When you watch the Netflix series about Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, pay attention to the first time he hurt someone, intentionally. That’s when the problem should have been nipped in the bud. However, the practice of allowing white males to get away with malicious, vicious acts, during childhood, led to their more horrific acts later in life. If Ted had been African-American, he would have been punished sufficiently in primary school for passing a note filled with explosives to his hurt childhood friend. If he was African-American, he would have been shot to death, when they first arrested him. However, white lives matter and Ted got to spend the rest of his days in solitary confinement, costing tax-payers hundreds of thousands of dollars for his upkeep.
This conversation stemmed from a discussion on the various religions and the history created by people:
The discussion began with two Professors, women of color, Dr. F.A. and Dr. J.C., explaining to C.G., a Jewish retired teacher (K-12), about how black children have been disenfranchised by public school teachers, principals, and guidance counselors. C.G. was so touched by this information that she began to cry. Of course, tears are the pressure valve of the heart and C.G. did not know this had happened. She was one of two white teachers at a Detroit public school with a population of 99.9% black children.
Dr. J.C. had just returned from giving a presentation at a conference on “The Problem of Discipline” in public schools. She and her two panelists agreed that black children did not have discipline problems but were victims of what Dr. Joy DeGruy calls Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome. Black children are taught by white teachers who are not sensitive to their family structure, lack of attention at home when it comes to academics, financial challenges, and the lack of reading materials they are fed in school that are relevant to their life experiences.
The discussion that ensued was that Dr. J.C. stated the involvement of Jewish owners of slave ships and as the insurers of the cargo – human beings captured and kidnapped from African villages. C.G. disputed this claim and found research to dispute it:
This disputes what you said. Jews are only 2% of the world population now, so even if SOME owned slaves (which is awful, Jews in Jamaica – 12 Jews owned slaves – only 4%)! it could never have been the propensity of Jews. This Professor at Berkeley specialized in this subject and said the book saying Jews were financiers was inaccurate and was a way to spread antisemitism. David Duke and Faracon (sp?) used this information for the scapegoating of Jews. Islamists and early Christians wanted to falsify history to blame Jews. [Source: http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/jews-and-the-african-slave-trade]
First, this is how you spell Louis Farrakhan‘s name. This does NOT mean I agree with anything he says. So, let’s be clear about that.
Next, I did not say anything about Jews ‘owning‘ slaves. I said they owned the slave ships and the insurance companies that insured the cargo, which happened to be human beings in this instance. These enterprises yielded large sums of money for European Jews (not Hebrews who are from Ethiopia).
These are the names of the slave ships: http://home.btclick.com/jabu/ships.htm
Below is a list of the Jewish slave ships and the Jewish owners. We know that Africans sold Africans into slavery. However, they could not have done so if there was no market and they certainly could not have known the treachery these people would face aboard the ships and wherever they landed in South America, the Caribbean, and America.
Jewish Slave Ship Owners
|Name of ship||Owners||Ethnicity|
Anne & Eliza
|Aaron Lopez, Moses Levy, Jacob Franks
Issac Levy and Nathan Simpson
Justus Bosch and John Abrams
Henry Cruger and Jacob Phoenix
Mordecai and David Gomez
Mordecai and David Gomez
Nathan Marston and Abram Lyell
Wm. De Woolf
James De Woolf
Jan de Sweevts
John and Jacob Roosevelt
Moses and Sam Levy and Jacob Franks
Moses and Sam Levy
Source: Elizabeth Donnan, 4 Volumes, ‘Documents Illustrative of the History of the Slave Trade to America’ Washington, D.C. 1930, 1935 Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pa. [http://jewwatch.com/jew-genocide-black-holocaust-slave-ships.html]
Further reading on that page:
“Jews also took an active part in the Dutch colonial slave trade; indeed, the bylaws of the Recife and Mauricia congregations (1648) included an imposta (Jewish tax) of five soldos for each Negro slave a Brazilian Jew purchased from the West Indies Company. Slave auctions were postponed if they fell on a Jewish holiday. In Curacao in the seventeenth century, as well as in the British colonies of Barbados and Jamaica in the 18th century, Jewish merchants played a major role in the slave trade. In fact, in all the American colonies, whether French (Martinique), British or Dutch, Jewish merchants frequently dominated.
