Sunday, December 16, 2018
When Self-Hate Pretends to Be Love, pt 01
When Self-Hate Pretends to Be Love, pt 02
When Self-Hate Pretends to Be Love, pt 03
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
|Cartoon illustrating the diabolical game playing the |
financial sector elite routinely perform to enrich
themselves at the expense of the Black community.
Muhammad Rasheed - Now that Matt Taibbi (Griftopia) and Greg Palast (The Best Democracy Money Can Buy) have revealed with their top notch (and rage-inducing) investigative journalism how the 1% grifter class actually operate in the modern day, there’s no excuse for falling for the transparent propaganda schemes like the ones that inspired today’s cartoon. We can reasonably trust that any and everything the elite among the political/business class does is solely to support the White Supremacist Ideology, enriching themselves with anti-Black systemic racism at the expense of the people. Palast’s reports demonstrated the extent of the crimes as the financial sector teamed with their cronies in Washington D.C. to suppress Black and Latinx Democratic Party votes by evicting them from their homes when they couldn’t pay the hefty balloon payment mortgage payments while the companies got wealthier from multiple angles from the length & breadth of the long con’s scope.
Black people have never recovered from the financial ruin of the Great Recession, the wealth gap between the races is wider than ever, yet the Trump administration is still committed to undoing all the reform band-aid efforts put in place by previous administrations to ease their hardships. The rhetoric narrative from the Black community’s political rivals is that they “just want free handouts they don’t deserve” and Blacks should just forgive barbaric violent attacks from white racists because the chronic poverty in Black neighborhoods caused by the same anti-Black systemic racism triggers desperate struggling Black people to attack other desperate struggling Black people.
When the Obama administration added the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as part of the Reconciliation Act of 2010 amendment, it actually removed the big banks as middle men in the student loan process so that funds would then be administered directly to students from the government. The banks of course lost a great deal of money from this very patriotic, pro-Americans citizen law and they responded with FURY.
We know for a fact by their consistent behavior that the 1% grifter class that runs the country does not care about the American people in general, and Black people in specific. We are at war, in the strongest sense of the word, and we absolutely need to move smartly with focus and determination to steer the nation in the direction it needs to be in by force in order to align it to its ideals.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
|Cartoon depicting the vast scope of the fight against anti-Black |
systemic racism, as the White Supremacist Ideology has a
bi-partisan footprint with resentments and active
pushback present within both parties.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
|Cartoon illustrating the over-the-top violent domestic terror|
tactic—by numerous harmful entities at all levels—of
treating Black children like they are adults.
Christopher Finch - Why don't Black Lives Matter activists protest inner city, black on black violence?
Muhammad Rasheed - Black Lives Matter (BLM) is one of numerous Black activism groups, with most focused on specialized categories within the spectrum of multiple issues affecting the Black community. BLM's specific scope addresses the trauma of police brutality and other attacks on Black bodies by non-Black people, while there are several other groups that do address the self-inflicted violence symptomatic with the chronic poverty found in urban Black neighborhoods.
The emotionally-triggered vocal critics of the group seem to be unaware of these basic, easily-researched facts, and prefer to treat the "Black Lives Matter" title as if the movement's scope is supposed to be much broader based on their own uninformed assumptions. This gives the impression that the strawman effigy faux-criticisms are unreasonable attacks from people who actually support over-the-top police violence against Black people even on the off chance the teeth-gnashing critic really didn't mean to be [completely] unsympathetic.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
|Cartoon illustrating a technique of race soldiers designed to |
terrorize Black people into immobility that quasi-well meaning
intellectuals explain away as natural tribal skin color prejudice.
Muhammad Rasheed - The Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP), under Army Regulation 381-12, says it’s mandatory for a list of different groups who have been trained on it (all U.S. military and Department of Defense personnel, government contractors, etc.) to report suspicious behavior to the government counterintelligence hotline. The material explains that terrorism has nothing to do with race, religion or nationality, but has everything to do with behaviors and actions of individuals. The government counts on Americans to use their basic, decent common sense to identify potential threats and promptly report them to prevent something horrible from happening to innocent American people. This is real.
“Racism” as we know it has nothing to do with the regularly circulating gaslight spin job that describes it as a “primitive, natural, tribal skin color prejudice.” This is a deflection from the truth. Racism is actually a diabolical economic system that was birthed at the beginning of the American experiment when a trade in African Black flesh by ‘crony capitalist’ Western powers became YUGE/BIGLY international business. Several factors contributed to the decision that a special aristocracy would be created based on the dramatic physical difference between the light-skinned members of Europe’s ethnic tribes versus the enslaved African, in which the latter would be permanently delegated to a chattel bondsman class. The centuries old wealth gap between the two races within the white supremacist era, getting wider and wider with each passing decade, is a direct result of the dominant group protecting their manufactured Whitopia from the possibility of the socio-economic pendulum swinging in the other direction. Should it so swing, it would first create an equality between the races scenario, with the potential for a total flip in the balance of power. The elaborate effort to prevent that pendulum from swinging—using psychological mind games, financial sabotage/property theft, domestic terror tactics and police/military force—is the true nature of racism. This is real.
White Americans have been in the habit of using their basic, decent common sense to report Black people to the police just for doing normal, regular activities in public places. All efforts to explain away the behavior are disingenuous; it is a terror tactic with the intention to control Black behavior. The ‘golden rule’ of treating others how you would like to be treated does not apply, because the people doing the reporting cannot empathize with the Black victims due to generations of anti-Black systemic racism programming that has now become normalized among the Whitopian residents. They do not see themselves and their foulness, they only see their hatred for the idea of Blacks behaving as if they are not subjugated lower class citizens controlled for white exploitation. This is real.
As a Black American, my number one political issue is the freeing of my people from the savagery of racism’s chains so we may live the fullness of life as we deserve. White people benefit from the aristocracy by default and hold a bi-partisan vested interest in working out problems among each other AROUND the anti-Black systemic racism that feeds them. So when I watch white liberals and white conservatives attempt to come to a common ground in their ideological differences and mutually seek to take anti-racism off the table so they can make faster headway during the talks, or not wanting to aggravate the other, it does leave me feeling some kind of way.
