Thursday, June 28, 2018

Black Americans versus Politics


Black Content - Any black person calling themselve a Democrat or Republican, I honestly question your mental state.

                                      

Muhammad Rasheed - To be fair, we haven't organized and worked a political party the way we are supposed to for maximum gains since Reconstruction. 150 yrs of whites sabotaging your ballot makes me think this meme is just a propaganda scheme of our enemy.

Black Content‏ - Both parties have had more than their fair share of time to reverse some of the damage they caused us, but haven't. Neither can name 10 policies/laws they have passed that benefited blacks only. The ballots aren't the only thing they sabotaged.

                                      

Muhammad Rasheed - The party itself is just a tool. We knew that back when we still had healing chain scars on our limbs. The special interest groups use the tool for political influence. Somewhere along the way we forgot that fact, and started waiting for the other groups to do OUR work for us.

Black Content - I beg to differ, both parties are trash and have continued to sabotage blacks throughout Amerikkkaz racist history. I'm not claiming either one

Muhammad Rasheed - Both will continue to be trash, begrudgingly giving us scraps here and there (only for their rivals to immediately snatch away) if we don't start organizing as a Black Political Bloc and doing the work ourselves. It doesn't matter which since the party itself is just a tool.

Black Content - Hows is asking to be treated humanely a special intetest? Civil rights isn't asking for something special. Is asking police to stop killing blacks is special to you?

                                   

Muhammad Rasheed - "Special interest" just refers to the socio-political identity umbrella that a particular group (LBGTQ, Hispanic, White Conservative, Black Liberal, etc.,) forms under to support & fight for their particular unique interests.

If after all this time, our efforts to plead to get other identity groups to do it for us has continuously failed, when are we ever going to take the hint and get to work? We don't have to reinvent the wheel here.

Black Content - I wholy agree we need our own political party. These two will never have blacks best interest in mind

Muhammad Rasheed - It honestly doesn't matter much what party we use. The amount of work we'll need to do to force our Black Political Agenda into reality -- and the fighting we'll have to do to do it -- will be the exact same. We may as well use this one we already have equity built into.

Muhammad Rasheed - It's interesting to me that the newly-freed slaves already knew all of this, and recognized the power of the political machine and the exact amount of work needed to pull it off. One would think that they would have been LESS sophisticated than modern Blacks, but this is not so.
This is clearly by design, and we were programmed to think politics is worthless for us as Black people. We need to stop listening to the enemy's advice and instruction. We'll have to do any worthwhile political work ourselves or it clearly won't get done at all.

Black Content -

                                

Muhammad Rasheed - Look at it this way:

1) Fresh out of slavery we worked politics and literally rose from slave to congressman in less than 10 yrs.
2) Whites panicked and created the KKK
3) Vote suppression tactics began
4) 150 yrs later we avoid politics with suspicion.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

OPERATION: Decode Space Force

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "OPERATION: Decode Space Force." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 25 Jun 2018. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Secrets of the Book of Raziel by M. Rasheed



The Prophet Raziel (Peace be upon him) was the Messenger of the One God and king over a vast global empire during mankind's first and greatest Golden Age.


By God's leave, he commanded the HIGH KNOWLEDGE and freely manipulated the forces of fire and light, and knew all the secrets of time and space. Raziel was Serpent Powerful in his eternal body and in his mortal form as well. Titles of the most powerful spells ever wrought even today still bear his name. Above all, he was a righteous man; God was well pleased with him.


Despite the Prophet King's goodly example and the strength of his rule, the absolute power of the HIGH KNOWLEDGE corrupted Raziel's subjects absolutely and they fell into paganism's sin and evil.


Raziel fulfilled the duties of his Prophethood by delivering the message of Revealed Scripture. He warned his subjects to repent of their wrongdoing or face the penalty of a dreadful day.


The people attacked the powerful Prophet King and tried to overthrow him. The wars lasted for many centuries before Raziel was finally struck down through trickery and deceit.


