Monday, July 15, 2019

The Barbarian's Impression of a Civilization

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "The Barbarian's Impression of a Civilization." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 16 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Anonymous - Is racism lack of empathy?

Muhammad Rasheed - No. Lack of empathy, bigotry and prejudice are just the side effects of racism.

Racism is the systemic subjugation, exploitation and plunder of a group targeted along racial phenotype, whose wealth is given to another group favored along racial phenotype.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

From the Archives of Lessons Learned

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "From the Archives of Lessons Learned." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 15 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Kurt Moehlenkamp - Does the thought of paying Reparations to the proven descendants of slaves mean anything? Isn't this a bit like putting a new coat of paint on a burned out house?

Muhammad Rasheed - You’re saying that giving the exploited American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) the wealth that was plundered from them is the same as giving something valuable to something that is worthless. That’s a pretty harsh opinion of the people. It gives the impression that you’re judging the entire ethnic group based on the criminal class of the poorest, most uncouth members of the group. Naturally, I would expect you to protest were I to judge all white people based on your grimiest, most barbaric members in like fashion. Neither opinion would be fair.

I want you to remember that when the white exclusionary New Deal was enacted and the very uncouth poor whites were given free money and land by the U.S. government, every resource was provided to help them learn how to work that land and learn how to use the benefits provided for them. I would reasonably expect the same treatment for my own people.

The point of Reparations, in repairing the astronomical wrong of anti-Black systemic racism, is to close the artificially created racial wealth gap and to make the two groups economically equal.

Kurt Moehlenkamp - My point is more to the root of the delusion that people living today owe anything to anyone. If you track the path back a fair piece of profit was being collected on the backs of those future slaves by the other tribes that would traffic in them and sell them to the white man. Why are we not seeing those countries for billions. Then look into pursuing China for reparations to all who live in the modern day middle east and eastern Europe. Or perhaps the great Zulu nation for genocide. Man has had a long history over slavery and killing, everywhere not just here.

Muhammad Rasheed - Kurt wrote: “My point is more to the root of the delusion that people living today owe anything to anyone.”

No one owed the poor whites anything at all, and yet the U.S. gov spent a thousand thousand fortunes giving them free money and land to grow the white middle class and allow them to have great lives. And the gov did all of this while inflicting forced jim crow segregation on the same ADOS community they refused to pay the Reparations they owed to them for slavery, sharecropping, the white hate group domestic terror lynching campaign, and the slavery 2.0 of mass incarceration.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

A White Monopoly On That, Too?

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "A White Monopoly On That, Too?" Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 14 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Bradley Johnson - What does it mean to act "white"?

Muhammad Rasheed - The charge of “acting white” from a black American Descendant of Slavery (ADOS) has a few different meanings depending on the socio-economic class of the accuser and some other factors. Usually it’s an accusation of treachery towards a fellow ADOS.

  • When coming from the lower class poor ADOS, to be accused of ‘acting white’ almost always means you are perceived to be a peer who is fraudulently putting on airs and pretending to a station you are not a part of. Often nothing more complex than a wider vocabulary is enough to receive this insult, which is a terribly sad demonstration of being “poor minded” since it implies that whites hold a barrier over simply going to the library and reading a book for free.
  • When coming from the ADOS middle classes (such as they are), to be accused of ‘acting white’ is usually a dig at your household and how you were raised. It can mean your parents cut you off from the culture (for whatever reason) and had you “out there” to be raised by white folks so now you don’t know your people. More often than not, this is an accurate ‘reading of someone’s mail,’ and the defensive victim will usually embrace the negative comments made about Black people in general by his/her white ‘friends’ by pretending the ‘acting white’ accusation is actually coming from the “poor minded” lower class mindset, though this is not the case.
  • Even though the actual term “acting white” isn’t used, other instances of the concept as used by ADOS are leveled at white people themselves, and represent a specific mode of communication not necessarily universal among all socio-economic classes of the white racist aristocracy. One is the coded language of political pundits, alt-right journalists and others who hide racist/discriminatory speak in seemingly innocent-sounding rhetoric to pretend they don’t hold anti-Black views. This is a relatively new strategy by the guardians of white supremacy, and it goes hand-in-hand with a false victimhood narrative using a “black supremacist” false equivalency fallacy as part of this manifestation of their sociopathy.

