Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The Vital Need for True Political Representation

 

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "The Vital Need for True Political Representation." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 02 Dec 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.


Renegotiating *After the Fact* . What Now?



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'Come out of them and be ye different'

 

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "'Come out of them and be ye different'." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 01 Dec 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Time for Call-Ins: Contrasting Style Adventures

 

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Time for Call-Ins: Contrasting Style Adventures." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 29 Nov 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.



RashidBelike - Lol Tone don’t be playin that rambling bs!

Yvette be patient as hell with us Lol! I called in when i was crazy & now I know better.

Trina Alexander - This on point! Tone don’t linger at all!!!

JusticeOrDie212 - The therapist scenario got me #dead. :D

susansdotter - That one male caller last week - all I could think of was "The Simpsons" and Grandpa Simpson's rambling stories!

mdv06392439 - Lol. Yeah. I have a confession-i usually turn the show off when Tone and Yvette go to the phones- I just can't take all the babble that some of our ppl go on- it's like they don't hear a word of what is said, or they are just don't understand the concept of what #ADOS is all about, and it's just shows that our ppl suffer for the lack of knowledge.

Melissa Harris Petty - @mdv06392439... You ain’t the only one unless Tone calls in or someone I know

mdv06392439 - Yep.

ninjaaamajo - #Dead x3

Heather Hogrobrooks - Funny. Balanced leadership.

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Advice From a Soggy-Bottomed Box

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Advice From a Soggy-Bottomed Box." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 29 Nov 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.



Muhammad Rasheed – [TOON] The Privilege to Ignore the Wrongs I Inherit and Perpetuate

Andrew Birch - Muhammad, I take it you dislike mealy-mouthed liberals more than right wing conservatives? Interesting viewpoint.

Muhammad Rasheed - From my POV as a Black American locked out of the competitive open free markets and denied my Reparations no matter who is in the White House, they are both the same.

Andrew Birch - Surely there are white liberal Americans who support your fight?

Muhammad Rasheed - Not. One.

Muhammad Rasheed - They are all grifters.

Andrew Birch - Marianne Williamson?

Andrew Birch - A technical point from one cartoonist to another - have you considered doing your ADOS cartoons in more than one frame? That way you can break up the big blocks of writing into something a bit snappier, and also have a punchline if you felt like it?

Muhammad Rasheed - Marianne deliberately tried to lowball us with an insultingly low amount for our Reparations, even after she met with the movement founders and economists who explained why her amount was way too low. That performance was fundamentally untrustworthy, and she was the best of them.

Muhammad Rasheed – Andrew  wrote: "have you considered doing your ADOS cartoons in more than one frame?"

Yes, and I do so when the flow of the message calls for it. Otherwise I don't mind the 'big blocks of writing' at all, since I'm not constrained by strict newspaper layout requirements or anything similar that would pressure me to adhere to now archaic traditions.


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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Uncovering the Shouted-Down Uncomfortable Truths of 'The Bell Curve'." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 12 Oct 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color. < https://www.mrasheed.com/2020/10/uncovering-shouted-down-uncomfortable.html>


Andrew Birch - Great stuff! Complete with punchline...

Muhammad Rasheed - lol Obviously I'm not married to the punchline as a must have. If it flows in then it's in.

Andrew Birch - I’ve had several strips running, but I always had a set space to fill. You’re obviously not limited in that respect. Does your work only appear online?

Andrew Birch - I like the way you used an actual image of the book cover and slipped it into the cartoon. Was that very tricky? I’m a lot older than you and not very technical.

Muhammad Rasheed - Andrew  wrote: "I’ve had several strips running, but I always had a set space to fill."

Yes, back in art school they showed us different industry standard working templates that each type of cartooning form used.

Andrew wrote: "You’re obviously not limited in that respect."

Noooo. lol

Andrew wrote: "Does your work only appear online?"

Yes, I upload it to my website and share it around to my various social media. There's an online ADOS-focused political magazine I gave permission to use the ones they like. But over all, the freedom and unlimited image area online publishing gives me reminds me of the original golden age of the newspaper comic strip, when the cartoonists had a whole page to do whatever they wanted to do. That kind of freedom to just spread my wings and flex however way I wish is intoxicating. I have zero reason to voluntarily confine the way I work to any particular industry's formatting style unless I just want to in order to mimic an effect.

Muhammad Rasheed - Andrew  wrote: "I like the way you used an actual image of the book cover and slipped it into the cartoon. Was that very tricky?"

No, it's not tricky. In fact, the photoshop program makes the entire clean-up, coloring aspect of cartooning so easy, it's now just a part of the drawing, even though I still draw and ink with traditional tools. When I first started, I still had to do clean up with Pro-White and a brush, and stuff like that, but now once the ink dries and I erase the pencil, I scan the drawing in and adjust it to make the blacks black and the whites white, fix any typos, clean up any inking spills, and then add color and special effects (like the bell curve cover) and have it ready for upload all in less than half an hour. No problem. It definitely adds to cartooning way more than the old way of doing it.

Andrew wrote: "I’m a lot older than you and not very technical."

You don't look that much older in your profile pic. I just turned 50 yrs old this month.

Andrew Birch - You look a lot younger in your photo! Must be due to clean living.

Muhammad Rasheed - lol I think I was 38 in this FB profile photo. My new face is greyer.

Andrew Birch - Haha!


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ATTENTION! Funnier When Stupid

 

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "ATTENTION! Funnier When Stupid." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 29 Nov 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Risk Management of the Criminal Overclass

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Risk Management of the Criminal Overclass." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 28 Nov 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Congress Will Pay It, But Even if They Weren't...

 

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Congress Will Pay It, But Even if They Weren't..." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 28 Nov 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

The Privilege to Ignore the Wrongs I Inherit and Perpetuate

 

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "The Privilege to Ignore the Wrongs I Inherit and Perpetuate." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 26 Nov 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.


Doug TenNapel - Obama said: “There’s a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans, or puts undocumented workers in cages, they think that’s less important than the fact that he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion." 

It never occurs to these condescending judges that gay marriage and abortion might actually be more important than the made up claims of racism. They end up saying the racist things they claim to be against, "What can Mexicans know that elites don't?"

Muhammad Rasheed - Doug wrote: "the made up claims of racism"

What are those made up claims?

Doug TenNapel - That it’s so widespread that whites need to claim privilege.

Muhammad Rasheed - There's quite a bit of very intense history that has happened in the last 150 yrs since slavery was abolished. Most of it has been extremely unpleasant for my people, even up into the present day. Between our two groups, one of us has been privileged enough not to think about it at all if you don't want to. Not too long ago, you actually dismissively referred to it as "The Negro Problem." For me, I don't have the option to simply not think about it, since the artificial impoverished conditions of my group are directly caused by it. 