“This was no less true on the North American mainland where, during the 18th century, Jews participated in the ‘triangular trade’ that brought slaves from Africa to the West Indies and there exchanged them for molasses, which was taken to New England and converted into rum for sale in Africa. Isaac Da Costa of Charleston in the 1750’s, David Franks of Philadelphia in the 1760’s, and Aaron Lopez of Newport in the late 1760’s and early 1770’s dominated Jewish slave trading on the American continent.”
Dr. Raphael discusses the central role of the Jews in the New World commerce and the African slave trade (pp. 23-25):
SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES JEWISH INTER ISLAND TRADE
Dr. JC related that “In 1999, I visited the first Jewish temple built in Curacao.”
Regarding insurance companies that benefitted from the trade of humans in the middle passage:
Dr. JC continued:
It is clear that ALL white people did not participate in the middle passage and that only a handful of white slave owners ran the trade. However, the supposition that whites are superior to blacks and that they should be privileged has benefitted ALL white people and been the demise of ALL black people or people of so-called minority groups, which also is not true. Although the dollar amount of the wealth of this family is said to be unfounded, the Rothschild family is a wealthy family descending from Mayer Amschel Rothschild, a court Jew to the German Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel in the Free City of Frankfurt, who established his banking business in the 1760s.
Creation of Israel, 1948. On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day.
See this PDF file: http://www.israelbonds.com/Offerings-Rates/Current-Rates/18kamendment.aspx
About the continent to which the Middle East belongs to:
Some definitions include Turkey, part of which is in Europe, all of North Africa, and Asia across to Afghanistan. The most normal definition of the Middle East, you might say, includes parts of eastern North Africa (Egypt, for example) and the far west of Asia. It’s in Asia, except for the part (according to some descriptions) that’s in North Africa. It all depends on who’s doing the line drawing. For the US Dept. of State, the “Near East” is in SW Asia and “North Africa” is, well, in northern Africa, including Mauritania and Sudan.
The bottom line is that people say and write whatever fits their story. That does not make what they say or write the TRUTH.
Meanwhile, Who Are The Hebrew Israelites?
This is just some food for thought. It is not meant to be anti-semetic. This is information that Pan-Africanists have uncovered to help children of African descent and so-called Native Americans, the Moors, understand who they really are and how their history has been misappropriated and twisted.
I learned a whole lot today and I love you both. I believe it is so important to get to the Truth or in today’s world, receive the Truth. We are in the midst of this major, major transformation where so much is being revealed to us. It is mind-boggling. Our emotions can become so entangled in our reforming this disconnected world to one of Unity.
Here is my approach:http://comingtothetable.org
Well, Winter is officially here and the FALL is over. What does that mean?
The FALL election set in motion the FALL of the American Corporation and the FALL of the White Supremacist Male. This dismantling is not obvious to most people. However, be an unconcerned observer and you will see the system FALL apart.
On this blog post, you will find responses to posts throughout the Internet that speak to this FALL.
All pedagogy aside, from a cultural, communications, and business pov, and with regard Daryl Scott‘s statement that “White supremacy is not simply an ideology, a condition, or an analytical concept. It is often a movement with real people who would like to oppress you–to dominate you and perhaps even exterminate you,” in my humble opinion, ‘white supremacy’ is a delusional myth of a group of people that discovered gunpowder in China and proceeded to use it against everyone else, including themselves. GUNS are the tools of any type of SUPREMACY. For without GUNS small white people would be overruled by larger African people.
Likewise, the killing temperament of people who would dominate other people should, by all means, turn in on the perpetrators, once those with a peaceful and loving temperament become the majority on Earth and see fit to punish the pirates and murderers for CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. The recent political outcome bears witness to the fact that the Western Empire is tumbling, crumbling, and spiraling down into the abyss. Certainly, there are enough good people being good speakers by following good ethical principles by this late date. Perhaps, we should turn away from teaching HIStory, altogether, and simply teach ETHICS, which could develop good people who practice morality, fairness, justice, kindness, and love.
We can debate supremacy all we want. It has no basis because, after all, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” However, as Dr. Claude Anderson has insisted “the pursuit of Happiness” really means “the pursuit of Property” for Europeans. Therefore, supremacy might be based on how many acres of land a person or group of people hold.
Harlan Hollenbeck wrote: Because those who conquer write the history books, and they do so in a way to excuse their atrocities. But the truth and our ancestors’ stories still live inside us!
