Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Risk Response of the White Racist

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Risk Response of the White Racist." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 01 Aug 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Anonymous - Are there any benefits to identity politics?

Muhammad Rasheed - Of course. The entire political structure of the United States government is designed for special interests to come together as political blocs along whatever identity they unify under to pressure elected officials to meet their demands. The system can be cheated to provide unfair advantages if the special interest group is collectively wealthy and can employ professional lobbyists armed with stacks of cash to grease the palms of unscrupulous politicians in the notoriously corrupt Washington D.C. “swamp.”

Even without the money, legions of committed voters within a special interest group are quite capable of pressuring representatives into giving way to their demands, which is why the dominant special interest group — under its own identity political bloc of “whiteness” — is so adamant in its effort to convince its non-white political rivals to abandon the tools that will enable them to compete on the playing field that the so-called white people hoard for themselves.


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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Just a Cyber Attack by Your Friendly Social Media Alt-Right Troll

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Just a Cyber Attack by Your Friendly Social Media Alt-Right Troll." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 31 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Keith Hinman - I googled what that hash tag was and found that it might not have been created by a source that has the black community or American interests in mind: What to know about ADOS, a group targeting Black progressives

Muhammad Rasheed - The #ADOS was created by anti-racism activists Yvette Carnell and Antonio Moore. You can find out about them here: American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS)

Muhammad Rasheed - It's one of the very few groups that 100% has the interests of the so-called Black American and American interests in mind.

Please note that the mainstream supports white supremacy as its default and is raw evil in that position.

Keith Hinman - I'm not saying that there isn't a problem with white supremacy, there certainly is. But what I'm saying is that the hashtag ADOS has been either created or augmented by right wing, racist, forces that are seeking to drive a wedge in the left by radicalizing a portion of the progressive black community. And when I looked into it I saw a kind of extremism that sent up red flags. I saw purity tests as they attacked people like Joy Reid and called for a boycott of MSNBC (but without any real alternative).

Those flags tell me that the movement seeks to isolate people from facts and create an antagonism within the black community that is born from arbitrary purity tests. Just like how the right claims that everything that isn't Fox is fake news and how if you're not conservative you're a liberal, communist socialist who hates America.

Yvette Carnell, I mean in this medium post the author claims this:

" Largely due to the impeccable research of a twitter user named @ImaniKushan I began to see that Yvette Carnell, who’s twitter name is @breakingbrown, seemed to use her YouTube channel to push right wing, pro Trump, anti immigration propaganda. She has videos titled “Why Is Everyone So Afraid of Steve Bannon” and “Trump Is Right About Black Poverty.” There was a video of her wearing a MAGA hat, which she deleted once we called her out for wearing it. She has tweets about how Trump looks so presidential on TV, and about how Trump is correct about birthright citizenship."

It seems to me that nothing could be more insidious and exactly what the extremist right would do than to prey on people's need for economic and social justice - exploiting their passion to get what is theirs - and subversively creating a companion movement that aims for the same goals as white supremacy, right wing fascism and Trumpism. Hell, it's exactly the kind of shit Putin is pulling and they seem to be following in his footsteps.

We live in a new age of deception turned viral and social manipulation. Everyone needs to be acutely aware of where their information is coming from at all times because it has become weaponized against us.

Muhammad Rasheed - The last thing white supremacists want is for anti-Black systemic racism to be dismantled and ADOS to finally receive their long overdue Reparations payout. It is reasonable to expect attacks against the #ADOS movement to attempt to sabotage it.

Talib is a long-time enemy of the movement whose beef comes by way of him being from a Black immigrant family who has fraudulently used "African-American" and "Black American" identities to receive benefits intended for ADOS. If the ethnic group agrees to definitively name ourselves ADOS to emphasize our lineage and heritage, then Talib and other Black immigrant grifters (Mindy Kaling's brother: I faked being black to get into medical school) will not be able to use that grift anymore. That's the sole reason for his attack.

Keith wrote: "I'm not saying that there isn't a problem with white supremacy, there certainly is. But what I'm saying is..."

You are only helping the group's enemies. Talib doesn't have an argument.

Keith Hinman - Well no, he does have an argument and a pretty good one. I showed you two sources that claim the origins of that hashtag are right wing, white supremacy. You write them off by claiming they're the enemy but you don't have anything substantial to refute my sources. It sounds like you're just writing them off because you don't want to hear it.