I am not interested in hearing another 150 yrs of more empty words with more empty promises and inevitable betrayals behind them; I am instead only interested in what is real and making informed decisions from a place of correct analysis of very real behaviors. I pray for peace and the reasonable unobstructed liberty to pursue my God-given rights as a natural-born U.S. citizen, but it seems like I may be alone in wishing this for all Americans.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
|Cartoon depicting the Democrats' regretful loss of a large part |
of their constituency due to the "Southern Strategy" of their rivals,
with their hopes of somehow reclaiming them at the
risk of betraying the loyal Black American.
Dave Consiglio - Thank you Rasheed for posting this today.
I’ve actually been catching some heat lately for naming [my] blog The War Donkey.
While the GOP flaunts their openly sexist, racist, homophobic stances, we worry about offending centrists by drawing attention to those stances?
Not on my watch.
The War Donkey is about fighting this shit, not appeasing those who find the fight uncomfortable or awkward.
It’s supposed to be uncomfortable!
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Monday, December 3, 2018
|Cartoon illustrating the negative taint infesting the national culture |
due to a hostile, unpatriotic special interest group being allowed to
dictate the narrative of what is considered normal and/or harmless.
Alan MacNeill - With all due respect, cartoons like that do nothing to help the cause. All they do is reinforce the Right Wing opinion “They’re looking down on us, why should we listen to them?” Please, for the good of the movement, stop.
Muhammad Rasheed - Hi, Alan. The facts of history demonstrate that those who hold the Right Wing opinion are actively waging war against my group and aren’t even remotely interested in listening to me.
Rather than play that game with them, and look like a fool in the attempt, I’m more interested in digging up the root cause of their behaviors from well thought out analysis of the historical narrative and satirizing it in my art. I don’t mind that you don’t agree with my approach since I’m under no illusion that my product is of an universal appeal.
Alan MacNeill - Here’s your problem.
Yes, there are SOME on the Right who are as you say. Probably 10–15% of the Republican Party, and certainly the loudest of them.
However, in order to WIN ELECTIONS, which is all that matters (since without folks in office, you can’t fix the problems), you need to be attractive to the folks who aren’t strictly dedicated to that side, but might lean more conservative than you wish they did.
You have two choices: 1. Shove them away as being impure…then they vote for your opponents, who win the elections and have the power, and you and your pure movement are wandering in the wilderness, or 2. Be temperate in your attacks on the other side, point out their flaws when you can, but in a fair and reasonable and honest way, not lumping everyone in with the extreme 5%.
Your cartoons show you want to do #1…and that’s certainly your right, but realize that it means you are killing your movement. And, frankly, shoving away far more than just your targets.
Muhammad Rasheed - Alan wrote: “However, in order to WIN ELECTIONS…”
We can stop voter suppression and the GOP will never “win” another election again.
Alan wrote: “…but realize that it means you are killing your movement.”
I disagree. Being honest will reveal the true nature of the movement and the fight at hand. Walking on eggshells around my committed enemy has gained me nothing.
Alan MacNeill - I’m judging this from your profile picture alone…but you aren’t old enough to have enough experience to say “never”.
And stopping voter suppression alone won’t guarantee a Blue Wave. Sorry that the world doesn’t fit nicely into your blue sky fantasy, but in the real world you have to appeal to folks who don’t agree with you, but are at least willing to listen to your argument. Cartoons like yours shrink that pool, dramatically.
Muhammad Rasheed - Alan wrote: “…you aren’t old enough to have enough experience to say ‘never.’”
It’s just a prediction wrapped in a bit of hyperbole since I am not privy to the secrets of the unseen future.
Alan wrote: “And stopping voter suppression alone won’t guarantee a Blue Wave.”
The Democrats have the numbers. The GOP has to cheat to have any kind of longevity. We only put up with it because the Demos are guilty of using it too when convenient (that’s why they don’t like talking about it).
Alan wrote: “…but in the real world you have to appeal to folks who don’t agree with you…”
There are varying sub-groups within that pool. Research reveals which among them are worthy of the effort of appealing to. The ones I am in active war with can feel the sting of the toon.
Alan wrote: “Sorry that the world doesn’t fit nicely into your blue sky fantasy…”
lol That’s precisely how I feel about your expressed “Probably 10–15%.” That’s actually closer to what the percentage of ‘good guys’ looks like, and it’s about the same on the liberal side.
The anti-racism fight isn’t your fight, Alan, which is the root cause of my woes.
Alan wrote: “Cartoons like yours shrink that pool, dramatically.”
*shrug* I prefer to know the face of my foe. His ability to hide and slink around among those I can actually trust (possible only because I allowed myself to be convinced I should walk on eggshells around the creature) puts me at a disadvantage that doesn’t get me closer to my goals.
Alan MacNeill - Best of luck.
Hope your lance is sharp, because those windmills are vicious.
And with that, farewell donkeys…I'm off to find a group that embraces my values, those that made Democrats wi once upon a time.
Paul Haas - Before commenting on this cartoon, it might be wise to re-read the cartoon from Sunday. I don't want to become one of the army of white editors removing anything remotely uncomfortable to us. Or in today's case, comics that took us some time to figure out, so we feel the Elephants will never get it.
Dave Consiglio - Hi Alan. M. Rasheed is an invited guest here. Disagreements are what we save for Republicans, eh?
Furthermore, we have no idea is this comic is “shoving people away” or not. What we do know is that we welcome everyone here who supports Democratic candidates. I know that’s both you and Muhammad, and I’m sure we can find our common ground.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
|Cartoon depicting white supremacy's proactive risk control procedures |
using an extreme micromanagement control over the racial narrative.
Kelly Erickson - You’ve got a wonderful way of reading between the lines of life and then holding a magnifying glass up in your cartoons. Love this one.
|Cartoon illustrating the epiphany that led to the |
draw decisions of both the Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin I
and the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury fights.
