Sunday, December 27, 2015

The cult of Black and white cinematic symbolism (Part 5)...Martin Scorcese, 'Goodfellas' and the notorious 'n-word'...


James Lipton (pictured left), was born on September 19th, 1926, and is an american writer, lyricist, actor and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. He's also the executive producer, writer and host of the Bravo cable TV series, 'Inside the Actor's Studio' (ITAS), which debuted in 1994.

Now, I've always viewed James as a person who's exceptionally smart, talented and deep-thinking, but all that changed on March 13th, 2007, when I saw him interview the comedian Chris Rock on ITAS.

About half way through the broadcast, James confessed to Chris that his least favorite word in the english language is the 'n-word'. Then he went on to say: “I learned to loathe (the n-word) in Detroit's inner-city, where it occasionally raised its head like a cobra. I understand what makes it unacceptable for whites, but I confess, that I still don't understand what makes it fully acceptable for Blacks.”

To which Chris replied: “Now I got this job?”

What James was really asking, or saying to Chris is, how do Black people rationalize using this word amongst themselves?

And he was also asking, don't you people understand the connotations of the word, and its history, and the fact that so many of your people died trying to defend their dignity after being called that by white americans?

More than this, James and every other white, or non-Black person making this point is really asking: why are Black people the only ones who use ethnic slurs as endearments? Are your people really that stupid?

I've also heard myriad cases where white people use the n-word as a bigoted insult, and when someone calls them on it, they respond by saying, “Well, Black people call themselves that.” Like no one can see they're just being inbred bigots.

Now, for the uninitiated readers of this post who aren't Black Nationalists, let me give you a bit of a primer on the etymology of the word 'nigg#r'.

The Medu Netcher is the world's oldest documented language. And it's the original language of the African Diaspora. The Medu Netcher is also what appears on the walls of the ancient pyramids, and it's what the greeks call 'hieroglyphics'.

Now in this language, the word 'NEGUS', means KING. This was a title given to rulers of ancient Africa. This is also where whites get the terms 'Regus/Regis' from, as used in the words 'REGIStrar' or 'REGIStration'. Coincidentally, there's a corporation near where I live calling itself 'Regus'. And every time I pass it's locale and logo, I crack a smile and shake my head (take note of the king's crown above the 'g' in the word 'Regus').

Also, the ancient African Netcher 'GEB', who's said to have created the original 'egg' that produced human kind, went by another name or title, and that name/title was 'NEGUUR'.

in addition, the word 'NAGAS', was the name of an ancient Black tribe that ruled asia. And this name itself translates into the word 'divine'. And 'NIGER' is the African country who's name is derived from the titles NEGUS, NEGUUR and NAGAS.

Now, when the white bastards came into Niger and took our people into slavery, once they had us in bondage and wanted us to perform a task, they'd say: “Come over here you NIGER.” And eventually, they turned the word 'NIGER' into the notorious 'n-word'.

Moving on...

Martin Scorsese is an american director, who was born in Queens, New York City, on November 17th, 1942. And pretty much everyone inside and out of cinematic industry circles has seen at least one of his films. His movies include: Taxi Driver (1976), The Departed (2006), Kundun (1997) and The Color of Money (1986), to name a few. But the movie I wanna' focus on here, is his film 'Goodfellas', which was released on September 19th, 1990.

Now, for those who've never seen this flick, it's a dramatization of the real life story of the gangster 'Henry Hill' (If you don't know who he is, google him).

And let me just state for the record, that I can't stand Martin Scorsese's films. Martin is a walking embodiment of the paradoxical personality type that continually has me shaking my head, and that type is non-Black persons who love Black culture but hate Black people.

And you can see this in almost every one of his flicks. If a Black person shows up in his film and Black music is playing in the background, the 'n-word' is usually mentioned shortly thereafter.

Now, this paradigm is not only played out in his movie 'Goodfellas', but there's another interesting occurrence happening throughout this particular film; and that is, that white men in this flick are using ethnic slurs as endearments throughout the movie. But I'd be willing to bet money that no white, or non-Black person, ever realized this...or if they do, they'd never ask themselves the same question they ask the Black Diaspora all the time, which is why these men would use those derogatory words towards each other.

Now, right off the bat, I can hear people saying, you can't compare what these white men are doing in a movie, to what Black people are doing in real life. And my rebuttal to that is two-fold...

First, let me remind everyone reading this, that the movie 'Goodfellas' is based on REAL LIFE EVENTS. Meaning this movie was based on actual facts. Henry Hill was consulted on not only how these mobsters conducted their criminal enterprises, but how they dressed, dated and spoke.

Second, let me relate to you a real life experience I had conversing with an italian man. One day at work, I was casually talking to a white guy who identified himself as italian, and we were chatting about clubs in our city. He then told me that he didn't go to a particular club 'cause it was too 'guido'. Now, for those who don't know, the words 'guido' and 'guinea' are synonymously insulting to italians, it's like using the n-word towards a Black person.

In another instance, another white male co-worker told me how the area he lived in was predominately italian, and said when he was growing up, the neighborhood had a famous gang of italian hoods called the 'south-side guineas'. Mind you, these italian men gave themselves that name. The point I'm trying to make is, white men using ethnic slurs as endearments is no theory, this happens in real life.

Now, I can also hear certified pre-owned negroes thinking, well, if white men do something negative, it doesn't mean we have to do it too. And I wholeheartedly agree, here's the problem though, the white fascist social order of america tells Black people that we're the only ones who do this. And this reinforces reasons why we should hate ourselves and everyone who looks like us for being Black.