With his death upon him, he cursed his enemies. He prayed to the Lord Most High to bring down the full weight of the Celestial Wrath. God commanded Raziel to make a written record of the HIGH KNOWLEDGE so it would not die with him.


Raziel burned the potent glyphs into a tablet carved from a single sapphire. The Lord instructed him to hide the tablet, and upon completion of this last mission the king died.


The people celebrated the king's passing with a worldwide orgy and human sacrifices to their idols. The whole planet lacked a single righteous person save one. Burning bright amidst a sea of filth, God chose this one good person in all the land to be His Messenger.





The Great Deluge of Legend covered the world in liquid death. When its force was spent, and the ark came to rest 'pon the towering height of Ararat, God instructed Noah (Peace be upon him) to reach his hand inside a cavern hidden amidst the rocks and to pull out what he found therein.


Thus the Book of Raziel came into the possession of Noah's family. For centuries it was passed on to Prophet after Prophet, but it became lost during the Children of Israel's captivity in Egypt.


Solomon, son of David and Prophet King of the Promised Land (Peace be upon them), used his command of the djinn race to bring the tablet to his hand, increasing his already considerable power over one million fold. Mastering the HIGH KNOWLEDGE to the utmost capacity of his brain, King Solomon then placed the Book of Raziel inside of the Ark of the Covenant where it would be forever safe from the hands of greedy men.



Adepts, scholars and mystics traveled from all over to learn the secrets of the universe from Solomon. But far from revealing the full force of the HIGH KNOWLEDGE, by God's leave the king did impart the key for attaining Enlightenment.



They were thrilled with their treasure, but tainted with jealousy that too many others would share in the precious knowledge. Every single one of the king's students took the key of Enlightenment back to their native lands and enclosed it within the vault of secret society. They then weaved a web of initiations, rules, conditions and tests of such complexity that only a scant number of people have ever won the prize.



Even in this era, there is conflict brought about by absolute power's corruption. Evil men walk the path of Enlightenment only just long enough to gain the power to manipulate the masses for their own selfish ends. Those few who've actually struggled to grasp it seek to contain the damage caused by the wicked in order to prevent another worldwide cataclysm from a wrathful Creator...

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Those Loyal Deplorables



Gary McCoy - When a person commits a felony in this country, they are separated from their children. We don't put children in prison with their parents. Separation happens all the time.

Mark Fleck - When people claim asylum in Canada we set them up with free accommodation ( not a jail cell ) free health care , food and help

Looks like Canada does things a little bit better

Muhammad Rasheed - When did seeking asylum with the USA become a felony?

Stilton Jarlsberg - It's not, when done at an actual port of entry. If, however, one crosses the border illegally, it's a misdemeanor the first time and a felony the second time. And people being prosecuted for felonies of ANY kind are separated from their children.

Muhammad Rasheed - I'm sorry, let me rephrase:

Why do you all keep calling these innocent people Trump's people are savaging "felons?" How much are you being paid?

Stilton Jarlsberg - @Muhammad... the law - the same law in force under Obama - says that people attempting a SECOND illegal entry are committing a felony. If you point out which words you can't understand in that sentence, I'll try to break things down into fewer syllables for you. Happy to help!

Woody Woodrow - When did breaking into someone's home, become a crime? Its the same thing. You want amnesty, you go to a border entrance and ask for it. You don't break into the country ILLEGALLY and then Demand amnesty. There are consequences for breaking the law as thier should be.

Muhammad Rasheed - Okay, let me rephrase again:

You two are making up nonsense to justify evil and you expect me to take you seriously while you do it. lol You should stop.

Stilton Jarlsberg - @Muhammad... wow, what a non-response. I just told you what the LAW is, and what it has been for years...and you say I'm making it up. It would be so very, very easy for you to fact check but you don't. I'm guessing it's not because you're lazy, but because you already know you wouldn't like the truth.

Gerry Harris - @Muhammad... They both just schooled you like a little bitch. Slither back to your Mosque.