The fact that most of that acreage in the Americas was stolen from indigenous peoples by European colonialists could indicate that whites are superior. However, the fall of the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Empires, along with the fall of the Third Reich are good indicators that the fall of this decadent white supremacist conglomerate is predictable and predicated upon the delusional myth of the supremacy of one group over another or others.
Shock Metaphysics Melanin Mandate (#20)
The Fear of Being DNA Deficient and Finding Out You Ain’t’ Sh..!
I woke up this morning to a jaw-dropping comment by “Perfections Paint Wine Sip” on my interview with A.P. Brooks on her nine-year, researched book, SKIN: A Matter of Race https://goo.gl/yQkBtZ. She wrote:
Amazing conversation and confirmation! So now instead of using videos and visuals and Diop’s Two Cradle Theory to share how the European nature was developed to include how vicious they treated each other to understand why we had no chance and never will I will definitely suggest reading A Matter of Race!!! <—So excited and I will purchase the book too!
That said if we understand that race was a construct to conquer and divide to which gave birth the delusional backwards false concept of white skin supremacy and pseudo-science that are directly responsible for further spiraling the minds of racist whites into a self-created, self-refueling gene altering generational insanity why do we respond to such psychotic behavior as if our skin color is in part or the reason for their psychosis? Isn’t that a glaring neon sign of dysfunctional (PTSS/PTSD behavior?
We do not die while driving black or denied equal justice because we are black! All of the horrors we have experienced for centuries is rooted in and is because of a people with a deeply embedded mind wound caused and created by their own cycled through generations! <—What does my skin color have to do with their inability to accept or deal with other human beings who skin color differs? That is their narrative and reality forced on all other human beings! <–Power is the ability to define reality and to have other people respond to your definition as if it were their own. – Dr. Wade Noble
Marching begging and shouting black lives matter will never change anything because it is the other half of the lie to include it falls on deaf ears polluted by a distorted twisted mind that has no issues with their behaviors or horrific historical actions! So in my view to fight racism and find solutions to our conditions based on our skin color is just a dysfunctional as it bolsters the augment of race rather than the truth which is these people are PSYCHOTIC and have no intention of changing!
Without therapeutic interventions to relieve the racist mind of it distortions that lead to the vilest, barbaric acts on human beings and the planet IN THE HISTORY OF MAN that continues to date we will never live in peace with them! HOW?
We are NOT their therapist and we already have the burden of relieving the effects on our minds as we have been attempting to exist in an unnatural backward hostile environment that was intended to breed dysfunctional behaviors!
IN RESEARCH CORRELATION IS NOT CAUSATION! “Correlation is not causation” means that just because two things correlate does not necessarily mean that one causes the other. <–My skin color did not create the deeply embedded distorted mind wound that racist whites suffer from nor is their inherent barbaric nature caused by my dark skin!
In that, regard isn’t it about time we dealt with this matter in truth as it is healing for the mind wounds we have incurred by forced and brutal interaction with a people who are extremely hostile and psychotic.
After reflecting on “Perfections Paint Wine Sip” comment and my last two interviews with A.P. Brooks (https://goo.gl/yQkBtZ) and Dr. Jacqueline Battalora’s, Birth of a White Supremacist Nation (https://goo.gl/HAzcD2), I began looking at the history of the Eurasian from the time they emerged out of the caves.
They have been forced by nature to learn how to do only two things well. 1) divide and conquer and 2) preserve “whiteness”. I use quotation marks for whiteness because the term “white” as it relates to race and a group of people didn’t come into existence and law until 1681 before the founding constitution of America.
Nonetheless, every melanated person born in the US has never known the true North. We have individually and collectively always had to respond to Eurasians color sickness known as racism. It is thanks, in part, to Dr. Francis Cress Welsing’s work in the ISIS Papers (http://amzn.to/2gzWn3b) and how she discovered they developed what was known as #ReactionFormation and #PsychologicalProjection.
Reaction Formation is the tendency of a repressed wish or feeling to be expressed at a conscious level in a contrasting form. When you want something or want to BE something so bad, which in their case is to have color and be able to create color (procreate) that you consciously begin to despise and hate a group of people (the majority) to the detriment of your own good.
Psychological Projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others. As Psychological Projection relates to race, it is called White Fragility (https://goo.gl/57lHOq). This is how and why “whites” scream “white lives matter”, deny “white” privilege exists, despise affirmative action, and actually have the nerve to say, we are racist towards them; LMBAO, SMDH!
