cynical.... {

Mr Stephens then goes on to talk about how LBJ used 'mainstream' Black leaders to Marginalize Fannie Lou Hammer's MFDP's attempted insurgency [by a real Black grass-roots movement] at the 1964 Dim Convention.

- Nixakliel

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HILLARY NEEDS BLACK VOTES, NOT BLACK ISSUES!
Submitted by akechlo on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:16
The DNC wants the Blacks to vote for their  party candidates by the masses. The party elites running the show are not interested in touching, leave alone, solving  any issue affecting the black community! PERIOD!

The DNC have channels through which it can get the African American votes without talking about that community's grievances. Some of those channels are elites in :

(a) Congressional Black Caucus (chosen and paid for)

(b) Black churches and their Ministers

(c)  Black Non-profit organizations (NAACP and Urban League) funded by multimillion $$ FOUNDATIONS

(d)  Black talk show hosts,.., etc.

These are some of  the elites through whom DNC channels  its mega $$ solicited from corporations ensure that issues associated with or affecting African American community are either watered down or squashed (not addressed). These elites are well compensated for the "demolition  and window dressing" jobs they do because their livelihoods depend on it.

Pleading with DNC to listen to you will never work because the black votes can be obtained by other means!


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Corrected Link
Submitted by JWW on Thu, 08/20/2015 - 03:47
The link to the “video” of the BLM delegation and Hillary Clinton has been removed from RawStory’s site, but here it is in 2 parts:

https://youtu.be/1eCraUvIq-s

https://youtu.be/eY9zpv7nZYo

Julius Jones, though he appears sincere, has no clue about how this system works. . . or how power works.  He is asking mass murderess, lying, scheming, corporate representative and mass incarcerator, Clinton to “examine her heart.”  Is he serious?  If only the devil will repent, everything will be just fine.  Pure fantasy.  And what shall the street do in the meantime?  Just keep hoping and waiting for the enemy’s repentance?

The government’s repressive occupation forces in the community, the prisons, the economic devastation, are all an exercise of power against the community.

The growing movement in the street is the emergence of an opposing power.

The struggle between the two creates the possibility of a realignment of the balance of power.  But realignment to what?  That depends on the objectives (articulated as demands) of the opposing forces.  To be sure, the state is clear about its objective: to maintain the status quo.  But the efforts in the street are at present, directionless.  That is why clarification of movement goals is so essential (both long term objectives and more immediate minimum demands). Then the struggle itself is the negotiation.

Black Lives Matter is a good sentiment, but sentiments are not enough.  Murder by police continues.

Black Community Control of Police is the only way to actually make Black lives matter.  Much depends on the conference in Philadelphia this weekend.  The Black is Back Coalition deserves our confidence and support.

Solidarity!

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Questions the BLM Folks Should Ask Bernie...
Submitted by Nixakliel on Sun, 08/23/2015 - 08:33
Rather than just grabbing the mic from him & demand he say 'Black Lives Matter' [IMO BLM folks don't need to ask Killary {'I Came, I Saw, He Died. Ha, ha, ha!'} Clinton JACK- Ditto for the Repugs - IMO it would be pointless cause They should NOT even consider endorsing Killary & has also 'allowed' the BLM folks to get 'schooled' by her]

Questions for Bernie:

Why did you support Slick Willy's Crime bill, & what will you to do to reverse the harm its done to Black & Brown Folks???

Why did you support Bush Jr's NCLB, & would you as POTUS continue w NCLB & Obama-Duncan's RTTT, or phase them out [if so explain just how would you phase them out]?

What's your stance re the so-called 'War on Drugs'? Do you intend to phase it out or at-least scale it down & if so exactly how?

As POTUS how would your DOJ & AG deal w the issue of Killer Cops gunning-down unarmed [or marginally armed] men, women, children & elders [generally Black & Brown]? Would your DOJ & AG charge & prosecute Cops in at-least the most blatantly outrageous cases???

Why did you support the Obama Regime's role in FUK-US NATO 8 mon 'R2P' bombing assault on Libya [& drone bombings in Somalia, Yemen, etc...]? Woulld your admin continue in this same vein of so-called 'R2P' / 'humanitarian' military intervention [& drone bombing so-called 'signature-strikes']???



How Bernie answers [or dodges] these questions, IMO should indicate to the BLM folks if they should even consider endorsing him!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Brother Nixak*77*'s words




Nixak*77*
I don't expect Billary Clinton to do jack for Black & Brown folks, except offer-up more 'I feel your pain' rhetoric that her hubby Slick Willy's 'famous' for. The 'Billary Clintons' have made a career out of, 'acting sympathetic' to the the Dims traditional voter base [Blacks, Hispanics, Labor, etc], while cynically Knifing Them in the Back via: NAFTA, Doubling-Down on the 'New Jim Crow' w Slick Willy's 'Crime-Bill, his Welfare Deform law, Billary's seat on WalMart's board, & also re: Haiti, Honduras, Libya, etc!!!
Note Labor [which traditionally does have some currency w the Dims] thought they had a done deal w Obama re: 'Card-check', & civil liberties orgs thought likewise re: closing Gitmo. But when Obama became POTUS, we saw that didn't go NO-Where / were essentially abandoned by him... IMO the BLM folks should expect more of the same from Billary!!!
PS: It seems the BLM folks confronted Bernie, but apparently just had a 'conversation' w Billary- Humm...

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Nixak*77*
'Liberals' [even some feminists] give porn a pass [or even hype it] under the banner of so-called 'free-speech' & ''freedom of love expression' ala the so-called 'sexual-revolution' [Chris Hedges wrote pieces condemning porn & the hyping prostitution as so-called 'empowering for women' {NOT!}, & caught a bunch of flak from 'liberal' commenters].
While Corp 'conservatives' are on-board w porn - cause it makes them BIG $$$ [though they try to play this low-key]!!! Corporate sectors that have been quietly heavily invested in porn are: Media [print, cable TV, movies & now web-sites] & the Hotel / Motel BIZ!!!
So likewise 'liberals' give 'Gangster Rap' a pass [though some feminists ala Ms Hutchinson condemn it] based on freedom of speech & expression, while corp media promotes it Big-Time cause it makes them BIG $$$!!! FYI: Gangsta Rap = the porno-bastardization of Black rap / hip-hop culture!!!