With that said, here's the reason why I don't use the 'n-word' around white and non-Black people...

Using a white person's logic, hearing italian men using ethnic slurs among themselves and in front of me personally, gives me the license to go up to an italian man and say, “Yo, what's up guido.”

But being a 'thinking' Black man, I wouldn't do that, 'cause I know it would start a fight, and rightfully so, 'cause I'M NOT ONE OF HIS OWN KIND!!

AND THIS IS A CONCEPT WHITE PEOPLE CAN NOT GRASP WHEN IT COMES TO BLACK PEOPLE!!!

Here's why...

A couple of weeks back, a co-working friend of mine asked me if I'd like to attend a football game with him 'cause he had a spare ticket. Now, I'm not a sports fan of any kind, and this guy knows that, but I'd never been to any kind of football game before, and I always tell myself that I should be open-minded, so I said yes.

Fortunately, it was a relatively warm day when we attended this game, but for the most part, what's par for the course are these fans enduring the elements to watch these teams. So these people subject themselves to rain, snow, blustery winds and the bone-chilling cold of winter. Mind you, they do this before the game as well, as many of these fans hold 'tailgating' parties in the parking lots. As far as crowd demographics go, the overwhelming majority of the crowd was comprised of white men, but I expected that; but what I didn't expect was the experience I got when I went to the restroom.

Now, my friends tickets cost about $100 dollars a piece, and I know that my city's football stadium generates hundreds of millions of dollars per season, so when I went into the restroom(s) and saw the outright squalid conditions of them, I was beyond shocked. First off, there were NO partitions for any of the men's urinals...and I apologize if the word urinal offends some people, but that's what they are. Beyond this, I saw men standing shoulder to shoulder relieving themselves in what looked like some kind of metal pig's trough. Men were literally relieving themselves in what looked like a raised ditch. So I waited for an empty stall to use, and you can imagine what the stall looked like.

After I left the restroom, I was still mortified, but I understood why these restrooms were in such a state of dereliction. There's a lot of psychology going on in the design, or the decrepit state the men's restrooms were being left in. First off, the men standing shoulder to shoulder while they relieved themselves and the restroom's lack of partitions, is directly related to the white fascist agenda to promote homosexuality amongst 'straight' men. At all costs white fascists want to lessen the population of the world, that's why they're always obsessing on the topic of 'overpopulation'.

Now, you might say, why would they want to spread this message amongst an overwhelmingly white male crowd, especially when white birth rates are falling below replacement levels? It's because these white men will not only affect and infect each other with this 'pro-homosexual' message, but they represent the demographic that control the corporations helping to spread this message to the greater american public, and ultimately the world. Remember, these white male sports fans represent the mid-level execs and clerical co-workers who'll beam the 'promosexual' message out to these populations. So it's best that they're made to feel comfortable with the mores of homosexuality.

Second, the dilapidated state of the restroom tells these men subconsciously, that they shouldn't want to rise above their present station as workers for white fascists. The white elite want these people working for them, not with them. This is also validated by the fact that these fans spend so much money on tickets, yet the majority of the time, they watch these games in the freezing cold.

And even if whites were to get this message on some sort of small collective level, they're not gonna' go against a white fascist social order that's mostly benefiting them...even when they're suffering this social order's abuses.

The point I'm trying to make is, white people, on the whole, are NOT DEEP-THINKERS! And that's because this white fascist social order doesn't force them to be.

So I wouldn't use the 'n-word' around these people 'cause with their minds being kept in superficial stupors, they can't grasp the fact that the language I use around my own kind, is language that they shouldn't use around me. Even though, in the case of ethnic slurs, they do the same thing they accuse us of doing exclusively.

So if you're a Black man or woman reading this, and some white or non-Black person wants to know why we use the n-word amongst ourselves, remember how the movie 'Goodfellas' shows us how white people do the same thing, before you curse them out.

Not only will you feel better after telling this white person that they probably grew up in a trailer park eating fried bologna sandwiches and having sex with their siblings, but it will keep you from thinking the worst about your people, and ultimately yourself.

Later...

MontUHURU Mimia

Saturday, December 19, 2015

The gospel of white fascism (Part 3)...Black reparations and bailout politics...


About two years ago, I was speaking to a brotha who was a semi-devout muslim. I don't know if he came to that faith through the 'Nation of Islam', but he touted the tenets of his religion pretty regularly. When I told him I was a Black Nationalist one day, he seemed pretty impressed with the idea of Black men putting aside their differences so they can work together to build something for our Diaspora.

I basically told him that we could have three Black men in any one room, and one could be christian, another could be muslim, and the third could be jewish, but ultimately, we were all gonna' catch hell 'cause we're Black, not because of our religious affiliations. And I could tell by his response, that no one ever posed this concept to him before.

About two weeks later, this brotha and I were rappin' on something socio-political, and the topic of Black reparations came up. In the midst of our conversation, this brotha said emphatically, that Black people shouldn't get reparations 'cause all we'll do is buy a bunch of gold chains with the money. Needless to say, I shook my head at his theory...then I reminded myself about the two-sided nature of our Diaspora's white fascist induced self-hatred.

Whenever someone, especially a person of color, talks about white fascism or the 'white privilege' in a negative way, I'm usually impressed by their conscious insights. But right afterwards, I have to ask myself a mandatory question, and thats: What is this person thinking 'subconsciously'?

I can't tell you how many 'conscious' brothas and sistas I've encountered who were, and are, complete anglophiles 'subconsciously'. AND THEY DON'T KNOW IT!!