Just think about the genetic deficiencies in their non-melanated skin? Realize that they have never invented or created ANYTHING original because they were never chosen first by Nature to walk the Earth!
One of the Philippe Matthews Show’s experts, Dr. Louann Brizendine (https://goo.gl/R4J8Ss) sent this email to a few days after her appearance on the show:
I think you will deeply appreciate this:
“…each of us can trace our mitochondrial DNA lineage to a single human female who existed in Africa about two hundred thousand years ago. She is the common mother of our species. We do not know what she looked like, although her closest modern-day relatives are women of the San tribe from Botswana or Namibia.”…pg 338 THE GENE by S. Mukherjee 2016 especially read Part Five, the chapter called “So, We’s the Same” p329-351
Happy Sunday my friend,
The fact that they have attempted to erase a history of a people who first populated the planet. The fact that they are barbaric in nature because they have a genetic fear of annihilation. They want to matter so badly. They want to belong and be accepted by Melanated people, but they don’t and never will so it creates epigenetic hate (https://goo.gl/R4J8Ss) that is PROJECTED outward onto anyone who is not like them.
Their DNA is deficient and relies on Melanin to survive. They are grossly afraid that the world will see them for who they really are, so they are compelled to purchase arsenals of guns out of fear that once Melanated Americans figure out that they are not powerful, never built or created anything; we would be justified in executing them on sight. This is their inherent, internal fear. When you live below your genetic potential, you must create a narcissistic, center of the universe or god complex (https://goo.gl/yQkBtZ).
Long after they left the caves, when you look at the history of Europe, you will begin to see how these barbaric minds/brains began to shape and form this conquer all mentality. They simply want to exist as a dominant race even though they are a minority in the world.
Imagine living with that type of fear? You have to live and work around the very people you continually oppress and hope they won’t turn around and kill you when they wake up to your shallow veil of oppression. Once melanated people realize “whites” genetic fear, racism, and oppression of any kind can no longer control or influence us, melanated Americans will be forced to respond to racism. This is why protesting for the sake of protesting does not work. You are fighting an effect with another effect. You are trying to put a bandage on a symptom and not able to see or cure the cause. You can’t fight or conquer something you don’t understand or can’t see. Racism lurks in the shadows of the #CognitiveDissonace mind (https://goo.gl/bIqpoR).
Learn how to raise your frequency to see beyond the veil of racism. Racism is merely an effect of a DNA deficient species that is a mutation from the ice age, an insecure people who will never be able to be Melanated or produce Melanated offspring. Particularly “whites” (men) of America who must have guns to feel safe and protected from the fear of insurrection or another #BeaconsRebellion or #NatTurner rebellion (https://goo.gl/9XRKT7).
With this deeper look and understanding of the racist minds of “whites” in America and the world at large, you can look at most of them and honestly say: #youaintshit!
#FracisCressWelsing, #ReactionFormation, #NatTurner, #PsychologicalProjection, #IsisPapers, #MentalSlavery, #divideandconquer, #dnadeficient, #youaintshit, #CognitiveDissonace, #PTSS, #BeaconsRebellion, #PsychologicalProjection
– Saint Xavier University Students Challenge Institutionalized White Supremacy https://goo.gl/fV7W9V
– Birth of a White Supremacist Nation with Dr. Jacqueline Battalora https://goo.gl/HAzcD2
– Dr. Louann Brizendine on the Male HATE Brain https://goo.gl/R4J8Ss
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BLACKS MUST VOTE AND DO FOR SELF!
By AL CALLOWAY
For me, it is still bothersome that during Obama’s entire 2007-08 candidacy for President, there were few public occasions in which he did not exhort the American people to take control of our vaunted democratic processes. Over and over, Obama said, “organization is from the bottom up not the top down,” and “yes we can.”
The Brother laid a simple revolutionary concept out there that could change America, and the ultra shame of it is that, of all people, African Americans slept on it. People came as a hoard to Obama’s January 2009 inauguration. It was freezing. The millions praised him and celebrated, many cried as the event’s enormity hit home. And after the festivities, most people went home and did nothing.
Obama’s 2007-08 clarity was phenomenal. What kind of power would we now have, had we organized our neighborhoods, forged coalitions and mobilized? “Organization is from the bottom up not the top down,” and “yes we can.” In 2011, young white professionals, intellectuals and college students organized the Occupy Wall Street movement to “protest corporate influence on democracy.” The protests also called for legal action against those that brought about the 2008-09 economic crisis.