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Nixak*77*
I stand by me statement about Hollyweird & its phony so-called 'liberal' image. It's too often portrayed Blacks [along w Hispanics, Native Americans, Chinese, etc] as stereotypes. From 'Birth of a Nation' [glorified the KKK & Lynching], 'Gone w the Wind' [glorified & sympathized Slave-Owning Dixieland], 'Tarzan' [portrayed all Africans as Savages] & 'Steppin Fetchit', Blaxplotation Films ala 'Superfly' [glorified / glamorized Black Drug-Dealing PIMPS]; plus Cowboys & Indians [IE: 'Lone-Ranger' Kimosabe = 'Great Wise One' vs Tonto = FOOL]- to the only best actress oscar Hollyweird as awarded to a Black woman was for Hallie Berry's portrayal of a modern 'Bed-Wench' of a Racist southern deputy [from a family of racist deputies] who helped execute her own Black husband! And Oh that same yr they threw in a best actor oscar for Denzel for portraying a thug n-gg-r rouge cop in' Training Day' for 'good-measure', after failing / refusing to give it to him for portraying Steve Biko, Malcolm X, Reuben 'Hurricane' Carter, or even real life Black Gangster Frank Lucas [in 'American Gangster'- both a better film & role than 'Training Day']- cause apparently for Hollyweird those real-life characters were just too 'Black & so-called 'controversial' [as if His & Ms Berry's roles in 'Training Day' & 'Monsters Ball' weren't 'controversial']!!! And Oh let's not forget Hollyweird's award Hype for 'Precious' [extremely 'controversial'!]!!
And 'Liberal' Hollyweird has been just as big a promoter / glorifyer of GUN-Violence as the NRA & ALEC- going back to Cowboy & WAR films, to now the violence is both more excessively graphic & out-right mindless [Oh 'But it's just BIZ' you see]!!!
PS-FYI: Dr Ball will tell you that the 6 Big Media Corps have deliberately pushed 'Gangster Rap', over all other forms of more positive &/or revolutionary Rap!!! And they've deliberately targeted Black & Brown youth, as their main market for 'Gangster Rap'!!! So while you're lecturing Blacks on 'responsibility', Be sure to go & give that Same LECTURE to the WHITE Execs [mainly men but also women] of those Main Media / Music CORPS- & that lame-ass excuse 'Oh It's Just BIZ'- DON'T CUT IT!!!


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Nixak*77*  4 days ago
All Due Respect to Mr Akuetteh, Mr OBomber is double-talking & talking-down to Africa YET AGAIN! He's chiding Africa about dictatorship & human rights issues [IE: legalizing gay-marriage], yet backs 3 of Africa's most notorious long-time dictators in Ethiopia, Rwanda & Uganda! Rwanda & Uganda are are to their neck re mass Genocide in Eastern Congo, & Ethiopia & Kenya helped stir-up even more chaos in Somalia [at the US' behest] that led to the advent of Al-Shabab!!!
Plus S.Africa & the US too, proves you can technically have the 'form' of 'democracy', yet have NO real improvement in the conditions of the rank & file [mainly Black & Brown] working-class people. FYI: US so-called 'democracy' has made DAMN sure that 1/8th of all prisoners on the entire Planet, are African American!
Mr Akuetteh briefly spoke of the ICC, which is basically a racist instrument of US & EU neo-colonialism & imperialism, that's been unleashed mainly on Africa [Note: the US refuses to even recognize the ICC's jurisdiction over itself]. Thus IMO Africa should just kick the ICC to the Curb!
OBomber's disrespect for the AU was apparent even on this trip, but was most apparent during UK-US NATO's 8 month so-called 'R2P' bombing campaign on Libya in 2011, when he along w 'Napoleon Complex' Sarkozy & UK PM Cameron [= UK-US NATO] NOT so subtly threatened to blow any AU delegation out of the Libyan sky, for trying to negotiate a cease-fire agreement in Libya back in 2011! That's about a big a diss vs the AU, as it gets!!!
Mr Akuetteh seems to being saying he takes more issue that the US & EU has left Libya to the [AL-CIAeda & ISIS] Wolves, after devastating Libya via 'R2P' 'smart bombs' [a totally predictable outcome of UK-US NATO being unleashed on Libya]- than the fact that UK-US NATO 'R2P' bombed Libya to smithereens in the first place!!! Is it that Mr Akuetteh thinks Khadaffi had been in power too long & thus needed to go- by hook or by crook??!
And it seems Mr Akuetteh is saying he was against AFRICOM BEFORE He Was for It [if I heard him right], due to the rise of Boko-Haran, ISIS, Al-Shabab, etc... If So, Does it occur to Mr Akuetteh that perhaps / maybe these Islamic 'terror' groups just 'conveniently' 'popped-up' across Africa so that they can be used to 'justify' AFRICOM's ever widening grip in Africa??!!
FYI: Boko-Haran arose from the US backed Nigerian Govt's acting in tandem w western Oil Corps, to suppress the rights of Nigerian ethic groups [IE: the Ogoni] in that oil-rich region [IE: the execution of activists ala Ken Saro-Wiwa].
ISIS turned up in Libya AFTER UK-US NATO 'R2P' bombed Khadaffi's govt into Oblivion [bringing CHAOS to what was Africa's most prosperous country], while using that AL-CIAeda linked Racist LYNCH Mob as their foot-soldiers!
And Al-Shabab arose in Somalia AFTER Bush Jr 'persuaded' Ethiopia's regime to invade Somalia & take-out the forming of relative moderate Islamic governing councils that were returning some sense of order to Somalia at that time!


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Nixak*77*  
This person's pushing the old 'it could NOT have been a [govt] Conspiracy, cause it would have involved too many [IE: 1000s] of people'- meme. First of all the official 9-11 'tall-tale' IS a Conspiracy Theory- DUHH!!! Second- I can put together a list of 'Usual Suspects' / 'Persons of Interest' that likely would NOT exceed 50 people [certainly NOT over 100], though my list of material witnesses would exceed 100+ people.
Why only about 4 dozen conspirators, NOT 1000s NOR 10s of thousands like this person is trying to sell??? It's called 'Chain of Command', 'Following Orders', 'Need to Know Basis' based on who's 'In the Loop' & who's NOT [aka 'compartmentalization'], 'Plausible Denial', & Reward vs Retaliation'!!!
This whole 'it could NOT have been a [govt] conspiracy' meme is belied by the historical fact of USG govt programs ala the Manhattan Project, COINTELPRO, MKULTRA, etc. The Manhattan Project literally involved 10s of thousand of people both Military & CIVILIAN at at-least 3 sites [Oak Ridge TN, Los Alamos NV, & the Pentagon] for several Yrs, Yet FDR's own VP HS.Truman did NOT even know about it, till FDR died in office & Truman became POTUS [IE: he was kept 'out of the loop', till he had to be brought 'into the loop']. Heck even when they did the Trinity Nuke [open air] Test, neither the Japanese, Russians, NOR the US general public knew about 'The Bomb', till Truman ordered the nuking of Hiroshima & Nagasaki!!!
And J. Edgar Hoover's infamous COINTELPRO prog went on for at-least a decade & a half or more before it was finally publicly exposed! And we still don't know everything about the CIA's notorious MKULTRA [mind-control?] Prog!!!
Hell IMO most folks could NOT even tell you about USS Liberty Incident, & that's NOT even 'officially' a secret!!!