The language you're using is very problematic. You're saying the group has enemies and my sources are on the bad guys side. But I thought you were making these cartoons for all this time to defend and promote reparations, not a hashtag. Do you care more about a hashtag with dubious origins and having that identity than you do about the economic and social justice concept you believe is necessary to help the black community? Do you care more about having perceived enemies that you can rail against as part of this hashtag, than the Nazis and white supremacists who are using that hashtag and movement as a tool for division and lies to continue the policies of white supremacy that has hurt you and the black community? It sounds like you're more interested in the ADOS identity than social and economic justice.

If ADOS was created by white supremacists and Nazis and the far right to divide the black community and hurt Democrats in 2020 then aren't their enemies the side all your cartoons have been fighting for?

Why is ADOS so important to you when there are plenty of other groups that are fighting for justice?

Muhammad Rasheed - Keith wrote: "Well no, he does have an argument and a pretty good one.”

Meanwhile, he doesn’t have an argument. He was just making noise in a transparent attempt to derail the movement for self-serving reasons as I mentioned in the previous post.

Keith wrote: "I showed you two sources that claim the origins of that hashtag are right wing, white supremacy.”

I know. I saw them. They were stupid in their deliberate misrepresentation of the facts. Naturally, I find it interesting that you embraced that fact-devoid, anti-Black opinionated nonsense with your whole heart.

Keith wrote: "You write them off by claiming they're the enemy but you don't have anything substantial to refute my sources.”

Meanwhile, I literally posted the link to the actual #ADOSwebsite created and maintained by the two founders of the movement.

Keith wrote: "It sounds like you're just writing them off because you don't want to hear it.”

I wrote them off because they were stupid in their deliberate misrepresentation of the facts and because you don’t know enough about the topic to have an intelligent debate about whether those assertions made in the links were legit or not.

Keith wrote: "The language you're using is very problematic.”

Your position is problematic.

Keith wrote: "You're saying the group has enemies and my sources are on the bad guys side.”
You are also on the bad guy side.

Keith wrote: "But I thought…”

Who cares what you thought?

Keith wrote: "…you were making these cartoons for all this time to defend and promote reparations, not a hashtag.”

That doesn’t even make any sense. Do you understand what a hashtag is, how it functions in social media marketing and what it is used for in spreading the awareness of a cause?

Keith wrote: "Do you care more about a hashtag with dubious origins…”

I literally posted the actual website of the movement’s founders explaining everything about it. You have zero credibility and you even appear to be proud of that fact.

Keith wrote: “Why is ADOS so important to you when there are plenty of other groups that are fighting for justice?”

The ADOS movement is the group that not only organized a Black Political Agenda that they successfully got the high-profile 2020 presidential candidates seriously discussing on the national stage, but they also coined the term American Descendants of Slavery that accurately links us to our lineage & heritage. The number one Reparations subject matter expert is counted among the group’s inner circle, also with several other high-end scholars. ADOS is the real deal, of the same caliber of anti-racism activism as the great leaders of the civil right era. I would be stupid not to hold #ADOS as vitally important to me and my long-suffering ethnic group, especially since –unlike you – I am read up on exactly who they are and I’m capable of accurately discerning #ADOS from their active enemies.

Keith Hinman - Wait, if ADOS is compromised why would you go to their website to get the truth from people who are lying? You're just retreating to to the rhetoric, created by white supremacists, to confirm your bias.Your hostility and your petty attacks at me and the sources (which you did not refute, you basically said "fake news") is just a cover for your inability to defend the very real possibility that ADOS is manipulating you to work against your interests. 

I'm not going to fight with you. But you really need to consider where your information is coming from because it's becoming more and more clear to me, the more I research, that you're doing exactly what the racist right wants.

Muhammad Rasheed - You think that my merely pointing out that you don't know enough about the topic to have an intelligent discussion --while you are oddly embracing a contrary position with your entire heart because you subjectively find it aligns to your personal ideology -- is somehow an attack against you.

I don't understand why you believe that I should take your comments seriously at all. You appear to have an incredibly over-inflated opinion of yourself. Please note that I do not share this opinion of you. In fact, I find you quite offensive.
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Monday, July 29, 2019

Wasted Words of My Dedicated Enemy

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Wasted Words of My Dedicated Enemy." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 30 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Better than Money

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Better than Money." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 29 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.


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Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Greatest of Expectations

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "The Greatest of Expectations." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 19 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Glen Carr - Did racism get worse when Obama became President, or did it become better?