Benjamin Du - Does the split decision draw for Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder prove that boxing is corrupt?
Muhammad Rasheed - Of course it does. The boxing industry has been corrupt since it’s beginnings, controlled by a tight cartel of insiders and legacy mob families. It’s little different than how the Hollywood film industry functions, with the larger money payouts drawing the most slimeball people like flies to honey.
David Glenn - As a boxing fan I understand the pain but why is this on The War Donkey?
Muhammad Rasheed - The critique of immoral manipulation of industry from the monopoly/cartel standpoint -- a classic demonstration of antitrust law violation -- is always appropriate on a progressive politics platform.
Sport business models are often exploitative by tradition, but boxing is especially so. All of that needs to be dragged out into the open and publicly cursed; there's little of what we fight for that isn't interconnected with other items in our agenda, David, even when not immediately obvious.
Friday, November 30, 2018
|Cartoon depicting the critical need for protecting all |
citizens' Right to Bear Arms, to prevent a tyranny-by-terror
from unfairly advantaged groups.
Muhammad Rasheed - You know what happens when we are not actively engaged in the high-stakes chess match of the political process? Our rivals and enemies position themselves to advantage, rule over us, and create a new normal for our lives.
The historic record demonstrates that isn’t good.
If you aren’t actively involved in your own community, doing your part to ensure your special interest group and the similarly-minded groups within your party’s collective receive what you need from your government bodies, then you’ve put yourself in danger. For any of the swarming piglets pushing & shoving to latch onto the sow’s teat to decide to opt out of the process, it will mean death. Either through starvation, or one of the rapidly growing gluttonous siblings will simply eat the piglet. The new normal for the piglet switched from being elbow-to-elbow within the active fight to nigh-hopelessly weakened, exploitable snack.
When the frustrated Black American makes such comments as “The 2nd Amendment was never meant for us!” it means that we’ve accepted the new normal created for us by the traditionally hostile special interest political group who has seized power. It isn’t true. We’ve endangered ourselves by accepting our rival’s programming—using the force of our own creative narrative to interpret his message for him to us and our descendants—and now we are demoralized and cynical. Disinterested in the political machine because we believed our enemy’s narrative that it wasn’t for us anyway, we seek only to find our own corner somewhere so we can ‘do us’ and hope that the dominant power’s goons will find something else to do rather than harass us for that day.
Of course this is what it was like to be Black during both the chattel slave era and jim crow, so where’s the progress? Progress doesn’t come through magic and wishing, it comes from consistently staying in the active battle. Fortitude, patience, courage are all tools that come with that kit and it is our job to push and shove and latch onto a dripping sow’s teat, too (I’m Muslim, so I’m really grossing myself out with that analogy, but I’m pushing through it for you. You’re welcome.). The Constitution guaranteed me this right, and in defending my right I am by default defending the scope of what the Constitution says I get to have as recognized under the Republic’s Law.
“But the Constitution wasn’t for Black folks!” Nonsense. There were powerful Black people at the beginning of the nation’s founding who helped draft the Constitution, who helped define the high-ideals that we all have the right to reach for. There were always strong and determined Black people along the way who’ve used the laws themselves to score major milestone victories for Black people. Did many of the white founding fathers own slaves? Yes. Some were downright despicable in numerous ways, but the issue wasn’t so much one of hypocrisy, but of raw greed. They created a United States of America that was designed to be flexible, designed to be amended by more enlightened future citizens. They KNEW slavery was wrong—conflicting as it did with both their religious principles and with the “land of the free” rhetoric—but were determined to use the racist economic institution to ensure their own family fortunes and pass the filthy and immoral buck of anti-Black systemic racism onto the next generations to solve.
And solve it we must. We have to be engaged. We HAVE to be in it and acting like U.S. citizens, acting like we belong and in fact, built this great nation, too. When your right to life, liberty and property are threatened by domestic terror then you play the Right to Bear Arms card and protect hearth & home from barbarity just like every other U. S. American citizen has a right to, and you do so unflinchingly. Recognize that anyone at all telling you it is wrong to defend yourself from the unreasonable savagery of unreasonable men is an enemy. Use your energy, use your fire to actively engage in the political process ALL THE WAY, and fill your belly with the portion of rich, over-thick, fatty sow’s milk that belongs to you.
Kelly Erickson - The cartoon is good, but whooo, the post is SO good. Yes and yes.
Tom Deyoung - Who were the black Americans to help draft the constitution?
Muhammad Rasheed - Not literally helped write the document itself necessarily, but free Blacks who were part of the discussions—like in Benjamin Banneker’s letter to Thomas Jefferson—who helped shaped the tone, force & scope into what it was to become.
Tom Deyoung - I think you mean Declaration of Independence. Jefferson was in France for the constitution.
Muhammad Rasheed - I mean the discussion had by the intellectuals of the day, from both races, who contributed to the greater discourse that was drawn upon to build the founding documents of the nation. This is very important for the progress of race relations, since it’s not only rarely discussed, but the dominant powers have a history of hiding/downplaying stuff like that to protect the anti-Black economic system.
Tom Deyoung - when it comes to race relation I completely agree with you, I believe we must recognize the path taken to get here, and respect each other instead of assuming. I honestly believe it is in human nature to notice patterns then label those patterns to groups of people. To combat racism we must all fight our instinct to look for patterns in differing races.
Muhammad Rasheed - The historic record is definitely full of real patterns of behavior, by all groups and for multiple reasons. I don’t think it’s healthy to pretend that’s not a real thing under the name of progressive race relations, when to deny the phenomenon and pretend it isn’t real would serve only to benefit the dominant group at the expense of the traditionally disenfranchised.
Fenris Lyulf - More Than Slaves: Black Founders, Benjamin Banneker, and Critical Intellectual Agency by LaGarrett J. King | Clemson University
Tom Deyoung - Yes, I did look up Banneker to get a better understanding.
Kristen Greenberg - I'm confused, is this Republican or Democrat? It's on the War Donkey, but pro gun and pro constitution and pro equality
Steve Marck - All Americans should be pro-gun rights, pro-constitution, and pro-equality. Unfortunately, neither party lives up to that very well.