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Nixak*77*
FYI: I read that PNAC Manifesto 'Rebuilding America's Defenses' BEFORE reading David Ray Griffin's 'The New Pearl Harbor'!
And NO I Don't believe 4 guys [Arab or NOT] who NEVER actually flew any jets of any-kind before, can fly jet air-liners like experience 'Top Gun' Jet-fighter pilots, near the very edge of those planes performance limits!!!
OBL was a very rich guy w many contacts thru-out the Arab / Muslim World, & Arab & Muslim countries have many EXPERIENCED & CERTIFIED jet pilots [both airliner &/or military]. Thus IMO he could have [& IMO would have] easily recruited at-least 1 or more of those Many EXPERIENCED & CERTIFIED Arab / Muslim Jet Pilots looking for & ready for 'Martyrdom' against the 'Infidels', & could have 'sweetened the deal' by promising that their families would be well compensated for the rest of their lives [something a very wealthy OBL could easily afford to do]!!! But rather we've been sold the WTF 'tale' that 4 rank amateurs hit 3 out 4 targets, knocking down FOUR Bldgs [FYI: WTC-7 was NOT even hit by a plane- DUHH!]!!!
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Some Key Excerpts from the Bush-Cheney-NeoCON's Sept 2000 PNAC manifesto, 'Rebuilding America's Defenses':
} Transform U.S. Armed Forces: The Pentagon must begin now to exploit the “revolution in military affairs,” sparked by the introduction of advanced technologies into military systems; this must be regarded as a separate and critical mission worthy of a share of force structure and defense budgets.
CANCEL “ROADBLOCK” PROGRAMS such as the Joint Strike Fighter, CVX aircraft carrier, and Crusader howitzer system that would absorb exorbitant amounts of Pentagon funding while providing limited improvements to current capabilities. Savings from these canceled programs should be used to spur the process of military transformation.
EXPLOIT THE “REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS” to insure the long-term superiority of U.S. conventional forces. Establish a two-stage transformation process whichmaximizes the value of current weapons systems through the application of advanced technologies, and, produces more profound improvements in military capabilities, encourages competition between single services and joint-service experimentation efforts.
INCREASE DEFENSE SPENDING gradually to a minimum level of 3.5 to 3.8 percent of gross domestic product, adding $15 billion to $20 billion to total defense spending annually.
Deter Soviet Expansionism: deter rise of new great-power competitors [IE: Russia & China];
Exploit Transformation of War - To preserve American preeminence through the coming transformation of war made possible by new technologies.
To meet the requirements of the four new missions highlighted above, the United States must undertake a two-stage process. The immediate task is to rebuild today’s force, ensuring that it is equal to the tasks before it: capable of winning multiple, simultaneous theater wars; these forces must be large enough to accomplish these tasks without running the “high” or “unacceptable” risks it faces now. The second task is to seriously embark upon a transformation of the Defense Department.
The fourth element in American force posture – and certainly the one which holds the key to any longer-term hopes to extend the current Pax Americana – is the mission to transform U.S. military forces to meet new geopolitical and technological challenges. While the prime directive for transformation will be to design and deploy a global missile defense system [ala the one the US & NATO is now installing in Eastern Europe- aimed at Russia’s strategic deterrent], the effects of information and other advanced technologies promise to revolutionize the nature of conventional armed forces. Moreover, the need to create weapons systems optimized for operations in the Pacific theater [aka the ‘Asian Pivot’] will create requirements quite distinct from the current generation of systems designed for warfare on the European continent and those new systems like the F-22 fighter that also were developed to meet late-Cold-War needs.
In fact, work on the key elements of such a missile defense system, especially those that would operate in space, has either been so slowed or halted completely, so that the process of deploying robust missile defenses remains a long-term project. If for no other reason, the mission to create such a missile defense system should be considered a matter of military transformation.
Alas, neither [Clinton] Administration strategists nor Pentagon force planners seem to have grasped this elemental point; certainly, efforts to fund, design and develop an effective system of Missile defenses do not reflect any sense of urgency. Nonetheless, the first task in transforming U.S. military to meet the technological and strategic realities of a new century is to create such a system.
Creating a system of global missile defenses is but the first task of transformation; the need to reshape U.S. conventional forces is almost as pressing.
For the United States to retain the technological and tactical advantages it now enjoys, the transformation effort must be considered as pressing a military mission as preparing for today’s theater wars.
In general terms, it seems likely that the process of transformation will take several decades and that U.S. forces will continue to operate many, if not most, of today’s weapons systems for a decade or more. Thus, it can be foreseen that the process of transformation will in fact be a two-stage process: first of transition, then of more thoroughgoing transformation. The breakpoint will come when a preponderance of new weapons systems begins to enter service, perhaps when, for example, unmanned aerial vehicles [aka DRONES] begin to be as numerous as manned aircraft
Executing the variety of missions outlined above depends upon the capabilities of the U.S. armed services. For the past decade [IE: during Clinton’s & Gore's 2-Terms], the health of the armed services has steadily declined. Not merely have their budgets been dramatically reduced, their force structures cut and their personnel strength sapped, modernization programs starved and efforts at transformation strangled.
Thus This- ‘Process of Transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is Likely to be a Long One, Absent Some CATASTROPHIC & CATALYZING Event – Like a New PEARL HARBOR.’ {
Thus this Bush-Cheney-NeoCON PNACer cabal called for US 'Full Spectrum Dominance' of the land, seas, air, outer-space & 'cyber-space', which would take a HUGE Increase in USG DOD spending! So in order to get the US 'public' fully on board, they needed a 'New Pearl Harbor' Event! And almost exactly 1 YR later they got 9-11-2001, ON THEIR OWN WATCH!!!
PS: This PNAC manifesto names Saddam &/or Iraq as a threat to the US at-least 30Xs, vs exactly ZERO Xs for OBL &/or Al Qaeda- NOT even naming them as it briefly mentioned Clinton's cruise-missile attacks on alleged Al-Qaeda bases in Afghanistan & Sudan [which was really Sudan's main pharmaceutical factory]. So obviously Saddam was HIGH on the Bush-Cheney-NeoCON {s}Hit-List even before Sept 2000 = 2 months BEFORE they HI-Jacked the 2000 POTUS Election!!!


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Nixak*77*  a month ago
What's ironic is not just that Baltimore, a predominately African American city, has a major park named after the Confederacy's commanding Gen Robert E Lee, but also that Maryland though a pre Civil War slave-state, NEVER even joined the Confederacy!!!
Yet there are those who insist that NO-One today is affected by slavery in any way, shape or form- even though there are STILL Today plenty of symbols, monuments, school text-books, etc- Glorifying the Confederacy [= Slave-States' tradition of SLAVERY] that go well beyond the just Confederate Flag!!! And they ain't just in Ole Dixie-land states either- IE: There's a land-mark &/or street named after Robert E Lee even in NYC!!!