What we refer to as "racism" has been highly politicized into rhetoric that the Democratic Party uses as a tool to empower certain groups while continuing to neglect mine. I'm actually pretty resentful about it, as I watch this Biden-Harris duo take the White House seat, after both had storied careers as violently anti-Black, while pretending otherwise, and their marketing goons smooth over what they've done in the gullible minds of the populace. This ham-fisted and clumsy performance has caused the Republican side to cynically dismiss all of it as a joke, but where does that leave me? On one side I'm neglected and exploited by those who are supposed to be my "allies," while on the otherside I'm dismissed by my traditional rivals and foes.

From where I sit, I cannot imagine a circumstance in which there would ever be an organically, naturally produced motivation for us to ever realistically address the very real problem of racism -- and its economic oppression root cause -- so that we as a country can ever finally put it behind us.

Doug TenNapel - "my people" have never done anything to "your people". There is no black or white, we are people first, perhaps even men second and our physical characteristics of skin color say nothing of either of our identities. I can't be blamed for someone who has two arms like me who enslaved and brutalized someone who looked like you 100 years ago. And you can't be blamed for someone who has two arms like you who kicked a man to death last week who has two arms like me.

If you think freedom is to carry the victimhood of 150 years, that's your privilege. Mine is to not carry the victimhood of the last 150 years of people who were not me. I want you to be happy, Muhammad. I want you to be free.

Muhammad Rasheed - Doug wrote: "'my people' have never done anything to 'your people.'"

In the United States of America, the descendants of the light-skinned ethnic tribes of Europe conspired across class and ideological lines to agree to usurp government & industry to hoard the benefits of wealth & rule just for their own political identity group. This is the nature of "systemic racism" -- it functions as a criminal overclass of colluding racketeer cartels -- who refuse to share wealth, land and rule with the Black American former slave class.

Doug wrote: "There is no black or white"

The aforementioned dominant political class are the ones who invented America's concept of the "black and white" designations, and put them on the books as law. Those laws have led to the economic imbalance we deal with today, as white people control 90% of the national household wealth, while mine control 2.6% of it (in illiquid Baby Boomer property & pensions FYI). For a representative of the group who cooked up the "black & white" scam to proclaim that there is no black & white WHILE the country still maintains the economic imbalances caused by systemic racism, it doesn't come across the way you may think it does.

Doug wrote: "we are people first, perhaps even men second and our physical characteristics of skin color say nothing of either of our identities."

The economic status of our two political groups bear the marks & scars of the nature of our identities, and tell the tale of our country's history.

Doug wrote: "I can't be blamed for someone who has two arms like me who enslaved and brutalized someone who looked like you 100 years ago."

I would never blame you for that specific crime, but you would be to blame if you stood here and denied that the current systemic racism forged in the fires of chattel slavery and the 150 subsequent yrs of domestic terror and forced jim crow segregation shouldn't be addressed on the national level with the great economic wrongs done to the black American Descendants of Slavery finally fixed.

Doug wrote: "And you can't be blamed for someone who has two arms like you who kicked a man to death last week who has two arms like me."

This is a false equivalency fallacy, since the problems we are discussing with racism are on the group level, not on the individual level of desparate criminal decisions among the lower economic classes.

Doug wrote: "If you think freedom is to carry the victimhood of 150 years, that's your privilege."

This is a strawman effigy fallacy, since I never said that "freedom" was just to walk around impotently complaining to random cartoonists I find on social media, or whatever this line was intended to mean. lol Freedom is to enjoy the full benefits of United States of America citizenry as a fully enfranchised group without being sabotaged, exploited & plundered by the dominant political identity group so they can maintain their high caste position at my expense.

Doug wrote: "Mine is to not carry the victimhood of the last 150 years of people who were not me."

You don't have to carry anything and that's not the point of this discussion from my point of view. The point is a candid & courageous discussion so that we both see what is actually real, pass the screen of partisan ideological bias and the justification illusions conjured up by long-standing family creeds. The freedom to see what is true.

Doug wrote: "I want you to be happy, Muhammad. I want you to be free."

My personal happiness is directly related to that of my greater ethnic group. Right now my ever-complicit US government, currently controlled by members of the Über-selfish criminal overclass and their minions, owes me Reparatory Justice for these 400 yrs of accrued discriminatory disadvantage inflicted upon my people. Once a comprehensive Reparations program is put in place, designed to close the racial wealth gap with just as robust an effort as what whites received in the 20th century to create the middle class, then I will be well on my way towards the happiness you wish for me.

Doug TenNapel - M. Rasheed wrote: "In the United States of America, the descendants of the light-skinned ethnic tribes of Europe conspired" 

you're a deranged racist. My skin color tells you nothings about me.

Muhammad Rasheed - ???

Why are you calling me a "deranged racist?" I am not the one who invented the concept of white people. The descendants of the Euro-ethnic tribes invented that concept and imposed it upon my people literally to reap the massive profits that define Western society. Why are you acting like it's my fault just for coldly defining it with the ideological fluff stripped away?

Your skin color doesn't tell me about you, but your kneejerk reaction to the stark facts of our ugly history tells me about you aplenty.

Doug TenNapel - It’s not my history. You demand I accept it based on skin color, which is racist. If I demanded payment because your grandpa raped a white woman I’d expect you to think I was nuts too. You wear Muhammad’s name and Christians in Egypt were beheaded by Muslims. How much of an apology and groveling do you owe me? It’s an immoral way of thinking, and you freely choose it.

Muhammad Rasheed - Doug wrote: "it’s not my history."

It's American history, which means it's OUR history. It's the history of race relations in our country.

Doug wrote: "You demand I accept it based on skin color"

I demand you accept it based on it being the truth of race relations in America.

Doug wrote: "which is racist."

Racist is choosing to perpetuate a system that exploits and plunders a group because you are afraid of losing status.

Doug wrote: "If I demanded payment because your grandpa raped a white woman I’d expect you to think I was nuts too."

That's an ironic false equivalency fallacy considering all of the Black murders, all of the communities and even whole towns burned to the ground because some white woman lied about a rape.

Doug wrote: "You wear Muhammad’s name and Christians in Egypt were beheaded by Muslims. How much of an apology and groveling do you owe me?"

This is yet another false equivalency because you are comparing what went on in an alien sovereign nation that has nothng at all to do with us to what is going on in our own country as we speak. Please stay on topic.

Doug wrote: "It’s an immoral way of thinking, and you freely choose it."

