Saturday, November 18, 2017

Rules of the Righteous Fight

1.) HEADLINE: Fans Are Disappointed in Gabby Douglas For Her Response To Aly Raisman's Victim Blaming Tweet

WOMAN: "At one point Gabby Douglas was being criticized on an international scale for her 'bad hair' and 'attitude,' and SO MANY people supported her to drown out the silly critics. She knows how it feels, but here she is shaming Aly Raisman on sexual assault. It’s gross."

2.) HEADLINE: Multiple women accuse Ron Jeremy of sexual assault

MAN: " we are entering the realm where the reach goes too far and people stop caring about the womans rights issue. Ron Jeremy is a 1970's porn star and is only famous for that reason."

WOMAN: "So because he does porn it’s impossible for him to sexually assault someone or touch them without their consent?"

MAN: "My point is all men no matter what walk of life are going to meet a woman they want to bone at some point and express it poorly."


Muhammad Rasheed - The point is that predatory men should be held accountable for those poor decisions, and disciplined to not only discourage the behavior, but to keep the woman folk safe from the casual predator attitude that is entrenched in our culture from the patriarchal tradition. Unchecked it has morphed into a toxic rape culture that has got to go. There is no excuse for defending it on any level.

A lot of Black people are willingly assimilated into the white mainstream and 'coon' all the time. Does their decision to support the toxic racist culture somehow mean that that fight isn't worth battling by those who are awake to the problem?

We acknowledge the problem is entrenched within the fabric of the culture itself, and indoctrinates everyone because it is normalized. That's what being of the culture means. Pointing out that there are people still thoroughly indoctrinated in the toxicity of the culture -- both predator AND prey -- doesn't mean we shouldn't fight to stop it.

So when we point out the problem, and some people respond by pointing out that some members of the oppressed class aren't fighting against it ("Look! Ben Carson seems okay with the system the way it is! So what's the problem?! Racism is just all in your head!") it means you are defending the toxic culture on behalf of the oppressor class.

Misogyny, and the normalized rape culture is evil. It's the responsibility of the oppressor class that reaps the benefits from it to take the initiative to fix it. If they do NOT take the initiative to do so, because the benefits are too sweet & juicy for them to willingly give up that lifestyle they are used to, then the oppressed have the right to FIGHT for their freedom. You KNOW this already. Stand on the right side of history at every level.

"But look at that woman over there! Her actions show that she supports the rape culture, too!"

Did the treacherous and cowardly slaves who told massa about the planned uprising de-legitimize the righteous fight against slavery? Then why for what possible reason can you stand here trying to make the case that broken women who are indoctrinated from birth into our toxic patriarchy somehow de-legitimizes the righteous fight of equality for women? What possible point can you be trying to make that doesn't support the blanket accusation that all men are trash?

Please improve.

kreative_force - Ra what do we do with all the sister Ebony's of the world?

Muhammad Rasheed - What else? We cover them with love and wish them the best. Then leave them be, unless they need help. Then we cover them in love again.

kreative_force - roger that

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Theory of Spirituality Devoid of Religion

Imani Lateef - Just so you know. Bashing Christianity does not make you Woke. Bashing Islam does not make you Holy.

Kendrick Mitchell - My personal philosophy: "I AM SPRITUAL NOT RELIGIOUS."

Imani Lateef - this is actually the majority of ppl consider themselves to be spiritual rather than religious.

Kendrick Mitchell - I think it leaves me free to think instead of accepting without question

Imani Lateef - Ironically. This is just as Jesus would want you to be.

Kendrick Mitchell - Fully aware bro

Muhammad Rasheed - Jesus would want you to deep study to show yourself approved, and develop the skills needed to discern between the corrupt versions of the religion touted by the institutionalist bureaucrats versus the pure religion of God.

The modern tossing the baby out with the bath water ideology of the 'spiritual not religious' new ager crowd hardly sounds like a philosophy the Christ would endorse.

Imani Lateef - Jesus' mission was to do away with "religion" itself. He constantly forced ppl, religious or no, to question and sometimes abandon their traditions. (Water/Wine) He encouraged ppl to step out of their comfort zones (Good Samaritan). Jesus was non traditional so if someone's approach to finding God seems in traditional I'd imagine he'd encourage that.

Muhammad Rasheed - Jesus was non-traditional only if said tradition had caused the people to stray from the Path of God he was anointed to instruct. He was never anti-tradition just for the sake of being anti-tradition. His job was to realign the believer back to the righteous path, which affirmed those traditions that continued to uphold it, and abolished those traditions that represented man-made corruption.

