Saturday, June 15, 2019

Brat of the Species

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Brat of the Species." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 15 Jun 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Anonymous - Why did slavery have to happen? Why couldn't we blacks just be equal with whites and accepted as soon as they saw us? Why did they make us hurt on the inside and out?

Muhammad Rasheed - Anon wrote: "Why did slavery have to happen?"

Other than a brief period during the earliest days of the Muslim world, slavery has always been among us. Similar to the practice of usury, slavery is also a destructive idea that sticks around for no other reason than because it is insanely lucrative, especially in the modern day. The great wealth of Western Civilization came directly from the chattel slave institution. Massive, obscene wealth concentrated in the hands of a dozen or so powerful legacy families is what keeps the slavery practices around.

Anon wrote: "Why couldn't we blacks be just equal and accepted with whites as soon as they saw us?"

The relationship between the two groups is far older than the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. In fact, when the Black people first built a relationship with the light-skinned peoples of Europe, it was as altruistic civilizers, teaching the Europeans the sciences and training them in the trades. The still standing celebrated castles of Europe, for example, were built by the Blackamoors. The learned tribesmen of Europe held a great deal of awe and respect for the Black peoples in the pre-white supremacy era, but once the Europeans entered the global markets themselves, they had no issues taking part in the old slavery customs just as everyone else did, and enslaved outsiders as well as other Euro-ethic groups. Many of the first Africans later brought over to the so-called New World, weren’t actually enslaved, but were under indentured servitude contracts just like many of the poor whites were.

Anon wrote: "Why did they make us hurt on the inside and out?"

The bad times began in the early 1600s, when the poor white peasants petitioned the white ruling class to protect them from ‘white slavery’ and the low, humiliating lifestyle they had known for millennia back in Europe, by proposing to delegate chattel slavery to the Black African “race” as a permanent bondsman class. In exchange, they promised to diligently manage the system on the ruling classes’ behalf. The deal was agreed upon, and what we know today as “racism” began.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Exploitation Standard Operating Procedure

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Exploitation Standard Operating Procedure." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 14 Jun 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A Legacy Boost of Racism

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "A Legacy Boost of Racism." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 13 Jun 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Additional Penalties Incurred

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Additional Penalties Incurred." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 12 Jun 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

The Racist's MLK Spin Job

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "The Racist's MLK Spin Job." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 11 Jun 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Anonymous - Why don’t black people fighting for equal rights work towards “little black children and little white children playing together” like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wished for?

Muhammad Rasheed - During the antebellum South, you could find scenes of li’l Black and white children playing together in many a Plantation yard. Did that magically mean that chattel slavery — the ultimate violation of equal rights — was somehow a fiction then?

The Questioner gives the impression that all the hard work of eradicating anti-Black systemic racism should be skipped in favor of a meaningless show performance of Black people “getting along” with white people on a shallow surface level — like those two distinct class groups of slave era babies — and that will mean that Dr. King’s dream will have been achieved. This is not realistic and it completely misses the entire point of Dr. King’s jim crow era mission, which was to free the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) from the systemic racism that exploited and plundered them and eradicate the white supremacist-fueled poverty that gripped their communities by paying the long over-due Reparations in wealth and land grants they were owed.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Clumsiest Gaslight

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "The Clumsiest Gaslight." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 10 Jun 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Anonymous - What does racism show about our world today and how can we defeat it?

Muhammad Rasheed - Racism is economic in nature. It represents the subjugation, exploitation and plunder of a group targeted along racial phenotype, to unfairly elevate another group favored along racial phenotype. Racism is the embodiment of the following biblical verse:

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." ~1 Timothy 6:10

Western Civilization is driven by the pure greed of the White Supremacist Ideology and the dedication to hoarding monopoly as lifestyle by its dominant class. Racism can be defeated by consistent forceful actions involving a mixture of strong awareness messaging, economic boycotts, politics and if need be, violence.

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

The New Age Monopoly of Spirit

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "The New Age Monopoly of Spirit." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 09 Jun 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

David Moore - Is there any relation between schizophrenia and the third eye?

