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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Dipping Our Toe into the Pool of Respectability Politics." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 22 Jan 2021. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.
I think your FIRST mind will be to protect the pensions, retirement funds, etc., you work so hard towards...
Piwi Nüby - What’s The Revolution of Legend ?
Muhammad Rasheed - What do you think?
Did you see what happened on Capitol Hill the other day?
Piwi Nüby - yeah I did and it’s going to take a hell of a lot more than that in all 50 states for it to be a “revolution of legend “ ... if this Revolution is shitting and smearing it on walls , taking selfie’s and stealing podiums and chairs it’ll probably get watched on tv just like that was ...they have 20,000 soldiers at the Capitol right now ...Will the same group back down because they ultimately don’t want to spend time in federal prison or will they double down and be willing to die in a battle against the military ? Something tells me I’ll still be going to work the day after an insurrection free inauguration
Muhammad Rasheed - I pointed to the Capitol Hill insurrection as a clue to what I meant by "the Revolution of legend."
"Of legend" implies the big one... the full blown sequel to the American Civil War that absolutely will not be squashed in an afternoon. I'm asking that when the real thing is finally ignited, where will the Black American soldiers and police officers stand?
Are you a soldier or a cop? If so, can you answer it from your own anecdotal point of view? Or will you continue to pretend to not know what I'm asking and deflect from the question?
Piwi Nüby - There will be no sequel to the civil war .
Muhammad Rasheed - lol Based on what?
Piwi Nüby - Do you have a deadline for this new civil war or is it like the Jesus timeline of “soon”
Muhammad Rasheed - All my enemy cares about is maintaining his white supremacist criminal overclass. He is triggered into murderous violence whenever it looks like that is threatened... a primary trend of American history. The "soon" is 100% hinged upon how successful #ADOS is.
Piwi Nüby - ok , so nothing concrete just conjecture
Muhammad Rasheed - State your service branch for the record and answer my original question, please.
Piwi Nüby - Space Force
Muhammad Rasheed - lol And...?
Muhammad Rasheed - Will you care about your people's freedom more than you care about your Space Force retirement benefits package?
Michael Dockens - What are you talking about??? This is not a syfi channel 2 hour tv special after sharknado. We are talking about the lives of hundreds of thousands if not millions of our people which would be sacrificed in a battle with very low chance of success, and with no appreciable benefits in victory. White supremacists have been trying to bait us into a racewar for years, they do this because the numbers, money, power, guns, and public opinion would be all in their favor. We cannot win a war, but we can most certainly win the peace. We organize, grow in political and monetary strength, we educate our youth, and grow our businesses. Is it glamorous or exciting? No, but this is how you create the conditions needed for success of a people in occupied territory.
Muhammad Rasheed - Michael wrote: "What are you talking about???"
The trends of US history.
Michael wrote: "a battle with very low chance of success"
I had an even lower chance of success when I walked out of the cotton fields, picked up a rifle for the very first time, received sub-par training from a resentful Union soldier, and won the rudimentary freedoms I possess today.
Michael wrote: "and with no appreciable benefits in victory."
My victory benefits will be no less than Reparations and Economic Inclusion. I will certainly appreciate them.
Michael wrote: "White supremacists have been trying to bait us into a racewar for years"
They will force the issue when we win our Reparations fight. They will be every bit as furious as they were when slavery was abolished, for the exact same reasons.
Michael wrote: "they do this because the numbers, money, power, guns, and public opinion would be all in their favor."
They were in their favor during the first civil war I won.
Michael wrote: "We cannot win a war"
Michael wrote: "but we can most certainly win the peace. We organize, grow in political and monetary strength, we educate our youth, and grow our businesses."
That's the literal exact same sh*t that created white supremacist domestic terror as you know it as the direct counter.