Paying out Reparatory Justice to make up for wrongs isn't "immoral." It is in fact just and right, and the reason we have insurance payouts and courts and all kinds of other methods a civilization uses to make up for societal imbalances when one party has wronged another.

Doug TenNapel - There is no principle to race theory. If a philosophy is “whatever brings victimhood to my skin color is true and whatever brings victimhood to your’s is false, and the opposite regarding privilege” it’s demonstrably false postmodern relativism. Further, I’ll be happy, as will other blacks who live on principle, but you’ll be incredibly unhappy, like all racist whites and blacks if you don’t transcend that philosophy. Come out of them and be ye different.

Muhammad Rasheed - The problem is that a very real economic imbalance was created when the dominant political identity chose as a group to exploit and plunder the wealth of my ethnic group, preventing us from building wealth over generations. Your political identity group now hoards 90% of the national household wealth while the system that exploits me to elevate you remains intact.

I would love nothing more but to finally be free of the evils of "race theory" -- to come out and be different -- as it has been forcefully imposed on my people by the group who invented domestic terror as we know it for that very purpose, and in order for me to get out from under it I need the artificially widened racial wealth gap closed. I need my Reparations (paid out by Congress) and the economic inclusion promised me by the 1866 Civil Rights Act.

Doug TenNapel - If you want the benefits of my actions, you should follow my actions. If you don’t like your results, you should do what successful blacks and whites have always done to succeed, and it was never to wallow in victimhood. That’s a first class ticket to the bottom. But if what you’re doing is working, then good on you. I feel sorry for people who put their happiness in the hands of race baiters. You should watch the documentary “Uncle Tom” by Elder. He goes into the anger-programming of white liberals to keep blacks crippled and enslaved to government.

Muhammad Rasheed - Doug wrote: "if you want the benefits of my actions, you should follow my actions."

If you are referring to the centuries old actions of your political identity group, then I would never, since these actions are evil. If you are actually talking about your actions that led to your personal career, then those are irrelevant.

Doug wrote: "If you don’t like your results, you should do what successful blacks and whites have always done to succeed"

Politics is about Group Economic Uplift, not about individual career choices. Among every group you can find some individuals more successful than others -- there were wealthy freedmen during the very height of the chattel slave era after-all -- but how the group is doing as a whole is a matter of successfully working the political system as a bloc. For example:

(Lenoir, 1935-4-22) Public works projects to build dams lifted the entire region out of poverty. But since they were managed by local governments on a segregated "Jim Crow" basis, Black Americans were systematically excluded from getting the benefits.

Doug TenNapel - No, I mean my actions of getting up at 5am and drawing every day for 50 years. It’s not weird how many people black or white succeed with a work ethic. Also, i can sit on the couch and take on any 209 year old political identity you want and I’d still be a failure. Your victimhood will forever block you from the simplest achievements in life. But like I said, that’s your choice. I do hope the govt walks by and drops a truckload of reparations on your lap. Then after you’ve squandered it (because you refuse to practice the discipline that earns it) you’ll have to get onto my plan. So do it now, or do it later. Or blame my skin color for every problem that your skin color experiences. If I had half my talent but your skin color and slightly left leaning politics, I’d have twice the opportunities in the arts and academia, and I’d probably get into Harvard too. I don’t care, because I’m not a victim. My job is to get up at 5am and draw.

Muhammad Rasheed - Doug wrote: "No, I mean my actions of..."

Again, politics is about Group Economic Uplift, not about individual career choices. The example I provided above demonstrates both how it can be used to improve the economic conditions of an entire community, as well as providing an example of how my own people are traditionally locked out of access to the nation's wealth-building ownership by the Über-selfish colluding cartels of white men who refuse to share wealth, land & rule with my group.

Doug TenNapel - The Barbary pirates were Muslims who held more white Euro slaves than USA whites owned blacks. If I stub my toe and demand payment from you, I doubt if you’ll take me calling you a selfish colluding cartel will gain much ground. Work hard and have fun doing it. You’ll be happier, wealthier and have the confidence of a job well done. You’ve put the hope of your success in the hands of other people and that’s a big mistake.

Muhammad Rasheed - Doug wrote: "the Barbary pirates were"

This is the same false equivalency fallacy you used with the Egypt thing, which again has nothing at all to do with race relations and the linked economic imbalance in our United States of America.

Doug wrote: "If I stub my toe and demand payment from you"

Demanding payment from me for your own self-inflicted clumsiness represents an attempt of false equivalency even clumsier than what is described within the analogy skit itself.

Doug wrote: "Work hard and have fun doing it."

I dismiss your 'bootstrapperism' comments out of hand since they are completely irrelevant to any political discussion, as the latter is entirely focused on Group Economic Uplift which you seem to have a problem understanding only when it comes to the artificially impoverished conditions of the American Descendants of Slavery. Curious.

But I will indeed work hard to continue to spread awareness of the issue with the short-term goal of my group's political unification so that we can successfully pressure our government into paying out the long overdue Reparatory Justice we are owed.

Doug TenNapel - Good luck.

Tom Bernhart - @Muhammad... I wouldn’t count on Democrat Leaderships help, for they are, and always have been the true oppressors of the black community. Even our National parks have signs that say please don’t feed the wildlife or they will lose the ability to survive on their own. When the reparations money’s are all spent, then what.

Muhammad Rasheed - @Tom... Reparations is actually a very serious topic. it's not the flippant "what happens when the stimulus check runs out" type of subject people make fun of in comedy skits.
Reparations is "more than a check." It's a robust Reparatory Justice program designed to close the artificially widened racial wealth gap and economically include the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) into a protected wealth-building ownership class. The point of the program is to make up for the 150 yrs of deliberate economic sabotage-by-terror inflicted upon the Black American former slave class in order to close the racial wealth gap.

For centuries the US encouraged foreign whites to come over and exploit #ADOS and make their fortunes. They were given free land and every gov resource to help them be succssful. This is part of American historical fact. At the very LEAST, my Reparations programs should match that.

Doug TenNapel - It's extortion, "You will be killed unless you pay up." Further, most whites will pay any amount of money to finally get to be in a preferred victim class. How much do I have to pay before when a black breaks into my house and beats my white kids I can claim to be a victim?

I do hope the reparations are paid... but you won't be happy until I'm on a leash and my kids are forever on a leash in a rapairationist's house.

Muhammad Rasheed - Doug wrote: "It's extortion"

Where's the 'extortion' threat in my post?

Doug wrote: "Further, most whites will pay any amount of money to finally get to be in a preferred victim class."

I fully expect whites to cheat since American history is chock-full-of those same kinds of grift schemes (see: Elizabeth "Pocanontas" Warren). "For love of money" is the principle that appears to drive you as a race.