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Discussion on The Real News Network  23 comments
Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt - Chris Hedges on RAI (3/3)
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Nixak*77*  rltmlt  a month ago
The Dims were NEVER a 'progressive' party. At best FDR style Dims were a centrist mildly 'liberal' party- under FDR, JFK, & Jimmy Carter.
FYI: The Democrat party BEGAN as a DIXIECRAT platform for notorious Slave-Owning / Injun Killin Andrew Jackson's 1828 POTUS bid! And the Democrat party remained the party for Dixiecrats past the end of the Civil War, & thru-out most of the Jim Crow era [NOTE: From 1860 - 1932 the GOP 'Party of Lincoln' was actually considered more the so-called 'progressive' party than the Dims, which is why Blacks voted faithfully for the GOP from 1866 to 1932].
Even w the advent of FDR & JFK the Dixiecrats still had far more influence in the ['liberal' centrist] Democrat 'Party of FDR' than did Progressives. Heck HS.Truman & LBJ were themselves {quasi}Dixiecrats. Then after Carter we got the Corp DLC Dims of the Billary Clintons, Al Gore & Obama ['ironically' Carter {GA}, Slick Willie {AR}, & Gore {TN} are all from traditional Dixiecrat states].
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Hedges: } 'Part of my frustration w Sanders is that he's clearly cut a deal with the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party is part of the problem. He won't critique the Democratic Party. And that's not hypothetical, because when I did an event w him in New York w Kshama Sawant, Bill McKibben & Naomi Klein, we asked him [Sanders] beforehand why WON'T he run as an independent... And he [Sanders] said, 'I don't want to end up like Nader' [Note: according to Nader, Sanders & Liz Warren won't even return his calls & emails]. And he's right, he would have become a pariah. He would have been stripped of his committee chairmanships. The Democratic establishment would have attempted to crush him, even when he ran for reelection in Vermont. He's not wrong, because I watched what they've done to Ralph...' {
- In the 'wake' of the 2000 POTUS {s}'Election' debacle, the Dims & their apologists sycophant shills, have spent far more time & effort demonizing Nader, than [publicly] Analyzing just how the Bush Boys HI-Jacked FL from under Gore's nose! [Some go so far as to blame Nader for Bush Jr's Iraq Attack Pt2!]- Let alone how Gore himself BLUNDERED by managing to LOSE both his own & Slick Willy's home states of TN & AR, which if Gore had won both [or even either] it would likely have made FL a moot-point.
Thus so-called 'independent socialist' Bernie Sanders 'acts like' he's really going to 'put the brakes on' the 'Billary Express' to the Oval Office, by running as a Dim.
PS: The Dims' got Sanders running so scared of the Nader treatment, he WON'T even return Ralph's phone calls!!! I bet if Sanders' Repug colleagues [IE: Jeb Bush] called him, he'd return their phone call!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sister Kim Jones' Words

Kim Jones
Teen pregnancies have dropped by half in the black community. The fastest growing group of single mothers are white. The black birth rate had dropped. Most black women work so who are all these women wanting welfare and housing.

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Kim Jones
Step up, stand up and be men. It is black men that cannot compete in the real world because they live to make excuses and like you are not productive. Black women were badly affected by the recession due to a loss of government jobs. Black men have always had a higher usemployment rate.

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Kim Jones
That is not true and you need to admit you are not from here, you do not have any facts. 69% of black children are raised in single parent homes which include single mothers, single fathers, couples who are not married and divorced people. The black marriage rate had a slight increase in 2010 and black people are marrying each other.

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You are now just repeating what I told you that the breakdown in the black family happened in the early eighties due to the war on drugs, crime and prison. You are now contradicting what you said before that the family breakdown happened in the early seventies due to feminism. Stop quoting form Daniel Moynhan who was a known ravist, you are showing that you are not from here. You are full of rubbish and I am embarrassed for you. Learn black American history and learn to like yourself.

-Kim Jones

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Women want men to step up, pull their Weight, provide for their families and be leaders, role models, mentors, responsible fathers.
What is stopping them?

-Kim Jones


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Please post facts. Most men in jail are poorly educated not from single parent homes. The common denominator for most is that they are high school drop outs. If you blame single mothers then how come 1 million black women are not in prison, we are being raised in the same home. Men make excuses and do not want to value education or hard work, that is why they go to prison. Most black women have never embraced the feminist movement.

-Kim Jones

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You do not know our history. Most black women were not feminists or part of the movement. We have never just marched for, protested and demonstrated just for women rights. We always have and always will fight for the rights of black women, men and children.
It was never welfare that caused the real breakdown of the black family because the black family was still intact in the seventies. It was the war on drugs, mass incarceration of black men, crime infested communities in the Eighties that led to the breakdown in our families. You are proving that you are not American by quoting racist, bigot that hated black people Daniel Moynihan, you just out yourself that you do not know black life or history and are an outsider.

-Kim Jones


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Please explain to us why so many black men are in prison, close to a million, please tell us why so many are irresponsible absent fathers, please tell us why so many black men kill other black men almost everyday in every inner city, please tell us why so many black men deal drugs in the black community, please tell us why so many black men are in gangs, please tell us why black men do not respect education, please tell us why so many black men are out of work.
Please also explain why Black women are the largest group of college entrants, please tell us why black women are the fastest growing group for starting new businesses, please tell us why black women started Black lives matter, please tell us why one third of working black women are in management, please tell us why black women are the largest voting bloc in Democrat primaries if the black women is the one that has destroyed the black community.

-Kim Jones

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You still have such low self esteem. The feminist movement has always championed non violence towards women, equal and fair pay, equality in education and employment, healthcare and reproductive services for women and the right of women to make decisions for themselves. You are not American and should know that most black women were not feminists. Our struggle was and still is fighting for civil, voting, political and black rights.

-Kim Jones


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You work for this site and post stupid comments everyday trying to start fights, grow up and have some self respect. Most black men and women have and want black partners. It is black women that started Black lives matter and protest, March and organise in support of the black man.

-Kim Jones  (in response to a troll on a site)

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If police are the worst bulies, if things are wrong in society why did NWA turn black women into their enemy by showing black women in such a negative light.
Not supporting this movie.

Most black men date and marry black women. Not one of the Kardashian women has a good, respectful man with any pride. They pick weak, black men because white men won't touch them.

-Kim Jones



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You are making excuses and rewriting history. Most black families were two parent families right up until the late seventies. It was the war on drugs, drugs being flooded into the black community and crime rates increasing that tore the black family and black community apart especially in the inner cities. These things had nothing to do with feminism and most black women have never been feminists. Stop making excuses for black men not building and supporting thier families.

There is no black woman anywhere in the World that is stopping Black men from being leaders, mentors, role models, entrepreneurs, community organisers, husbands and responsible fathers.
Why do too many keep making excuses and blaming others for why they are not building strong families and providing for and protecting our community.