Muhammad Rasheed“Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal behavior, strange speech, and a decreased ability to understand reality. Other symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing voices that do not exist, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and lack of motivation.”

SOURCES:
Schizophrenia | National Institute of Mental Health
Schizophrenia - Key Facts Sheet | World Health Organization

No. None of the symptoms associated with the schizophrenia ailment correspond to the adept’s third eye opening experience, with the latter being 100% positive with zero ill effects.

In the works of French philosopher René Guénon, he succinctly explained the problems inherent within a secular material-focused Western Civilization and its citizens’ inability to process higher, complex ideas that fall outside of what the base physical can register. The Ancient Egyptians referred to such a handicap as having an “atrophied third eye,” and it accurately reflects U.S. American society as a whole, as the drive towards accumulating more and more and more stuff—often at the direct expense of an exploited other—is the polar opposite of the mentality needed to experience the higher level signs of the unseen spirit.

I’m personally not surprised to find that those with woefully atrophied third eyes, in roughly seeking to make impatient sense of a piece of very real esoteric concepts and lore that is well beyond their level of study, would by default sweep the knowledge into a box labeled “mental illness,” spin on their heels with fingers firmly in ears, and strut off to go accumulate more stuff.

Paul La Femina - Some people with mental illness claim to be special in some way, be it reincarnation or unusual powers such as telepathy linked to the supposed inner eye. James Randi offered one million dollars to anyone who could demonstrate such abilities. He still has the money! The link with schizophrenia and unusual beliefs is one of delusion. People who firmly believe what they saying can be very persuasive.

Muhammad Rasheed - Paul wrote: "Some people with mental illness claim to be special in some way, be it […] the supposed inner eye.”

In the case of the third eye event, it’s only “special” in the sense that you need to actually commit to the conditions in order to experience it. Anyone can experience it if they choose. Proclaiming that someone is mentally ill because you have taken on the position of the dedicated skeptic sounds like it could be a form of narcissism.

Paul wrote: "James Randi offered one million dollars to anyone who could demonstrate such abilities. He still has the money!”

Irrelevant. The third eye event is not only entoptic by nature, but it also only appears as a milestone sign outside of the adept’s control and isn’t performed at will like a magician’s stage trick. The experience wouldn’t qualify under Randi’s conditions.

Paul wrote: "The link with schizophrenia and unusual beliefs is one of delusion.”

What metric do you use to determine reality from delusion, Paul?

Paul wrote: "People who firmly believe what they saying can be very persuasive.”

They can be, but in reality people often reject the heartfelt beliefs of others. The Christ Jesus (peace be upon him) had a grand total of no more than about 20 followers at the end of his mission as I recall. He certainly believed in what he believed.

Paul La Femina - You say you have to commit to the belief in the third eye in order to experience it, in other words its a matter of faith. Belief or commitment without evidence. I can assure you that there are many patients in mental hospitals claiming to have telepathic abilities. They are demonstratably wrong nor are they communicating with angels. Their minds are sick.

I once heard from a shaman that its important not to be naive. The problem with people who communicate with angels or others telepathically is not just their certainty but their passing on of a delusion from a mind that is out of touch with reality.

Muhammad Rasheed - Paul wrote: "You say you have to commit to the belief in the third eye in order to experience it…”

No. You have to commit to the actions—to the lifestyle—in order to reach the place where the third eye will open. For me it took about three years of that dedicated commitment. Focusing on the third eye event itself is not recommended since that aspect is not under our direct control. #TheWatchedPotNeverBoils

Paul wrote: "…in other words its a matter of faith. Belief or commitment without evidence.”

Belief in the unseen spirit, and the signs thereof, is indeed a matter of faith.

Paul wrote: "I can assure you that there are many patients in mental hospitals claiming to have telepathic abilities.”

Irrelevant.

Paul wrote: "They are demonstratably wrong…”

Again, irrelevant.

Paul wrote: "…nor are they communicating with angels.”

How would you know whether that was true or not? What metric would you use to accurately judge whether a real but invisible being was having a one-on-one discussion you were pointedly not asked to take part in? How would you know?