Muhammad Rasheed - @Stilton... It's adorable that you think your posts were real responses to me. awww...

No, you told me nonsense in an effort to gaslight me, and then decided to double-down on it when I said, "You should stop."

Seriously. You should stop. I'm not interested in your foolishness. Take that Gerry character with you.

Stilton Jarlsberg - @Muhammad... Well then, please correct my "nonsense." Is it or is it not a felony to enter the country illegally a second time? I'm not asking for your opinion, nor advancing mine - just a statement of fact.

Which, I'm pretty sure, is why you wanted me to stop. You've got nothing.

Muhammad Rasheed - What I have is a deplorable 45th POTUS who cheated his way into office and has a long history of attacking people based on race and ethnicity. His "build the wall!" slogan is built upon a hatred and vilification of anyone not from a European country hoping to come to the USA for a better life. He chose Jeff Sessions for the A.G. position because of the latter's commitment to restoring the strict immigration policy of a time period in which poor whites were given nigh-unlimited affirmative action policies that grew them into the middle class to the exclusion of all other non-white legal Americans. The restrictions on immigration during the time ensured that only the designated whites would reap the majority of the benefits intended for them. Both Trump and Sessions admitted in the last few days that they are torturing these families and deliberately abusing their kids to manipulate the GOP's political rivals into giving them the immigration policies they've been pushing for.

Because of all of this, anything you type that pretends this is all just simple black-n-white legalese that's magically divorced from the evil scum oozing from this Administration's brainpan, is complete nonsense designed solely to justify the unjustifiable. That's why I want you to stop. You lack value.

Stilton Jarlsberg - @Muhammad... In other words, the answer to "is it a felony to enter illegally a second time" is yes.

See how few words it takes to tell the truth?

Muhammad Rasheed - I told the truth, you chose to step around it and continue to spew your justifications to support your beloved deplorable POTUS.

Interesting.

Stilton Jarlsberg - You gave your opinion. Which, I'm sure, is indistinguishable from truth in your world.

Muhammad Rasheed - All of those bullets mentioned are the truth. In fact, they represent why you love and support Trump.

Well, your responses were interesting to me, Jarlsberg, because they’ve tipped your hand. On the one side you are telling me I need to look up your strawman-spewed nonsense just because you pronounced it as real, while on the other side you casually dismissed everything I pointed out about Trump & Sessions without even attempting to address it. That means to me that you aren’t really the diehard conservative Trumpamaniac you portray; you are just playing a character for your entertainment business, similar to Stephen Colbert’s old Comedy Central show. Somewhere along your journey, you decided that creating content for the white conservative was both easy and lucrative, so you threw all your juice in that direction.

I don’t believe you are any more secretly a diehard liberal than you are a true conservative though. I think you just don’t mind following the money wherever it leads and have zero scruples as to how you go about acquiring it. Consequently, when you attempt to both play the intellectual (“It would be so very, very easy for you to fact check”) AND dance along to that nonsense conservative rhetoric script, it causes you to clumsily fall apart like you did here.

Chuck Hammond -


Chuck Hammond - The real truth is that the Nazis, like the KKK and other typical tyrannical perverts were started by some form of the Democratic party. IT's time to hunt them down and start arresting people like the Clintons, the Obamas, Comey, McCabe and Strodk et al.

Muhammad Rasheed - The truth is that the anti-Civil Rights Southern Democrats (called "Dixiecrats" during one campaign) were successfully courted by the Reagan Administration. They switched parties en masse and joined the GOP through Lee Atwater's 'southern strategy' that mimicked the rhetoric they were used to.

Hitler's people are now the "very fine people" who voted for Trump. Take a bow.

Chuck Hammond - Besides skewing the truth the very fine people who brought the KKK and the JIM CROW Laws to you and your kind were both died in the wool racists and Democrats. The Dixiecrats were the more enlightened version of future members of the GOP. Social Democrats, Democrats and Sociatry lists historically have alway been the base from which Hitler, Mao and Stalin types emerged. I suggest you improve your knowledge of these movements before you spot off. Not sure if I like your cartoons or not. The Graphics are great but you are often too wordy. You might remember the old adage "Less Is MORE".