Doug wrote: "How much do I have to pay before when a black breaks into my house and beats my white kids I can claim to be a victim?"


Doug wrote: "I do hope the reparations are paid..."

Me too. The country is 150 yrs late on paying that debt which has only ballooned ridiculously because of the further accrued systemic-level discrimination imposed upon my people.

Doug wrote: "but you won't be happy until I'm on a leash and my kids are forever on a leash in a rapairationist's house."

Is that why whites are afraid of being economically equal with the Black American former slave class? Because you fear the power dynamic will flip and revenge will be enacted upon you? Are you actually admitting that the root cause of racism is a fear of karma? Tell me 

Doug TenNapel - You have to put up or shut up, because I think you just want to perpetually complain about victimhood and blame white people for your failures. So tell me right now, as a black man, how much money do I owe you for my privilege and for your victimhood. Come up with an actual dollar amount and I pay to forgive it. But you won't give me a dollar amount, and you won't let me pay it because it's the psychological state of victimhood that you want.

Muhammad Rasheed - Doug, Reparations is the heartbeat of anti-racism scholarship and the full library of literature that goes with it based on the actual historical record and economics. This latest post of yours acts like it's just something that I personally made up and I'm the one who gets to determine the budget for the Reparatory Justice program. That's why it's important to get out of your Whitopia bubble every now and again and talk to people who don't think exactly like you.

The conservative estimate calculated only from the technical legal slave institution era alone is $17-20 trillion. This will be paid through Congress not from individual purses. That's why we have the fiat credit system of the Federal Reserve in the first place, for big ticket items just like this.

Doug TenNapel - You don't want the reparations, and have largely set up a standard that is impossible to fulfill. Your hatred of my skin color isn't the end of my life, nor do I lose any sleep. But as the reverse racism is ginned up in your heart, you will be set out to commit acts of violence against whites and will be discouraged from feeling guilt or empathy because of these made up grievances.

I'm saying for you to come up with a dollar amount that is just between us. If you don't come up with a dollar amount for me to pay, then never bring up my white skin again. You can't project and lord my debt over me. It might work with other honkies, but I'm pro-active. I either owe you a debt and I'll pay it or you need to shut up about the debt.

Muhammad Rasheed - Doug wrote: "You don't want the reparations"

lol Of course I do. My people have been deliberately locked out of the benefits of full American citizeny since slavery was abolished while you lot got wealthier & wealthier at our expense. I want what we are owed.

You think I want to remain an artificially impoverished bottom caste? Based on what? Whites used to also tell themselves that we loved being slaves, too, in order to justify that evil to one another. Is this a demonstration of that same faux-logic? Typical.

Doug wrote: "and have largely set up a standard that is impossible to fulfill."

Obama gave white America $35 trillion while you were talking trash on him for two-terms. The First Black President, Inc.™ turned out to be a white supremacist agent who gave YOU my Reparations for zero reason. It's not impossible as that type of money is moved around all the time with no issue. You just don't want to see my people do well because you only pretend to be a beliver in the Most High. Shame on you.

Doug wrote: "Your hatred of my skin color"

...is a fiction that white people made up while curled up in the fetal position on top of their wealth hoards. Get over it and stop being crazy, please.

Doug wrote: "But as the reverse racism is ginned up in your heart"

You think my advocating for the Reparatory Justice that my people were deliberately denied is "reverse racism." lol This is what drunken white men come up with late at night around your poker table watering holes. Is it even supposed to make sense? Are you drunk right now?

Doug wrote: "you will be set out to commit acts of violence against whites"

Did you click that link I provided above? Here it is again: Horrifying Tales of the Scary Black Guy

Doug wrote: "and will be discouraged from feeling guilt or empathy because of these made up grievances."

"Made up" based on what? You hiding your head in the sand with your fingers plugged in your ears? What a convenient way to get along in the world.

Doug TenNapel - Whatever you do, don't specify a dollar amount between us. You don't actually believe in those repairs, you hold to a faith of bigotry. The moment I wake up and think all skin colors but mine are what's wrong with the world, someone put me out of my bigoted misery.

Muhammad Rasheed - Doug wrote: "Whatever you do, don't specify a dollar amount between us."

Politics is about Group Economic Uplift not individual choices. You appear to be attempting to bribe me into ceasing my anti-racism activism to break my people out of bondage, in a perfect imitation of the devil's temptation of the Christ by trying to work out an individual-to-individual deal between us. Is that what your original "Come out of them and be ye different" line was supposed to be? An invitation to sell out? smdh

Again, shame on you, O Christian. I suggest you repent.


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Rasheed, Muhammad. "'Come out of them and be ye different'." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 01 Dec 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color. <http://www.mrasheed.com/2020/12/come-out-of-them-and-be-ye-different.html>


Doug TenNapel - Boring. Pedal your neo-Marxism to guilty whites on the left. I'm not buying any of your paganism.

Muhammad Rasheed - "Boring," huh? lol

Doug wrote: "Pedal your neo-Marxism to guilty whites on the left."

Marx & Engels are the patron saints of the leftist branch of my traditional enemy in the earth; I'm not a 'Neo-Marxism' anythng. I just want my government to pay this debt. I don't care about any of you all's mastabutory ideologies.

Doug wrote: "I'm not buying any of your paganism."

You literally tried to tempt me with secular materialism in a perfect imitation of the devil's deal with the Christ in the desert, but I'm the one that's the pagan, huh?

You're going to be VERY disappointed and hurt when you call out the Christ's name and he frowns at you. You know why.

Doug TenNapel - Christ was called demon possessed and Louis Farrakhan called me a white devil, so we're in good company.

Muhammad Rasheed - Doug wrote: "Christ was called demon possessed"

The enemies of God called him demon possessed because he admonished his people over their "for love of money" selfishness and greed sub-culture as reflected in the current day among the white race. You most definitely sit on the other side of that admonishment table from the Christ.

Doug wrote: "and Louis Farrakhan called me a white devil"

Irrelevant in context since I'm not a member of his organization, though based on your performance in this thread he would appear to be a member of your household to so accurately read your mail. lol

Doug TenNapel - The love of money is what drives repairations. It's a Marxist claim that there is no morality outside of economics, Zero sum and all that. Also plays on "do not covet" where victims revolve their entire personhood around the belongings of another. I do think it's going to be funny to watch my impoverished kids have to pay money to Michael Jordon's kids so things can be fair.

Muhammad Rasheed - Doug wrote: "The love of money is what drives repairations."

