Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Extraordinarily Deluded

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Misdirection as Policy

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Dark Side of the Profit Motive

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David Wall - Why doesn't the Hispanic community treat the minority within them the same? What does that say?

Muhammad Rasheed - Considering the Spanish and Portuguese are the ones who set up the original triangle goods exchange model of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the first place, I'm genuinely confused as to why you'd believe the white Hispanics would somehow be more enlightened/progressive when it comes to how they treat the Black Hispanic people among them.

What has happened in the last few centuries to even suggest they would be?


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Monday, January 28, 2019

OPERATION: Derailment

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Jacob Kim - Why is the decay of the black family often ignored by black civil rights advocates? Wouldn't a stable family structure help African Americans catch up with the other demographics?

Muhammad Rasheed - The “decay of the Black family” isn’t ignored by the Black activists. This item is merely one symptom of many resulting from an ongoing assault against the Black American ethnic group by the white racist aristocracy designed to subjugate them into a permanent state for exploitation using an anti-Black systemic racism campaign. Destroying the bonds holding the Black family together is one of the tools of that subjugation effort.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Evaluating the Value of Outsider Criticism

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Evaluating the Value of Outsider Criticism." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 27 Jan 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Geo Leon - Is racism against Black people in the United States truly a Black problem?

Muhammad Rasheed - Yes. Racism is a unique Black problem as a legacy from the chattel slave institution. Unlike other groups, key figures among Black American leadership were assassinated, all Black Empowerment programs were infiltrated/sabotaged by intelligence agencies and the ethnic group was politically disenfranchised and economically excluded. Compromised second-tier “leadership” agreed to give up Black financial freedom & unity in exchange for allowing the liberal party to experiment on them with socialist programs that were promptly sabotaged by resentful right-wing lobby groups. Then the bi-partisan so-called ‘War on Drugs’ was used to destroy Black families and communities to make them more vulnerable to corporate exploitation.

The Black American ethnic group experiences all of this in addition to the regular problems of day-to-day life which combined is responsible for the ever-widening racial wealth gap and chronic poverty.


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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Inconvenient Problems

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Anonymous - Why are people in the West complaining about racism and intolerance in the West while Arab countries are much more racist and intolerant against black people or religious minorities for example?

Muhammad Rasheed - People in the West complain about racism and intolerance in their society because there is racism and intolerance in their society that needs to be addressed and eradicated so that true equality can be achieved and the ideals of the country can be attained. That fact has nothing to do with the problems that other people in other lands face; everyone is entitled to work on their own problems independently of other people working on their problems.

This question functions as a gaslight-misdirection attempt.

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Speaking Up for the Black Nation

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Dick Raphaƫl - Do Black People get to complain more than Whites because of their historical context?

Muhammad Rasheed - I’m unconvinced that Black people do complain more than white people.

I’m not talking about a general griping that people do all the time. If that’s the case, then whites win that contest by virtue of having the higher numbers among the populace.

If you’re actually talking about structured, focused, strategic ‘complaining’ in the political arena, then yeah, whites win that one, too. Black people haven’t pushed for their own Black Political Agenda since the civil rights era in the 1960s. When they play politics, it’s always to support some other group’s special interest agenda.

White people definitely do the most complaining—formally and informally—so that means your question is based on an inaccuracy. Perhaps the issue is actually one of quantity over quality, with the nature of Black people complaints being more potent because they trigger ‘white guilt’ since they are based upon the nation’s enduring sin of anti-Black systemic racism.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Teasing the Fire of the Black Economic Boycott

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Better to Remain Silent and Be THOUGHT My Enemy...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Hands On: The Workers of Anti-Black Racism

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Monday, January 21, 2019

The Racist's Contingency Plan

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Warrior Class: Calling on the Brave and Few

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Protecting Racism - Boss Level I

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Dedicated Coon Support

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Muhammad Rasheed - There's a certain type of individual who is so comfortable in his role as a beneficiary of a system designed to primarily benefit him, that he believes that to defend that system is the only logical and right thing to do. This is certainly reflected within the actions of the bi-partisan white male and his staunch defense of the White Supremacist Ideology and the anti-Black systemic racism for which it stands, but it also represents the Black male, who for some retarded reason has taken full ownership of the white man's specific brand of toxic patriarchy for his own use.

I don't add the word "toxic" lightly. If a male demonstrates that he can rape an unconscious woman and the male judge will 'understand' and let him go, that's toxic. If a white male can punch a young Black girl in the face and knock her out cold and receive fierce support from Black men, that's toxic. If a young woman can be 'street smart' savvy enough to take advantage of how the system works to achieve a very limited, probably even immoral, success only for males to point at her and proclaim the genders are dead even, that's toxic. 

I speculate that things are like this in the Black community because Black males are desperate to exert some type of force of their own within a system that withholds majority power from them. So they go for the most low-hanging fruit and choose to exert primitive brute strength force over the woman. Like a bully. Combine this with the fact that the liberal political agenda has indoctrinated Black males into believing that interracial relations equal high-level social progress. These two bullets create toxic conditions within the Black community that manifest in the weak-minded among Black men hating Black women. 