Kristen Greenberg - I agree :) I was surprised to see this on TWD as most liberals are not pro those things normally though.
Steve Marck - True, and they should be called out for it when it happens.
But neither are conservatives. Conservatives often conflict with the first amendment, the fourth, fifth, heck, mostly they like the constitution when it suits their pre-conceived idea of what they’d like the resultant policy to be.
And both parties struggle with equality. Affirmative action is inherently racist, sure, but conservatives aren’t angels on issues of race (quite the opposite), and actively seek to suppress minority rights from the voting booth to a laundry list of others. Plus the rhetoric we’ve heard recently, well, it’s disgusting.
These new “spaces” in Quora could result in more echo chambers, or we could push to hold the wings on both sides accountable to the center so that Quora works to help put the country back together instead of helps tear it apart. I like that they let independents into both, and even those of the opposite side. I just hope we see constructive rhetoric instead of the pettiness of the first few months. Trolling, strawmen, graffiti, I hope we can find a way to raise the bar.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Anonymous - Do Liberals often engage in violent protest more than Conservatives? (Think SJWs, Antifa & BLM)
Muhammad Rasheed - No. This is based on a deceptive myth invented by conservative political strategists. The truth of the matter is that the left shows up to peacefully protest, and the triggered right sics their goons on them.
Note that conservatives refer to the protest events as “violent riots” before the cops show up and anything has even happened? They just want people to accept their unfair and abusive practices and stop complaining about injustice, so when you do protest, they consider it “starting a riot.”
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
|Cartoon depicting the certainty of a "Trans-Space Slave Trade" |
that repeats the darkest times of the white supremacist
era's origins when corporate establishes colonizing
missions to other planetary bodies.
Anonymous - How would you react if white nationalists sometime in the future established a whites-only space colony?
Muhammad Rasheed - I would expect to have to fight to the death for the personal liberties and freedoms of myself and my family—for the usual reasons—and would exercise my Right to Bear Arms accordingly to protect hearth & home.
The historical record reveals all "whites only" attempts to be "white male fantasy Whitopias" in which they live as amazingly selfish, discriminatory elitists while delegating all the work (and savage abuses) to non-whites. No thanks. I will expect the plan to dissolve once they run into the insurmountable hurdle of "Bismi'Allah - Fight to the Death as Policy" which will render their schemes unprofitable.
Monday, November 26, 2018
|Cartoon depicting yet another strong reason why it may be |
in the best interest of the Black American ethnic group to
break away from the two treacherous parties and
form a Black Political Party of their own.
Gravitucron - You have no idea how long I have felt this way!!!
Gary McCoy - The left decries Trump's harmful effect on American values. The same left that's for giving $500 million to Planned Parenthood -- The left decries Trump's harmful effect on American values. The same left that's for giving $500 million to Planned Parenthood
Muhammad Rasheed -
Gary McCoy - Terrible, if real. But off topic regardless.
Muhammad Rasheed - No, it's real and still on topic. Abusing babies has apparently been America's value system since its inception. This "let's pretend we are so outraged over Black baby abortions!" GOP political talking point is just a grift deflection from the murders of innocents Republicans routinely allow with a stony face ("I CAN breathe").
We're either REALLY for the ideals of America's highest values, or we're just continuing to play like we are for another 200+ yrs.
I'm a conservative Black American Muslim who believes in civil rights for my ethnic group, so that leaves me with the problematic liberal/Democrat team since the conservative/Republicans hate my f*cking guts because I'm Black. It wasn't the "Trump vs Hillary" election that represented the "lesser of two evils" choice, but both political parties period.
So these rhetoric memes you're posting aren't real, don't make real points, and aren't triggering real discussion, they are just playing more damn games.
Gary McCoy - I see you have not learned to think for yourself, much to Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Chuck Schumer's delight. "Conservative/Republicans hate your f$cking guts"? That's hilarious. Tell Condoleeza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, Mia Love, .... I could go on and on. But tell me more about how Hillary "I carry hot sauce in my purse" Clinton, or Joe " Obama is the first clean, articulate black man..." Biden are the ones looking out for you. Which party freed the slaves again? And which party is it that treats blacks like the slaves they kept for years?
Muhammad Rasheed - You see that conservative/republican squirting that Black child in the face with tear gas because he thought it was funny? Why do you think your cherry-picked list of GOP Black people means the conservative/Republicans don't have a modern history of hating Black people? Because you've committed to playing games?
Muhammad Rasheed - The modern white hate groups --including David Duke's crew -- side with the conservative/Republican team. It's not hard.
Gary McCoy - Wow, you must have great eyes to be able to see the voter ID card in that cop's pocket. Can't argue with your kind of "logic".
Muhammad Rasheed - He's a white policeman abusing a Black child because he thinks it's funny and believes that he can get away with it.
There's a 100% chance he's a Republican.
Gary McCoy - I'm going to bed. You just proved you got nothing. No proof. This guy is likely a Joe Biden Democrat. That's the party that's keeps throwing table scraps to its black base to keep them voting in lock step. It's a shame that a smart fella like you lap up their transparent hocus pocus.
Muhammad Rasheed - Here's Gary doubling down on game playing. Nice.
Chris Bassett - @Muhammad... whooopsie May want to Check your bullshit before spreading you bullshit
Margot Maven - @Chris... I knew there was "something wrong with this picture". Thanks
Robbie Guina - M. Rasheed wrote: "You see that conservative/republican squirting that Black child in the face with tear gas because he thought it was funny?"
That's funny. I see a black woman in the process of committing a crime WITH her children. At best that is child abuse & neglect.
Richard Sherman - @Gary... Muhammad is not a 'smart fella' at all. He writes nice, but he's easily duped and manipulated - an emotional yo-yo. Nothing smart about that.
Al Goodwyn - Even if the photo actually had ANYTHING to do with US law enforcement (and it clearly doesn't if you take 2 seconds to check), Muhammad Rasheed makes the link that the act represents something whites are okay with. That smacks of racism. Plus, I didn't know the Pinto came in a Law Enforcement model.