It is up to the American people to make democracy work. We must hurry before a great internal armed force is established throughout the nation with an appendage Gestapo-like secret police. The now Donald Trump led American right wing, like a fleet of submarines, has surfaced all over America. What some thought was mainly a deep southern socio-political will now see that it permeates all of America, save for its inner cities.
Somehow African Americans have in mind that if they vote there is nothing else to be done. So they waited for Moses (Obama) to take them to the “Promised Land.” Somehow the prospect that Obama’s election presented an opportunity to pressure government through organization es- caped black people throughout America. Not one leader came to the fore from any sector of black America to galvanize the people.
If there was even a modicum of understanding that Obama needed black organized pressure on Congress, the Supreme Court and his administration to facilitate positive social change, black reluctance to do anything rendered the Democratic Party base useless. The American white nationalist right used the opening to viciously attack Obama, take Congress and the Supreme Court.
We’re almost eight years later with Hillary Clinton dependent on the black vote to be elected President and, again, there is no black organization, no black policy initiatives known, and no known agreed upon deal. There is only a consistent appeal from Hillary for the black vote. By now the Clinton camp and just about everybody else outside of Trump world are certain that Hillary R. Clinton will be the next POTUS.
While it is imperative that all eligible voters of African descent cast their votes on Tuesday, November 8th, it is equally important that the same mistake of failing to organize for group self-interest never be repeated going forward after the election. Black people must pressure the next President within the first 100 days to put all black issues high on the policy agendas with sound assurances of implementation.
Do not, I repeat, do not use the regular channels of communicating with the President, that is through the Negro leadership. These people have been negotiating for African Americans since slavery. How do you like the job they’ve done so far? These people have bravely positioned themselves to negotiate for you and I without our permission because we have allowed them to get away with “pimping” us.
Instead, let’s organize using social media and groups like Black Lives Matter. Make preachers open churches and hold community issues forums and post findings. Utilize the black press and black orientated radio, especially during drive time to share information and send political messages to the White House and to black elected officials. Black people need to start organizing. Black people need to vote and do for self. Hillary won’t give you a thing unless you make her give it.
Then, I watched this video that left me numb:
I emailed the video to some friends with this message:
In reference to newspaper column linked [above], what about these allegations, Al?
One friend responded, thus:
Columnist Al Calloway of the South Florida Times posed this question:
What’s the black strategy if Trump wins?
The largely Republican-right white nationalist Trump crowds roar approval when the Donald cites years of African American loyalty to the Democratic Party for which, he alleges, they have nothing to show for it. Trump indicts Hillary’s boast of 30 years in public service and exhorts African Americans to vote for him, stating, “you have nothing to lose.”
Here’s Calloway’s article: http://www.sfltimes.com/opinion/whats-the-black-strategy-if-trump-wins
Before even reading the article, I responded: RUN!!!
Then, S.E. Anderson responded to me with:
To which I retorted:
Obviously, fright and flight is no joke. But running toward freedom is a viable strategy.
The Northern flight through the Underground RR was most definitely ‘running’.
Tubman’s quote still stands, “If they knew they were slaves, I could have saved thousands.”
We need a flight plan because, if Trump wins, even a railroad ticket won’t help us.
I had a nice, long talk with Patricia Hilliard, Asa’s daughter. I became a lifetime member of the Association of Black Women Historians. I struck up a conversation with George McDonald about:
- The number of people lynched in National Parks
- Homeless people living in National Parks
to determine if his $5 million budget could be used to get an ‘act of Congress’ to set up lodgings in National Parks for homeless citizens, many of whom are women with children and veterans.
It’s ridiculous that there are 84.4 million acres in the National Parks system, while more than 500,000 people – a quarter of them children – have nowhere to live. It is ludicrous. It is criminal because there are still human beings that do not fit into the pattern of ‘civilization’ because they are, in fact, nomadic, which is how most tribes started out on this planet.
But the bureaucracy that set up the National Parks System that was lily-white, until The Petermans took the initiative to confront the NPS regime and published their first book Legacy on the Land to encourage African Americans to visit some of the 58 national parks in the U.S.A. despite their ingrained fear of forests where their forefathers, grandfathers, uncles, and brothers hung from trees.
What is it that we cannot get???
Running from the truth or running to the light?
Either way, either of the two candidates running will undoubtedly cause one or more groups in the country to RUN!!!