Muhammad Rasheed - Racism was exactly the same in every way before, during and after Barack Obama’s presidency. The only difference was that the historic nature of the first Black president of the United States caused white people to talk about racism more and to get triggered over any “pro-Black/Black pride” demonstrations more often. Just because the dominant class was uncomfortable didn’t mean that the anti-Black racist system suddenly became MORE anti-Black racist.

The main problem was that the white racist aristocracy panicked at the lower rung socio-economic levels because they somehow assumed that the then politically unsophisticated black American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS)would take advantage of the opportunity and push an ADOS Political Agenda through to finally win free from systemic racism and receive their long overdue Reparations payout.

Nosa Empires - [ARTICLE] Rep. Ilhan Omar responds to 'send her back' chant with Maya Angelou poem

This bothers me a lot. Basically they push Pro Illegal Immigration Agendas, then when the pushback comes, they hide behind #ADOS history.

Dave Jackson - Let me put this issue in perspective for everyone. You wanna know the bottom line on this sister and AOC, and the like. Ask yourself this question. If all congressional members were like Omar, AOC and company, would ADOS Reparations get passed through Congress? And for those of you who still answer in the negative, if you can’t see what a difference that would make in our likelihood of success, then you’re not being intellectually honest.

Muhammad Rasheed - Dave wrote: "If all congressional members were like Omar, AOC and company, would ADOS Reparations get passed through Congress?"

Hell no.

Dave Jackson - @Muhammad... appreciate the answer, but what about the second part of the question?

Muhammad Rasheed - I don't see another question. I see a statement from you that was expressed from your own subjectively opinionated world view.

Would you like to rephrase it as a question so I can take an honest stab at it? I'm game.

Dave Jackson - Well it’s actually a second thought:

“And for those of you who still answer in the negative, if you can’t see what a difference that would make in our likelihood of success, then you’re not being intellectually honest.”

Muhammad Rasheed - The Black immigrant community will show up at our cookouts and help us tap dance and soft shoe while shaking hot sauce all day long, but they don't believe in ADOS receiving any kind of political advantage. They are our rivals as much as the white community.

Muhammad Rasheed - It's only when #ADOS fights to the top to seize our piece of the mountain ourselves will we then be in a position to have interconnected Win/Wins with those other groups. Right now they ALLLLL have their feet on our necks trying to prevent us from competing in the marketplace for fear we'll take something they want for themselves.

We are all we have.

Muhammad Rasheed - Our job is to link arms and form a solid wall of determination, and juggernaut our way to our ultimate goals with unwavering belief and fortitude. No one is going to help us but God. The sooner we realize that fact, the faster our progress will be.

Dave Jackson - @Muhammad... I appreciate the discussion. And it’s an important topic for #ADOS. Dr. Darity estimates that we’ll need support from 40% of white folks to make Reparations a reality. That’s not coming from me. But I agree with him. This is a moral claim, and we’re asking the US Congress to pass unprecedented legislation. So we’ll need help. Honestly, I ignored this latest debacle with the “go back to where you came from” charge. I mean really, we’ve heard that one all of our lives. So for me it’s not a matter of defending anyone. But we need votes, so in my opinion it’s just common sense to secure support from folks like Omar. Unless we don’t agree with Darity and the #ADOS approach to go through Congress for Reparations? Again, I’m open to other avenues but according to ADOS101, it’s through national legislation.

Muhammad Rasheed - Dave wrote: "Dr. Darity estimates that we’ll need support from 40% of white folks to make Reparations a reality. That’s not coming from me. But I agree with him.”

What it doesn’t mean is that we don’t FIRST lock arms and fight for our goals with unwavering belief and patient perseverance. Once we get on board that train, then the people who we’ll need to help us get there will align to our vision and it will happen. Even despite themselves and their own selfish inclinations.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A Class of Entitled Thieves

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "A Class of Entitled Thieves." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 18 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Anonymous - Does giving free handouts ruin character?

Muhammad Rasheed - During the 20th century, the poor whites of the United States were given numerous government free handouts in the form of money, land, education, and many other white exclusionary benefits which grew the American middle class. The black American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) were pointedly left out of these programs, and in fact, the whites were allowed to grift and plunder ADOS out of what they had managed to acquire under the murderously hostile, forced jim crow segregation conditions.

