Saturday, October 14, 2017
Muhammad Rasheed - This Zora Neale Hurston quote is the concept behind why whites get mad when you protest the injustice inflicted upon you, and why they conspired to destroy Black-owned media. They hate the competing voice that contradicts how they want to spin the tale of what "really" happened. You NEED to tell your side of what happened, you NEED to filter the data through your lens of experiences, and you NEED to push back when their version of events is in violent opposition to what you know happened. They don't want you to fight back ("uppity"), and they get angry when you do.
You're not supposed to do anything about it, you have been subjugated into a vulnerable state ripe for continued exploitation. The West's obscene wealth amassed from free and exploited labor isn't going to maintain and grow by itself, and YOU, O Black people, are white people's number one cash cow. Do not sit back and allow the bipartisan voice to monopolize the flow of information, especially when Blacks are involved in anyway. Make yourself heard, because your silence is the death of your legacy.
“The 'end of a world' never is and never can be anything but the end of an illusion.” ~René Guénon
“Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished; But the heavens and the earth, which are new, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men” ~2Peter 3:6,7
Muhammad Rasheed - Please stop pretending abortions and police brutality are ideologically opposed, when the murder of Black people is the one thing universally agreed upon on both sides of the aisle.
Lisa Allen - Is this equating a woman's choice and police brutality or mass incarceration?
Muhammad Rasheed - No, this one is just focused on the terror-lynchings of cop killings compared to the medical industry's ongoing reaping of (FREE!) foetal tissue from the Black community. Both represent the support of the murder of Black bodies, and it is definitely a bipartisan support despite the song & dance of the liberal vs conservative teleplay.
The "woman's right to choose" talking point is separate from this particular argument.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Muhammad Rasheed - Blacks aren't supposed to protest injustice because the architects and beneficiaries of systemic racism agreed among themselves that Black people would bear the brunt of injustice so that poor whites would be spared it.
Interestingly, note that the white's knee-jerk reaction to the Black protester is always an assault upon their intelligence ("idiot", "moron"). Did Blacks agree to be the butt of all societal wrongs as sacrificial lambs to help uphold 'whiteness'? If not, then why are we considered mentally inferior simply for demanding our God-given freedom rights?
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Muhammad Rasheed - I believe in the "love thy enemy" concept, but I recognize it was never designed as a universally applied principle per its scriptural context. The Christ Jesus, son of Mary (peace be upon him) was sent with a very specific message to a very specific people: The children of Israel. This was a people who already knew the Word of God, who had already been instructed in scripture, but their practical application of its precepts had devolved into a cold, legalistic religion devoid of the reflected mercy and compassion of that scripture's Divine Author. As is usually the case in a system in which a powerful wealthy elite rule over the common masses, it was the least powerful of society who received the brunt hateful coldness of all legalistic decisions. The lessening of mercy always flows top-down, you see. So when Jesus said to "love thy enemy," he wasn't talking to the people who were getting stoned, but to the self-righteous jackasses doing the stoning, as his admonishments were often directed towards the more powerful in society. He told them to 'turn the other cheek' when they felt a slight which came with forgiving the poor of their debts, forgiving the starving when they were forced to steal bread, forgiving those who in having a harder time in life were more likely to violate societal laws. It was difficult for his people to love the lower classes, because the wealthy & powerful are often aloof and hard-hearted to those they feel themselves better than, and it was to the rich among the children of Israel whom the Christ was sent to deliver his instruction.
"Love thy enemy" was never designed as a universal principle applicable to everyone, but it does have a clear application in the modern Western society. The dominant, powerful class of our day have proven scientifically incapable of feeling empathy towards groups they also hold in disdain, as undeserving of the material blessing that the rich hoard from them and treat as their enemies. To those wealthy and powerful who claim Western Christianity as their doctrine, even as they wage class warfare against the poor minorities, they should know that Jesus' instruction to "love thy enemy" was directed specifically towards them and their ilk.
Melody Winfield - I disagree Muhammad Rasheed. IT IS a universal principle. applicable to everyone e. Jesus wasn't wealthy and he nit only told people what to do, he did it himself. His disciples weren't wealthy either. And he taught them the same principles which they were commissioned to teach. No one is exempt!
Muhammad Rasheed - The Christ was wealthy. Was he not gifted with Frankincense, Myrrh and Gold for his mission? His wealth was for the people, as he personally preferred the selfless life of the ascetic. Wasn't the Christ the same messenger who explained to you the parable of the three stewards with the talents? Recall to mind that the most successful in stewardship was the one who cultivated and invested into the talent until it doubled and tripled in value. Of all people, do you think the Christ Jesus, son of Mary would have been one to instruct the people in wisdom that he did not practice himself? Also as you may recall, one of Jesus' miracles was that he was allowed a high-level precociousness from as early as the cradle, from which he directed the people to attend his affairs. This to prevent the greedy and desperate from devouring the gifts of the Magi, so that when he was finally ready for his mission of prophethood, he would have what he needed to bless those he was anointed to bless. The Christ had money. Be ye not of those who doubt.
The "love thy neighbor" doctrine can be applied universally by anyone who is wise, but it was preached to a very specific people, by a very specific messenger, for a very specific reason. Preached to a people who were told that it would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for their selfish, harden hearts to reach paradise. A people who, even if they had kept the Commandments their whole lives, still needed to give up all their wealth in order to prove they loved the promised next life of unseen spirit more than the material.
A people who -- then as now -- considered the poor their enemy.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Muhammad Rasheed - I'm taking part in the Inktober challenge this year! For those unfamiliar, it's a hashtag movement founded by cartoonist Jake Parker. Originally, in 2009, he made it as a month-long daily challenge to improve his own inking technique, but it quickly went viral and became a global thing. Keep an eye on this blog post daily because I'll be posting all 31 inked cartoons in here.
Here are the rules for this year:
|Day 1: "Swift"|
|Day 2: "Divided"|
|Day 3: "Poison"|
|Day 4: "Underwater"|
|Day 5: "Long"|
|Day 6: "Sword"|
|Day 7: "Shy"|
|Day 8: "Crooked"|
|Day 9: "Screech"|
|Day 10: "Gigantic"|
|Day 11: "Run"|
|Day 12: "Shattered"|
|Day 13: "Teeming"|
|Day 14: "Fierce"|
|Day 15: "Mysterious"|
|Day 16: "Fat"|
|Day 17: "Graceful"|
|Day 18: "Filthy"|
|Day 19: "Cloud"|
|Day 20: "Deep"|
|Day 21: "Furious"|