Muhammad Rasheed - ...said Chuck, while throwing an over-wordy, lie-filled word salad at him. lol

Meanwhile, the Dixiecrats were the anti-Civil Rights version that Reagan captured. #TryHarder

Chuck Hammond - I guess we will have to agree to disagree in order to remain civil. Do however, tahe a second to think about less is more in your toons.

Muhammad Rasheed - It would be better if you just tried using truth and facts in your discourse, bud, instead of whatever you lot are used to using.  :)


An Unlawful Weapon, Punishable Up to and Including, Death-by-Cop


Monday, June 18, 2018

The Enduring Patience of the Master Teachers


No Good Deed



CITATION
Rasheed, Muhammad. "No Good Deed." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 18 Jun 2018. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Ioannis Puliafito - Why is the American culture (and much of Western culture) centered around ghetto street culture? When did the admiration of intelligence and fine arts become outdated, leading to a take over of pop culture?

Muhammad Rasheed - The use of the politically-charged buzz words “ghetto street culture” strongly implies a racial bias by the Questioner, but I don’t want to harp over-long on that part. I actually want to explore the much more interesting core thought presented, but first, from my own perspective, it seems as if there is actually a saturation of poor white culture throughout popular media, and it has been for generations now. Did you mean that group’s ‘low brow’ culture, too, or just the poor Black culture as implied by the precise words chosen in your Question?

Anyway, I’m interested in the idea that Western culture used to admire “intelligence and fine arts” and then it stopped. It’s pretty clear that the goal of questions like this one is to do little more than reinforce and maintain the toxic, mainstream white supremacist narrative by fishing for like minds, and pontificating at length over the lie that [decode] “the liberals are tainting pure, superior white culture by forcing the inferior mud races to be outside of their lowly nature and treating them like they’re real people!” [decode] The fact that the question’s author is high-fiving all the answers that sound just like that ("thug" music? really?), reveals this tired old agenda.When we look at the linear thread of the historical record we find the following:
  1. Western culture was upgraded into civilized status by first encounters with Black people who brought high-culture to Europe.
  2. When the European colonialists/conqueror era began it was marked not only by the Europeans literally enslaving their world stage competition, but also by their aggressively seizing all literature/records from conquered lands and sending the materials back to HQ to decode and plagiarize as the decoders’ own inventions/discoveries. In fact, even before the colonialist era can we find Europeans engaged in the same colossal lack of integrity and thievery, as witnessed by the so-called “Greek miracle” where Greeks would travel to Black civilizations like Ancient Egypt, learn a bit of the Sciences from the learned priests, and then bring the info back where they would claim to be the originator of the concepts.
  3. The combination of the hoarded stolen lore from the remnants of conquered non-white civilizations, plus the hoarded unprecedented wealth amassed from the anti-Black chattel slavery era created a filthy rich white racist aristocracy, who spent the next several centuries in a dedicated retcon of history to pretend they were the master race the world was waiting for. Within the new White Supremacist Ideology narrative, whites were supposed to be the pinnacle of human evolution, and the fruits of the savagery they unleashed upon the world were only a God-given mandate for them to rule (or whatever).
The “admiration for intelligence and fine arts” was clearly only an effort by the new white aristocracy to ‘put on airs’ so to speak, as it wasn’t natural to them. Obviously their forebears were duly impressed with their early encounters with the Blackamoor civilizers—who built the celebrated castles of Europe and taught the ‘royal’ families of Europe how to bathe and read—so the civilization their colonialist descendants built in the wake of their conquering sprees were no less than the white elite attempting to mimic what they remembered from the tales oft told. Now many generations later, with the memory of who they were originally seeking to emulate lost in the retconned pages of white-washed time, these new generations have returned to their nature, where they prefer King of the Hill, Jackass and Donald Trump that more accurately reflects the poetry in their souls than any alien intelligence and fine arts ever did.