Paul wrote: "Their minds are sick.”

Possibly. How would you know if whether the reason they became mentally sick was because people like you refused to listen to them, filled them with doubt, and convinced them they should be pumped full of toxic drugs that we both know only hurt people?

Paul wrote: "I once heard from a shaman that its important not to be naive.”

I have no reason to accept comments like this from you at face value, Paul.

Paul wrote: "The problem with people who communicate with angels or others telepathically is not just their certainty…”

Why would that be a ‘problem’ for you? Explain.

Paul wrote: "…but their passing on of a delusion from a mind that is out of touch with reality.”

What are using to determine whether their claims are “delusion” or not? Do you believe the raw force of your narrow-minded skepticism is enough of a measure?

Paul La Femina - We are discussing the link with a identifiable mental illness and claimed telepathy. Why should I accept your claim that you opened your inner eye through certain behaviours and practices. That sound rather like self agrandisement to me. Undoubtedly certain behaviours such as isolation in a cave can predispose to false perceptions. This is a known fact. As a ‘ follower" of the shaman Emaho I can hardly be said to have a closed mind. If you dont believe me look on YouTube ‘Emaho in prag’ and my comment only one of two. There is a difference between narrow minded scepticism and naivety. As someone said ‘ it is important to have a open mind but not to the extent your brains fall out.

Muhammad Rasheed - Paul wrote: “Why should I accept your claim that you opened your inner eye through certain behaviours and practices.”

lol You shouldn’t, since that’s not my claim. I didn’t open it; it opened and showed me stuff. I had nothing to do with it. You don’t have to accept it at all since it was a very personal experience for me—I’m the one who has to accept it.

Paul wrote: “That sound rather like self agrandisement to me.”

Irrelevant. Your hater value judgments don’t mean it didn’t happen.

Paul wrote: “Undoubtedly certain behaviours such as isolation in a cave can predispose to false perceptions. This is a known fact.”

You’re flying out of left field now. More than you have so far, I mean.

Paul wrote: “As a ‘ follower" of the shaman Emaho I can hardly be said to have a closed mind.”

Literally every single thing you’ve typed has been text book “closed minded.” Or do you believe only white men get to experience high-level spiritual events, and any brown people with Arabic names should be labeled “mentally ill” and pumped full of mind-numbing drugs so you can hold a monopoly over the spirit events? (I think I’ve just made a breakthrough.)

Paul wrote: “If you dont believe me look on YouTube ‘Emaho in prag’ and my comment only one of two.”

No. I’m offended that you expect me to take your shaman comments at default face value while you project the worse narrow-minded “Amazing Randi” levels of skepticism at my own. You genuinely offend me.

Paul wrote: “There is a difference between narrow minded scepticism and naivety.”

And only white men have the magical power to proclaim which gets to be which, am I right? *wink wink*

Paul wrote: “As someone said ‘ it is important to have a open mind but not to the extent your brains fall out.”

You dropped something there, Paul. Ew.

Paul La Femina - To paraphease someone. Unkind irrational beliefs can fly you into buildings rationality will fly you to the moon. Regarding unkindness debating people online you never know their state of mind or the effects you have. But it is not kind to confirm that the delusional beliefs of people suffering from schizophrenia are real.

Muhammad Rasheed - TRANSLATION: “Everyone who is not a white man experiences delusions of schizophrenia when they claim third eye events, but my inner eye experiences are legitimate high-level spirit interactions because I’m a white man and I said so.”

Morris Fleetwood - Really? Wow. Let's invent reasons to hate.

Muhammad Rasheed - This cartoon illustrates an argument with someone who held this opinion of the matter. At first I thought he was an atheist until he revealed he DID believe in the spirit, just not when brown people did it.

Trust me. I have ZERO need to invent reasons to be resentful of anti-Black racism.

Instead of getting mad at my cartoons, learn to control your people.

Morris Fleetwood - I'll take it up with my people. You're not without a sense of humor.

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A PSA from the Loyal Conquered

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "A PSA from the Loyal Conquered." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 08 Jun 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Muhammad Rasheed - What compels non-Black 'People of Color' to defend white supremacy?

