Thursday, August 11, 2016
The Odd Packaging Around the Black Man's Message
Muhammad Rasheed - QUESTION: Did Elijah Muhammad really talk like that, or was he deliberately mimicking an Indian accent to come across as more exotic to his audience?
Clifton Hatchett - The second one.
I don't think we're allowed to have this discussion though.
Muhammad Rasheed - lol "Allowed" by whom?
Jeremy Travis - Didn't people during his time have a weird way of talking anyway?
Muhammad Rasheed - You mean like in the Color Purple?
Jeremy Travis - No, I mean more like this...
[VIDEO] Why Do People In Old Movies Talk Weird?
Muhammad Rasheed - People in old movies talked "weird" because it was the pre-Marlon Brando era and they couldn't act yet. lol That weird delivery was considered acting.
Muhammad Rasheed - That just helps the "Elijah's stage craft" argument though.
Jeremy Travis - But it was how everyday people of the day spoke in public as well.
Muhammad Rasheed - lol Like fake Indians? smh
Muhammad Rasheed - You just want to help him, don't you?
Jeremy Travis - I feel sorry for Muslim assholes like him and you.
Muhammad Rasheed - Funny how I never watched an old Ossie Davis or Sidney Poitier performance and thought: "Is he an Indian? Okay then wtf?"
Jeremy Travis - Did you watch the video I posted or are these words falling out of your ass and onto the screen. The dialect is a way in which people were taught to speak starting in the early 1900s, right around when a young Elijah Poole would have been learning to speak.
Muhammad Rasheed - I believe you. Then how come only Elijah Muhammad sounds like a fake Indian then?
Muhammad Rasheed - How come Step-N-Fetchit didn't sound like a fake Indian in his normal interview voice?
Muhammad Rasheed - *people's eyebrow*
Jeremy Travis - *sigh*
Elijah Muhammad's theatrics are to blame.
Muhammad Rasheed - I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Muhammad Rasheed - You were just trying to help the Nation. awww...
Clifton Hatchett - No.
Muhammad Rasheed - "No" what?
Clifton Hatchett - "Didn't people of his time have a weird way of talking anyway?"
Muhammad Rasheed - Next time quote above the "no" so you won't waste so much Internet Aether Juice®. >:(
Clifton Hatchett - It was the next comment while texting.
Salaam Thompson - Who raised this question?
Muhammad Rasheed - Me.
Salaam Thompson - Oh okay. Well...Dear Apostle was dainty in his delivery. But while he was dainty, he did not mince words! Love that interview he did on The Hate That Hate Produced.
Muhammad Rasheed - It wasn't a question directed at his content... the NOI were always on point when it came to the race issue... just one directed towards his choice of delivery. I think he was deliberately mimicking his contemporary Jiddu Krishnamurti, probably on the advice/instruction of Fard.