Michael Dockens - 1. Yes a person could have and many did, revolt during slavery. Most were hung. Many more survived, and they survived so that YOU could create a better chance at success for your children and with each generation that is exactly what we have done. Do you claim they were somehow weak for doing so? 2. There were black soldiers in the union army, but there were even more white soldiers, it was not an ados war, we had an entire network and government behind the war effort. If it is ADOS vs USA it is just 14% of the national population against the military, the police forces and federal agencies, and against the militia. We don't have the money, supplies, the infrastructure, to maintain such a campaign. I strongly advise you read the Art of War by Sun Tzu. There has always been white supremacy in this nation as well as the militia movement and domestic terrorists I have been studying them for over 30 years. We have also become stronger as a people due to the efforts of education, organization, and growing business. If you think we have not, then you need to consider where we were back in the 80's.
Muhammad Rasheed - Michael wrote: "Yes a person could have and many did, revolt during slavery"
I'm not talking about "revolts." I'm talking about my participation in the American Civil War that literally turned the tide and won the war.
Michael wrote: "I strongly advise you read"
lol I strongly advise YOU to study American history. For once.
Michael wrote: "I have been studying them for over 30 years"
Worshiping them uncritically is not "study."
Michael wrote: "We have also become stronger as a people"
Michael Dockens - Oh Muhammed, that was a poor and weak cheap shot... but it made me laugh. Again read my post, I addressed the civil war in it. Are you so desperate to be right that you throw out weak insults like worship? Btw- Median wealth statistics are not the only indication of a peoples strength. People here on this network are communicating and debating the positions concerning the future of ados, we are stronger now than we have ever been. We are working together in ways which would previously been seen as unthinkable. There are a few people so desperate to be seen as leaders, or intelligent that they lash out weakly at any difference of opinion, but luckily these people lack the intellect or charisma to be considered true leaders or move to any positions of true authority. No one follows people like that.
Muhammad Rasheed – Michael wrote: "Oh Muhammed, that was a poor and weak cheap shot... but it made me laugh."
Because it's the "poor and weak cheap shots" that make people laugh. You know, it turns out words actually have meanings to them.
Michael wrote: "Again read my post"
Once is enough. It was nonsense the first time around.
Michael wrote: "I addressed the civil war in it."
You also shoved "slave revolts" in it, demonstrating a lack of focus and reading comprehension.
Michael wrote: "Are you so desperate to be right"
I am right.
Michael wrote: "that you throw out weak insults like worship?"
Stop uncritically worshiping trash and I will soften my language. I promise.
Michael wrote: "Btw- Median wealth statistics are not the only indication of a peoples strength."
My problem is that I've been subjugated into a wealthless bottom caste. My strength is exploited and used to build up my rivals and enemies.
Michael wrote: "People here on this network are communicating and debating the positions concerning the future of ados..."
Yeah? We were doing that back in the abolitionist movement, too.
Michael wrote: "we are stronger now than we have ever been."
I'm politically disenfranchised, have zero wealth and my dormant political capital is being used to replace/erase me.
Michael wrote: "We are working together in ways which would previously been seen as unthinkable."
The past found me passing the 1866 Civil Rights Act, the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. What do you have?
Michael wrote: "There are a few people so desperate to be seen as leaders, or intelligent that they lash out weakly at any difference of opinion, but luckily these people lack the intellect or charisma to be considered true leaders or move to any positions of true authority. No one follows people like that."
Say out loud who you are referring to specifically so I can justify this 'Block' you have coming.
Piwi Nüby -@Michael... he seems absolutely giddy about the possibility of black people being in a PHYSICAL war that we cannot win . It’s as if we aren’t less than 20% of the population with over 50% of that number consisting of women, children ,babies , the elderly and the incarcerated.
Muhammad Rasheed - I don't know what "giddy" is supposed to mean. I didn't say anything about ADOS starting a physical war. The trends of history demonstrate unambiguously that resentful whites initiate violence literally every time we make true progress towards full economic empowerment.
You keep insisting that I mean something else, and it duplicates the rhetoric of my usual white racist opponents across social media.
Maria Withers - The revolution needs to happen on paper. Protesting and marching should never be our go to in 2021. We have to get laws written and passed:
Muhammad Rasheed - "The Revolution" is the war triggered by the perceived success of #ADOS. We're already doing our part on paper, in policy, etc. The counter will be physical attempts of subjugation by the enemy just as it has always been.