I noticed that some of the most rabid and wild-eyed defenders of white supremacy are actually non-Black People of Color (POCs) who seem to can’t wait to demonstrate their loyalty to the dominant group. When they show up in my comments, it often takes me aback, and leaves me wondering how to proceed without being mean about it.

I understand the nature of “cooning” among my own people of the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS), but I’ve always assumed that the fact the POC groups—who have vast sovereign nations behind them with unbroken lineages/heritages they can proudly trace back thousands of years—wouldn’t have need to willingly subjugate themselves to the white racist aristocracy in this pathetic and embarrassing way. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve given these groups too much credit and the traits that cause ‘cooning’ among my people are in fact universal.

Tony Wright - It'd be nice to see a cartoon acknowledging that not all whites identify with the fat white slob depicted here even if a lot of them obviously do. Nice artwork here as usual!

Muhammad Rasheed - I'm positive there are other cartoonists who explore the depictions that you'd prefer to see, Tony.

Tony Wright - Not prefer, just for a change.

Muhammad Rasheed - I'm positive you can find that change with other cartoonists who draw white people the way you like.

Theodore Trout - Jeez, he said he liked your drawing.

I never comment on them, but, here goes: Your cartoons are never funny, not even in a mean or angry way, and this one is just mystifying. Who is the Indian gentleman, why is he on his knees, and why is he wearing Barney Rubble's hairpiece ? Go ahead and call me racist, but try to be funny or at least clever about it, please ?

Muhammad Rasheed - Theodore wrote: "Jeez, he said he liked your drawing."

Jeez, and I advised him to find cartoonists who approached the caucasian male figure in the way he liked if he found mine to be problematic for him. There are many cartoonists out there, and it turns out the vast majority of them cater to the sensitivities of white males. It is not necessary to get one of the few who doesn't to conform, too. That's just greedy to me. I reject greedy requests.

Theodore wrote: "Your cartoons are never funny..."

That's 100% okay. I advise you to find -- among the thousands and thousands of cartoonists available -- the ones who produce work you actually enjoy with my blessing.

It's cool to have so much choice and variety to pick from, I think.

Tony Wright - @Muhammad... Just because I suggested you might see and portray another facet of people, of any colour for that matter, that doesn't mean I like to see a certain sort of white person. I have a very broad view of all people, of all origins, colour and race and I get bored seeing only one particular type exploited with the intention of giving the impression everyone's like that. Of course you have a cause, a worthy one, but it's tough on those, and there are very many of them, who don't fit the stereotype. There are some 'nice' people out there!

Theodore Trout - ...and Barney's toupee...?

Muhammad Rasheed - Tony wrote: "There are some 'nice' people out there!"

I believe you. Fortunately we have 100,000 cartoonists (to my one) who showcase them in their cartoons all the time. You give the impression, in your stated boredom, that my cartoons are the only cartoons you read, and although that is flattering, I suggest that too much of even a good thing can be harmful. You should add other cartoons to your viewing plate who happen to depict all the good white folk so you won't be so bored. #Solutions

Muhammad Rasheed - Theodore wrote: "...and Barney's toupee...?"

There are two aspects to it:

1.) What the poorly-fitted blond hair piece represents
2.) The specific Flintstones design

The first one I ask you to tell me what you think it means. The second is just a last second decision the artist made that tickled him enough to continue the gag.

Tony Wright - @Muhammad... When you publish on FB, people are invited to comment so don't be surprised if people react to your work, that's part of the deal. And where do you get the idea that they are only looking at your stuff? That said, FB conversations like this are trash as we put a slant on what we read and react accordingly. In real life, language is more precise and disagreements are ironed out quickly. Sometimes people fall out but the melodrama doesn't continue for ever like on FB. That said, it would be a worthy challenge for you to do a cartoon with a white guy who's on your side, or maybe thinks he is for example. Sort of patronising! Keep up the goid work!

Muhammad Rasheed - Tony wrote: "When you publish on FB, people are invited to comment so don't be surprised if people react to your work, that's part of the deal.”