For all their facts about Kush and Kemet, and knowledge of the 'Medu Netcher', and their wearing of dashikis and Ankhs, they ultimately still feel inferior to white folks...just like the muslim brotha who told me we shouldn't get reparations.

And right after this brotha said that, I immediately started thinking about another form of 'financial reparations' I'd read about.

The 'Troubled Asset Relief Program', better known as 'TARP', was signed into law by president George W. Bush on October 3rd, 2008. This was basically the Initiative that bailed out american banks after they bundled together pools of toxic loans that were 'Triple A' rated by agencies like 'Moodys' and 'Standard & Poor's' (if you've never heard of these organizations, google them).

Mind you, other organizations like the 'Securities and Exchange Commission' and the 'Commodity Futures Trading Commission' were suppose to regulate these financial markets. Problem was, lobbyists had long since greased the palms of these organization's executives and almost every politician, so damn near every one of them fiddled while Rome burned.

Now, if you're over thirty, chances are you remember the financial crisis of 2008. And long story short, when the crisis hit, Wall Street got bailed out, and Main Street didn't. Even though it was Main Street's tax dollars that bailed these bastards out. But that's american democracy for ya'...or like the legendary singer 'Femi Kuti' (son of Fela) terms it, 'demo-crazy'.

Now after billions in bailout funds were dispersed, you'd think bank executives would be exceptionally frugal with those monies. But if you did, you'd be wrong.

Case in point, 'Northern Trust Corporation', a Chicago based bank, received $1.6 billion dollars of TARP funds from this government. And with it, they threw a golf party for their clients and employees.

You heard right, this bank used taxpayer money to fund the 'PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open' at the 'Riveria Country Club' in suburban Los Angeles. This event included lavish dinners and concerts for clients and employees who attended the week-long shin-dig. Mind you, this was a bank that stated it 'needed' their bail-out money or it would go out of business.

In 2009, Bank of America (BOA), who also received billions of dollars in TARP funds, threw an NFL 'SuperBowl' party called the 'NFL experience'. This entailed 850,000 square feet of sports games and interactive entertainment attractions for BOA's execs and employees, as well as football fans. NFL executives said it was a "multi-million dollar" event, and one SuperBowl 'insider' said the party's tents alone cost over $800,000.

In the same year, Morgan Stanley, the bank that took $10 billion dollars of TARP funds, held a three day conference/party for clients at the 'Breakers', a five-star oceanfront resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

These 'bank parties' were becoming such a regular occurrence, that Senator John Kerry, who's Secretary of State now, responded to them by introducing the 'TARP Taxpayer Protection and Corporate Responsibility Act'. The legislation would make it illegal for companies that receive TARP funds to host parties or other entertainment events during the year they received the assistance, and in the following year as well.

Now, execs from every bank said these 'parties' were annual events they hosted before they got any bailout money. Then they rationalized that these parties were 'marketing initiatives' to attract new clients and retain existing ones.

So my question is this: If these banks were financially stable enough to host these multimillion dollar events annually, why'd they take the TARP funds?

And ultimately, the point I'm making is this: white people DO NOT have the moral high-ground on ANY ETHICAL ISSUE...NOT ONE! And mind you, I said white people 'collectively', I'm not talking about individual cases.

Now, I'll never forget an episode of 'Oprah' I watched where Doctor Oz said that spanish-americans had a higher incidence of diabetes than African-americans. Oprah donned a shocked look on her face, and said, “Higher than Black people?”

Oprah simply couldn't believe we didn't represent the worst case scenario in that statistic. And this says, she'll always believe that we'll represent the worst case scenarios in all negative stats. And this speaks to a trait I see in almost every Black person whether they have a G.E.D. or a PHD. And that's the fact that nearly all of us, consciously or subconsciously, feel that hating our people is a prerequisite for upwardly-mobile, or socially-acceptable Black people. Just like the muslim brotha who felt we shouldn't get reparations.

So how do we get outta' this mind-set?

As of late, readers of this Blog have asked me for a more comprehensive, or definitive solution to the problem of our people's white fascist-induced self-hatred.

Now I'm not gonna' say I have 'the' solution to this problem, but I do have 'a' viable one to offer, or suggest. And it's two-fold.

First off, dealing with the conscious mind's role in this solution, if Black men and women can see how white fascists have conditioned us more than any other kind of person on the planet to hate ourselves, 'cause we have the most genetic power to breed them out of existence, then we can begin the process of looking at ourselves and each other with more loving and forgiving eyes.

And I know that sounds incredibly glib and corny, and I know I've said this a million times, but if you can not connect EVERY dysfunction exhibited in the Black community to how white fascists have taught us to hate ourselves more than anyone else, then you'll never get out of hating Black people collectively or individually...period.

And again, like I've stated so many times, the reason the american educational system teaches us that only Black people were slaves, is so we can hate ourselves more than anyone else. They'll never tell us that the very word 'slave' comes from the white 'Slavs', or 'Slavic' people. Or how Yugo'Slavia' had so many white slaves, that they named the country after them.

Now, it's mandatory that you're able to grasp this first step. Because if you can't, not only will you always be stuck in a self-hating mind-state as a Black man or woman, but you'll never be able to get to the second step.

And that step is reconditioning the subconscious.

So what I'll do is detail how I've gone about that process for my first post of the New Year.

Until then, consider if this first step is 'doable' for you. 'Cause if it's not, I gather you can figure out how you'll feel about Black people, and ultimately yourself, from this day forward.

Later...

MontUHURU Mimia

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The cult of Black and white cinematic symbolism (Part 4.5)...white fascist charades and Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'...


The parents of Michael Brown, the young Black man shot dead on August 9th, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, testified before the United Nations Committee Against Torture on November 11th of that same year.

Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. both stated that, “We need the world to know what's going on in Ferguson and we need justice.” Lesley also said, “We need answers and we need action. And we have to bring it to the U.N. so they can expose it to the rest of the world, what's going on in small town Ferguson.”

Now, if you're a Black man or woman reading this, you need to know that the thrill-kill white police force of Ferguson, Missouri, and the rest of america, didn't think Black people had the intellect or temerity to take the matter that far. After the top brass of Ferguson police found out another young Black man had been killed by them, they thought, well, maybe the certified pre-owned negroes will march and hold up picket signs, but beyond that, the matter will blow over in a week or two.

But the strong-minded, completely self-possessed young Black men and women of Ferguson we're like, to hell with this...we're gonna' burn this damn town down!

And for nearly an entire month, that's exactly what they did.

Now, there's always gonna' be some uncle Remus type of Black person who'll say how stupid our young people are for revolting, and they'll continue to ask the question: Why do they burn down their own neighborhoods? But what these head-scratchin', shoe shinin' types don't realize is our young people didn't burn down the homes, apartments, or residences they lived in; they burned down the retail stores neither they nor their parents owned. And some of these same shufflin' negroes will say how disgraceful it was for our young people to loot those stores; but what they don't realize is our young people weren't looting. What they were engaging in is what one Black Nationalist leader calls, 'self-accommodating reparations'.

Now, if you're a young Black man or woman reading this, I'm NOT encouraging you to take things from stores, what I'm attempting to do is show middle-aged Black folks, like myself, how you've struck the single greatest blow to white fascism I've seen in my life with the Ferguson revolution.

So behind this and Michael Brown's parents speaking at the U.N., the whole of white american cop culture was put on blast to the entire world. And they had a problem. Seeing as how they were being globally vilified and watched, they feared not being able to kill us as indiscriminately as they'd been doing. Cause again, their dirty laundry was being aired out.

What they needed was a public relations 'fixer' to run some 'damage control' so they could cast the trigger-happy, white american cop in a better light. But what they needed more, was a complicitous negro who could show the world how intrinsically savage and better armed these young Black men were, so white cops could justify shooting us down like dogs.

Enter Spike Lee's latest 'joint', 'Chiraq'.

Now, this movie is based on a comedy titled, 'Lysistrata', penned by the greek author Aristophanes. This story tells the tale of how greek women went on a 'sex strike' in order to end the Peloponnesian War (which was fought from 431–404 B.C.). 

So essentially, this movie was gonna' be the satirical way that Spike drew attention to the unprecedented gun violence of Chicago's poor and working class Black communities. Thus the name 'Chiraq', a Hip-Hop euphemism combining the names of the asian country 'Iraq' and the american city of 'Chicago'. But right off the rip, I saw this flick for what it really was, a piece of dumb-founded propaganda.

First off, one of the strongest messages Spike's sending with this film is that young Black men are such knuckle-dragging neanderthals, that the only way they'll stop shooting and killing each other is if Black women cut off their sex supply. Cause ya' know, every Black man is oversexed, right?

Now, I haven't seen this film...and I WON'T!

I'm not gonna' spend a bad penny seeing this crap movie. 'Cause to keep it real with y'all, the reason this movie was put out, was to portray Black men as gun-toting sociopaths to mainstream (i.e. white) america, so in their eyes, white cops will be justified when they shoot us down or chock us out. All this movie is doing is scapegoating young Black men so white cops can have an easier time, than they already do, killing us in droves.

So one question I'd ask Spike is this: Why didn't you make a documentary about creating better gun laws, or enforcing better restrictions on gun manufacturers. Cause I guarantee you, if every 'illegal' gun used in a crime came with the consequence of fining the gun manufacturer, you'd see half these pistols disappear overnight.

Another question I'd ask Spike is: If no Black man or woman owns a gun manufacturing company, then how do these guns get to our communities? 

Let me give you an example of what I'm talking about: The 'Glock' gun manufacturing company is located in Vienna, Austria. 

Now, Glocks have become part of the popular vernacular of rap music. And being that this flick is taking a look at the problem of Chicago's gun violence from the perspective of a young, thuggish rapper (Nick Cannon?), I'd like to know how these pistols are able to travel from Austria, all the way to america, and how they then find their way from the shores of this country to the poor and working class Black neighborhoods of the u.s.

And of course, someone's gonna' come back at me saying that Glock has opened a manufacturing plant in america. Smyrna, Georgia to be exact. To that I'll say, approximately 65% of police guns are Glocks. So when these guns leave the Georgia warehouse, at least half of them are gonna' wind up being shipped to police precincts. So again, how do these guns get to poor and working class Black neighborhoods? Wouldn't guns designated for cop use, have tighter restrictions on them? And if not, why not?

Now you're probably thinking, just cause a lot of guns show up in our neighborhoods, don't mean we have to use them. And that's true. But here's my question regarding that statement: How come huge amounts of guns and drugs find their way to poor Black communities, even though we don't grow or manufacture them, but huge amounts of resources like jobs never do. And if you flood guns and drugs into an already impoverished community, what do you think is gonna' happen?

I liken this scenario to what happens in the american educational system, especially in our communities; in so much as, not only do they give us the most conditioning to hate ourselves, but white fascists know that if they overcrowd and under-fund any organization, it's doomed to fail.

Now this movie also speaks to how despicable it is for our communities to engage in so much 'Black-on-Black' crime...with or without guns. So with that said, let's see how white people fair in terms of violent crimes compared to our communities. Now, according to the FBI's most recent homicide numbers available from 2011, a staggering 83% of whites were killed by...wait for it...other white people. So here's my question: How come we never hear about these alarming incidences of 'white-on-white' crime?