Whenever the topic comes up of the long overdue Reparatory Justice and the opportunity to enable the ADOS community to also receive government handouts to grow their own middle class that is economically equal to that of their rivals, the white community unreasonably reacts in spiteful fury as if allowing ADOS to be economically equal to them is magically wrong in some way.

I am forced to conclude that a society that was restructured to coddle the entitled attitude of the so-called white peoples has actually ruined their collective character as a group and damaged their spirit. The first step in any possible redemption is for them to voluntarily pay Reparations, but it would seem that they would much rather doom their souls to hell than give up their earthly material advantage.

John Thyret - Be careful what you wish for...when you're bought off, your bought off and so is the great nobility of your ancestors. I'm dirt poor but if your drawings are reasonable, I'd buy one...and your noble spirit ancestors would smile on you.

Muhammad Rasheed - Repairing the economic damage done to my ethnic group by returning the wealth of my stolen labor isn't "buying me off." That's ridiculous.

The court system is in place so that when someone has been wronged the offending party can be held accountable. You understand that principle when it comes to literally every other scenario except the one between whites and ADOS. Why is that?

You lot enjoy just making up crazy excuses trying to squirm out of this debt. You're going to mess around and get another $10 trillion added to that ticket for your insolence.


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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Freedom is Worth the Fight

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Freedom is Worth the Fight." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 17 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

The Barbarian's Impression of a Civilization

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "The Barbarian's Impression of a Civilization." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 16 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Anonymous - Is racism lack of empathy?

Muhammad Rasheed - No. Lack of empathy, bigotry and prejudice are just the side effects of racism.

Racism is the systemic subjugation, exploitation and plunder of a group targeted along racial phenotype, whose wealth is given to another group favored along racial phenotype.

Chris White - Where in the world did you get your definition of racism?

Muhammad Rasheed - From the actual scholarship on the origins of racism and how it actually functions in Western society. It’s unhelpful treating the emotion-based, ‘individual prejudice’ definition of the term as used by social media casuals as if it is the primary meaning, since that definition only serves as a distraction from the actual racist problems.

Chris White - Sorry, that question was rhetorical. The inference is that you are speaking an entirely different language than most people. This obviously creates and exacerbates a massive communication barrier, which is the reason for the word-play in the first place.

I was recognizing this fact.

Muhammad Rasheed - Chris wrote: “The inference is that you are speaking an entirely different language than most people.”

Agreed. Most people are unaware of the scholarship and falsely believe the ‘word on the street’ of the casual, armchair philosopher is true. For example, your “most people” comment is a common logical fallacy called ‘Appeal to the People.’

The truth about racism is conspicuously absent from public discourse, and certainly from public schooling, as you have been so kind to demonstrate.

Chris White - Do you know why Ernest Hemmingway was a great writer? Among other things, it was primarily because he was capable of expressing complex concepts with simple words. He wrote at a 4th-grade reading level.

As to your accusation of fallacy, you have committed the fallacy fallacy. Your assumption that my argument is invalid because I used the phrase “most people” is invalid on its own merit. The proof of this is in your agreement that you are, in fact, speaking a different language.

Also, if you want to throw around accusations of fallacy, let’s back up to your first reply, “From the actual scholarship on the origins of racism”, which would be an appeal to authority. The problem for you is I don’t recognize your authority.

I can play the same word games you can. My sincere thoughts on the matter are that it doesn’t help anything, or change anything. This leads me to believe that you, as someone who is clearly intelligent, know this.

As to your last statement; if anyone was really concerned about something being absent from public discourse, I would imagine they would attempt to be more like Hemmingway and use language that resonated with “most people”, rather than an “elite” group that subscribes to the “actual scholarship”.

Muhammad Rasheed - Chris wrote: “Do you know why Ernest Hemmingway was a great writer?”

You’re babbling and wasting my time. Your heroes are not my heroes.

Chris wrote: “Your assumption that my argument is invalid because I used the phrase ‘most people’ is invalid on its own merit.”

The ‘Appeal to the People’ logical fallacy is committed when someone implies that because a lot of people did something, it must be true or valid (see: the ‘lemmings jumping off the cliff’ myth).

Chris wrote: “The proof of this is in your agreement that you are, in fact, speaking a different language.”

Most people are content being ignorant. It’s a mindset.

Chris wrote: “…which would be an appeal to authority.”

Not so. There’s a difference between pointing out the well-researched scholarship on a topic versus saying an authority figure said it so it must be true.