Imani Lateef - True. I believe he was definitely leading ppl to God. I don't believe that Way always pointed to a Religion. The vast majority of religious traditions caused ppl to stray from God and they still do. Yet many ppl still find their way to God unknowingly using principles Jesus introduced without the Church or Mosque, etc.

Muhammad Rasheed - The messengers of God were anointed to instruct humankind in scripture and wisdom, providing the practiced example of how God wanted the Word performed. Their practice was the pure religious system sanctified by God. The people subsequently added their traditions to the pure system -- some good, some neutral, some bad -- the latter of which required new prophets to come along and realign the people back to the pure religion they once knew. This has happened often enough that the pure thread of the message is clearly visible to those who bother to learn the material, standing out from the corrupted traditions the people allow to infest the system.

The Way of the One God is always wrapped in a religious system of the people who were called to preach it, which over the ages has taken many cultural traditional forms, but with the same simple core message at their hearts. Considering what's actually at stake, it is better to put in the work and actually study these systems to pinpoint and master the pure message at the heart of them, instead of leaving up to chance that we will simply stumble upon the truth by magical-thinking happenstance.

Muhammad Rasheed - The relentless counter-message of the enemy is too strong not to take a disciplined and active part in that study, as boring as we may have found the material in our youth. It's time to grow up and be serious about it.

Imani Lateef - However, Dialogue like this is exactly why ppl just aren't interested in Religion. I know I'm personally tired of the rhetoric. Yet I am studying and constantly seeking understanding. What tends to happen is religious leaders tend to do exactly what you are suggesting and make God this unattainable goal that is only accessed through their belief system. I firmly believe that way of life is simply out dated and ineffective.

Muhammad Rasheed - What part of my comment represents an 'unattainable goal' to you, Imani?

Muhammad Rasheed - FYI... My belief system is Al-Islam. In the Qur'an, the One God specifically said one does not have to be a formal Muslim to be saved. This is an example of why it is important to study this material, and allow facts and knowledge to lead instead of an abstract and wishy-washy "spirituality."

Muhammad Rasheed - If we don't know what the religion we are knee-jerk vilifying is ACTUALLY SAYING, then how can we make an informed decision about it?

Throwing the baby out with the bath water is a laziness trait, not one of wisdom.

Imani Lateef - But I've studied Islam. A Muslim is one who submits their will to G'd. Yes. You don't have to "study" do it. And the Quran states we all will do this "willingly or unwillingly". The idea is I'm not trying vilify any religion or lack of religion. The idea is Religion is just one tool available to find God. Not THE tool.

Muhammad Rasheed - Jesus said that the way to know the message of God was through the messengers. The message as filtered through their instruction is the Religion of God. Everything we all know about God came through the messengers who have been performing that job for the aeons humanity has been on earth.

What other tool is available that would enable you to perform in life how you need to perform in order to save yourself from hell and know the Bliss of your Maker for eternity?

Muhammad Rasheed - Because from here it looks like the only other 'tool' is to just wing it, and live a secular existence while claiming to believe.

I don't see a lot of being saved in that.

Imani Lateef - I get it. I don't see a whole lot being saved either. Unfortunately I don't see a lot of saving via Religion either. So it all cancels each other out.

Imani Lateef - As far as tools go, we have been innovating tools for eons. For some reason we refuse to innovate the "Religion" tool. That is fascinating and frightening.

Muhammad Rasheed - It's only frightening if you commit to a stance of vilification. lol I am not so hard-hearted regarding that item since it is obviously the tool preferred by the One that created mathematics from scratch.

You should relax. :)

Muhammad Rasheed - Education is the key, Imani. Encouraging a more well-rounded knowledge base in the varying components of religious systems, with a vital ability to discern between meat vs fat, is how they can be saved.

Of course whether they choose to USE that knowledge or not is a horse of a different color...

Imani Lateef - @Muhammad Rasheed... I'm so relaxed, bro.

Muhammad Rasheed - lol I believe you.

Broc Smith - self-serving comes in many forms

Muhammad Rasheed - I don't know what that means coming from you, Broc. You'll have to be less cryptic with your messaging.

Broc Smith - meaning; religion, regardless of its application, (or form it takes), is a man-made organized perception of the infinite. the hippy white man portrayed in your comic sees God as serving him, therefore justifying his behavior. This is true in many forms, hence my comment and not only drug addled white-trash hippies.

Muhammad Rasheed - Religion isn't a perception of the infinite, since God doesn't bother sharing the inconceivable secrets of the immaterial unseen with us. The job of religion is to embed the precepts of God's Word into our lifestyle, to aid in making it easier to walk the Straight Way.