Now behind filming this crap flick, I'm hoping our people know that Spike is a white fascist freemason. And I can hear what you're probably thinkin', you're like bruh, you say that about everyone. By now I'm pretty sure that the Black Diaspora is savvy enough to realize that almost every single celebrity, Black or white, is one. Like I said previously, 'celebrity' is a white fascist construct used as a means of population control...period. One of the only exceptions might have been Dave Chappelle, and they finally got to him too...which is one of the reasons he's in this flick. 

Now being a Black freemason, means at some point the white fascists are gonna' call on you to perform some kinda' buck-dancing soft shoe; which is what's happening here. And if you notice lately, Spike has taken
to wearing a solid red tie (as pictured above). This is one of the identifiers of a freemason. A solid blue tie marks a freemason with 'higher' blood connections to these fraternities...this essentially means that this person's down with the 'blue bloods'. 

Now, Jay-Z doesn't come from one of these families, but he pays homage to them in his song, 'Empire State of mind', when he says, “You should know I bleed blue, but I ain't a crip though.” This is also why he named his child, 'Blue Ivy'.

So I've said all that to say this, every Black man and woman reading this should BOYCOTT THIS CRAP FILM!!

If you wanna' spend twenty and thirty dollars on something, give that money to a Black home-schooling co-operative that needs it. 

And let me also say this...I DON'T EXPECT SPIKE TO BE PERFECT!

If you're a Black man or woman living in america, not one of us has escaped being affected by this white fascist social order. Myself included. So I can forgive Spike for making a bad movie (Da' sweet Blood of jesus). What I can't forgive is Spike purposely throwing his people under the bus, in service to some damn white freemasons and their hired killers we call cops. One of my all-time favorite films is Spike Lee's 'Malcolm X'; and for that he'll always have a special place in my heart; but with the release of this flick, I don't ever wanna' hear him utter another derogatory word about Tyler Perry EVER AGAIN!

Matter of fact, Spike and Tyler should DEFINITELY work together after this. 'Cause with the release of 'Chiraq', Spike's saying to the world that he's got nothing to lose, 'cause he has NO STANDARDS WHATSOEVER!

And like Sam Jackson said in Spike's film, 'Do The Right Thing': “That's the triple truth, Ruth.”

Later...

MontUHURU Mimia

P.S.

Here's a vid showing Spike doin' the buck-dancin' soft shoe I spoke about earlier. There's a lot going on in this video, but let's start with why it's taking place in a church. Just about every denomination in the american church is seeing a decline in numbers, so this is Spike's attempt to help whitey get us back in those pews. Also, Spike being flanked by two white men in church, reinforces reasons we should think they're divine, or at least closer to god than we are. But ultimately, Spike is helping the white church to get the whole of the Black Diaspora back in the mind-set of looking for a 'white savior'...like jesus. Or at least like a white priest. Well, if ya' live long enough, I guess you get to see everything, but I never thought I'd see Spike stoop this low. Also note how Spike makes light of the 'I Can't Breathe', 'Black Lives Matter' and 'Don't Shoot' movements, saying Black people can't ignore how we kill each other; even though the majority of people who prey on white people, are other white people.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

The gospel of white fascism (Part 2)...Why america will never have a universal health care system...


The 'Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act' was signed into law by president Barack Obama on March 23rd, 2010. And this was and is an initiative to help americans gain access to affordable healthcare in their individual states.

Now, being that this law was backed by president Barack Obama, covert and overt white bigots worked overtime to dismiss and dismantle its credibility, even though it could and has helped a lot of working class whites.

I remember watching an episode of Sean Hannity's show on Fox/Fix news, where he had on three white couples who said that thanks to 'Obamacare', they no longer had health insurance.

But when an MSNBC journalist fact-checked their stories, here's what they found...

white couple number one, had a white man saying 'Obamacare' was destroying his construction business, and he'd fired four employees behind adopting it. Turns out, the man had less than 40 employees, and 'Obamacare' doesn't affect businesses with less than 49 employees. Now, this wicked whiteboi may have been firing employees, but it wasn't due to 'Obamacare'.

Another of these couple's genetically recessive white women, said her healthcare plan was 'terminated' due to 'Obamacare'. Turns out, this white woman's 'Blue Cross' plan was canceled because they were overcharging her; and under the 'Obamacare' initiatives, she could now pay less for a plan that covers everything she had under Blue Cross.

And finally, the third genetically challenged couple, said their healthcare plan was also canceled and they'd have to pay a 75% increase for one under 'Obamacare'. Turns out again, that the couple could get a plan that covers everything their old plan covered for less money under the 'Obamacare exchange'. The reason they didn't know about this plan is because they flat-out refused to look at the Affordable Care Act's website. Simply because it's backed by a Black president.

And isn't it funny how scores of these same white people were literally going bankrupt trying to pay off medical bills under Bush Jr.'s administration, but no 'Teabagger', or no huge swath of white folks, seemed to have a problem with this. Bush Jr. didn't receive a third of the backlash that Obama got behind his healthcare initiatives; but being that Obama's Black, even though his initiatives would save them money, they've still got a problem. And speaking of Bush Jr., could you imagine what would've happened to Obama if the terrorist act the white media called '9/11' and a financial crisis happened under his watch?

And if you're a Black man or woman looking at this, and you're wondering why Obama's not 'down' for his people, let me remind you of one fact...