About 75% of my cartoons are direct responses to social media comments under previous cartoons. Smile for the camera, by the way. ;)

Tony wrote: "And where do you get the idea that they are only looking at your stuff?”

Not “they.” You. You’re the one who said you get bored looking at the way I depict white people. You should expand your cartoon reading pool to include other cartoonists' work, too.

Tony wrote: "That said, FB conversations like this are trash as we put a slant on what we read and react accordingly.”

I don’t mind the conversations at all. As I said above, they often fuel my ideas. I only consider them trash when they involve people trying to pressure me into depicting imagery that makes them more comfortable. #ASolidNo

Tony wrote: "In real life, language is more precise and disagreements are ironed out quickly.”

Oh, this one has been ironed out quickly. You told me what you thought I should draw and I responded with a “No.” Simple. It’s over.

Tony wrote: "Sometimes people fall out but the melodrama doesn't continue for ever like on FB.”

You consider this back-n-forth between us to be melodrama? I don’t. It’s just you being stubborn. #NoMeansNo #IDrawWhatIWant

Tony wrote: "That said, it would be a worthy challenge for you to do a cartoon with a white guy who's on your side, or maybe thinks he is for example. Sort of patronising!”

You think it would be a “worthy challenge” for me to draw what literally every other cartoonist in the universe draws, huh? An interesting perspective. You know the type of movies that always partner up the white guy with the Black guy, usually in a ‘buddy cop’ format, using the old 48 Hours template?

Well, I hate those.

Tony wrote: "Keep up the goid work!"

Thank you, Tony. lol

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Tantrum of the Selfish Thief

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Tantrum of the Selfish Thief." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 07 Jun 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Chase Williams - What would it take for African-Americans in this country to feel equal?

Muhammad Rasheed -
• Finally dismantle anti-Black systemic racism
• Payout the long overdue Reparations in money and land grants
• Leave us alone to heal from the diabolical effects of centuries of white supremacist attacks
• Stand out of our way as we enfranchise into the political system and achieve economic inclusion

Chase Williams - How do you see Reparations going about? Paid from the pockets of former slave owners - or society wide?

Muhammad Rasheed - The U.S. gov pays it the same as they paid out everyone else’s.

Chase Williams - Then you’d be paying yourself... as would people who have been here thousands of years (Natives) and those who have been here 10 years... wouldn’t it be more reasonable to make those who benefited under slavery pay?

Muhammad Rasheed - Chase wrote: "Then you’d be paying yourself…”

I would reasonably expect a Reparations tax break as the beneficiary.

Chase wrote: "…as would people who have been here thousands of years (Natives)…”

The First Nations natives received Reparations from the U.S. government, and even turned around and paid the newly-freed Black people they owned Reparations themselves. They would be exempt from paying it again since they didn’t have a problem stepping up with integrity and doing the right thing 150 yrs ago back when you ALL should have done it.

Chase wrote: "…and those who have been here 10 years…”

Incoming immigrants have to pay the taxes due of their new home country. There’s a history here, and if they wish to benefit then they must also contribute. *shrug*

Chase wrote: "…wouldn’t it be more reasonable to make those who benefited under slavery pay?”

Oh, yes. That’s exactly why the U.S. government will pay it and all white Americans need to eat it. Since the end of the Civil War, the white racist aristocracy (at all class levels!) has fiercely resisted the idea of the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) becoming full and equal citizens, and have sabotaged any and all efforts to do right by them. The result has led to the current abysmal racial wealth gap, chronic poverty, continued state-sanctioned brutalities, and the quasi-slavery of the for-profit prison system. And you all looked the other way while I got poorer and you got richer, all while pretending the whole thing was my fault.

Now the only thing I want to hear from you is confirmation that your regular Reparations tax payment went through successfully. Your poorly researched arguments about the topic lack interest.