Righteous Justice drives the Reparations advocacy for my people. We were plundered of our wealth and prevented from building a generational legacy. Today whites control 90% of the nation's $110 trillion in household wealth directly because of the exploitative nature of US race relations. The "for love of money" sin is why you resist paying it.

 Doug wrote: "It's a Marxist claim that there is no morality outside of economics, Zero sum and all that."

I don't care about what those people claim. I'm not a marxist. I want the Reparatory Justice that my people are owed. That's all. Your effort to cloud the issue with nonsense ideologies of anyone's partisanship means nothing to me. 

Doug wrote: "Also plays on 'do not covet' where victims revolve their entire personhood around the belongings of another."

I can't covet my own stolen wealth, chief. Let my people go.

Doug TenNapel - Never touched your people. It's nonsense.

Dana Christianson - @Muhammad... My relatives moved to the United States from Norway, Croatia and Italy after 1900. My Irish great grandfather came into the United States in 1860, and by the end of the year was in the army in Humboldt County, California. After Harpers Ferry, in the beginning of the hot war, he was stationed outside of Washington DC. He fought at Gettysburg, Bull Run and Antietam. My relatives initially moved to Alabama, but moved because my great grandmother was afraid of the Ku Klux Klan (our family was Catholic.)

So why does my family have to pay reparations? Because of evil Democrats?

The Ku Klux Klan, and the Jim Crowe laws, all started by the Democrat party. President Johnson said only passed because of Republicans.

Read history idiot.

Muhammad Rasheed - @Doug...

It's not 'nonsense' since that is the history of our country. As a group my people have been terrorized and locked out of access to capital, credit and wealth-building ownership while our land and property has been stolen on the systemic level by a functional overclass of criminal racketeers. When I push back you conjure "scary black guy" fairy tale rhetoric and call me an "idiot."

Muhammad Rasheed - Dana wrote: "So why does my family have to pay reparations?"

Because you called me an "idiot," with all that it implies. Calling me that means you want me to stay subjugated for continued exploitation and plunder while your people get richer at my expense. You called me that because you are of the unrepentant hellbound who loves money more than you pretend to believe in God.

I suggest you repent.



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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Congress Will Pay It, But Even if They Weren't..." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 28 Nov 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color. <http://www.mrasheed.com/2020/11/congress-will-pay-it-but-even-if-they.html>


Doug TenNapel - @Muhammad... but you are a scary guy who just so happens to be black. I won’t attribute your willful immorality to your skin color, that would be immoral.

Muhammad Rasheed - Doug wrote: "but you are a scary guy"

I'm "scary" because I advocate for long overdue Reparatory Justice for my long abused and exploited people.

Doug wrote: "I won’t attribute your willful immorality"

Advocating for justice is now "immoral."

So is it always "Opposite Day" when all white people talk, or just you, Doug?

Muhammad Rasheed - I think it's time for you to stop pretending to be a Christian and just go on ahead and worship mammon. Obviously you've always wanted to anyway.

Doug TenNapel - You’re more akin to the rich, white liberals I know. And I have more the legacy of Clarence Thomas, Booker T, Sowell and Larry Elder. You’d do well to read more of them.

Muhammad Rasheed - 


CITATION
Rasheed, Muhammad. "Reliving the Dark Deeds of Yesterday." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 28 Sep 2018. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color. <https://www.mrasheed.com/2018/09/reliving-dark-deeds-of-yesterday.html>

Muhammad Rasheed - 


CITATION
Rasheed, Muhammad. "A Selected Bibliography." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 30 Sep 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color. <https://www.mrasheed.com/2020/09/a-selected-bibliography.html>

Muhammad Rasheed - The Davis Bacon Act makes Booker T.'s instructions irrelevant. I would first need my Reparations to repair the damage to our communities caused by your folk's devastating economic grift schemes.


CITATION
Rasheed, Muhammad. "Inktober 2019 - Build (5/31)." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 05 Oct 2019. Pen & ink. <https://www.mrasheed.com/2020/09/a-selected-bibliography.html>

Muhammad Rasheed - Doug wrote: "you’re more akin to the rich, white liberals I know."

Then you're delusional. Those folk are proudly Godless and I'm very much a believer in the Supreme Creator of reality, Master of the Day of Judgment.

Doug TenNapel - You can’t repair anything with money. Money isn’t magic. It’s mean for the white liberals that came up with reparations to do that to impoverished people.

Muhammad Rasheed - Doug wrote: "you can’t repair anything with money."

Oh, is THAT why the white race has dedicated themselves to hoarding money above any and everything in life? Because it can't repair anything? Curious. lol

You're just throwing mess against the wall to see what sticks, saying WHATEVER. hahaha

Doug wrote: "It’s mean for the white liberals that came up with reparations"

You're being crazier than usual. White people didn't invent reparatory justice, Doug. Payouts designed to make up for wrongs done to another party. It's a righteous, biblical concept. You're squirming.

Doug wrote: "to do that to impoverished people."

Giving impoverished people money to cure their impoverishment is "mean," huh? Is it ever not Opposite Day in your personal Whitopia?

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Notes While Observing #19: Return of the Master Race

 

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CITATION
Rasheed, Muhammad. "Return of the Master Race." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 25 Nov 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.



Horace Mann

1.) “Education…above all other devices of human origin is the great equalizer of the conditions of men.” ~Horace Mann

"Mann hoped that by bringing all children of all classes together, they could have a common learning experience. This would also give an opportunity to the less fortunate to advance in the social scale and education would 'equalize the conditions of men.' Moreover, it was viewed also as a road to social advancement by the early labor movement and as a goal of having common schools. Mann also suggested that by having schools it would help those students who did not have appropriate discipline in the home. Building a person's character was just as important as reading, writing and arithmetic. Instilling values such as obedience to authority, promptness in attendance, and organizing the time according to bell ringing helped students prepare for future employment.

"In 1838, he founded and edited The Common School Journal. In this journal, Mann targeted the public school and its problems. His six main principles were:

  • the public should no longer remain ignorant;
  • that such education should be paid for, controlled, and sustained by an interested public;
  • that this education will be best provided in schools that embrace children from a variety of backgrounds;
  • that this education must be non-sectarian;
  • that this education must be taught using the tenets of a free society; and
  • that education should be provided by well-trained, professional teachers."