Chris wrote: “The problem for you is I don’t recognize your authority.”

You gave the impression you didn’t believe in scholarship from your first post.

Chris wrote: “I can play the same word games you can.”

I haven’t played any.

Chris wrote: “My sincere thoughts on the matter are…”

Not interested. Thank you.

Chris White - M. Rasheed wrote:“Not interested”

That was obvious from the outset, which I pointed out in my first reply. That’s what “rhetorical” meant.

Have a good day.

Muhammad Rasheed - The definition of “rhetorical” is available in the Google search (you can open another tab). Please correct your comment using the edit function before you go.


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Sunday, July 14, 2019

From the Archives of Lessons Learned

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "From the Archives of Lessons Learned." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 15 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Kurt Moehlenkamp - Does the thought of paying Reparations to the proven descendants of slaves mean anything? Isn't this a bit like putting a new coat of paint on a burned out house?

Muhammad Rasheed - You’re saying that giving the exploited American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) the wealth that was plundered from them is the same as giving something valuable to something that is worthless. That’s a pretty harsh opinion of the people. It gives the impression that you’re judging the entire ethnic group based on the criminal class of the poorest, most uncouth members of the group. Naturally, I would expect you to protest were I to judge all white people based on your grimiest, most barbaric members in like fashion. Neither opinion would be fair.

I want you to remember that when the white exclusionary New Deal was enacted and the very uncouth poor whites were given free money and land by the U.S. government, every resource was provided to help them learn how to work that land and learn how to use the benefits provided for them. I would reasonably expect the same treatment for my own people.

The point of Reparations, in repairing the astronomical wrong of anti-Black systemic racism, is to close the artificially created racial wealth gap and to make the two groups economically equal.

Kurt Moehlenkamp - My point is more to the root of the delusion that people living today owe anything to anyone. If you track the path back a fair piece of profit was being collected on the backs of those future slaves by the other tribes that would traffic in them and sell them to the white man. Why are we not seeing those countries for billions. Then look into pursuing China for reparations to all who live in the modern day middle east and eastern Europe. Or perhaps the great Zulu nation for genocide. Man has had a long history over slavery and killing, everywhere not just here.

Muhammad Rasheed - Kurt wrote: “My point is more to the root of the delusion that people living today owe anything to anyone.”

No one owed the poor whites anything at all, and yet the U.S. gov spent a thousand thousand fortunes giving them free money and land to grow the white middle class and allow them to have great lives. And the gov did all of this while inflicting forced jim crow segregation on the same ADOS community they refused to pay the Reparations they owed to them for slavery, sharecropping, the white hate group domestic terror lynching campaign, and the slavery 2.0 of mass incarceration.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

A White Monopoly On That, Too?

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "A White Monopoly On That, Too?" Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 14 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Bradley Johnson - What does it mean to act "white"?

Muhammad Rasheed - The charge of “acting white” from a black American Descendant of Slavery (ADOS) has a few different meanings depending on the socio-economic class of the accuser and some other factors. Usually it’s an accusation of treachery towards a fellow ADOS.

  • When coming from the lower class poor ADOS, to be accused of ‘acting white’ almost always means you are perceived to be a peer who is fraudulently putting on airs and pretending to a station you are not a part of. Often nothing more complex than a wider vocabulary is enough to receive this insult, which is a terribly sad demonstration of being “poor minded” since it implies that whites hold a barrier over simply going to the library and reading a book for free.
  • When coming from the ADOS middle classes (such as they are), to be accused of ‘acting white’ is usually a dig at your household and how you were raised. It can mean your parents cut you off from the culture (for whatever reason) and had you “out there” to be raised by white folks so now you don’t know your people. More often than not, this is an accurate ‘reading of someone’s mail,’ and the defensive victim will usually embrace the negative comments made about Black people in general by his/her white ‘friends’ by pretending the ‘acting white’ accusation is actually coming from the “poor minded” lower class mindset, though this is not the case.
  • Even though the actual term “acting white” isn’t used, other instances of the concept as used by ADOS are leveled at white people themselves, and represent a specific mode of communication not necessarily universal among all socio-economic classes of the white racist aristocracy. One is the coded language of political pundits, alt-right journalists and others who hide racist/discriminatory speak in seemingly innocent-sounding rhetoric to pretend they don’t hold anti-Black views. This is a relatively new strategy by the guardians of white supremacy, and it goes hand-in-hand with a false victimhood narrative using a “black supremacist” false equivalency fallacy as part of this manifestation of their sociopathy.