Maybe the first step towards Republican outreach should be to stop stereotyping black people. What low expectations are these, black women have one of the highest college enrolment rates and are the fastest growing group for new business startups. White men have had affirmative action since they came to this country. Democrats fight against all forms of Republican voter suppression from stopping Sunday voting, cutting early voting days, stopping same day registration, stopping the use of student ID and unfair voter ID laws.


White excuses on full display.
It is funny that Republicans have to go back 50 years to show that they sometimes we're not racist. The racist Republican southern strategy is why black people stopped voting Republican.
Why would any black or Latino voter vote for a Republican Party that constantly refers to them as rapists, murderers, criminals, welfare queens and illegal aliens.
Why would any black person support a party that embraces racists and bigots like Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, Nugent, O'Reily, Palin, Trump, Guiliani, Fox news, Breitbart, Drudge.
The poorest most welfare dependent States are all Republican led Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and South Carolina.
Democrats remain popular with black people because they push social, voting, healthcare, economic and educational policies that benefit all not just the rich.

-Kim Jones
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The Black man needs to be a friend to himself. He needs to lead a spiritual life based on having morals, values and self respect. The black man needs to see himself as a leader, mentor and role model not a black stud or criminal. Black women are working hard to better themselves and keep the black community going. Black men need to focus on rebuilding our families and community.

Black success like black women being both the fastest growing group for college enrolment and new business start ups is rarely reported. I think there are more positives than negatives in the black community.

-Kim Jones

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Criminals and murderers kill people in thier own community that is who the police should target. The police that are paid to protect and serve should not be murdering innocent, unarmed black men, women and children.

Black lives matter.

-Kim Jones

Friday, August 14, 2015

Savant's Words





Some people can't understand that many progressive Blacks from Du Bois, to King, to post-Mecca Malcolm, to the Panthers to most contemporary youth with BlackLivesMatters (or Moral Mondays) believe that we have to deal BOTH with matters internal to our community which requires INDEPENDENT Black organizations and associations, and with the totality of the struggle for human liberation which requires alliances with progresives whites, Latinos, Jews, Asians, Arabs or whoever. If you look at some the old Black Panther Newspapers still in my mother's closet, you find articles talking about what we need to do INSIDE the Black community that CANNOT be done by anyone else. But you also see articles emphasizing how the full achievement of what we want to accomplish inside our communities is bound up with the struggles of peoples everywhere. It's not rocket science, but you do have to make some effort to THINK rather than being an ankle biting smart a__ like freddy. Fortunately, I wasn't reared on the kind of narrow nationalism or (as some critical race theorists say) "racial essentialism" of NOI, the so-called black Hebrews or Ron Karenga's US. Perhaps I would have been if the Panthers hadn't happened in the projects after King was killed. For my mom became pro-Panther after King was killed, and we (me and my little sis) were influence by that REVOLUTIONARY tendency while we were growing up. (But we did have older cousins in the South who were down with SNCC when we were kids). Being sandwiched between the generation that made the movement of the 1960s (including older kindred) and the youth I'm teaching in academia today --youth who are fomenting the NEW movements--I see myself as a link and as mentor-student. I'm a mentor just as were elders (e.g. Paul Coates, Eddy Conway, Sharon K) from the 60s mentored me, and a student because I am always learning---learnin g from youth, contemporaries, and elders. So there is a intergenerational continuum of struggle. The traitorous freddy says that my choices are questionable, while presumably his choice of treachery is beyond reproach. Well, I recall Paul Robeson once said that every artist can choose to be a voice from freedom and liberation or an apologist for oppression. Robeson his choice was to be a voice for human freedom. That is also my choice as a philosopher, teacher, writer and MAN; to be an ally and comrade of the oppressed and dispossessed; especially (though not exclusively) of the despised Black poor from whose loins I sprang. For this I make no apologies. And it is not I who needs to explain. Le Peuple au pouvoir!!!!

-Savant

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East Baltimore is a beleaguered community. Mainly, it's white racists and bourgeois negro reactionaries who describe it as a "sh___e " or (as you once did) "depraved. " At any rate, I'm convinced that I KNOW more about East Baltimore than you do. And your posts don't reveal the mind of a socialist, but of a reactionary and a bigot This evident in your PERPETUAL defense of fascist pig cops, and your ENDLESS vilification of the masses of the Black people of America. In short, you're a poseur and an enemy of the people.

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This moron doesn't even know that I'm a democratic socialist even thought that's been obvious in AA Forum for years. He obviously has also missed my critiques of what I call simplistic racial analyses and racial essentialism. What has sometimes happened in American history is that the struggles of the Blacks have precipitated struggles EVERYWHERE, as I stated in my post directed to Barros. So, do they teaching basic READING in British schools any longer?

-Savant


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Actually, about 45% of Blacks are married; and about 90% of the married Black men are wedded to Black wives

-Savant

http://www.workers.org/articles/2015/08/12/50th-anniversary-of-watts-rebellion/

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/ferg-a12.html

http://www.workers.org/articles/2015/08/13/class-forces-behind-u-s-genocide-in-hiroshima-nagasaki/

http://www.workers.org/articles/2015/08/13/mumia-abu-jamal-trump-and-politics-of-resentment/

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Savant's Words in Late July 2015

What part of West Africa are you visiting? Or perhaps you're already there. Freddy can say what he pleases, but the Struggle will continue. Copwatch patrols have already spread nationwide. And this weekend in Cleveland there was a BlackLivesMatters conference which tried to address not only fascistic police terror, but a whole range of social wrongs and injustices of which police brutality is one part. The awakening can be seen on the campuses in the hood. I don't think it's going away.

-Savant

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Yes, there is still much happening in Baltimore. Even after the mass demonstrations which the media paid sporadic attention to, and the uprising which they focused on like a haw--the corporate media must have its sensationalism--th ere is much still happening even with media attention now gone. Some folk from Ferguson and other places are here, and some millennial sisters and brothers are working on forging strong links with each other across the country. And yes, people are seeing more the intersectional connections between varied expressions of oppression. Sisters at these meetings (progressive young brothers too) address issues of sexism as well as racism. (And it hasn't escaped our attention that police terror against SISTERS receive far less attention than that same terror against us; or that the media pays less attention to sisters who are leaders than to men. Hence our "Same HER name marches." And I'm sure by now you know about what happened to sister Bland in Texas). What's especially important to me is that in town meeting in the hood, in churches, projects and the few community centers we have left, it is the POOR who are raising their voices; insisting that police terrorism is only part of the picture; that crime is also just part of the picture. And that it is a whole system of deprivation, immiseration that they face. They may not allude to Fanon or Gramsci, and their subject and verb agreement may be missing. But they KNOW the evils of which they suffer. And yes, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has put herself in the doghouse with much of the Black community here. And I find it easier to talk to people about the evils of both RACE and CLASS in ways not always possible in the past. I think we have to face the fact that the Black bourgeoisie no longer needs the masses. The elite couldn't challenge Jim Crow in the 1960s, could not face the power structure without mass support. And you'd rarely hear them publicly denounce the poor as thugs and criminals during the much bigger uprisings of that time. But today our elite feel they have arrived, or soon will; the masses are in the way. But I think it is the ELITE that is in the way. They must be swept aside if need be. They don't even create businesses in the Black community any more. And while I despise capitalism, you'd expect the elite to at least be able to do that. No more "Black Wall Street." They're a clique of elite hustlers and opportunist political pimps. What Fanon once said of the native African elite applies to our Black elite: "It must simply be stoutly opposed because, literally, it is good for NOTHING." We must move forward without, or AGAINST them if need be.