Richard Sherman - @Al... I've been explaining his racism to him for years.
Muhammad Rasheed - Chris wrote: "whooopsie"
In the USA, white conservative cops routinely do stuff like this, and you lot think it's okay.
Al wrote: "Muhammad Rasheed makes the link that the act represents something whites are okay with."
The fact that all the comments here, especially Robbie's, are justifying the Brazilian cop's actions nullifies Chris' "whoopsie" and supports my point. White conservative racist whites are the same in all counties it turns out. Right, Richard? ;)
Margot Maven - @Muhammad... some of the most extreme racists I have met are not white. They are black. And they hate it when they are called out on it, because they absolutely can't hear what they are saying. Like Mr. Lemon...one of the most outrageously racist individuals we have had the displeasure of hearing...he has gotten away with blatant racism because he is black... A lot of your comments illustrate your disdain for white people.
Al Goodwyn - There are 800,000 law enforcement personnel in the US with arrest authority. Please help me understand what percentage of these you consider to be "routinely doing stuff like this"? And yet Muhammad, you pull a picture from 2011 that shows a Brazilian LEO. Shoots down your theory that it's so routine if you have to resort to lies.
And disgusting name calling all of one political affiliation who are of one race is, well, racist.
Gerry Harris - @Muhammad... What a dumb ass you are.
Gerry Harris - It's like taking your kid to a riot. Then when shit hits the fan, it's the cops fault.
Muhammad Rasheed - Margot wrote: "some of the most extreme racists I have met are not white."
All that means is that you made up your own special definition for "racist." Your comment means nothing to me.
Richard Sherman - @Muhammad... Time for your meds, now.
Muhammad Rasheed - Al wrote: "Shoots down your theory it's so routine if you have to resort to lies."
lol For one, it doesn't shoot down my theory since it just demonstrates that the blight of demonic anti-Black white supremacy—particularly prevalent in law enforcement—is a global blight. For two, I didn't lie. Clearly the Brazilian cop featured in the meme is a white conservative behaving the way we in the USA are used to white conservatives behaving, so my point stands. It is irrelevant whether he was specifically an American Republican or not since these responses from you lot show a despicable spiritual affiliation with his deeds.
|White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement | F.B.I. Report (2006)|
Muhammad Rasheed - Gerry wrote: "It's like taking your kid to a riot."
lol She didn't "take her kid to a riot." Instead, they showed up to peacefully protest the oppressive injustices inflicted upon them as is their right and in typical fashion, the slimeball moneyed powers unleashed their psychopathic cops upon them.
Sunday, November 25, 2018
|Cartoon illustrating the corporate-led empire building of the |
USA's military industrial complex, and the
proud enthusiasm with which the indoctrinated masses
celebrate the diabolical activity.
Muhammad Rasheed - The average U.S. America citizen believes that because they are thoroughly indoctrinated in the military industrial complex propaganda. The USA has been empire building since its inception, and the point is to:
- monopolize the world’s wealth
- keep rival sovereign nations unstable and/or with Western intelligence hand-picked dictators in power so their resources are easily siphoned away at low cost
- possess the indomitable power nigh-unlimited wealth provides
The 1% elite class that benefits most from these centuries old schemes require the marketing-propaganda to convince the people that our bullying, thieving, murderous country’s political leadership class are the ‘good guys,’ so there will be little chance of nation-wide revolt out of their control.
Eric Lurio - I haven’t seen such infantile commie cartooning in years
Muhammad Rasheed - Hm. The "infantile" aspect is only a reflection of the real life greed-fueled barbarity I'm depicting.
The term "commie" doesn't compute since I am firmly a capitalist. Note that corporatism (aka 'crony capitalism') is the enemy of the open markets that are the life blood of true capitalism. Our anti-trust laws are designed to check corporatism and protect capitalism.
Eric Lurio - Communist party newspapers have published countless versions of that exat cartoon for over a century.
Muhammad Rasheed - Post just one of them so I may examine it for analysis, please.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
|Cartoon depicting the anti-Black brainwashing techniques |
used by the agents of the Eurocentric
White Supremacist Empire's war machine.
Muhammad Rasheed - [ARTICLE] Baptist Pastor Defends Slavery As Beneficial and Biblical | Patheos.com
"If it wasn’t for slavery, those folks would still be in Africa with a bone in their nose…" ~Pastor Keith Gomez; Northwest Bible Baptist Church, Elgin, Illinois
There are Whitopias all over the African continent—millions of white people enjoying all those lands have to offer while treating the indigenous people like crap in the usual fashion—and many are even the descendants of the original Spanish, Portuguese & Dutch Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade corporatists and crew. White people know good & damned well what Black African civilizations were really like in the pre-white supremacist era, since the elaborate pomp & circumstance rituals of their wealthy elite are but the attempts to copy the opulent splendor they witnessed of the powerful Black rulers that inspired them.
Seriously, Black people, it's long time to stop taking what they say at face value and turn your attentions inward. Focus on YOURSELVES and stop playing their games and getting played. #ArentYouTiredYet #antiracism #BlackEmpowerment
Andre Felipe - Black panther anyone?
Muhammad Rasheed - Did T’Challa come to Europe and become master of the land and its people, or did he stay home in his own country as guardian of his own traditions?
Did you see the movie, Andre?
Andre Felipe - Tarzan didn’t become the master of the land either. He became the leader of his tribe.
Muhammad Rasheed - There were 60,000 books with him strutting all over the continent. lol
Muhammad Rasheed - Did T’Challa come to Europe and lead a white tribe of neanderthal goons he could be superior over as a ‘reverse racist’ message?
Eric Lurio - Muslims have been doing that far longer and still are doing so....
Muhammad Rasheed - lol That's a myth cooked up by white conservatives, Eric, as a very uninformed tu quoque logical fallacy.
Dan Weasel - Yet Christians have been doing this longer than Islam has been in existence Eric....