So, running will be the norm, whether it’s for Black people running from “Emboldened alienated white working-class folk, the police, and various white nationalists that will be deputized by Trump to ‘Make America Great [WHITE] Again,’ or those folks running from us. Somebody gonna be runnin’!!!
And ‘Black Liberation’ cannot nor will ever be attained without WHITE LIBERATION from the idiotic ideology of white supremacy, a paradigm that is shifting in ever-deepening quicksand. Their time is up. GAME OVER. WAKE UP melanated people, and push back!
Run, people, run toward the light, toward TRUTH, toward the land o’ make believe.
Run, until you reach the edge of the abyss that is human beings believing that to be civilized is to put a gate at the entrance of land that once was and should be put to good use by people living on sidewalks of the so-called ‘greatest show on Earth’ – Amerikkka!
Herein is a discussion with my good friend Dinizulu Gene Tinnie on the validity of the claims of Her Highness Divine: Empress Wendy Farica Washitaw (1927-2014), the late reigning empress of the Washitaw de Dugdahmoundyah Empire and leader of the Emperial Washitaw de Dugdahmoundyah Nation. SHE WAS THE LEGAL HEIR to the Maison Rouge land grant that was skillfully willed to her great-great-great-grandfather Henry Turner, son of the Marquis de Maison Rouge, the child of French Nobility was rescued by Baron Philip de Bastrop at the beginning of the unrest culmination with the French Revolution.
Her Highness Divine: Empress Wendy Farica Washitaw
One of the folks I reached out to, wouldn’t you know, is Denise Wilson-El’s son, Guy Forchion, who is the executive director of the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust, asking him if his Mom might have some insights on this state of affairs as described in the article. The other is Jeanette Stephens-El, aka Raining Deer, who, by the way, has a new book out called “On Eagles’ Wings: Prayers for the President” (whomever [s]he might be, going forward), and is looking for venues in which to present it in SoFla (or SoFlo in ASALH newspeak) before the election, so all ideas and insights are welcome.
Thank you for reminding me about the UN Conference on Indigenous Peoples. That is not where I last heard news of the Empress, but I believe she was at another event, possibly the webcast following the unveiling of “The Ark of Return” Permanent Memorial to the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on the UN Headquarters Visitors Plaza last year.
As you know, one (of many!) of the disturbing phenomena in this land of (selective) opportunity, where the questionable bourgeois-driven concept of “ragged individualism” has taken root, is that “people without a place” (or who at least perceive themselves as being without a place on earth) find fertile ground here to take ownership, a la Columbus, of anything they think they can claim and control access to. This is often land, of course, but also any necessary goods and services, which they make available at a price (which they set, of course), holding the needy hostage, and, of late, this tendency has spread to include “intellectual properties” (including such absurd madness as Monsanto claiming exclusive patents of GMO agricultural products with which they hope to replace the natural food supply), and even, to get to the point of where all this is leading, rightful and worthy political causes, particularly those which are not already “taken.” Thus we find self-appointed authorities on “Indian Tribes” and their history, and even more ignobly, supposed non-profit “Foundations” trading quite profitably in “Indian Artifacts” that supposedly benefit the Tribes, but a reading of the fine print reveals that Indian Poverty is big business, and therefore needs to be kept going.
Such, it has long been my suspicion, is the Southern Law & Poverty Center, which focuses supposedly on much of the injustice that is visited upon the African American community and on identifying, cataloguing, and monitoring “hate groups,” but not without an agenda of carving out a market niche in the oppression business for themselves. Moreover, in the spirit of non-hateful, non-pathological paranoia — by which generations of Ancestors wisely survived to give life to us and our progeny — it is not difficult to read into that organization, at least on the part of some elements within it, an agenda to use African Americans as a front for seeking out and identifying anti-Jewish, or anti-other-ethnic hate groups.
America was built from its foundations on “slick,” questionable, and outright criminal business practices (and we have a Constitution written to protect them), so, as you point out, there is much Freudian psychosis and collective guilt in the land, accounting for the ever-so-self righteous posturing of the most criminal minds in seeking to “root out crime.” Specifically, as Malcolm X, as sharp and astute observer of the society which brought so much havoc to his own family as there ever was, once stated, “White people are artful at making the criminal look like the victim and the victim look like the criminal.” I mean, we are in a country in which for most of its history, holding “slaves” — imprisoned forced laborers who could be violated and exploited at will and denied all human rights with impunity — was NOT considered a crime, whereas escaping from such pathological barbarity WAS a crime, punished in the most barbaric ways, as would be any act of being free and brave long after slavery had supposedly ended.