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, better known as 'JFK', was assassinated on November 23rd, 1963. And in more layman's terms, they damn near blew this man's head off in front of his wife. Now, this was a white president that white fascists liked. That is, they liked him until he didn't fully comply with their agenda to fight a war in Vietnam.

Now, if white fascists would nearly blow the head off one of their own kind, could you imagine what they'd do to Obama if he was really down for us? I mean, for real down for us. They'd have killed him a long time ago.

So what Obama can offer us, is initiatives like the Affordable Healthcare Act, but more importantly, what Obama is giving us is the only thing he really can in this white fascist social order...and that's HOPE. The only other thing Obama can really do for us, is be a symbol of what's possible for our people under the tyrannies of white fascism. Now, if you're saying, is that all he can do? I need you to remember, symbols are very important...just ask a white freemason.

Under the Obama administration, a young Black man can look at him and be inspired to be anything he wants within the confines of white fascism. Now, if our Diaspora wants true freedom and liberation, then we're gonna' have to form our own nation-state either outside, or inside, (preferably outside) this one, to wield any kind of true power.

I'm a 'realist', so I'm keepin' it real...

Moving on...

But in spite of the Obama Healthcare initiatives, for the majority of americans, especially the ones not covered for healthcare benefits by their employers, there's still an out-of-pocket expense for the majority of our medical procedures. But in the overwhelming majority of the other countries of the 'developed' world, complete healthcare coverage is a right, not a privilege. Meaning, most of the developed world's countries have adopted a 'universal' healthcare system. And under these systems, 100% healthcare coverage is literally a birthright for all its citizens.

Now, the taxes we pay, or should I say, that working class and poor americans pay, would more than cover the cost of any aggregate medical procedures this country's citizens would need in a lifetime. So the question stands: why doesn't america adopt a universal healthcare system? For years I've wondered why america seemed to be the only hold-out for this kind of medical paradigm in the 'developed' world; but in the last few years, I finally figured out why...

On August 6th, 1964, the american government dropped an atom bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan.

And on August 9th, 1964, the american government dropped an atom bomb on the city of Nagasaki, Japan.

And to this day, america represents the only country that used a nuclear weapon...twice. So this in essence, put the world on notice that america was officially, the baddest bully on the global block. Or to put it in even more layman's terms, america's been slated to be the 'enforcer' for the western powers.

Now, I remember the actor Johnny Depp said of america, that this country was like, “...a big, dumb puppy.” So I'm gonna' piggyback on his analogy...but I'll flip it a different way. I'll liken america to a muscular Pit bull that's been bred for fighting.

Now, if you're the owner of a prizefighting Pit bull, do you think you'd spend unlimited amounts of money on etiquette classes for your dog? Or would you have it drinking the purest, most expensive waters and eating gourmet foods? And do you think you'd have it living in plush, opulent housing?

Of course not.

You'd make sure this dog never saw any kind of etiquette class; you'd give it the worst foods to eat, matter of fact, you'd probably put gun-powder in its food to make it more irritable, and you'd keep this dog living in complete squalor. Also, you'd make sure the dog's decrepit living conditions were embedded in an environment that was tension-filled, so that dog would always be ready to fight. And these are the kinds of conditions the overwhelming majority of working class and poor americans are kept in.

Now you might be thinking, c'mon bruh, you're grossly exaggerating what the living conditions of the average american look like. If you think so, then let's do another comparative analysis of this Pit bull's life, and the life of the average poor or working class person in america.

Let's talk first about the state of public education in america. The average american classroom for a child from a poor or working family is usually comprised of 40 to 50 kids and one underpaid teacher. And in most cases, this teacher is both poorly trained and/or indifferent to whether these kids learn or not; and this doesn't take into account how overwhelmed this person might feel with the task of teaching so many children. And these facts result in stats like this: according to a study done by the 'Huffington Post', 32 million adults in america can't read. That's 14% of this country's population. 21% of american adults read below the fifth grade level, and 19% of high school graduates are illiterate. Mind you, this is america we're talking about, not Calcutta, India.

Now you might be saying, these stats only pertain to people who can't pay for their children's schooling.

Okay, so let's talk about the type of schooling almost every person will have to pay for, a college education.

Now, when I did some research on collegiate education costs here and abroad, this is what I found...

According to the 'Eurydice database', and Eurydice is an international education database developed by the European Commission and Member States of the European Union; the cost for a public college's bachelors degree program in Paris, France is 188.10 Euros per year. And in american dollars, this comes out to $199.68 PER YEAR! 

Now, Second cycle or masters degree programs in Paris, France cost 259.10 Euros per year; which comes out to $275.05 dollars; and Third cycle degrees or PHD/doctorate programs cost 393.10 Euros per year, or $417.30 dollars. And this amount was based on fees for the 2013/2014 academic year.

So let's compare this to the average cost of a public college education in america.

In its most recent survey of college pricing, the American College Board reports that a 'moderate' collegiate tuition for the 2015/2016 academic year averaged $24,061. A moderate tuition at a private college averaged $47,831.

Now as far as the american government saying they want the masses of their citizens to have a college education is concerned, these numbers speak for themselves.

Now, let's talk about this Pit bull's diet, and the diet of the average american citizen. Before I make any comments on this, I'd like to say that ultimately, a person's diet is comprised of foods that they themselves choose to eat. But what I wanna' comment more on here, are food ingredients that the average american doesn't have direct control over putting into their diet. For instance, the average american would be hard-pressed to go to their cupboards or refrigerator and find one or two items that didn't have high fructose corn syrup in them.

Conversely, high fructose corn syrup is under such tight restrictions in europe, that it's nearly banned in their country.