So to answer your question, “…when did admiration for intelligence and fine art become outdated?” my answer is as soon as your retcon of history was complete, and you forgot the faces of the people who civilized you. That’s the point when your children returned to type.

Ioannis Puliafito - First Off,

While a thought out answer, this does not really adress what I am asking. I have no racial implications in this question actually. The Youth of America today focus on activities that carry very little weight(social media popularity, etc, I’m sure you get my point.) Anywho, I believe this derived from Street Culture, and I did not state “Black Culture”, so I don’t know why you believe I was pinpointing a certain group of people. Whether Caucasian, African, Latino, or Asian, I see American youth of all races largely enjoying “Street Culture”, which is associted with, obviously, Street life in the ghetto.

Secondly,

You begin to bring into play questionable and unhistorical truths such as the Moorish people building European castles, and Egypt being an African Civilizarion(which I assume you mean Black, not Middle Eastern Egyptian).

Lastly,

I’m just asking how American Youth and their culture has shifted so drastically in only an estimated 200 years.

Muhammad Rasheed - I meant exactly what I said.

Tell me what you meant by “ghetto street culture.” Whose culture is this that you’re referencing?

Muhammad Rasheed - You asked “when did admiration for intelligence and fine art become outdated.” My answer is “as soon as your retcon of history was complete, and you forgot the faces of the people who civilized you.” That’s the point when your children returned to type.

Ioannis Puliafito - American youth culture. Maybe you should reread my previous comment which I believed to be thorough. If it wasn’t, this is what I am stating:

Let’s take the word “ghetto street culture” out of the mix, since I am detecting unwanted tension. Children of all ethnicities and races are spending their time with lethargic activities(social media), and listen to music that is very negative(Profanity, drug related themes, etc) However say 200 years ago at the origin of the U.S, many children studied, and intelligence was promoted within society, as well as self improvement.

THIS is what my question is trying to convey.

Muhammad Rasheed - 200 years ago was 1818. Obviously my first answer is the answer to your question, you just don’t like facing truth. You prefer the white supremacist narrative that’s pushed in the mainstream as the truth of history so of course my answer isn’t “what you were looking for.”

Ioannis Puliafito - I don’t understand how the truth of history plays a role in my question. I’m only talking America, which was founded fairly recently, and had different values and culture than today, and I’m asking how American culture of the past youth has evolved into today’s American culture of today’s youth. While writing this questions I never had any racial implications nor did I seek to debate history, so I’m not sure why you are bringing up the intelligence of African civilizations. Any who if you can answer my question now, knowing what I’m looking for, that would be great.

Muhammad Rasheed - Ioannis wrote: "I don’t understand how the truth of history plays a role in my question."

The very nature of your question is comparing peoples in history. lol

Ioannis wrote: "I’m only talking America, which was founded fairly recently..."

And yet, you have "and much of Western culture" in parentheses. Curious.

Ioannis wrote: "...and had different values and culture than today..."

It has the exact same anti-Black systemic racism values and culture it's always had.

Ioannis wrote: "...and I’m asking how American culture of the past youth has evolved into today’s American culture of today’s youth."

The mainstream culture of both today and yesterday was "redneck culture." Only the elitist class put on the airs of 'admiration' as mentioned in my Answer to your question. The average citizen has always admired the criminal class. What you are 'remembering' isn't real on a grand scale. Only the white people in charge of the institutions with their efforts to push the White Supremacist Ideology narrative, were trying to believe what you falsely think was a nation-wide thing.

Ioannis wrote: "While writing this questions I never had any racial implications..."

That's a lie. I see that you enthusiastically 'high-fived' an Answer from a Quoran who regurgitated that typical anti-Black "thug" talk, too.

Ioannis wrote: "...nor did I seek to debate history, so I’m not sure why you are bringing up the intelligence of African civilizations."

lol

Ioannis wrote: "Any who if you can answer my question now, knowing what I’m looking for, that would be great."