    The other specific way in which the white racist aristocracy “acts white” is the normalized mainstream demonstration of forcing all information through the Eurocentric White Supremacist Ideological worldview in order to maintain a ‘whiteness narrative’ as part of the ongoing indoctrination of the populace. Similar as to how FoxNews forces all information through the white Republican conservative viewpoint and pretends it’s the ‘default normal’ view of the world, the mainstream society does the same on a bigger scale with a specific Eurocentric white supremacist view. This is the truer, far more dangerous version of “acting white,” and it is a mighty weapon used to protect the status quo from overthrow by brainwashing the populace into believing that white people hold a monopoly over thought itself.

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Rigging the Game

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Rigging the Game." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 13 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

White Supremacy's Problems with Change

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "White Supremacy's Problems with Change." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 12 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Anonymous - Are Reparations wrong?

Muhammad Rasheed - It may SEEM wrong for someone used to having their way—as seen from within a system that their ancestors set up to give them an unfair advantage—for their favorite victims to finally receive justice, causing that system to tip towards a socio-economic balance it had never seen before.

That is only pure, selfish, butthurt, emotional tantrum energy being expressed,not the passion of legitimate righteous outrage over a wrong. Remember, it was the wrong that was originally established with chattel slavery and an additional 150 yrs of U.S. government supported, anti-Black discriminatory practices which is then to be corrected by the Reparations payout. The definition of “reparations” is the reparatory justice for a wrong committed.

Richie Richards - Thieves never care about the opinions of their victims. They're selfish and evil.

Muhammad Rasheed - Slavery was the theft of Black labor.

Richie Richards - Slavery was the theft of labor, regardless of color. Fortunately, this country outlawed that evil practice over 150 years ago.

Muhammad Rasheed - "Regardless of color" doesn't make since considering there was only one "color" permanently delegated as the slave class.

The slave owners built in a loophole in the 13th amendment that enabled them to continue the slave labor practice legally. It's still going on today and why there is still racism against Black people and attitudes like yours towards me finally being free of that evil.

Richie Richards - It does make sense. Slave owners and slaves weren't designated by their skin color, it was an economic status. There were slaves and slave owners of all colors. Of course, the majority were black (you can thank the muslims and fellow Africans for enslaving them and selling them for cheap labor all over the world) but not all.

Can you point to an example of legal slavery protected by the 13th amendment loophole you're referring to? Aside from imprisonment (because sometimes, bad people need locked up).

Muhammad Rasheed - Richie wrote: “It does make sense.”

No, you’re just making up nonsense based on your anti-Black biases as usual.

Richie wrote: “Slave owners and slaves weren't designated by their skin color…”

Meanwhile, they were designated by their skin color by law.

Richie wrote: “…it was an economic status.”

Established by racial phenotype by law.

Richie wrote: “There were slaves and slave owners of all colors.”

There were very few Black slave owners, and even then they were under strict Black Code rules. The majority of them purchased their relatives until they could get them freed which was why they did it.

Richie wrote: “Of course, the majority were black”
The majority were Black because the system was specifically set up to permanently delegate Black people to the bondsman class to create a white racist aristocracy.

Richie wrote: “(you can thank the muslims and fellow Africans for enslaving them and selling them for cheap labor all over the world) but not all.”

That doesn’t make sense. This is a white supremacist myth.

Richie wrote: “Can you point to an example of legal slavery protected by the 13th amendment loophole you're referring to? Aside from imprisonment (because sometimes, bad people need locked up).”

Imprisonment is the loophole that they built into the 13th amendment to specifically to return the newly-freed Blacks back to slavery to force them to work those plantations again. Fraudulently throwing Black people in prison to work in prison cheap-labor camps goes on today from the same traditions.

Muhammad Rasheed - 13th Amendment: "...except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted..."

Texas prisons lose $500,000 of inmate-grown cotton destroyed in Hurricane Harvey | Houston Chronicle

Richie Richards - Let's just ignore your revisionist history and focus on what's most relevant... today.

Unfortunately, that 13th Amendment loophole is necessary. Without it, prisons could not exist. Do you want thieves, child molesters, rapists and murderers to live among you? Of course not. That's why that clause was added. Again, some people need to be imprisoned.

Nobody is throwing blacks in prison today to make license plates. If racially-motivated legal sentencing is important to you, that's great, and a noble cause (much more respectable than racist gimme-white-people's-money crap). You should also consider supporting the Trump administration for actually passing criminal justice reforms :)

Muhammad Rasheed - Richie wrote: "Let's just ignore your revisionist history..."