I cannot personally pretend to have a solution to this problem since I am not expert on such things. My instinct says to put leeches on them and/or whip them until the ghosts fly out of their blood or whatever, but since my rational mind says that may make the situation worse, I'll just leave the solutions think thank to the more well-researched Black scholars when it comes to repairing broken relationships.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

A Regular Visit by an Old Friend

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Free Agent for Racial Justice

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Decoding the Forked-Tongue Dialect

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Ryan Caezar Itang - What is the best way to gain independence? Through violence or non-violence?

Muhammad Rasheed - It depends on the responses of the opponent when you state your demands, as some will be more mature and reasonable than others.

The best approach is to firmly make your demands known and use potent but non-violent tools like economic boycotts and labor strikes to pressure the opposing forces into meeting them. If the opponent should find that his over-the-top lust for exploitative greed ranks higher than any reason or even basic-level decency he may possess, then you will need to use violence to defend yourself from his emotionally triggered, barbaric physical attack.

Be on the look out for the infiltration of false friends planted within your community who will insist that these tactics should never be used.


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Monday, January 14, 2019

Protecting Racism from the Left-Hand Side

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Charles Locke - What are some examples of failed liberal/progressive policies with respect to African-Americans and Hispanic Americans?

Muhammad Rasheed - There are many liberal checklist items that have failed the Black American community and include:
  1. Stooping to their own usage of vote suppression techniques during Democratic Party presidential primaries and other elections in a hypocritical war against the poor
  2. Politicizing interracial relationships as an irresponsible and short-sighted symbol of social "progress"
  3. Convincing milksop Black community leaders to agree to give up Black business independence in exchange for socialist programming experimentation, only to allow their conservative rivals to strip those programs of all force, aiding in the half-century plummet of the Black community into chronic poverty
  4. Convincing the Black community to never fight back against anti-Black racist oppression either with economic boycotts or with the "fire with fire" violence as self-defense.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Highly Sensitive to the Thought

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Mohamed Ziauddin - Did the post-Civil War reconstruction efforts by the North cause great resentment among the southern whites and worsen the racial hatred of blacks?

Muhammad Rasheed - Yes. Even though the poor whites didn’t own slaves themselves, they covenanted with the wealthier whites to form a racist aristocracy. One of the terms of this agreement was that —in exchange for poor white loyalties—Black people would be permanently delegated to the bondsman class to save poor whites from chattel slavery themselves. So even though the poor whites had nothing else (literally) they at least had the artificial status of ‘whiteness’ to elevate them over Black people so they could pretend to be mini-lords strutting about in the land.

Naturally, the poor whites jealously guarded this special status and took it upon themselves to make sure slave uprisings and escapes wouldn’t ruin their good thing. But being on the losing side of the Civil War changed all of that. The Black people were now free… and worse! Under the reparatory program of Reconstruction they were becoming politically enfranchised, growing literate, and rising up the socio-economic ladder like a rocket! What was going to protect the whites from being at the bottom of society now if they didn’t have the permanent legal cushion of Black bodies to walk upon?!

This marked the birth of domestic terror, as the Ku Klux Klan and similar groups formed to sabotage the upward mobility of the newly-freed Black American. All their petty racism-based aristocratic dreams were directly tied to the subjugation and exploitation of Black people and they weren’t about to let them get away without a fight.

A lot has happened since those days, with the behavioral responses of white people towards Black people who express anti-racism messaging reflecting the same ole resentments of previous eras.

Myron Macklin - This is so cringe-worthy. Why demand a seat at the table when you can build you own?

Muhammad Rasheed - He's talking to his own people, Myron. The big dude is just centering himself in the usual fashion.

Myron Macklin - Hmmmm. Explain it to me like I'm five.

Muhammad Rasheed - Note that the Activist isn't looking at the white guy, but into the camera. He's preaching to his own people to get them together for what they need. The white guy is in earshot and has come to make himself the center of what is being discussed. He'll probably call the police and tell them the Activist doesn't have a permit or whatever.

Myron Macklin - Ok so I did understand it. I just have an issue with the particular messages of ending racism: that would be directed at white people who invented and practice systematic racism; economic inclusion is asking for a seat at the table in the aforementioned comment. I may be a minority in believing that black folks would be better served operating with the idea of racism being with us for a long while because it probably will. If this is true(even if its not) then it would mean we need to create our own self-sustaining economies. That does not mean inclusion. It does not mean diversity. What it means is parity. This is what other groups practice that us black folks here in America do not do at any measurable amount. I get that the cartoon may have had a different intention than what I gathered, but still felt the need to make my point.

Muhammad Rasheed - An example of economic inclusion is in the media industry. When I was growing up there used to be many Black-owned media companies across the country. Operating within its own self-sustaining sub-economy, the system enabled other Black entrepreneurs to advertise their products and services and they gave other Black-owned entertainment companies opportunities to get in front of their Black audiences and everyone made money. Black people were economically included into Media.

This all changed when one of the Fortune 100 mega-corporate media companies merged with another in a blatant violation of the nation’s anti-trust laws. In the usual fashion, they monopolized the market of the entire Media industry which caused smaller business to have to drop out – and as usual the Black-owned businesses took the biggest hit. Now there is FAR less opportunity for Black entrepreneurs within that industry and the reason Byron Allen is currently suing the aforementioned media giants who make up the cartel.

Economic inclusion is basically a clean-up. It will break up monopolies, protect the open free markets and allow everyone to compete in the parity you’ve described. It actually sounds like we’re on the same page here, Myron, and it may be just a matter of a clash in interpreted definition of terms.


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