And what are some of the most common side effects of ingesting large amounts of high fructose corn syrup? Obesity, Diabetes, an increaesed risk of heart attack and disease, anemia, poor immunity, etc. 

Now, as far as the Pit bull living in a 'tension-filled' environment as compared to the average american citizen is concerned, to see this, all you'd have to do is look at the amount of deadly weapons americans are in possession of. Overall, the u.s. has the highest gun ownership rate in the world according to the 'Washington Post'; and the u.s. also has the highest homicide-by-firearm rate among the world’s most developed nations. Roughly 67.5 percent of homicides in the U.S. are committed using guns, accounting for 9,960 total homicides by them.

And I won't even talk about the amounts of ethnic strife, or what whitey calls 'racism' there is in this country. I don't use the word 'racism' 'cause there's only one 'race', that's the human race...what white media's really referring to in these instances is 'ethnicity'. But when you see white thrill-kill cops shooting down young Black men every other day, and how we're called crazy when our Diaspora protest or revolt against this, you'll quickly see how invested this government is in keeping it's citizens fighting amongst each other, and how this contributes to keeping working class and poor americans pugnacious and battle-ready...just like the prizefighting Pit bull.

Now, the other analogy I'll draw is one between america's hostile state of being, and the state of Black americans who are kept in a white fascist induced self-hatred. And again, Black people are kept hating themselves more than any other kind of person, cause we have the most genetic power to breed whitey out of existence.

In regards to this, I'll tell every Black man and woman that the last place you're gonna' find out the truth about america, is in america. You have to come up out of it, at least mentally, to get an objective view of what's really going on in this country. The same goes for our Diaspora's white fascist induced self-hatred, meaning the last place you're gonna' find out the truth about this self-hatred, is in that self-hatred...you have to come up out of it mentally, to be able to look at it objectively, so you can ultimately get rid of it.

Now, if you're a Black man or woman reading this who doesn't endeavor to do that, I hope you understand that you'll ultimately be consumed by this self-hatred, and as a result, you'll be kept despising yourself and everyone who looks like you 'til the day you die.

'Cause the goal of white fascism is to destroy Black people, thus completely destroying the Black 'nuclear' family.

Furthermore, I want every Black man and woman reading this to understand that there's nothing natural about Black men and women hating each other.

EVERYTHING about that dysfunction, and every other dysfunction displayed in the Black community, has its roots in how white fascists conditioned us to hate ourselves.

So like I keep saying, and will continue to say, we got work to do.

Now, if you truly want to change, there's myriad techniques to employ that will help us do this at the subconscious level, but if you're not ready to go there, it's imperative that you at least grasp the above concept. 'Cause if you can do that, as a Black man or woman, you can begin to see yourself and every member of the opposite sex with a more empathetic and loving eye.

Now, I'm not saying you'll get along with every Black person you meet, that's impossible, but you individually getting up out of your conditioned self-hatred is the fastest way for us to save the Black family.

And in that endeavor, there's not a moment to spare.

Later...

MontUHURU Mimia

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Gentrification and the Black Diaspora (Part 3)...Why don't Black people buy abandoned properties in their neighborhoods?


About two years ago, I was having a conversation with a brotha who let me know he was a freemason.

Well, let me clarify this statement. The brotha asked me, “Are you are traveling man?” This is how freemasons identify themselves in casual conversations. Now, the reason the brotha broached this question to me, is during the course of our discussion, I started waxing philosophic on a couple of political issues; and I guess the brotha was impressed enough to let me know who he really was.

Anyway, during our talk, we spoke on which cities we were born in. He said he was born and raised in D.C. Then he began telling me how he had a chance to buy one of the 'row-houses' in his old neighborhood, but he passed it up. He then told me, post-gentrification, how that row-house is literally worth a million dollars. Then he quoted a line he was famous for, saying Black people 'don't think' about these types of issues, until it's too late.

I also remember a couple of times where the Black male blogger who inspired me to write this Blog, said in regards to the gentrification of our neighborhoods, that we Black folks 'screwed up' our chances to buy abandoned properties in our communities. He then went on to say, that our being bought out of our residences was essentially our fault.

And a video I saw of a Black man named 'Javonne M. Clark', had him sharing an anecdote about how some mexicans bought an abandoned property next to his, and how they 'rebuilt' the house seemingly overnight. Javonne said the property had been abandoned for years...then he started crying. Now, people commenting on this vid wondered why he was bawling. They waxed philosophic on his possibly having emotional problems or baggage leading him to be that emotional. But I knew Javonne was envious over the amount of unity he saw displayed in these spanish people, and he wondered why our people didn't have that same kind of unity. And seeing this vid, more than anything, is why I'm writing this post.

Also, just a couple of days ago, another brotha I spoke to, said that in regards to our being pushed out of our neighborhoods, that if the situation gets too dire, educated Black folks would intervene and basically save us.

Now, before I discuss anything psychological, let me bring up a socio-political fact.

In an analysis of every home purchase loan application processed in 2011 and 2012 in the states of Virginia and Maryland; 300,00 filings by banks and other lending institutions under the 'Home Mortgage Disclosure Act' found that African-americans were twice as likely than whites to be denied a home mortgage loan.

Now, you're probably thinking, well, there's gotta' be differentiating credit scores, income, educational achievements, etc. to consider between these whites and their Black counter-parts. Well, if those are your thoughts, then check out what else this study found...

Among Virginia home loan applicants, both Black and white, with incomes between $100,000 and $125,000 and similar credit scores, the denial rates were more than 15 percent for African-americans and 7 percent for whites.