That's what white supremacists type when they don't have anything except more white supremacist nonsense. lol

Richie wrote: "...and focus on what's most relevant... today."

Literally nothing has changed in 150 yrs. You and your family are still the same racist scumbags talking the exact same political talking points that you pull out of your butts.

Richie wrote: "Unfortunately, that 13th Amendment loophole is necessary."

That's what I said. It was necessary for the white slave owners to continue slavery legally and keep their fortunes. That's literally why that clause was added -- because they were racist scumbags.

Richie wrote: "Nobody is throwing blacks in prison today to make license plates."

You saw the link I posted with the inmate grown cotton.

Richie wrote: "(much more respectable than racist gimme-white-people's-money crap)"

Oh, I'm getting my Reparations, and it'll be precisely because of all of this we're talking about. You can cry about it as you like. #WhiteTears

Richie wrote: "You should also consider supporting the Trump administration for actually passing criminal justice reforms."

??? All he did was allow one of Obama's old bills to go through that just released a handful of people as a fake political statement, and he increased the for-profit prison system market that will literally make the problem worse. Now what are you supposed to be talking about?

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Party Loyalty and the Definition of Insanity

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Party Loyalty and the Definition of Insanity." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 11 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Anonymous - If Black people, en masse, threatened to end their traditional support for Democrats until they were guaranteed reparations, would Democrats agree to it if, thereby, they could avoid the possibility of Donald Trump winning the 2020 general election?

Muhammad Rasheed -  It’s possible they would agree to it in order to:

  • Save their cushy politician jobs
  • Keep from losing their party altogether

Can’t hurt but to work the plan and see it through with consistent action and fortitude. Otherwise it makes zero sense for the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) to continue throwing their ballots into the Democratic Party black hole with zero return.

Rob Wilson - ADOS feels like needlessly dividing African Americans from the greater African diaspora and I'm not super into it.

Muhammad Rasheed - The #ADOS movement is a matter of national identity. We were the only ethnic group in the Black African Diaspora who didn't have a title identifying us by lineage and heritage, and because of this, it enabled some Black immigrant groups to take advantage and grift us. A definitive naming convention that identified us properly to prevent things like that from happening further was necessary to protect ourselves, as well as to make sure our house was in order when it came time to hold the US gov accountable over our Reparations grievance. It's important to be able to identify ourselves as the defendant -- with zero ambiguity -- for that fight.

Also, it is not possible for us to have a positive, Win/Win interconnected experience with the rest of the African diaspora without first making sure our own house is in order. If this wasn't true, then our relationship with them would be strong today.

Rob Wilson - I suppose I'm just not familiar with this history Black immigrant groups taking advantage and grifting African Americans?

Muhammad Rasheed - Because of the inexact and wishy-washy nature of terms like "Black American" and "African-American" Black immigrants have been able to pass as ADOS over the decades and -- paired with special immigrant benefits -- use it as an economic come up for their families. Then they would leverage themselves into high-ranking positions and then actually pretend to be ADOS to work against our Political Agenda. Candace Owens, who's from the Caribbean, is one example. Roland Martin is another. Joy Ann Reid is another. Basically, the rule of law has proven that any public Black personality who is rabidly anti-Reparations will turn out not to be ADOS, but will have Black immigrant ties while they pretend to speak for the ADOS cause.

Mindy Kaling's brother: I faked being black | CNN

Rob Wilson - O_O

Muhammad Rasheed - The African families would never write a confession like this one, because they have been in the habit of using the grift as a part of the technique for getting their relatives over here, so why would they break it by exposing it?

But that's why the Black immigrant celebrities -- like Joy Ann Reid -- are so viciously against Reparations, because if the so-called "Black Americans" start listing themselves formally as "American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS)" then the immigrant groups who can physically pass won't be able to use this grift anymore... no more than ADOS would be able to pass as Nigerian-Americans or whatever.

This ISN'T about "dividing the diaspora" but about lineage and heritage. In many ways I'm locked out of opportunities due to political disenfranchisement precisely because I haven't been calling myself ADOS so the whole world knows exactly who I am as an ethnic group.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Savagely Conquered Fair and Square

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Savagely Conquered Fair and Square." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 10 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Anonymous - Why do some people call racism against white people "reverse" racism?

Muhammad Rasheed - The “reverse racism” charge is a tactic used by white people in their defense of white supremacy. Composed of flimsy false equivalency and ‘Whataboutism’ logical fallacies, as well as attempts to divorce the meaning of ‘racism’ from its economic and systemic purpose and primary function, the use of the phrase is confined to deceptive misdirection.