Nikole Hannah-Jones

2.) “The thing about education being so important in the United States is we were very early a country that decided that we believed in universal education. That if we were to be a great nation, it couldn’t just be the wealthy, it couldn’t just be the powerful’s children who’d be able to get an education, that we had to be an educated society to be a democratic society. And so we were one of the first nations to offer a universal education to our children. And Horace Mann is considered the father of the American public school […]when he decides that he wants to convince Massachusetts to open Common Schools for all children, he realizes that he has to make a trade off. If he wants white tax payers and white politicians to support Common Schools for the white poor, the white working class, he has to eliminate Black people from that equation. Because he couldn’t get the support if he were educate Black children in these publically funded schools. So at the very beginning we have decided that what we REALLY mean by ‘Common Schools,’ is ‘Common Schools for White Children’ and Black children would receive no education unless they could pay for it themselves."

“That resistance [to Brown vs Board of Education school desegregation] lasted nearly 25 years and it’s not until the 1970s that we start to see real desegregation in the United States, because it is forced by the courts, and it is forced by the Congress, and it is forced by the Executive Branch. 

“This graphic shows the percent of Black students at majority white schools. As you see there has never been a time when even half of Black kids have gone to majority white schools, in a country when Black people are only 13% of the population. And desegregation peaks in 1988, so not even a full generation after we start desegregation we already start going backwards. But this is the most remarkable chart to me. This is the chart of test score divided by race – we called it the Racial Achievement Gap, which is the gap between the test scores between white children and Black children. And as you see in 1988, at the peak of school integration, that gap was the narrowest, that it had actually been cut in half in less than one generation and that it expands again as we walk away from school integration in the United States. And we’ve never gotten back to that point. 

“So all of this data was readily available, but I was writing about education and no education reporter was writing about segregation. Or integration. And everyone was trying to figure out ‘How do we close this racial achievement gap? How do we get Black and white children to score the same, to have the same opportunities…?’ And the answer was very clear. This is the only thing in the United States that has ever worked on scale to close the racial achievement gap. And it was the one thing that everyone kind of colluded – journalists, politicians, policy makers, parents – not to talk about. Now I was going to talk about it.”

Rebecca Sibilia

3.) “We kind of came across the issue of modern day segregation by actually looking at the way we fund schools. And so, if you take federal funds out of the equation, schools are still funded about 50% from local property taxes and about 50% from state funds. So, in essence, the amount of money that you have in your community is driven by your property wealth is driving how much money you have for your schools.

“I think that it’s only because of the voices of Emanuel and some of the other journalists that have kind of brought this to life that there’s actually a new level of scrutiny on what legislators are doing on this issue. But again 71 school districts have been created since 2000 largely in the South, but we’re talking about, in some cases, Malibu is trying to pull out of Santa Monica! And so you’ve got like the VERY rich trying to secede from the somewhat rich, right? So this isn’t just an issue that is driven socio-economically, it is driven by the fact that we’ve put incentives in the system to keep your own property wealth.”


The value of high-level education

4.) “Education is about learning new things and increasing your capacity for doing things. Once you have shown you can learn new mathematical procedures, which you have by the time you graduate from high school, there is little to be gained from being taught more of the same. You will be able to pick up new techniques whenever you need them.

“For instance, once a piano student has mastered one Tchaikovsky concerto, with at most a bit of practice—but essentially no new teaching—they’ll be able to play another. From then on, the student’s focus should be on expanding their repertoire to include other composers, or to understand music sufficiently well to compose their own.

“Analogously, in the case of math, your goal at college is to develop the thinking skills that will allow you to solve novel problems (either practical, real-world problems or ones that arise in math or science) for which you don’t know a standard procedure. In some cases, there may not be a standard procedure. (This was the case when the Stanford graduate students Larry Page and Serjey Brin developed a new mathematical procedure to search for information, leading to their creation of Google.” 


The populace rejected 'Common Core'

5.) Muhammad Rasheed - For all of president Obama's flaws, particularly in regards to his blatant neglect of the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) whom he pandered to the most in order to win his two-terms, what I did admire and was actively rooting for him on was the president's ambitious plan to use technology to grow the middle class back up, offsetting the economic devastation caused by Bush-Clinton's North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with his version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). His plan was composed of one major componant at each economic strata of society -- The Common Core State Standards Initiative to get American children ready for college-level work by the time they were high school seniors, The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act to end predatory banking in the college loan process, The TechHire Initiative to incentivize every sector of society to rapid train Americans in high-paying tech jobs, and finally the TPP itself which would create a boom of innovation and entrepreneurialship, making the country the new Mecca for tech around the globe. 

Unfortunately, his plans failed technically because he wasn't able to secure his legacy with Hillary's immediate election, and broadly because the 1% criminal overclass refused to allow any major transformational prosperity on the national level that would have seen the despised Black American former slave class also benefit, so his plans were rejected



CITATION
Rasheed, Muhammad. "Common Core." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 19 Sep 2017. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.


Felicity Huffman

6.) "Huffman was among dozens charged by the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office on March 12, 2019, in a nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal. Prosecutors alleged that Huffman's $15,000 donation to the Key Worldwide Foundation, ostensibly a charitable contribution, was in fact payment to a person who pretended to be Huffman's daughter Sophia, took the SAT for her, and received a score greatly improved from Sophia's score on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). Huffman was arrested at her California home on March 12 and charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud. She appeared on March 13 in Los Angeles Federal Court, where federal agents took her passport and the court released her on $250,000 bail. At her court appearance in Boston on April 3, she acknowledged her rights, charges, and maximum possible penalties; she waived a pretrial hearing, signed conditions of her release, and was allowed to leave. On April 8, she agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

"Huffman formally pleaded guilty to honest services fraud on May 13, 2019, and on September 13 she was sentenced to 14 days in jail, one year of supervised release, fined $30,000 and ordered to undertake 250 hours of community service. On October 15, 2019, Huffman reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, to begin her sentence. She was meant to be released from prison on October 27, 2019, but was released two days early because October 27 fell on a weekend."


Lori Loughlin

7.) "Loughlin and her husband Giannulli were among 50 individuals charged by the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office for fraud- and bribery-related offenses on March 12, 2019, in a nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal. The indictment against the couple alleged that, disguised as a donation, they had paid $500,000 to the Key Worldwide Foundation so that the admissions committee of University of Southern California (USC) would believe their two daughters would join the women's rowing team although neither had trained in the sport of rowing nor had plans in doing so.Loughlin's daughters were able to remain enrolled at USC.

"Loughlin and Giannulli rejected a plea deal, including for the additional charge of money laundering, requiring both to spend two years in prison;[37] on April 15 she pleaded not guilty. On October 22, 2019, federal prosecutors said Loughlin is facing additional charges in the college admissions cheating scandal. US Attorney Andrew Lelling said, 'Loughlin is now being charged with conspiring "to commit federal program bribery by bribing employees of the University of Southern California (USC) to facilitate their children’s admission. In exchange for the bribes, employees of the university allegedly designated the defendants’ children as athletic recruits – with little or no regard for their athletic abilities – or as members of other favored admissions categories.'