Chase Williams - Haha. You say you ALL as if you presume to know my history, funnily enough -my ancestors- were enslaved and genocided within the last generation… and despite this - the remnants of our family have always fought strongly for the rights of others, blacks in this country included. You say ‘you all' as if somehow those scattered fragments of our tribe were even remotely responsible for your problems. Well I'm sorry to say, we aren't - not in the slightest. No matter how you paint it.

Yeah, clearly there are people at fault - and they should pay - why have the bill softened by millions of poor people paying into it, when you could focus it entirely on the rich + exslave families? If you didn't have to go into blame/division mode you'd realize I'm on your side here.

Muhammad Rasheed - Chase wrote: "Haha. You say you ALL as if you presume to know my history…”

I know ALL white people benefit from anti-Black systemic racism that was created to artificially elevate them.

Chase wrote: "…funnily enough -my ancestors- were enslaved and genocided within the last generation…”

I have zero reason to believe you. The last 150 yrs have been full of white people at all ethnic and class levels saying any and everything to prevent ADOS from wrenching free of the White Supremacist Ideology, which includes numerous false equivalency fallacies, which also lack interest to me.

Chase wrote: "…and despite this - the remnants of our family have always fought strongly for the rights of others, blacks in this country included.”

Oh, is THAT why you’re trying to talk me out of the reparatory justice I’m due? Because you’re fighting FOR my rights? lol That sounds suspiciously like the treacherous white liberal song-n-dance I’ve gotten used to in the last 50 yrs.

Chase wrote: "You say ‘you all' as if somehow those scattered fragments of our tribe were even remotely responsible for your problems.”

If you are white and you aren’t actively fighting to achieve the bulleted checklist I posted above as my answer, then by default you are passively supporting the anti-Black systemic racism designed to benefit your race. Right now you’re actually arguing against your responsibility in it which means your role is currently not so passive, since you are defending the typical uninformed propaganda designed to defend racism.

Chase wrote: "Well I'm sorry to say, we aren't - not in the slightest. No matter how you paint it.”

Uninformed opinions of the willfully uninformed fail to move me no matter how earnestly they spew their uninformed opinions.

Chase wrote: "Yeah, clearly there are people at fault - and they should pay - why have the bill softened by millions of poor people paying into it, when you could focus it entirely on the rich + exslave families?”

It wouldn’t be softened if the entire white racist aristocracy, rich and poor alike, were paying into it. Naturally, I would reasonably expect the wealthiest to pay MORE in a sliding scale, but ALL must pay it. Remember, the poor whites are the ones traditionally recruited for the roles of slave takers, slaver breakers, overseers, bounty hunters, lynch mob facilitators, cops and correctional officers. They’re the ones my land over the last couple of centuries was given to after it was grifted from me by various schemes, and even the unions were originally set up to artificially favor poor whites over me. You will find no sympathy from me regarding the white poor versus the white rich since, unlike you, I am read up on the history of race relations and my memory runs deep. ALL must pay.

Chase wrote: "If you didn't have to go into blame/division mode you'd realize I'm on your side here.”

So far, everything you’ve typed reveals the typical rhetoric of my traditional enemy. You’re going to have to try a little harder to be convincing, Chase. The snap on my pistol holster is still unfastened.

Busdrago Fumagalli - with leave us alone do you mean create a different country/state?

Muhammad Rasheed - No, I mean stop inflicting anti-Black domestic terror and other systemic racist abuses upon us. Control yourselves.

For once.

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Freedom versus Hate

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Freedom versus Hate." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 06 Jun 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Anonymous - Why do we associate racism or being racist to evil?

Muhammad Rasheed - The deliberate subjugation, exploitation and plundering of a group of people—targeted along racial phenotype—to unfairly give their wealth and land over to another group favored along racial phenotype, is the biggest manifestation of pure evil in the modern era.

The favored dominant group will literally do anything at all—no matter how savage and heinous—to maintain their ill-gotten Whitopian white racist aristocracy, further demonstrating the nature of the evil reflected by the White Supremacist Ideology and the anti-Black systemic racism for which it stands.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The New Black Code

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2019 Glyph Comics Award Winner (BEST COMIC STRIP OR WEBCOMIC)!