-Savant

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I consider both Democrats and Republicans to be subservient to corporate money and interests, the Republicans only a little more so than the Democrats most times. The Republicans are like the wife, and the Democrats like the mistress, but they're both on the knees to the 1%. Moreover, Bernie Sander is a SOCIALIST, you goof ball. He must run as a Democrat (though he's usually "independent ") because in ass backward America that's the best he can do in order to even be in the race. And I don't recall you reactionaries object to the age of right wing political dinosaurs like Ronald Reagan or John McCain. Has there ever been a right wing white ass you didn't like to lick? Or are YOU the right wing white a__ as Barros and Attai both suggested?

-Savant


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C'est une Revolution pour la liberation humain! What MIGHT happen is that a wave of Black insurgency, like the Black Lives Matter movement--like the Black Freedom Movement of the 1960s--succeeds in inspiring movement EVERYWHERE. So even if the insurgency begins most vigorously in Black communities it eventuates in a multiracial movement of the dispossessed and allies of the dispossessed. Before the outbreak of things in Bmore, I heard, I heard interviews on the Marc Steiner show with Ferguson activists (and people from Bmore who had been to Ferguson) that not only had the Black community become insurgent, but it was drawing in whites, Asians, Jews, Christians, Muslims, atheists, etc. Our movement there had JEWS and ARABS marching together, recognizing that atrocities inflicted on us today will be inflicted on them tomorrow. Then Baltimore happened. Again, we had in April and May the largest demonstrations in this city since the Civil Rights Movement. Rallies held in Black GHETTOES and churches drew middle class whites, Latinos (whose experience with the police resemble our own), Asians, Jews, Arabs (Palestinians included), Native Americans (also severely afflicted with police terrorism but lacking the numbers we have to make their protests more felt), feminists, socialists, liberals, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus (some from India). Naturally, white racists and reactionaries (aside from the police themselves) don't show at these gathering. And groups like NOI or the Black Hebrews are essentially sidelined, denouncing us for allowing "white devils" into our community and into our protests. But they are being IGNORED. And openly GAY people show up in the culturally conservative Black ghettoes, and find that they too are welcome regardless of how people personally feel about homosexuality. (An elder in the projects in Sandtown said "Man, we gotta got control of these cops. And whoever wants to help us is ok with me.").

-Savant

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Last summer in the ATLANTIC magazine there was an article on the issue of black reparations by Ta Nehisi Coates, son of former Bmore Black Panther leader Paul Coates. Ta Nehisi now has a new book our, apparently inspired by James Baldwin, called LETTER TO MY SON.

-Savant

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What's up? I just happened to be in my office to pick up some things when I noticed this thread. The title made me wonder whether some white supremacist has started an anti-Barros thread. LOL! I was wondering about that because you'd made it clear that you would not identify complex ethnicity in Topix--partly because you didn't want it to be an issue when issues of race or ethnicity were discussed. Of course, you had conveyed some of this to me privately. And I never reveal info giv3en in confidence by you, your adversary Attai, Kip, Harrisson, NotsoDivine or anyone else with whom I've contact outside of this place. Some I am surprised that YOU have started this thread. OK. Now it's out. Folk can deal with it anyway they please.

-Savant

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With regard to the article in the link you posted, it is part of a book by Ta Nehisi Coates also entitled A LETTER TO MY SON. Ta Nehisi Coates is son of Paul Coates, former leader of the Baltimore chapter of the Black Panther Party. Like his dad he's becoming something of a hometown hero in Bmore--but mainly for his LITERARY accomplishments. Ta Nehisi also wrote a now famous article in the ATLANTIC magazine on (if I recall it correctly) "The Case for Black Reparations." That appeared last summer. His book is selling well and he's gotten good interviews, including one within the past week with the Marc Steiner show (WEAA, FM 88.9). I've only perused the book, so far, but I intend to read it fully. Toni Morrison sees A LETTER TO MY SON as reminiscent of similar works by James Baldwin. I recall that it reminded me of Baldwin's letter to his nephew (also named James) in THE FIRE NEXT TIME. By the way, Ta Nehisi Coates grew up in Freddie Gray's neighborhood, and right across Mondawmin where the April 27 uprising erupted. And he has his own stories about experiences with Bmore's cops. He knows. His Panther dad REALLY knows. Hell, I know. Fascist pig cops nearly killed me in East Baltimore when I was 17. At any rate, we're very proud of brother Ta Nehisi Coates.  (

-Savant

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Sister mmmdot's Extra Words



mmmdot • 16 hours ago
White freedom and privilege is based on the oppression of other races. There was no 'white race' before the “invention” of the 'Black race' by whites. Historically 'white' identity is a negative identity – it has ONLY meant NOT being a person of color. Race and gender are not really separable in terms of how identity is constructed in this patriarchal white supremacist society. To justify the systematic rapes of enslaved African women and girls, white sl*ve masters constructed the notions of Black womanhood and white womanhood. The understanding of what it means to be a white woman in the U.S. is ENTIRELY dependent upon the existence and negation of Black womanhood.

It consistently takes the complete dehumanization and defeminization of 'Black womanhood' for the supposedly 'natural'(i.e. biological) wholesome, pure, beautiful, delicate, and innocent ideal of 'white womanhood' to even exist. White womanhood's pedestal exists at the DIRECT expense of Black women's basic safety. It's CENTRAL our oppression as Black women. We really can't reference "women" without specifying WHICH group of women we're talking about. White women are not a 'universal' or 'average' representation of 'women', they are a relatively protected class of women. Pretending like there is only ONE "ideal", "normal”, “universal standard” of beauty, womanhood, and HUMANITY, is what is OPPRESSING us in the first place.

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mmmdot
Everyone: White women are some of the worst perpetrators of racist violence, aggression, physical assault, and bullying in this society - ESPECIALLY against Black women and Black girls. There is a LONG history of white female bullying of Black women and children. We don’t say enough about how racist white women go out of their way to SPECIFICALLY harm Black women and children JUST to prop up their OWN unstable white female identities and egos.