Muhammad Rasheed - I doubt he's a "white-trash" hippie. I suspect he's the heir of a moneyed family, which gives him the soft leisure life style to make the decisions he's made comfortably.

Muhammad Rasheed - I agree with your "sees God as serving him" insight.

Broc Smith - There is too much evidence "religion" is according to the beholder, to agree with your assessment. However, I totally agree with the latter potion of your statement.

Muhammad Rasheed - Religion is what the One God designed it to be. The crackpots who think it's whatever they behold it to be is exactly the mindset the cartoon is critiquing.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Decoding the GOP

Muhammad Rasheed - I'm interested in exactly what kind of Civil War compromise the GOP keeps dancing around. Let's hear it.

"Compromise" in what way?

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Black Silence is Black Death

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 the Illusion

“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

Killing Blacks For Fun & Profit

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.

Kirb Brimstone - Cop ain't pulling his weight.

Muhammad Rasheed - Sure he is. Random lynching terror by cops keeps the prey in an exploitative mindset ripe for the billion dollar mass incarceration industry. This is an old game with the moving pieces already worked out.

Kirb Brimstone - uh-huh. Give me numners

Muhammad Rasheed - Are you just ignoring my point in favor of your false equivalency fallacy? One kills to spread fear in a subjugated populace, while the other kills for free raw materials used in industry. So what would comparing the numbers prove?

Kirb Brimstone - I'd like comparative numbers. How many black lives has the "policeman" taken vs how many black lives the "abortionist" has taken.

Kirb Brimstone - the cartoon is clearly about taking black lives. I said the cop ain't pulling his weight in this bargain. You seem to disagree. I am asking if you have the numbers to support that.

Muhammad Rasheed - Okay, I see. Your false equivalency fallacy is based on what you imagine the “bargain” to be, which is apparently that they each have an equal quota of bodies to amass. As I explained, there’s no reason for that to be true since they are two completely different institutions (abortion services vs law enforcement) with two completely different approaches to the disregard for Black lives tradition (reaping raw material for science and industrial production versus white supremacist domestic terror).

The abortionist numbers have to be high because the fetal material he is reaping is used in drug, skin care, hair care, etc., industries, while the cops numbers don’t have to be high (compared to the abortion numbers). He’s in the same role his Democrat ancestors were in and just needs to kill Blacks at random to keep the population fearful, no different than how the KKK lynchings functioned.

Muhammad Rasheed - That's why I named the cartoon "Killing Blacks for Fun & Profit" because of the two different approaches and reasons the two institutions take in killing Blacks.

Kirb Brimstone - You know you are the one guilty of that fallacy right? How many balls have been killed (not incarcerated as tour cartoon is about killing) by Cops and how many have been killed by abortionists? It's not even close. Hence " The Cop isn't pulling his weight." You knew you were commuting that fallacy right? That's why you kept mentioning It? Or no?

Muhammad Rasheed - Did you type that with your foot?

It's "not even close" because they do it for different reasons, so the number of bodies each institution amasses doesn't have to match in order to reflect what they both have in common... a callus disregard for Black lives. Your insistence that the numbers have to match in order to reflect the premise is the false equivalency fallacy in action.

Kirb Brimstone - Then next time put "You kill 'em and I'll callously disregard 'em." You know... so the cartoon makes sense.

Muhammad Rasheed - It makes sense as is, and conveys exactly what I wanted to convey.

I'm unmoved by the impotent negativity of the present company who I always disagree with on politics and religion, who believes the cartoon unsuccessful. Once again I disagree with you. Will that be all, Kirb?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Racism's Dark Deal

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

The Super BLACK POWER FIST Attack!

The Truth Behind the 'Love Thy Enemy' Doctrine

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, hardened 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

Inktober 2017 by M. Rasheed

Muhammad Rasheed - I took 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. As I created each one of mine, I faithfully posted all 31 inked cartoons in this blog post.

After the first two prompt words leaned themselves pretty easily to the slavery theme, I decided at that point to sub-challenge myself to make all of them slavery related. It turned out to be an intense, dark, disturbing, very cleansing and even spiritual project for me. It even got stressful in the end when Facebook started banning me for posting over a couple of them, forcing me to create an alternate account to keep from missing the daily posting requirement. Yet I made it through, and in the end my very first participation in the Inktober event was very fun and (I think so anyway) successful.

Here were the rules and prompt list words for this year followed by my submissions:

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"
Day 22: "Trail"
Day 23: "Juicy"
Day 24: "Blind"
Day 25: "Ship"
Day 26: "Squeak"
Day 27: "Climb"
Day 28: "Fall"
Day 29: "United"
Day 30: "Found"
Day 31: "Mask"