CITATION
Rasheed, Muhammad. "The New Black Code." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 05 Jun 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Anonymous - Why do people resist change?

Muhammad Rasheed - In our modern era, the woefully corrupt dominant class resists the socio-economic progress that will enable all citizens of the United States of America to benefit from the nation’s vast resources and freedoms, because they selfishly wish to hoard all wealth & power for their special interest group alone.

The evidence suggests they do this due to a highly-corrupt psyche that makes them believe they are uniquely entitled to strut about in the land like godlings over everyone else under the banner of the White Supremacist Ideology. This is without doubt the greatest manifestation of pure evil on earth and it must be stopped.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

In Defense of the Racist Status Quo

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2019 Glyph Comics Award Winner (BEST COMIC STRIP OR WEBCOMIC)!

CITATION
Rasheed, Muhammad. "In Defense of the Racist Status Quo." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 04 Jun 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Joe Engesser - "The most controversial thing I've done was decide to think with my brain instead of my skin tone." ~Candace Owens

Muhammad Rasheed - "Thinking with skin tone" is not the issue here. Systemic racism is economic in nature, and is directly responsible for the racial wealth gap and chronic poverty in the ADOS community.

Candace is not ADOS, she's Caribbean, and doesn't speak for me. In assuming she was of my ethnic group based on how she looks, you were "thinking with skin tone" without being aware of any of the issues involved in the discussion.

Anonymous - Did some black slaves love their white slave owners?

Tim Rohde - To get some perspective on this it's important to understand that, until abolishionists really started getting heard, slavery was taken for granted across the entire world for millennia.

Being a slave was an unfortunate condition but it wasn't seen as a moral affront by anyone until the enlightenment. The idea that a man or woman shouldn't be a slave to anyone was either unheard of, rare, or new until it became the accepted norm.

So, if a master provided well for his slaves he was looked upon as a good man and being his slave was looked upon as a lucky break. It still sucked to be a slave but, if one had to be, better to be that guy’s.

We look back and think these slave owners were making a moral choice to participate in a great evil. Neither masters nor slaves would be likely to think that. That's the NATURE of moral ignorance. Until human beings CLARIFY a wrong, they don't think about it as wrong.

Muhammad Rasheed - The chattel slavery of Western Civilization was the first to permanently delegate chattel slavery along racial phenotype. Before that, no slavery was race-based, and in fact, the concept of "race" as we know it today was invented from the effort to pseudo-scientifically justify why it was okay to do that to Black people. It seems obvious that the armchair philosopher effort to manufacture an "All Slaves Matter" type false equivalency serves only as an attempt to protect the anti-Black systemic racism at the heart of our white supremacy tradition.

Tom Gandley - That’s a lie. There is no white supremacy tradition. Stop peddling hate and lies. The North African slavers (Barbary Pirates) of white children and women from southern Europe specifically targeted whites because they were more desirable in terms of beauty. They were also soft targets. Blacks were brought to the US because they were the easiest to acquire and transport. The reality that they were not Christian might have had something to do with it. Your namesake, Mohammed the false prophet, traded black slaves and the biggest offenders in perpetuating black slavery were other blacks themselves.

Just as an aside, if “Black Lives Matter” sycophants were just a hair more aware, they would start by protesting in their own communities first. 80+% of all blacks murdered in the US are killed by other blacks. That number is in the thousands. White cops might be responsible for about 20 black deaths a year.

Reparations due to slavery is immoral and usurious. And even after slave based reparations were paid, there would still be all kinds of bellyaching that it wasn’t enough or that the recipients burned through the money on stupid things and then had another reason to ask for more from white America.

Nothing would be solved by it.

Muhammad Rasheed - Tom wrote: “That’s a lie.”

Meanwhile, it is 100% the truth.

Tom wrote: “Reparations due to slavery is immoral and usurious.”

Meanwhile, they are just and righteous.

Tom wrote: “Nothing would be solved by it.”

Meanwhile, ending the 400 yrs of continuous anti-Black systemic racism and repairing the multi-generational economic-based wrong would be the long-overdue desired result.