Eric Lurio - is it now Muhammad Rasheed ? The role of Islam in the Arab slave trade
Eric Lurio - @Dan... Does this mean that Muslim slavers are actually innocent babies who just can't help themselves?
Maps | Global Slavery Index
Muhammad Rasheed - Eric wrote: "is it now ?"
Yes. For starters, the so-called "curse of Ham" was a re-interpretation of the original scripture used to faux-justify the anti-Black slave trade.The original had nothing to do with race, genetic linage, etc.
Second, the Qur'an regulates the behavior of the believers in general (that's what it is for), so the fact that it regulates how the slave/servant class is treated doesn't mean it encourages slavery. Not even a little bit. No where does the Qur'an condone the enslavement of others, but instead it counts "freeing the slave" in the list of righteous deeds the believer needs to amass in order to pass the terrifying scrutiny of Judgment Day and win through to the eternal bliss of paradise. This fact alone was responsible for the near eradication of the slave institution pretty early on in Islam's history. Interestingly, it was BROUGHT BACK later during the conquering expansion age.
Eric wrote: "Does this mean that Muslim slavers are actually innocent babies who just can't help themselves?"
Muslim slavers are greedy men who are following their lusts and not their religion, as in the example of all other filthy slavers. It's this lot who began to invent hadith out of thin air to faux-justify their evil since they could find so such condoning in the Holy Qur'an (despite the efforts of ones such as yourself).
By the way, I notice that your 'Global Slavery Index Map' doesn't include the millions enslaved within the for-profit prison system. That's a major blow to your xenophobic, partisan-biased credibility.
Eric Lurio - @Muhammad... The Triangle trade was controlled by Black Muslims for it's entirety. I do not for one minute say this exonerates the Whites receiving kidnapped people at the coasts, it doesn't. but the Prophet owned slaves and so did every single Caliph who followed him. The Saudis only banned the practice in 1963. I don't know how old YOU are, but I was alive that year.
Muhammad Rasheed - Eric wrote: "The Triangle trade was controlled by Black Muslims for it's entirety."
Is that ignorance speaking, or a weak attempt at deception?
The rum distilleries, great stinking ships, the West African forts/ports, and Caribbean sugar cane plantations were all owned and operated by a short group of interconnected families out of New England. Here's the wealthy descendants of one of the largest ones here: The DeWolfs
Eric Lurio - @Muhammad... The Africans could have said "no" they were the "producers" of the "commodity" so they controlled it.
Muhammad Rasheed - @Eric... Your understanding of that concept does not align to the facts of history. Here: Atlantic Slave Trade | Fallacy of Blacks Selling Blacks
Friday, November 23, 2018
|Cartoon illustrating the revelation that when white racists |
charge anti-racism activist with "playing the victim," it is
just a deflection from their own faux-victimhood complex
as they freak out at the idea of true equality between the races.
Darryl Morhardt - If you create "Affirmative Action" to make everyone equal, doesnt that violate the very same principle you are trying to establish?
Muhammad Rasheed - That would only be true if the affirmative action programs of the 1960–1970s post-Civil Rights Act were put in place during a fictional scenario in which both races started out equally poor. The facts of history reveal this as far from accurate. In the previous decades, a much stronger and much wider in scope affirmative action program was put in place to rescue lower class whites from poverty and create the new middle class:
- The New Deal (1933-1936)
Black Americans were denied economic relief that was granted to poor whites; the vast majority of Black people were deliberately excluded from social security benefits, government grants, elderly poor assistance, and unemployment insurance programs
- National Labor Relations Act (1935) & Fair Labor Standards Act (1938)
Poor whites were granted free handouts enabling them to improve their standard of living but agricultural and domestic labor --the vast majority being Black -- were deliberately excluded; When Black workers were allowed to secure lucrative industrial positions during WW2, the southern congressmen who pushed for labor reform programs that enabled poor whites to climb the economic ladder abandoned the effort, which also severed link between civil rights activism and demands for economic equality/inclusion.
- The G.I. Bill (1944)
Black Americans experienced abuses and segregation during WW2 while their white counterparts were provided the plethora of benefits that came with the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, which included having the US government pay off their mortgages and increase education quality and opportunities.
So to answer your question, the first wave of affirmative action programs were by no means an attempt to “make everyone equal,” but were in fact designed to continue to give the white racist aristocracy, built up as the anti-Black chattel slave institution’s primary legacy, a further advantage over their prey. Although the pro-Black affirmative action programs were originally intended to make everyone equal economically, they were promptly and continuously sabotaged, barely keeping the lower class Black community in the most basic survival state, while their selfish white rivals invent fictional reasons why even those meager rations should be stripped from them as well.
John T. Craig - BULL SHIT!!!
Muhammad Rasheed - lol What's the "bullshit" part, John? Considering I merely cartooned an actual conversation. hahaha
John T. Craig - too much racist BS going on in this world people simply need to Live and Let Live somebody's going to make a cartoon making all the dark skin people look bad somebody's going to make the cartoon making all the light skin people look bad just all b*******
John T. Craig - Got a better idea maybe everybody should check out their own family tree check out those DNA genetics and DNA might be really interesting what we all might find there actually already have on mine mine
Muhammad Rasheed - John wrote: "too much racist BS going on in this world..."
John wrote: "...people simply need to Live and Let Live..."
Sure, once the racism stops and Reparatory Justice is paid out to help make up for it.
John wrote: "...somebody's going to make a cartoon making all the dark skin people look bad..."
They already are doing that.
John wrote: "somebody's going to make the cartoon making all the light skin people look bad just all b*******"
They'll be alright.
Muhammad Rasheed - John wrote: "Got a better idea maybe everybody should check out their own family tree..."
It's not about genetics, it's about theft.
John T. Craig - theft?
Muhammad Rasheed - Yes. Racism is an economic system. It always has been.
John T. Craig - Well if that's being the case maybe you should jump on board and make yourself at happy dollar
Muhammad Rasheed - The system is still set up the way it was during slavery, tilted towards a white racist aristocracy. In order to profit off of it myself, I would have to sellout my own people and willingly support white supremacy.