    The other specific way in which the white racist aristocracy “acts white” is the normalized mainstream demonstration of forcing all information through the Eurocentric White Supremacist Ideological worldview in order to maintain a ‘whiteness narrative’ as part of the ongoing indoctrination of the populace. Similar as to how FoxNews forces all information through the white Republican conservative viewpoint and pretends it’s the ‘default normal’ view of the world, the mainstream society does the same on a bigger scale with a specific Eurocentric white supremacist view. This is the truer, far more dangerous version of “acting white,” and it is a mighty weapon used to protect the status quo from overthrow by brainwashing the populace into believing that white people hold a monopoly over thought itself.

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Rigging the Game

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Rigging the Game." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 13 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

White Supremacy's Problems with Change

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "White Supremacy's Problems with Change." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 12 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Anonymous - Are Reparations wrong?

Muhammad Rasheed - It may SEEM wrong for someone used to having their way—as seen from within a system that their ancestors set up to give them an unfair advantage—for their favorite victims to finally receive justice, causing that system to tip towards a socio-economic balance it had never seen before.

That is only pure, selfish, butthurt, emotional tantrum energy being expressed,not the passion of legitimate righteous outrage over a wrong. Remember, it was the wrong that was originally established with chattel slavery and an additional 150 yrs of U.S. government supported, anti-Black discriminatory practices which is then to be corrected by the Reparations payout. The definition of “reparations” is the reparatory justice for a wrong committed.

Richie Richards - Thieves never care about the opinions of their victims. They're selfish and evil.

Muhammad Rasheed - Slavery was the theft of Black labor.

Richie Richards - Slavery was the theft of labor, regardless of color. Fortunately, this country outlawed that evil practice over 150 years ago.

Muhammad Rasheed - "Regardless of color" doesn't make since considering there was only one "color" permanently delegated as the slave class.

The slave owners built in a loophole in the 13th amendment that enabled them to continue the slave labor practice legally. It's still going on today and why there is still racism against Black people and attitudes like yours towards me finally being free of that evil.

Richie Richards - It does make sense. Slave owners and slaves weren't designated by their skin color, it was an economic status. There were slaves and slave owners of all colors. Of course, the majority were black (you can thank the muslims and fellow Africans for enslaving them and selling them for cheap labor all over the world) but not all.

Can you point to an example of legal slavery protected by the 13th amendment loophole you're referring to? Aside from imprisonment (because sometimes, bad people need locked up).

Muhammad Rasheed - Richie wrote: “It does make sense.”

No, you’re just making up nonsense based on your anti-Black biases as usual.

Richie wrote: “Slave owners and slaves weren't designated by their skin color…”

Meanwhile, they were designated by their skin color by law.

Richie wrote: “…it was an economic status.”

Established by racial phenotype by law.

Richie wrote: “There were slaves and slave owners of all colors.”

There were very few Black slave owners, and even then they were under strict Black Code rules. The majority of them purchased their relatives until they could get them freed which was why they did it.

Richie wrote: “Of course, the majority were black”

The majority were Black because the system was specifically set up to permanently delegate Black people to the bondsman class to create a white racist aristocracy.

Richie wrote: “(you can thank the muslims and fellow Africans for enslaving them and selling them for cheap labor all over the world) but not all.”

That doesn’t make sense. This is a white supremacist myth.

Richie wrote: “Can you point to an example of legal slavery protected by the 13th amendment loophole you're referring to? Aside from imprisonment (because sometimes, bad people need locked up).”

Imprisonment is the loophole that they built into the 13th amendment to specifically to return the newly-freed Blacks back to slavery to force them to work those plantations again. Fraudulently throwing Black people in prison to work in prison cheap-labor camps goes on today from the same traditions.

Muhammad Rasheed - 13th Amendment: "...except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted..."

Texas prisons lose $500,000 of inmate-grown cotton destroyed in Hurricane Harvey | Houston Chronicle

Richie Richards - Let's just ignore your revisionist history and focus on what's most relevant... today.

Unfortunately, that 13th Amendment loophole is necessary. Without it, prisons could not exist. Do you want thieves, child molesters, rapists and murderers to live among you? Of course not. That's why that clause was added. Again, some people need to be imprisoned.

