Monday, August 20, 2018

That Peculiar Institution 2.0

Baljeet Kaur - How is mass incarceration related to slavery?

Muhammad Rasheed - The great wealth of Western Civilization was built upon the anti-Black slave institution, and when slavery was abolished, it collapsed the American economy. The 1% legacy families that control the majority of society’s wealth were desperate to replace their gravy train streams of revenue, and they did so by exploiting the 13th Amendment loophole:
"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
This effectively returned Blacks to slavery, particularly the vulnerable poor who were seized off the streets on frivolous charges. Interestingly, it was the North who held onto mass incarceration while the South used jim crow subjugation, but the jim crow conditions ironically enabled Black people to build and control their own wealth within the limits of the closed in systems where by law they were limited to how much of the Black dollar they were allowed to spend on white goods and services. Once jim crow was abolished at the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the South leaped at taking on the mas incarceration money maker for itself. Since then, corporations and politicians have schemed to increase the scope and force of this evil blight upon the Black community, and now it is rapidly approaching the wealth generating super business of its chattel slavery ancestor.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Uhhh... No, These ARE the Droids

Chuck Hammond - Both of these characters are fools

Muhammad Rasheed - You think so?

What makes each foolish?

Chuck Hammond - Their continual positions of hearing but not listening to the other guy ensures that only the status quo will remain. Things are neither as good or as bad as each avows. As long as nobody listens or works together they won't realize the facts on the ground while not great have changed.

Muhammad Rasheed - The Activist has listened to the other guy's position continuously (by force) for 500 yrs. What part of "I want white supremacy to continue and I don't want Blacks to be politically empowered and economically included" did he NOT get across?

Chuck Hammond - The haters will never get it. Time is passing them by and the successful citizens of each race have been too busy trying to be successful to get their brothers to see another way. The people you portray on either side are in the minority today from what was the norm just 50 years ago. Still not perfect but somewhat better.

Muhammad Rasheed - All you do is demonstrate you haven't researched the material, and prefer to armchair philosophy from a base of opinionating.

That's too bad.

Muhammad Rasheed - Plus you don't know what "hater" actually means.

Chuck Hammond - Perhaps, I don't know what hater means from your perspective. However, I suggest you go back to your grand dad and his peers who know what it was like again just a short 50 years ago to compare it to today and you will see amazing progress. Today progress is only gained in smaller increments. So you can chose to be part of it or stand on the sidelines or be a hater like the KKK , BLM and ANTIFA. Your choice which your ancestors didn't have w/o fear of lynching.

Muhammad Rasheed - I suggest you research "mass incarceration" and discover that the modern descendants of the enslaving bad guys of yesterday are still up to their old legacy family tricks, but are now using a more sophisticated marketing campaign to dupe folk like you into believing in a shallow "progress."

You don't know enough about the topic for your arm chair philosophizing to move me, Chuck. You sound no different than the folk I caricature.

Chuck Hammond - Since your grand parents got to witness and participate in some of the real changes in America while still not enough, I will trust my and their memories over your polemics!! Let's end it for now before we start yelling at each other again. Face facts, we are from different worlds we may strive to get along but basically, I'm content with my positions and experiences.

Muhammad Rasheed - I know, I've caricatured your content with your own rhetoric demonstration within my political cartoon folio.

Muhammad Rasheed - You want me to believe racism is over, and to look the other way when you kill an unarmed youth because he was Black, or when you shoot up a bunch of innocent people in a Black church.

Muhammad Rasheed - Got it.

Chuck Hammond - I'm not an idiot of course racism is not over and will never end. However, if you lived in the past, you would realize how much better it truly is. These supposedly saintly unarmed blacks need to do a few things better like stop when the cop say stop and get on the ground when told to do so. Better demeaned than killed.

Muhammad Rasheed - You recognize that racism isn't over, yet you still refer to fighting against it as "living in the past." 🤨

Is this that famous "white man speaks with forked tongue" phenomenon I've been hearing about?

Muhammad Rasheed - Chuck wrote: "Better demeaned than killed."

War is better than slavery, Chuck. I owe the rudimentary freedoms I possess today to the rivers of blood that flowed during the Civil War, remember?

Your point of view is not my point of view. Yours literally wants me to think it's better to cower before you as a slave than fight for my freedom, which you consider foolish. We will never disagree more.

Chuck Hammond - I don't think that is exactly my point of view but we can move on to future discussions.

Muhammad Rasheed - Then explain exactly what you meant by "Better demeaned than killed," please.