I do not care to do so.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
|Cartoon satirizing the outstanding effectiveness of the |
Black Economic Boycott, a potent weapon mysteriously
abandoned by the struggling Black community.
Cynthia He - Do you think nonviolent resistance is an effective form of protest?
Muhammad Rasheed - Based on how the nonviolent protest model is being used today, it forces me to read into the question the assumption that the OP is specifically referring to the ‘pacifist’ aspect of the resistance form. Other than the national (or even international) attention on the cause and the making fun of your political foes on Twitter, there has to be some kind of “sting” involved that will pressure the opponent to take your demands seriously in a timely manner, otherwise the protest effort will be impotent.
For example, within anti-racism activism, the pacifist stance all by itself means nothing at all against a bullying, murderous foe who gleefully hung Black people from trees as “peculiar fruit” for over a century as the originator of the modern era’s domestic terrorism. A stoic-faced pacifist protest that was 100% all words with no bite would do nothing but encourage more sadistic, hate-fueled violence against the protesters. Fortunately, the early Civil Rights Movement DID have that bite to go along with their commitment to nonviolence, and it was very effective at that. Two communities in Alabama used the power of the Black Economic Boycott to force their enemies to cave to their demands:
- Bus Boycott | Montgomery, Alabama (05 Dec 1955 - 20 Dec 1956)
- Voting Rights Boycott | Tuskegee, Alabama (25 Jun 1957 - 17 Feb 1961)
This is the lesson in how to conduct a successful nonviolent resistance movement — make sure the compromised ‘crony capitalist’ political leaders you hope to influence receive the sting where they fear it the most.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
|Cartoon illustrating the effectiveness of using the |
'character assassination' weapon to subjugate a
targeted group by destroying their leadership.
Simon King - Why were there so many political killings in the USA in the 1960’s (JFK, Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King) and none since?
Muhammad Rasheed - The cartel involved in directing these extreme political actions later decided the high-profile nature of the killings caused more long-term problems (in the form of blowback) than they were intended to solve. Having the affect of martyring the victim, the killings actually radicalized both the followers, and others heavily sympathetic to the late political figure’s cause. This created a whole new militant group larger and potentially more dangerous to the oppressive status quo than the original movement that influenced them.
Consequently, in their efforts to subjugate a targeted group more effectively than crudely assassinating their leaders, the cartel instead switched to a ‘character assassination’ plan. Designed to sour the followers’ opinion of a leader by revealing and/or falsifying leaked information that will cause the figure to lose public credibility, the new tactic had the advantage in not only stopping the momentum of the leader’s activist efforts, but also dissolved the often critical public support.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
|Cartoon satirizing the curious practice of white founders |
of Black social media discussion groups that are
uncomfortable entertaining topics that are actually vital
to the empowerment of the Black community.
Muhammad Rasheed - Are black social media discussion groups that are founded by white gatekeepers who don't allow anti-racism and black empowerment topics inherently racist?
"The main lesson most whites absorbed from the Civil Rights Movement wasn't that they have a personal responsibility to fight systemic racism, but rather, that they have a responsibility to maintain a public appearance of being 'non-racist' even as racism pervades their lives." ~Shannon Sullivan; Good White People: The Problem With Middle Class White Anti-Racism
It seems odd to see so many “Black” social media discussion groups that don’t allow discussions that whites feel uncomfortable discussing. It gives the impression that the point of the group is to figure out how to force the narrative of Black history and Black philosophy into a pro-white supremacy direction as part of the anti-Black systemic racism marketing campaign.
If you're not trying to actually help solve the problem, then what ARE you doing? Creating a small space within the Black experience that you can make personally lucrative for yourself?
Monday, November 19, 2018
|Cartoon pointing out the fact that greed-fueled, hostile |
and destructive anti-Black policies from the Republican Party
certainly didn't begin with the Trump Administration.
Anonymous - Was Ronald Reagan a good president for the African American community?
Muhammad Rasheed - No. The Reagan Administration stopped the upward mobility of the Black middle class with the devastating anti-Black “War on Drugs” attack. This was a cartel of villains composed of intelligence agencies, politicians, police departments, the incorporated for-profit prison system and foreign connections that pumped designer drugs into the Black community and set up inherently violent distribution/quick retail cells that not only made the government and their connections obscene profits by re-distributing the wealth of the Black populace through plunder, but it destroyed an entire generation of Black family unity. These actions set trends that the Republican Party took pains to flip and somehow blame on the victims themselves as partisan rhetoric on a continuously playing loop.
|Cartoon depicting a typical hypocritical, paradoxical |
neurosis discharge from the unaddressed open sore
of anti-Black systemic racism.
Anonymous - Why have white men convinced themselves that black men as a group prefer white women to black?
Muhammad Rasheed - There are several historical layers to this question, so my speculative analysis will touch on several points as follows:
- The pre-white supremacist era demonstrated that the Black woman was highly-favored and sought by everyone, which obviously fueled the rise of the global ‘Supreme Goddess’ matriarchal traditions of pre-recorded history. The first layer of the white male’s “self convincing” is merely a projection to deflect from his own lust for the Black woman’s amazing form (he’s supposed to be on that “pure aryan race” script because of his commitment to the White Supremacist Ideology).
- Once the white supremacist era began, it became clear that the white woman would represent a boost in social status for the indoctrinated Black male to a degree, so those Black men who sought after them for that purpose merely created examples that infuriated white males into believing this stereotype they created around it.
- When anti-Black chattel slavery was abolished, the 1% moneyed class desperately took advantage of the 13th Amendment loophole to retain their anti-Black streams of revenue as free prison labor. The marketing arm of this new “slavery 2.0” was the idea that Black males were inherently criminals who wanted nothing more than to capture and rape white women. Since the idea of Black males lusting after white women is directly tied to the for-profit prison industry, white males NEED to continue to propagandize the concept as a multi-generational self-indoctrination so their group will remain on code.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
|Cartoon illustrating the fact that the white conservative presence |
within the Republican Party means it is NOT the party
Black Americans once knew. Joining the GOP would
be same as fighting on the side of the Confederacy.