I can't STAND sociopathic white women and their sociopathic CROCODILE white tears™. White women CONSTANTLY arrange the whole damn universe to always center around themselves and their fee fee's. Even worse, their white tears™ are like a clarion call for EVERYONE to comfort or defend white women after they've been oppressive and violent. There is no reality to the concept that white women are LESS RACIST than white men . 'White womanhood' exists at the cost of Black women's basic safety and these sociopathic white trash females LIKE it that way.

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mmmdot • a day ago
Poor baby. R.I.P. Sandra. Her mother is SO reminiscent of Mamie Till. A Black woman's child goes down south from Chicago and winds up dead because whites STILL think their whiteness gives them the aut
hority of life and death over innocent Black people - especially innocent Black people who refuse to adhere to their overblown expectations of automatic deference and respect that they don't deserve and aren't entitled to. It's just disgusting this woman has to bury her child for NO REASON at all due to the actions of southern white trash who happens to be in a cheap blue nylon uniform. 60 years later. Same white terrorism, different century. Smh.


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mmmdot
Well, because of 500 years of white supremacy and the "cult of domesticity" Black women are constructed as a subspecies of human and less than "women." We are considered the antithesis of "woman", literally the "anti-woman." Because of the racial hierarchy, Black people are literally considered the "OPPOSITE race", literally in OPPOSITION to white people. The Black race is considered the "perpetual enemy" of the white race, against whom ALL WHITES must unite. Among everyday whites, the idea of "enemy races" is seen in complaints of "unqualified" Black people "taking white people's jobs" and Latinos "invading" U.S. borders.

Since the institution of sl^very depended on Black women to supply future sl^ves, white sl^ve masters used every method imaginable - especially rape - to force enslaved African women to reproduce. To justify the systematic rapes of African females, they constructed the notions of white womanhood vs. Black womanhood. White women: "basically good", pure, noble, protected vs Black women: lecherous, sensual, animalistic "breeders." It even applies to LITTLE GIRLS: white girls were deemed ABNORMAL if they were s@xually active whereas African American girls were seen as "NATURALLY" immoral.

When Black women are considered to be the literal OPPOSITES of the paragons of "womanhood" and "femininity" what do you think happens to them? There is no way to be "respectable" enough to be respected or protected. They are not even considered socially worthy enough to "protect." Black women are more likely to be raped, beaten, and murdered than any other group of women in America and THIS anti-black misogynistic f__kery is why.

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mmmdot
America has a sickening past, one which has not been reconciled, and instead of a sheepish and apologetic white populous, we have instead arrogance, aggressiveness and continued racism; the shamelessness should be likened to Neo-Nazis in Germany. This country is hundreds of years of Nazi Germany, South African Apartheid, and Iraq Occupation rolled into one. It's a terrorist state in and of itself.

No matter who we put in office, the white supremacy system is still the same. Putting different figureheads on the same ROTTEN system does nothing. The entire system needs to be reconstructed. One of my friends referred to the U.S. as a "failed state" that should fall apart so we could build something real. Lately, I've been agreeing with that notion.

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mmmdot
"Anytime black people make up real arguments about the conditions in the world, we're slandered as "race-baiters" and "extremists."

That's b/c once it became clear that humans came from Africa, not Europe or North Eurasia, white scientists, academics, and laypeople didn't trade their white supremacy for Black supremacy. Instead it was: “Race does not matter!” Despite what whites PUBLICLY claim they're not ACTUALLY colorblind – they still use the SAME 200 year old, imbecilic white supremacist stereotypes they've ALWAYS used to explain everything under the sun. Not only do they regularly use race to explain people’s behavior, they use race to rationalize and protect their their unearned power and resources.

As Professor Derrick Bell said: “Black people will never gain full equality in this country. Even those herculean efforts we hail as successful will produce no more than temporary ‘peaks of progress,’ short-lived victories that slide into irrelevance as racial patterns adapt in ways that maintain white dominance. This is a hard-to-accept fact that all history verifies. We must acknowledge it, not as a sign of submission, but as an ultimate act of defiance."

Most whites will NEVER *voluntarily* give up white supremacy. It has to be TAKEN from them.

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mmmdot • a month ago
This ain't the first time one of them has been caught pretending to be a Black sock-puppet. This b.s shows how lazy and pathological whites are. Instead of creating their OWN culture that's not based on countless fragile, phony, fraudulent white delusions and lies they presume they can just STEAL ONE from racially subjugated people. Not only do whites feel they can WEAR the skin, cultures, clothing, and beauty traditions of racially oppressed non-white people like COSTUMES, they feel they can turn non-white people's old and sacred traditions into meaningless and cheap "TRENDY" GARBAGE; act like the ULTIMATE "SCHOLARLY EXPERTS" on other people's art, music, and food; and actually "DO" non-white people's cultures "BETTER" than those non-white people.

It's typical of deluded, self-centered white sociopaths to feel frustrated when they're told there's an area of life they can't hope to know and speak for: the experiences of non-white people in this white supremacist culture. It's TYPICAL for whites who have no experience, education, and ability to
discern certain facts to assert that those facts don't exist simply b/c THEY aren't equipped to see them. Instead of simply LISTENING to Black people about racism, they have to take it the SAME PATHOLOGICAL place they ALWAYS do: trying to BE "Black" themselves. Disrespecting other people's humanity is "natural" for most of them. Disgusting.

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http://www.gradientlair.com/post/121743519188/rachel-dolezal-colonial-violence-erasure-misogynoir?route=%2Fpost%2F%3Aid%2F%3Asummary


mmmdot • a month ago
And unfortunately, I also saw Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood making "transracial" excuses on 'The Talk' 2 days in a row - although Sheryl Underwood did do better the second day by pointing out that this white woman made false claims of racist discrimination against Howard University and that NOBODY but Black people experience anti-blackness. But Sara Gilbert - the way she DEMANDED that she should have the right to determine what Blackness was literally disgusted the hell out of me and made me want to choke her through the screen.

I can't even describe my disgust at whites [along with Black males] unilaterally deciding that this is just "transracialism" and a socially acceptable way to behave. Eradicating racism doesn't come from white women putting on Blackface and trying to see how they're treated as "Black women." It needs to come from whites being honest about their immature and intellectually lazy and white supremacist attitudes, perceptions and behaviors that LITERALLY come out of the 1700's. They have tried and failed to understand on EVERY level what experiencing racism "feels like." What they NEED to do to discuss what BEING a bunch of racists "feels like." They need to just DEAL with their racism and compensate for the CENTURIES of economic and social harm inflicted by white individual and governmental racial oppression so we can ALL move on with our lives.

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Trudy Mod
Yep; because so many "respected" (aka light skint Black people with money, platform and status) are co-signing Rachel Dolezal's bullshit, I am noticing more and more Black women trying to rationalize it away too. I already knew Whites and Black men would. Blah. That's predictable. I do think beyond some Black women not having accurate information about race, gender and intersectionality and accurate knowledge on the history of White colonial violence, some of us have not examined how we believe the lies of colourism (that light skint is "better" and that maybe one day we can "transcend" race too) and really done that personal work on why we would cosign White colonial violence from White women. But most Black women I've seen and know are not on that bullshit. But even ONE Black woman being on that bullshit is painful for me. I've felt awful watching a few Black women who are public figures condone what a large chunk of Black men and Whites already have.