Chuck Hammond - Ok, if you are demeaned and not killed you have a chance to live another day and work towards more freedom for you and your people. It isn't like every cop has only one goal to kill a young black man every day. Sadly, your fellow Blacks are doing a fantastic job at this endeavor.

Muhammad Rasheed - "Demeaning" me is a domestic terror tactic designed to break my spirit so I won't keep working towards freedom. The cops don't want to kill ALL Black people, just random samplings from the population to keep the rest in line, using the same strategy you used during the jim crow eras lynching period.

The "Black-on-Black Crime" Republican talking point is a fiction, and you destroy what little credibility your armchair philosophizing had with each new post.

Temptations of the Fiend

Q: What types of mistakes do white people make when attempting to be allies to people of color, and how can I avoid them?

Muhammad Rasheed - The worst type of “white ally” is just a racist grifter who preys upon struggling, start-up Black Empowerment groups as money making opportunities for his or herself. Once invited in, the faux white ally centers herself as the leader/expert, shoots down all ideas that will actually empower the Black community, and vilifies the actual leaders in the group using the typical racist stereotype kit (“Why are you so angry? I don’t feel safe!”).

So don’t be like that. Show up and listen to the people with an open mind & heart, have funds flow from you and your affluent networks TOWARDS the Black community and not in the other direction, and help/aid the Black leaders of the organization implement their plans while refraining from being a critical, negative jackass.

Peter Nack - Muhammad, I understand your point. But, I have a 55 year political memory. I now consider a tragedy -- yes, tragedy -- when SNCC, et. al. expelled white members in the mid-sixties; whites had died for the movement. ..... I understand that black folk continued and still do bear the brunt of a racist society. However, expulsion? I get it that the leaders must be people of color. But expulsion hurt the cause, so please be open to us white folks now.

Muhammad Rasheed - Whites were expelled when the gov agent infiltrators were discovered in their midst. Hoover's hostile, anti-Black Empowerment COINTELPRO program actively sabotaged and dismantled the pro-Black organizations.

The fact that the movement stopped receiving financial support from white donors during this high-level attack -- and how the expulsion of whites and the radicalization of the movement was spun in the press and in subsequent literature, even into the modern day -- was clearly part of the attack. It was designed to demoralize those kids and the community.

What was needed was not more white people, but the unity of the Black community. This much is obvious, both during the time period and in hindsight. Your own oft-repeated version of how you lot prefer to interpret those events, Peter, is falling on me as an offense. But I remain open to hearing a solid argument that makes sense from you as the representative of that group.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Institutionalized Child Abuse 101

Brianna Ruffin - What is it like to grow up as a black person in a mostly white community in the United States?

Muhammad Rasheed - In Rich Benjamin's Whitopia TEDTalk, he quoted the sentiment expressed by the hosts who allowed him to interview them:
"One black man is a delightful dinner guest; 50 black men is a ghetto."
White communities are traditionally very protective of their closed-in, white racist aristocracy, and expend a great deal of time attempting to control the Black people that find themselves within that reach. Consequently, Black people routinely experience continuous aggressive behavior — that range from the brutal, white supremacist ‘lynchings by cop, all the way to the more frequent micro-aggression harassment — that force them to be in a high-alert, semi-paranoia, stressful state the majority of the time. It’s been this way since the founding of the country.

Joshua Hodge - Why aren’t there any Blacktopias?

Muhammad Rasheed - Reason #1Atlanta race riot

Reason #2Tulsa race riot

Reason #3Chicago race riot of 1919

Reason #4Rosewood massacre

Reason #5Red Summer

Reason #6Springfield race riot of 1908

Reason #7New York City draft riots

Reason #8East St. Louis Race Riots

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Picking at the Lock

Matthew Em Jones - Is it possible for a white person to dislike a black person without it being racist?

Muhammad Rasheed - Yes, it’s technically possible. In light of Abi Wilkinson’s findings from her alt-right profile publishing in The Guardian, however, I don’t think it’s likely.

Based on the modern, middle-class white racist’s desire to be able to effectively hide his racism, it’s much more likely that the vast majority of these types of questions are actually from hardcore racists probing to figure out how to be better secret squirrels.

Debra VanAusdale - If you dislike, distrust and/or disparage an entire group of people (Black folks, homosexuals, women, disabled people) you are a ___________. Fill in the blank with the appropriate label.