Nobody is throwing blacks in prison today to make license plates. If racially-motivated legal sentencing is important to you, that's great, and a noble cause (much more respectable than racist gimme-white-people's-money crap). You should also consider supporting the Trump administration for actually passing criminal justice reforms :)

Muhammad Rasheed - Richie wrote: "Let's just ignore your revisionist history..."

That's what white supremacists type when they don't have anything except more white supremacist nonsense. lol

Richie wrote: "...and focus on what's most relevant... today."

Literally nothing has changed in 150 yrs. You and your family are still the same racist scumbags talking the exact same political talking points that you pull out of your butts.

Richie wrote: "Unfortunately, that 13th Amendment loophole is necessary."

That's what I said. It was necessary for the white slave owners to continue slavery legally and keep their fortunes. That's literally why that clause was added -- because they were racist scumbags.

Richie wrote: "Nobody is throwing blacks in prison today to make license plates."

You saw the link I posted with the inmate grown cotton.

Richie wrote: "(much more respectable than racist gimme-white-people's-money crap)"

Oh, I'm getting my Reparations, and it'll be precisely because of all of this we're talking about. You can cry about it as you like. #WhiteTears

Richie wrote: "You should also consider supporting the Trump administration for actually passing criminal justice reforms."

??? All he did was allow one of Obama's old bills to go through that just released a handful of people as a fake political statement, and he increased the for-profit prison system market that will literally make the problem worse. Now what are you supposed to be talking about?

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Party Loyalty and the Definition of Insanity

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

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Party Loyalty and the Definition of Insanity." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 11 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Anonymous - If Black people, en masse, threatened to end their traditional support for Democrats until they were guaranteed reparations, would Democrats agree to it if, thereby, they could avoid the possibility of Donald Trump winning the 2020 general election?

Muhammad Rasheed -  It’s possible they would agree to it in order to:

  • Save their cushy politician jobs
  • Keep from losing their party altogether

Can’t hurt but to work the plan and see it through with consistent action and fortitude. Otherwise it makes zero sense for the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) to continue throwing their ballots into the Democratic Party black hole with zero return.

Rob Wilson - ADOS feels like needlessly dividing African Americans from the greater African diaspora and I'm not super into it.

Muhammad Rasheed - The #ADOS movement is a matter of national identity. We were the only ethnic group in the Black African Diaspora who didn't have a title identifying us by lineage and heritage, and because of this, it enabled some Black immigrant groups to take advantage and grift us. A definitive naming convention that identified us properly to prevent things like that from happening further was necessary to protect ourselves, as well as to make sure our house was in order when it came time to hold the US gov accountable over our Reparations grievance. It's important to be able to identify ourselves as the defendant -- with zero ambiguity -- for that fight.

Also, it is not possible for us to have a positive, Win/Win interconnected experience with the rest of the African diaspora without first making sure our own house is in order. If this wasn't true, then our relationship with them would be strong today.

Rob Wilson - I suppose I'm just not familiar with this history Black immigrant groups taking advantage and grifting African Americans?

Muhammad Rasheed - Because of the inexact and wishy-washy nature of terms like "Black American" and "African-American" Black immigrants have been able to pass as ADOS over the decades and -- paired with special immigrant benefits -- use it as an economic come up for their families. Then they would leverage themselves into high-ranking positions and then actually pretend to be ADOS to work against our Political Agenda. Candace Owens, who's from the Caribbean, is one example. Roland Martin is another. Joy Ann Reid is another. Basically, the rule of law has proven that any public Black personality who is rabidly anti-Reparations will turn out not to be ADOS, but will have Black immigrant ties while they pretend to speak for the ADOS cause.

Mindy Kaling's brother: I faked being black | CNN

Rob Wilson - O_O

Muhammad Rasheed - The African families would never write a confession like this one, because they have been in the habit of using the grift as a part of the technique for getting their relatives over here, so why would they break it by exposing it?

But that's why the Black immigrant celebrities -- like Joy Ann Reid -- are so viciously against Reparations, because if the so-called "Black Americans" start listing themselves formally as "American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS)" then the immigrant groups who can physically pass won't be able to use this grift anymore... no more than ADOS would be able to pass as Nigerian-Americans or whatever.

This ISN'T about "dividing the diaspora" but about lineage and heritage. In many ways I'm locked out of opportunities due to political disenfranchisement precisely because I haven't been calling myself ADOS so the whole world knows exactly who I am as an ethnic group.

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