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mmmdot  Paul • a year ago
I swear to God this country has gotten even worse in terms of racial relations since Obama was elected. White people even saying n**ger SPECIFICALLY as a racial slur are not racist. Paula Dean isn't racist for calling blk people n**ger!, That white guy calling KK and KW n**ger-lover and n**ger isn't a racist! It's like a crazy world People HANGING effigies of President Obama, a black man, are not racist. I swear if the KKK, Neo-Nazis, or one of the MANY other of the white supremacist terrorist organizations (which INCREASED their membership since President Obama became was elected) could murder an entire neighborhood of black men, women, and children, while calling them racial epithets, carving swastikas into their bodies, and burning them alive--and many "average" white people wouldn't consider it to be racist. The MOST they would do is mitigate and justify the white racism by blaming black people for being attacked. They would dehumanize black people like racist POS did and say that blacks are "Trayvons" who deserve to be killed for existing.

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mmmdot
From Encylopedia Britannica: Racism, also called racialism, any action, practice, or belief that reflects the racial worldview—the ideology that humans are divided into separate and exclusive biological entities called "races," that there is a causal link between inherited physical traits and traits of personality, intellect, morality, and other cultural behavioral features, and that some races are innately superior to others.

In North America and apartheid South Africa, racism dictated that different “races” should be segregated from one another, that they should have their own distinct communities and develop their own institutions such as churches, schools, and hospitals, and that it was unnatural for members of two “separate races” to intermarry.

Those who practice racism also hold that only low-status jobs should go to low-status races (African Americans and Indians in North America, blacks and Coloureds in South Africa) and that members of the economically and culturally dominant race alone should have access to privileges, political power, economic resources, high-status jobs, and unrestricted civil rights. The lived experience of racism for members of low-status races can include daily insults and frequent acts and verbal expressions of contempt and disrespect, all of which have profound effects on social relationships.

http://www.britannica (dot) com/EBchecked/topic/488187/racism

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mmmdot
From Encylopedia Britannica: The difference between racism and ethnocentrism

Although they are easily and often confused, race and racism must be distinguished from ethnicity and ethnocentrism. While extreme ethnocentrism may take the same offensive form and may have the same dire consequences as extreme racism, there are significant differences between the two concepts. Ethnicity, which relates to culturally contingent features, characterizes all human groups. It refers to a sense of identity and membership in a group that shares common language, cultural traits (values, beliefs, religion, food habits, customs, etc.), and a sense of a common history. All humans are members of some cultural (ethnic) group, sometimes more than one. Most such groups feel—to varying degrees of intensity—that their way of life, their foods, dress, habits, beliefs, values, and so forth, are superior to those of other groups.

The most significant quality of ethnicity is the fact that it is unrelated to biology and can be flexible and transformable. People everywhere can change or enhance their ethnicity by learning about or assimilating into another culture.

http://www.britannica (dot) com/EBchecked/topic/488030/race/234663/The-difference-between-racism-and-ethnocentrism

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mmmdot • 3 months ago
You DO realize you're writing for a Black women's website, right? WHITE women are paid 77 cents for every dollar a white man makes, but that figure is much lower for Black women. African American women are only paid 64 cents for every dollar made by a white man. Please discuss the wage gap as it ACTUALLY applies to us. Thank you. ::Eyeroll::


mmmdot  NOPe • 3 months ago
I really don't care what the excuses are for paying Black women 64 cents for every dollar made by a white man, while paying white women 77 cents for every dollar made by a white man. Pay disparities like this should be illegal.
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mmmdot • 2 months ago
When the cops are no different than a Neo-Nazi street gang, it says something about how white supremacy is built into the very fabric of this country. And most Black cops assimilate into the racist police culture and go along to get along, even though their white co-workers habitually threaten THEIR lives too. Crime rates have gone DOWN to RECORD LOWS. So not ONLY do there need to be less police officers in Black neighborhoods - there need to be less police around the whole damn country.

The reliance of LAZY WHITES on "policing" to GENERATE REVENUE for themselves is sociopathic. They SHOULD be increasing funding to schools, after school programs, jobs, and Black owned businesses, instead of more "policing." But they WON'T because this is JUST the latest instance of a LONG history of lazy, shiftless, entitled whites scheming to disrespect the humanity of people in order to make money. It's a regressive and dangerous policy, leaned on by greedy and racist white politicians too cowardly to raise revenue through NORMAL and JUST means: TAXATION of white elites. Policing for "safety" is the biggest lie we've ever been fed. White supremacy and privatization are the biggest problems facing this society, not "street crime."

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mmmdot • a year ago
"if you don’t know how to be considerate and respectful then you shouldn’t dating any woman, black or otherwise." This to the 10th power.

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mmmdot
These “respectables” aren’t helping a DAMN thing but themselves, nor are they “shedding light” on ANYBODY’S problem. They ARE the problem.
The white power structure has always SELECTIVELY placed these deluded Black “respectables” into visible positions of influence. Then they give them pseudo status as “the voice of reason” for the Black community, while downplaying intelligent Black individuals like Jesse Williams who ACTUALLY *do their research* and address solutions. This is what the white media holds up as a “successful black person”. You only become “successful” to whites when you disavow your own community, use the same hollow “colorblind” rhetoric as phony whites, and issue blanket exoneration of white privilege and systemic white supremacy. These Black “respectables” criticize Black people with outrageous lies that make all people of African descent on Earth seem like a monolithic, pathological “savage” black horde JUST to generate revenue for themselves. But the reactions of the systematically oppressed who are enraged ARE completely rational. People rarely undergo domination without a response, even if it is merely – at first – the response of hatred for the enslaver. She and all the other shysters of the Black misleadership class are nothing but a Black face on a white neo-conservative agenda.


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 mmmdot
1. The people MOST at fault are those acting as a group to oppress others on a societal level. There should be no ‘injustice’ of the PARTICULAR kind we’ve all been dealing with in the first place. I socially and politically orchestrated and constructed to benefit certain groups at the DIRECT expense of the BASIC human rights and basic human dignity others.
2. YES, all Black people should speak out and never ever stop resisting. “Your silence will not protect you.” – Audre Lorde
3. “So while you’re being mute b/c you wanna be brand-friendly, the brands who have racist reps aren’t the ones bringing you campaigns ANYWAY….” Very true.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Savant on Politics

JUNE 25.That's the edition of the BALTIMORE SUN where Kevin Moore's case is mentioned. Actually the title of the column is "Tensions rise with law enforcement as citizen surveillance of police spreads across the nation." That's right. Now we the people are putting the police under surveillance! Our movement is spreading!

-Savant

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