Jarvis Christian - How can we as Republicans connect with the African American community?
Muhammad Rasheed - The biggest problem that the African-American needs addressed is the nation’s enduring sin of anti-Black systemic racism. Now that the traditionally pro-racism white conservative has taken up residence there, the Grand Old Party is no longer the partisan platform Black people once knew and it is inherently hostile to their interests, property and persons. In this current “Make America Great Again” climate, what does the GOP actually have to offer Black Americans?
- Black people will receive pro-business class tax breaks, favorable interest rates, and other perks that come with joining the anti-capitalist tradition/anti-open free market/pro-crony capitalist/pro-corporate cartel/pro-monopoly party
- Black people will be heavily discouraged from consolidating their socio-economic power and seeking to control their own political destiny which will be the only way the will achieve their ultimate empowerment and economic inclusion goals of true equality
- Black people will be expected to give up all dreams of full citizenship in the USA, and it will be understood that they will be delegated to a permanent second class, supporting the white racist aristocracy
- Black Republicans will be expected to take on the “Racism is a fiction! It’s all about culture!” rhetoric and turn a blind eye to abuses other Black groups receive that will in effect subjugate and exploit them to feed the white racist aristocracy
- Join the Democratic Party and be champions of the poorer classes without any material benefits
- Join the Republican Party and help prey upon the poorer classes while receiving some business perks
Jo P. Lindsey - 4 thumbs up.
Henry Rogers - Conservative Republicans are wolves. Liberal Democrats are wolves in sheeps clothing.
Paraphrased from Malcom X.
Sathyajith M S - No offence intended ,but dont the liberals champion your cause ?
Asking everybody to meet you and give you work is almost like asking why God susnt give you a hot girlfriend .
Muhammad Rasheed - Liberal party leadership pretends to champion our cause, but without an active political agenda and aggressive pro-Black representation to be the dedicated "squeaky wheel" to pressure them, it will never be a real thing.
Sathyajith M S - I think the liberals are trying to represent all non-whites and women ,a coalition whose wants and needs are disparate.
They are to play to the gallery too.
Muhammad Rasheed - Those other special interests under the 'liberal' umbrella do possess the necessary active political agenda and aggressive, hand-picked elected representation to be the dedicated "squeaky wheel" to pressure the party into getting their needs met. Black people are uniquely discouraged -- and even sabotaged -- from doing the same.
Sathyajith M S - Special interests being women. Hispanics, or Asians ?
Muhammad Rasheed - Those, the LGBTQ community and any others who typically use the model Black Americans developed during the civil rights era.
Sathyajith M S - But aren't there concerns legitimate enough to try yo address ?
I wasnt aware that there was apraticualr model of protesters developed by Black Americans during the Civil Rights era .Could you shed some light on that ?
Muhammad Rasheed - Sathyajith wrote: "But aren't there concerns legitimate enough to try yo address ?"
Of course. Why would that automatically mean the concerns of Black americans should be shelved or ignored? because that's what's actually happening... party leadership has decided the concerns of black people are not worthy of addressing at all for whatever reason.
Sathyajith wrote: "I wasnt aware that there was apraticualr model [...] Could you shed some light on that ?"
Here you are: Black citizens boycott white merchants for U.S. voting rights, Tuskegee, Alabama, 1957-1961
This is the highly effective political activism model developed by politically astute Black people during the civil rights era, that has since been copied/appropriated by other special interest groups to achieve their goals.
Sathyajith M S - Okay , let's look at it this way.Black Americans seem to be a reliable voter-base for the Democrats and it would be illogical for them to ignore the same.
With regards to boycotts , no form of struggle is any class's alone.For example , I come from a country where people have used boycotts as a form of protest since 1905 .That doesn't mena tagt teh8e cause isn't legitimate.
Isn't it a lot wiser to build a consensus around what most peole require and then move forward ?
Muhammad Rasheed - No, it’s not wiser. That’s the literal party line that Democrat leadership have fed the Black community for 50 yrs now, and the result is that they are now completely disenfranchised, the wealth gap between the races is wider than ever, and their rivals have been allowed to put numerous anti-Black policies in place with little pushback.
If the Black community aren’t aggressively engaged as a special interest group with a focused political agenda, accountable elected representation and the force of the economic boycott, then they are losing. Their political “allies” have proven without doubt to be exploitative phonies looking out ONLY for themselves.
|Cartoon satirizing the white supremacist Internet troll's |
commitment to driving a false propaganda narrative
to protect his lucrative anti-Black systemic racism.
Anonymous - Do people show racism in Quora?
Muhammad Rasheed - Yes, but it’s not just Quora. It’s an infestation that is found throughout all social media platforms that allow average people to create accounts for free and share their thoughts. Whenever people use these platforms to sound off in protest against our oppressive systemic racist traditions, you can count on those who support the White Supremacist Ideology to show up to defend it.
This comes in both blatant hardcore forms as well as more subtle ones. A huge part of Western Civilization’s white supremacist tradition is the toxic Eurocentric narrative of history, which indoctrinates the populace in anti-Black systemic racism using tools such as:
- White washing of Black historical figures
- Downplaying of major Black contributions to civilization and their significance
- Cultural appropriation
- Cover-ups of the true originators of key scientific and/or civilizing principles of innovative/pioneering Black Africans
- Vilification of Black people and their allies who fight against the anti-Black systemic racist tradition
- Rewarding of Blacks willing to sellout their people for ‘Assimilated Integrationist Token’ roles that support white supremacy
- Pretending that the low-brow sub-cultural traits the enslaved Africans picked up from the poor whites (including crude English dialect and anti-civilized violent behaviors) are inherent within the Africans’ descendants and a reflection of their natural intelligence (to be preserved within ‘multicultural’ programs)
- Propaganda that describes “good” Black people as content with being subjugated for white racist exploitation and abuse
- Propaganda that describes Black people as inherently criminal and/or savage to justify white racist abuses