"On May 22, 2020, Loughlin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, and her husband pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud. On August 21, 2020, Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison while her husband was sentenced to five months."


Kelly Williams-Bolar

8.) Kelley Williams-Bolar, of Akron, Ohio, was initially sentenced to five years in prison in 2011 after using her father's address to enable her two daughters to go to school in a better district. A judge later suspended that sentence and gave her ten days instead.

While her children are no longer attending schools in the Copley-Fairlawn District, school officials said she was cheating because her daughters received a quality education without paying taxes to fund it.

"Those dollars need to stay home with our students," school district officials said.

"I don't think they wanted money," Williams-Bolar said. "They wanted me to be an example."

Presiding Judge Patricia Cosgrove acknowledged as much. "I felt that some punishment or deterrent was needed for other individuals who might think to defraud the various school districts," Cosgrove said.


Tanya McDowell
 
9.) A five-year prison term was meted out to Tanya McDowell, a homeless Connecticut woman convicted of larceny after sending her son to a school district that neighbored her last known address. The comparisons with the Felicity Huffman case forced Huffman's high-priced legal team to perform an elaborate circus act to inflate McDowell's case in a clear double-standard that did nothing more than highlight the fact that Black American are actively preyed upon by the corrupt criminal-justice system as fodder for the for-profit prison corporate networks The Internet is full of the anti-ADOS spin job used to justify the Huffman-McDowell hypocrisy, as the 1% criminal overclass gathered to protect one of their own.


Jordan Peterson - "Defining Racism"

10.) “Well, it’s racism… perfectly defined… is like, ‘There are black people. They’re all the same. I’m a black person. I’m just like them. I can say what black people think and you should listen to me because all black people are like that.’”

Muhammad Rasheed - The fundamental problem with Peterson's dismissive and insulting summary of racism above is that politics is all about group economic uplift, not about the individual. The Black American former slave class has been economically oppressed as a group for 400 yrs, and during every moment of that, you could find some Black Americans in the midst of the worst parts of that oppression doing financially well on the individual level. Yes, there were financially successful freemen and freedmen during the height of the chattel slave era, who were actively working as abolitionists on behalf of the GROUP. Even during the certainty that there were individual slaves who felt their circumstances weren't that bad from their individual perspective and didn't agree with the abolitionist movement for whatever reason, that didn't mean that the freemen abolitionists were wrong or that their civil/human rights battles weren't inherently righteous, necessary and worthwhile. The same is true TODAY as individual anti-racism activists work on behalf of the GROUP, despite the ridiculous existence of sellout coons sneering at them from between the legs of their white racist handlers.

Notably, Peterson admitted in one of his Joe Rogan Experience intervews that when his early appearance on that popular podcast caused his own star to rise dramatically, with analysis of the sudden windfall in devoted followers revealing the majority of them to be right-leaning young white men, he shamelessly decided to pander to that demographic for as long as this popularity train lasted, hence the idiotic, insulting, uncharacteristically uncritical nature of the above "perfectlly defined racism" quote. Obviously, Jordan is personally too smart himself to really think that's all racism is about, unless his contempt for the trans/pronouns crowd has colored how he thinks about all socio-economic civil rights struggle across the board and/or he and the rest of the so-called Intellectual Dark Web are just oncode in agreement to be publicly against all of it in defense of their precious Eurocentric White Supremacist Ideology. 


Jordan Peterson - "Born with High IQ"

11.) “Generally speaking, the people who go into private schools are smarter; it’s not the education that’s any better. And so we radically overestimate the degree to which training works. Now you can train people to be stupid, but training them to be smarter than they are is really, really, really hard. So it’s a dismal literature. The liberals think, ‘Everyone’s roughly equal, and there’s a job for everyone, you just have to train them.’ No. Wrong. And the conservative’s think, ‘Well, there’s a job for everyone if they just get off their ass and work. No. No, that’s wrong, too. Even though if you work that’s better. Well, that’s on the conservative end, but the liberals won’t take into account individual differences. Obviously that’s part of what the whole politically correct discussion is about. It’s like, ‘Everyone’s the same!’ Yeeaahhh… um, they’re not. [audience applause] Come on, I find it… it’s really annoying, I would say. Like, I love to come to Silicon Valley. I’ve been here many, many times and like, it’s really something to come here and meet so many people here who are off the scales intelligent. They’re all clustered together and that’s why this place is so unbelievably rich and unbelievably productive (one of the reasons). But it’s also very annoying that it’s so left-leaning. Because one of the things that the left-leaning Silicon Valley geniuses should understand is that they are the beneficiary of a genetic lottery. And they should take that seriously. It’s yeah, yeah you’ve worked hard. Yes, you’re entrepreneurial. Yes, you’re on point. You put in your 60 hours a week, you know. You’ve done everything you could, but you have an IQ of 150. And like, that’s not your doing! Right? That’s something that happened to you. And so, you can’t be saying, ‘Well, it’s all me.’ No, it’s not! It’s all you and the genius you were granted as an infant.”


The Debunked "IQ" Myth

12.) "In such a large population sample, almost all effects are statistically significant because uncertainty regarding the proximity of sample means to population means approaches zero. Consequently, the true measure of significance is effect size, and here we conformed to Cohen’s notion (Cohen, 1988) that an effect of ∼0.2 SD units represents a small effect, ∼0.5 a medium effect, and ∼0.8 a large effect. [...] Conversely, while level of education (calculated from those aged 20+) showed a small-medium-sized positive relationship with the mean score (∼0.33) and the verbal score (0.32 SD), the STM score showed a smaller relationship (0.23 SD), while the relationship with reasoning (0.12 SD) was of negligible scale (Figure 4C). The STM and reasoning components were also dissociated from each other. For example, individuals who regularly suffer from anxiety (Figure 5A) had significantly lower mean scores (0.21 SDs), a relationship that was most pronounced for the STM component (0.35 SDs), with negligible reasoning (0.06 SDs) and verbal (−0.16 SDs) effect sizes."