When in use, the “reverse racism” card is put into play solely to steer Black anti-racism activists away from the obscene and highly lucrative anti-Black systemic racism that fuels the white racist aristocracy, and when successful, causes the activists to waste time jumping through ‘moving the goalpost’ hoops.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

The Impenetrable Brick Wall of the Frontline Race Soldier



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Rasheed, Muhammad. "The Impenetrable Brick Wall of the Frontline Race Soldier." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 09 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Magalee Ciripli - As a black American is it worth it to argue with racist white people or have you stopped expecting white people to respect or understand you?

Muhammad Rasheed - As an editorial cartoonist with an anti-racism focus, I use such arguments as the raw material to inspire my Gag-A-Day output. Within this self-imposed situation, I do find the necessarily contentious dialogues worth it, though they require the patience of Job that I sometimes find I am not able to match.

My challenge has been to break down my opponent’s coded language and spell out the meaning in the cartoon as blunt as possible so they cannot hide from it behind their own ironic version of political correctness. Largely successful, I believe the body of work will ultimately prove useful in helping move the progressive needle towards what right looks like.

Robert Hafetz - African Americans are the most racist people in America.

Muhammad Rasheed - “The most racist people in America” based on what exactly?

Robert Hafetz - Their preoccupation with it such as the question you just posted. Race has no inherent value. Its used incorrectly to mean culture. Culture has value race has no value and cant even be defined. We all evolved from the same tribe of African Sans Bushmen. You describe white people when there is no such thing. You have been indoctrinated to view the world through the filter of race. Democrats use race to manipulate people and turn them against each other. Race doesnt matter culture does.

Muhammad Rasheed
- Robert wrote: “Their preoccupation with it such as the question you just posted.”

I’m preoccupied with it because the concept of “race” was created and weaponized to subjugate and exploit my people with for the last 400 yrs up into the present day. I can’t avoid to pretend this isn’t happening since to do so will only benefit the people inflicting this horror upon me.

Robert wrote: “Race has no inherent value.”

It certainly holds no value to me. For me, within the USA, it is the functional equivalent of a prison inmate identification number. The value race holds is within a white supremacist system deliberately set up to benefit your favored group chosen along racial phenotype.

Robert wrote: “Its used incorrectly to mean culture.”

How do you know when you believe that it can’t be defined anyway?

Robert wrote: “Culture has value race has no value…”

“Race” holds value to the architects of the White Supremacist ideology and the anti-Black systemic racism for which it stands.

Robert wrote: “…and cant even be defined.”
In the United States of America, in which the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) have been targeted for subjugation, exploitation and plunder based on the combination of physical racial phenotype, and the cultural traits of their lineage and heritage traditions, “race” is defined thus and so. The oppressor race of the white racist aristocracy is likewise so defined and contrasted against along physical racial phenotype.

Robert wrote: “We all evolved from the same tribe of African Sans Bushmen.”

That has nothing at all to do with the race-based economic system that we deal with in the West.

Robert wrote: “You describe white people when there is no such thing.”

“White people” are the favored group of the white racist aristocracy who protect and maintain the White Supremacist Ideology and the anti-Black systemic racism for which it stands. “The white peoples of Europe” is what they have named themselves to mark them as members of the race-based socio-economic aristocracy they’ve created. I’m fascinated by your effort to hand all of this to me as if it was my invention. Trust me that I want nothing more than to rip it all down around your ears so I can be free.

Robert wrote: “You have been indoctrinated to view the world through the filter of race.”
Currently I’m fighting to end the concept by pushing for the dismantling of anti-Black systemic racism and the payout of Reparatory Justice to close the infamous racial wealth gap. When I’m finished, then we both can proudly close the door on the diabolical evils of “race” together.

Robert wrote: “Democrats use race to manipulate people and turn them against each other.”

Anti-Black systemic racism is definitely a bi-partisan effort and always has been. I will admit that the liberal side is deceptively more powerful in its usage than they pretend, especially in the modern day.

Robert wrote: “Race doesnt matter culture does.”

Well, as an abstract concept that has long been debunked as a physiological descriptor it doesn’t matter. But in an artificially created economic system when it’s used as an identifier to determine who is to be abused and who is to receive economic favor, it matters indeed.

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

ADOS On the Crossroads

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "ADOS On the Crossroads." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 08 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Heritage Matters


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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Heritage Matters." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 07 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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