Tom Gandley - No it wouldn’t repair shit and would only piss off most white people to hate blacks thereby perpetuating what this nonsednsical idea is supposed to fix. so where’s this Pyhrric victory gonna get anyone?

Muhammad Rasheed - Tom wrote: “No it wouldn’t repair shit…”

Meanwhile, it would repair the Black community that has been deliberately plundered of wealth and land to undergird the white racist aristocracy, preventing Black people from building legacy wealth of their own over the generations, leading to the racial wealth gap. Reparations is justice and it literally fixes the economic wrongs your group has inflicted upon them by returning to the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) what was rightfully theirs.

Tom wrote: “…and would only piss off most white people to hate blacks…”

You already hate us, and have trained your children for generations to subjugate, exploit and plunder us and even convince yourselves that Black people deserve this treatment based on insanities you just made up. It doesn’t matter in the least what you think about it. It’s time to stop the abuse and free ADOS from your oppression right now. #WhiteSupremacyIsOver

Tom Gandley - M. Rasheed wrote: “You already hate us...” 

More lies - and you people tell your kids to hate whites, far more than the other way around I am sure, so what do want to do? Perpetuate it for a few dollars of ill gotten gains?And before long it will be hating on Hispanics too when after all the wallowing in generations worth of self perceived oppression black folks find that they aren’t keeping up because they have put their faith in a system rather than their own strengths. Reparations will steal others’ hard earned wealth and give it to those who don’t deserve it, who have benefited from the system all the while paid for mostly by whites in the first place. You’re a victim alright. But not of anything any white people did to you. “Trained to plunder us” - poetic.

Muhammad Rasheed - Tom wrote: “More lies”

Meanwhile, it’s 100% the truth. Your dedication to willful ignorance of the facts of history to protect your Whitopia doesn’t not affect the truth, Tom.

Tom wrote: “…and you people tell your kids to hate whites…”

I don’t have to teach my kids to hate white people since you go out of your way to subjugate, exploit, plunder and terrorize them every day. Stop your evil and we won’t have reason to hate and resent you for your enduring tradition of anti-Black systemic racism. Take the hint.

Tom wrote: “…far more than the other way around I am sure…”

“Sure” based on what exactly?

Tom wrote: “…so what do want to do?”

Dismantle anti-Black systemic racism, pay ADOS the reparatory justice we are owed, and get to the business of finally making the United States of America free for all instead of just you. The ideals of this country I built are worth fighting for. Especially for me since I know no other homeland outside of these shores. Part of my heritage is the inability to trace my ancestry back pass the Civil War since I was deliberately cut off from my roots to protect the anti-Black chattel slave institution. All I want is to enjoy the fruits of the nation which is my birthright.

Tom wrote: “Perpetuate it for a few dollars of ill gotten gains?”

You’re talking fictions designed to protect the white racist aristocracy. Only use real talk, please.

Tom wrote: “And before long it will be hating on Hispanics too…”

The Trans-Atlantic Slave trade was started by the Spanish and Portuguese, Tom. The Hispanic community are the original anti-Black racists.

Tom wrote: “…when after all the wallowing in generations worth of self perceived oppression black folks find that they aren’t keeping up because they have put their faith in a system rather than their own strengths.”

This is yet another demonstration of your willful ignorance on the subject. The fruit of my strength has been plundered by you. You’re a thief and a slaver. You need to stop and return what you stole. Repent and worship God instead of yourself and money. Repent and save your soul from hell.

Tom wrote: “Reparations will steal others’ hard earned wealth…”

You have no “hard-earned wealth.” You have the wealth stolen from my enslaved Black labor, stolen from my hard work, and stolen from the meager efforts of the U.S. government to repair the wrongs you have done. Repent and save your soul.
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Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Zany Adventures of the Privileged Class

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2019 Glyph Comics Award Winner (BEST COMIC STRIP OR WEBCOMIC)!

CITATION
Rasheed, Muhammad. "The Zany Adventures of the Privileged Class." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 03 Jun 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Jean-Paul Germain - You know exactly what you doing boss! And this is absolutely perfect representation of what’s currently happening here in the US.

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