For applicants with the same income bracket and credit scores in the Richmond metro area, the denial rates were more than 14 percent for Blacks and less than 5 percent for whites.

For Virginians making $75,000 to $100,000 a year, the denial rates were 19 percent for African-americans and 9 percent for caucasians.

In Maryland, among loan applicants with incomes between $50,000 and $75,000, the denial rates were 23 percent for African-americans and 10 percent for whites.

Among Maryland loan applicants making $100,000 to $125,000, the denial rates were 19 percent for Blacks and 7 percent for caucasians.

So right outta' the gate, if you wanna' purchase a home mortgage, or invest in some abandoned properties in your neighborhood, if you're Black, the chips are stacked against you. Now, if you're a Black man or woman reading this, I'm not trying to dissuade you from buying a home, I'm just letting you know what the real deal is with the majority of the bankers and brokers you'll be talking to. Forewarned is forearmed. But more than this, I wanna' answer the question of what might be stopping Black people en masse from purchasing vacant properties in the 'hood.

With that said, the bigger, or biggest hurdle to our purchasing these properties, starts with what Black men and women learn in the american educational system. Now let me explain what I'm talkin' about...

If you've been looking at this Blog for a hot minute, you know I talk, ad nauseam sometimes, about what transpires in the american educational system apropos to Black americans.

With that said, let me just blurt out the fact that within the confines of the american educational system, Black men and women are conditioned to hate themselves more than any other type of person on the planet, because we have the most genetic power to breed our oppressors, i.e. white people, out of existence.

This is why we get taught that our ancestors were slaves, while no other ethnic group does, and why the 'cross-hairs' of white fascism are on our backs, literally, more than anyone else.

Now, you might be thinking, so what's that gotta' do with reasons why our people don't buy up vacant properties in our communities? Here's the answer: if you as a Black person are taught that EVERYTHING to do with you and your people is worthless...then why the hell would you invest any money in a community full of your people?

I'm a 'realist', so I'm gonna' keep it all the way real; if the average Black person living in an impoverished area gets some money, the last thing they're gonna' think about is buying some property in that community. The first thing they're gonna' think about doing, is getting the hell out of the 'hood. And even if they're not living in an impoverished Black community, they'd never think about buying up properties in an impoverished Black neighborhood, 'cause again, they've been taught by white fascists that anything to do with their people and these areas are worthless.

That's until whites, or some other type of non-Black persons, start buying up these properties. Then, the average Black person will say, Oh, now I see the worth in these structures.

And that's what I relayed to the brotha who was a freemason. That the reason he didn't jump at buying that 'row-house' was because he'd been conditioned to believe his people, his neighborhood, and ultimately he himself, was worthless in comparison to white and non-Black folks. Of course I used different words, but that's the message I imparted to him. And this is what I'd relay to Javonne M. Clark about why our people don't have the same type of unity that he saw displayed in the actions of those mexicans. And let me add, if you don't know what's been done to our people, in regards to america's white fascist social order conditioning us to hate ourselves more than anyone else, you as a Black person will be doomed to hating yourself and everyone who looks like you 'til the day you die. And this is the truest goal of white fascism in regards to our Diaspora.

Now, in regards to another brotha telling me that educated Black folks would essentially save us if this wave of gentrification got too dire; I'd like to tell you about an impoverished Black neighborhood and what happened when an educated Black person became its mayor.

Cory Booker became the mayor of Newark, New Jersey in 2006. Shortly thereafter, he introduced several initiatives to both reduce crime and get more jobs for Newarkers who needed them.

In 2007 Cory approved funding to build the 'Prudential Center', a massive entertainment arena, in Newark. As a result, a Hilton Hotel was built right next to it. A short time later, a Starbucks was built close to both these structures. This automatically tripled rents around that area, and almost overnight what was once a predominately poor/working class Black neighborhood,
became an exclusive community for white 'yuppies'. Point being, that it's the educated token negroes, like Cory Booker, who not only won't save us, but who are actually perpetrating this wave of gentrification against us.

And you can witness the same thing happening in every major city in this country (Jay-Z and Brooklyn, New York's 'Barclays Center').

So what's the solution?

First, I think our biggest salvation lies in our young people, if for no other reason than they're showing us they're not afraid to revolt against white fascism (Ferguson, Missouri/Baltimore, Maryland). Second, we older Black folks need to provide them with an educational system that teaches them reading, writing and 'rithmatic, without the self-hating messages given to them in the american educational system. This is why I'm such an advocate of building a Black Nationalist 'Home-schooling' system. We may not be able to get the results we want out of whitey's P.S. whatever school, but what we can have more control over is our own home-schooling 'co-operatives' that teach our children the greatness of our history, and our contemporary culture(s).

Our children minus the american educational system's agenda of teaching them to hate themselves, equals a generation of Black folks that will have infinitely less problems uniting and working with each other.

Now, you may say, I don't have time to do start one of these organizations, I understand that too...and what we can do in that case is donate our time and money to an existing one. Whatever you can contribute to one of these co-operatives will not go in vain, even if it's a couple of notebooks for our children. Myself and some brothas have contributed both money and time to one of these local organizations, and trust me, what we've gotten back in terms of watching these kids flourish and grow in a truly loving and nurturing learning environment, is beyond satisfying.

So now that we've identified the problem and the solution, the only thing left to do is to get to work. And the sooner, the better. 'Cause if you're a Black man or woman reading this and one day you see a Starbucks being built in your neighborhood, I hope you know what, or who's coming right after.

Later...

MontUHURU Mimia

P.S.

Here's the Javonne M. Clark video that inspired this post. 

Warning: this video contains harsh profanity, viewer discretion is advised.