"More controversially, on the basis of subsequent attempts to measure “g” using tests that generate an intelligence quotient (IQ), it has been suggested that population variables including gender (Irwing and Lynn, 2005; Lynn, 1999), class (Burt, 1959, 1961; McManus, 2004), and race (Rushton and Jensen, 2005) correlate with “g” and, by extension, with one’s genetically predetermined potential. It remains unclear, however, whether population differences in intelligence test scores are driven by heritable factors or by other correlated demographic variables such as socioeconomic status, education level, and motivation (Gould, 1981; Horn and Cattell, 1966). More relevantly, it is questionable whether they relate to a unitary intelligence factor, as opposed to a bias in testing paradigms toward particular components of a more complex intelligence construct (Gould, 1981; Horn and Cattell, 1966; Mackintosh, 1998). Indeed, over the past 100 years, there has been much debate over whether general intelligence is unitary or composed of multiple factors (Carroll, 1993; Cattell, 1949; Cattell and Horn, 1978; Johnson and Bouchard, 2005). This debate is driven by the observation that test measures tend to form distinctive clusters. When combined with the intractability of developing tests that measure individual cognitive processes, it is likely that a more complex set of factors contribute to correlations in performance (Carroll, 1993).

"Defining the biological basis of these factors remains a challenge, however, due in part to the limitations of behavioral factor analyses. More specifically, behavioral factor analyses do not provide an unambiguous model of the underlying cognitive architecture, as the factors themselves are inaccessible, being measured indirectly by estimating linear components from correlations between the performance measures of different tests. Thus, for a given set of behavioral correlations, there are many factor solutions of varying degrees of complexity, all of which are equally able to account for the data. This ambiguity is typically resolved by selecting a simple and interpretable factor solution. However, interpretability does not necessarily equate to biological reality. Furthermore, the accuracy of any factor model depends on the collection of a large number of population measures. Consequently, the classical approach to intelligence testing is hampered by the logistical requirements of pen and paper testing. It would appear, therefore, that the classical approach to behavioral factor analysis is near the limit of its resolution."

CITATION
Adam Hampshire, Roger R. Highfield, Beth L. Parkin, Adrian M. Owen,
Fractionating Human Intelligence,
Neuron,
Volume 76, Issue 6,
2012,
Pages 1225-1237,
ISSN 0896-6273,

Abstract: Summary
What makes one person more intellectually able than another? Can the entire distribution of human intelligence be accounted for by just one general factor? Is intelligence supported by a single neural system? Here, we provide a perspective on human intelligence that takes into account how general abilities or “factors” reflect the functional organization of the brain. By comparing factor models of individual differences in performance with factor models of brain functional organization, we demonstrate that different components of intelligence have their analogs in distinct brain networks. Using simulations based on neuroimaging data, we show that the higher-order factor “g” is accounted for by cognitive tasks corecruiting multiple networks. Finally, we confirm the independence of these components of intelligence by dissociating them using questionnaire variables. We propose that intelligence is an emergent property of anatomically distinct cognitive systems, each of which has its own capacity.

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Muhammad Rasheed - The white racist aristocracy maintains this vain fantasy narrative that they are a superior master race of humans, basically the pinnacle of human evolution, smarter and generally better than everyone else.  This is fine just as a fantasyI suppose everyone does it to some degree or anotherreflecting that comical line from Chiun, Master of Sinanju in the 1985 film Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins:

"The Korean is the most perfect creature ever to sanctify the earth with the imprint of his foot!" 

It's adorable as a harmless fiction, but significantly less so when you've decided to use the vast wealth you've amassed from the chattel slave institution and blatant violations of antitrust to mass media indoctrinate-brainwash the populace into actually believing you are a special superior god race. Now it's not so cute. 

White people have a thieving-hoarding, competition adverse culture and have convinced themselves that only they get to have good things, only they get to enjoy the bounties of the earth. They have been this way since the beginning of the United States of America (actually earlier!) and this trait has defined the relationship between they and my Black American ethnic group since we were first seized, branded and brought over here on those great stinking ships. They quickly usurped control of government & industry to form colluding cartels of racist white men in a diabolically selfish criminal overclass in order to hoard the wealth of the nation for themselves alone.. a state they have successfully maintained for the last 400 yrs and counting because... money. When they talk to me as the Black American, it is from this perspective; when they talk it is as a representative of the white racist aristocracy who wants nothing more than to maintain their criminal overclass dominance and make sure that my ethnic group never gets to equally share wealth, land and rule in this country I built. They NEVER talk to me as an equal human-to-human. They not only deliberately withhold quality education from my people, but as Dr. Thomas Sowell documented in the Dunbar High School chapter of his book Black Rednecks & White Liberals, whites sabotage all efforts of my group to attain the high-quality education we need as a major component to enable us to rise up the socio-economic ladder as a group

They deliberately withhold what is good, hoard it for themselves, and use the resulting imbalance to pretend this is "nature." That's their performance for the camera stage that they want the globe to believe is real, as if they are magically smarter and better and it somehow has nothing to do with their centuries old, Über-selfish actions in the earth. They seized control of the country using their initial circumstantial wealth advantage to make the advantage greater, created a Whitopia economic bubble massively tilted in their favor, subjugated their competition so they would never have the opportunity to directly compete in order to protect their dominance-by-force, act like none of that ever happened and continuously spin their "history is written by the victors!" bs narrative, and now pretend they are magically born "special" to cosplay as a superior master race, strutting about in the earth like faux-lords. I CAN'T live as a competitive equal in my birthright in a wealth-building ownership class as granted by my 1866 Civil Rights Act if my active enemy in the earth has full control of the US gov. He will always make sure the resources are over-stockpiled on his side while I remain in artificial scarcity. That's why the #ADOS political unification movement is SOOOOO very, very important for the Black American former slave class  it's vital that we are politcally engaged and have real & true political representation pushing for our own political agenda.

This is why I don't have my Reparations and the country is 150 yrs stalled in finally getting over its original sin. Because this motherfucker is crazy.    


See Also:

Notes While Observing #18: Quantum Thought...?

Notes While Observing #17: How Systemic Racism Works

Notes While Observing #16: The Exclusive White Male Homosexual Club

Notes While Observing #15: Playing the Coon Card

Notes While Observing #14: The Toxicity of Unsolicited "Advice"

Notes While Observing #13: Breaking the Chains of Plunder

Notes While Observing #12: The Sloppiest Cover-Up of All

Notes While Observing #11: Driving the Narrative of 'Whiteness'

Notes While Observing #10: The White Establishment's Plan for Profiting From Black Reparations

Notes While Observing #9: The Descendants of Yakub

Notes While Observing #8: The 1972 Gary Convention

Notes While Observing #7: Strategies of the Discrimination Olympics

Notes While Observing #6: The GOP's International War on Black America

Notes While Observing #5: The Case of the Old Switcheroo

Notes While Observing #4: Risk Responses of the Racial Contract Beneficiary

Notes While Observing #3: Pig Blood, Clinton vs Alton, & Black Twitter

Notes While Observing #2: The Crack in the Musical Bedrock

Notes While Observing #1: Stephen King (Carrie) & Barbra Streisand (Yentl Mendel)

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