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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.
MEDIUM: Scanned pen & ink cartoon drawing w/Adobe Photoshop color.
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