The guy who was talking about "thug music" clearly wrote what you were looking for, and in the process, proved without doubt your Question was saturated with everything you've denied. Typical.

Friday, June 15, 2018

The GOP's Faux-Fairness Flimflamery



Gary McCoy - [POLL] Obama 'worst president' since World War II | USA Today

I think he finally found a legacy he can keep.

Muhammad Rasheed - The graph results for Best and Worst presidents looks like the majority of people polled were young conservatives.

Gary McCoy - @Muhammad, "looks like"? One could just as easily say that for any poll reflecting positively for Obama, that, "the majority of people polled were young liberals."

Muhammad Rasheed - It's true. That's one of the traits of opinion polls. You can tell who they talked to when soliciting "off-the-street" opinions based on what the data analysis shows.

The article headline gives the skewed impression that they polled a more evenly diverse group, but the actual results analysis shows otherwise:

"Best president? REAGAN!!! Worst president? That Kenyan Moozlem!!!"

Gary McCoy - I'm sorry, but simply saying, "... the actual results analysis shows otherwise." does not make it so. What proof do you have that it was anything but a fair survey sampling?

Muhammad Rasheed - The proof is that it was specifically a "public opinion poll" (conducted by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in fact), and opinion polls fall along ideological/partisan lines because that's how people's raw opinions fall. The sample of people polled reflected the same demographic bias of the results.

Gary McCoy - Uh, how do you KNOW the sample of people polled "reflected the same demographic bias of the result."? Unless you were in on the polling, you DON'T know what the sampling demographic was. And by your blanket statement, there is NO survey whose results are accurate. And that includes those reflecting favorably on Obama.

Muhammad Rasheed - Gary wrote: "Uh, how do you KNOW the sample of people polled 'reflected the same demographic bias of the result.'?"

Because that's the nature of "opinion."

Gary McCoy - Okay, then I was correct. There is no poll which you believe is accurate. The idea of a survey is to take a random sampling which based upon statistics, reflects the opinions of the greater population without asking every single person.

Muhammad Rasheed - In the case of this here random sampling, the majority of those polled happened to lean conservative with an anti-Obama bias. The USA Today article writers took that poll and wrote a headline that gave the impression that the sampling was more evenly balanced.

Muhammad Rasheed - A more accurate headline would have read, "[POLL] GOP still thinks Obama worst president ever."

Gary McCoy - The idea of a random sampling is that it inherently produces accurate results. Unless you were to ask the people at a Hillary rally if they think Trump is doing a good job.

I didn't see anywhere in the article where they reveal exactly the sampled group. Where do you get your information that "the majority of those polled happened to lean conservative with an anti-Obama bias"?

Muhammad Rasheed - lol The analysis of the polling results of the sample group's opinions revealed that the majority of them -- that thought Obama the worst president -- were conservative with an anti-Obama bias.

Muhammad Rasheed - Opinions reflect ideological, political, and cultural biases.

Gary McCoy - M. Rasheed wrote: "A true random sampling will be a toss up as to what percentage of different demographics you get. If this one was truly random then they just happened to grab a bunch of Tea partiers or whatever in the mix."

In other words, you won't accept the credibility of any poll unless it mirrors your own opinions. Sorry, you don't get to pick the sampling group.

If the survey was truly biased, as you're making out, then it would have been, "100% of those surveyed say Obama is the worst president". But it didn't. Proving you wrong.

Muhammad Rasheed - I'm not saying the sampling was deliberately biased. I'm saying the results of the opinion poll, in showing the opinions of those polled, revealed their inherent ideological/political/cultural biases.

It's an opinion poll, Gary. It asks people what their opinions are regarding a specific topic. Opinions are biased by their nature. The demographic that we know fr sure who believe that Obama was the worst president were those who voted for Trump.

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Weapon of the People: DECODED
A political cartoon collection
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Voice of the Racial Contract


CITATION
Rasheed, Muhammad. "Voice of the Racial Contract." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 14 Jun 2018. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.










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