White supremacy equates equality with oppression. What is the whole point of being white if all you are going to have is the same rights and opportunities as everyone else, if there are no exclusive neighborhoods, job opportunities, healthcare, etc. The late brilliant South African author Jordan K. Ngubane (whose novel, modeled on the traditional Zulu umlando, or epic format, entitled “Ushaaba: The Hurtle to Blood River” is a most enlightened work) very incisively dissected the Apartheid system and its motivations, and the radical distinctions between White and Black concepts of law and value systems, In the latter case, he wisely observed that for the invasive White settlers — people without a place — a thing had value because they possessed it ant other people did not. It mattered not whether there was the intrinsic or natural value attached to whatever it was, only that exclusivity was established, usually by inflating the price and controlling the distribution of money.
So how does such a society, particularly when slavery was being openly upheld and enforced as a legal institution, view something like Maroon communities, daring to survive without either being dependent on or giving profit to the parasite class? Of course that class would see this as nothing less than a “threat to national security,” as would be any uncontrolled or uncontained Native American presence. Should these Maroons go so far as to not only survive but to acquire some of the things (the parasites only live in a world of things – to have, to do, to be – which reduces everything to commodities) that are supposedly exclusively reserved for themselves, then insane mode is switched on, and literally anything goes, as we would see in Tulsa and Rosewood.
This is what I am reading in the snide sarcasm and cheap shots that this article about the Washitaw Nation by the SLPC has produced (in such stark contradiction to its prominent logo of balanced scales. Supposedly of justice). The resentment is palpable, responsibility is cast to the wind, and the pretense of law becomes nothing more than a propaganda weapon against a group of people who have escaped outside control and ownership.
All of the above, of course, just forms Chapter 26,473 of the indictment against the invaders, which can barely keep up with the continuous production of evidence. But that is all “their problem.” Our issue is of another nature and importance. We do not like to hear things like “No crime is ever committed without some participation on the part of the victim,” any more than we want to hear that in an auto accident where one driver is clearly at fault that the other had some degree of voluntary participation, perhaps by not being sufficiently observant and defensive, perhaps even by being in the wrong place for the wrong reasons. That kind of stuff gets too abstract and philosophical and messes up our feelings of righteousness and lets our guilty-as-sin adversaries off the hook a bit, and we don’t need to hear that.
Yet, we, and especially those who comprise the Global Elite of Descendants of Middle Passage Survivors, like the Descendants of Trail of Tears and Genocide Survivors – those whom “History has forced, obligated, challenged, and blessed to be Truth knowers, Truth keepers, and Truth tellers,” are nobody and nothing if we are not a people who is committed to “keepin’ it real” even when everybody all around us is going nuts, and calling that a normal state, questioning our right to be alive. We, who are formed of an intelligence honed and refined and polished and kept alive and vibrant over countless millennia of serious village palavers beneath the sacred iroko tree, during which self-determination was not even a word or a term because there was no alternative to it, we who have the responsibility to honor all those Ancestors and all those generations Yet Unborn who are alive within us, depending on our every action to make the world right for them, we may “Wear the Mask” and do much of what it takes to survive, but we have to be responsible and accountable.
We cannot, as we negotiate the delicate path from where we are to where we need to be through a yard full of rabid dogs, cannot relax our guard, cannot consider any one(s) of us to be disposable, cannot make silly compromises with demonic forces. We have to be very astute and wise in what we, as Maroons, in hostile territory, with limited resources, do to maintain our freedom and sanity.
It is on THOSE standards that we have to weigh the actual decisions and actions taken by the leadership and the body of the Washitaw Nation. We have inherited wisdom. We have divination systems and proven ways to seek and receive Ancestral Guidance. We have to evaluate the validity of strategies, the costs vs. the benefits, the reasons why we do the things we do, because we have always known to focus on the actions, not the persons (“Hate the deed, not the doer.” “You don’t have to be a horrible person to do horrible things,” etc.)
This is less about judging the allegations being made against the Washitaw Nation regarding past actions than about formulating a strategy for dealing with those allegations that serves our future – the future of ALL of us. For this reason, this case will bear close watching and a strong infusion of knowledge (light rather than heat) for us to fully be responsible players in the fate of our people going forward.