If you dislike, distrust and/or disparage one person, you are probably not a bigot, or a racist, or a homophobe, or a sexist. There. I've given you a list of appropriate words to fill in the blank.

Muhammad Rasheed - For the many who only ask such questions because they are probing for information to help them more effectively hide their surface-level racism with a convincing poker face--the way the alt-right long to do--your list is not appropriate at all.

See Also: BATTLE MODE: Duel with the 'Alt-Right'

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Seductive False Ease of Coonery's Cowardice

Barry Bookhart - Why do some white Americans tell black Americans to get over slavery?

Muhammad Rasheed - It’s not just slavery. The evil ‘instruction’ also spitefully implies that we get over the continued effects and sequels of anti-Black chattel slavery like jim crow, voter suppression tactics, mass incarceration and all other ways the white racist aristocracy has inflicted disenfranchisement and economic exclusion upon the Black American ethnic group.

The reason for telling Black people this is embedded within the comment and decoded thusly:
“Get over the wrongs we whites do to you Blacks because we’re never going to stop abusing and exploiting you. You should just get used to it and accept this as your permanent normal.”
Whites hope to not only continue plundering the wealth of Blacks to perpetually continue widening the infamous wealth gap, but they also hope to avoid the economic justice of Reparations that will make up for the centuries long evils of systemic racism.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Guardians of Whiteness

Adam Efimoff - Why is there so much hatred towards Blacks in the USA?

Muhammad Rasheed - The hatred is a tool designed to protect the artificially-elevated social status of the white racist aristocracy. Whites will sacrifice their personal comforts and way of life to make sure they are ranked higher socially than Black people, and will deliberately sabotage programs to economically exclude Black people from mainstream society gains and perks.

"When whites saw a threat to their economic advantage over minorities, they were more likely to want to cut social safety net programs, but only if those programs were portrayed as primarily benefiting minorities. Not if they were portrayed as benefiting whites."

1.) Privilege on the Precipice: Perceived Racial Status Threats Lead White Americans to Oppose Welfare Programs | Social Forces | Oxford Academic

2.) Status threat, not economic hardship, explains the 2016 presidential vote

3.) Intolerant Whites Prefer Authoritarian Rule If Democratic Rule Means Granting Rights to Minorities

Saturday, August 11, 2018

DECODED: "Stop Resisting"

The Terror of Social Justice

Patrick Parcivel - What is the best way to argue with a moderate who attempts to equivocate Antifa and neo-Nazis?

Muhammad Rasheed - The best way is to simply make fun of them and trigger them until they feel as silly as they look. The reason for this approach is because that group is in active war with you; they have zero interest in facts or hearing a logical opposition position since their whole shtick is the support of the White Supremacist Ideology and protecting it from the ever-vilified “other.” They want only the following items:
  • to hoard the majority of wealth for themselves
  • to tolerate non-whites only if they agree to be abused and exploited to feed the white racist aristocracy
  • to control all knowledge flow and institutions of learning to better protect the extreme Eurocentric White Supremacist Ideology their systemic racist network indoctrinates the masses with as truth
They literally don’t care what you say to them—outside of mining it for quotes they can twist into pro-Nazi soundbite propaganda—so your over-generous hope of swaying them to the light is futile and just makes you look the fool when you treat their arguments seriously at all. They are absolutely the Bad Guys. There is literally nothing wrong with treating them that way since they proudly stand in that role.

Fight them with logic, reason and wit, but do it from the battle position of merciless mocking satire.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

DECODED: "We Wuz Kangz"

Q: What does "we wuz kangz" mean?

Muhammad Rasheed - The phrase “We Wuz Kangz ’n Sheeeiit” is a parody-inspired racial slur expressed in an insulting pseudo-Ebonics dialect and invented by triggered, generally middle class white conservative racists. Weaponized against Black people who express pride in the Black African Empires that preceded the European colonialist era, the phrase functions as a weak and dismissive gaslighting technique by dedicated Eurocentric supporters of anti-Black systemic racism.

In addition to their mocking usage of the “We Wuz Kangz” slur (with their insightful explanations as to precisely how they intend it as an insult), the racists who use it are also identified by their penchant for falsely proclaiming that the populace of Ancient Egypt wasn’t Black African, despite the ample evidence to the contrary that was never debunked.

Tony Parker - We won't be seeing this in the newspapers and magazines.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Trafficking in Hatred

Q: Why have Black people been hated so much in Western countries?

Muhammad Rasheed - Hatred is part of the propaganda that supports anti-Black systemic racism. Racism is extremely lucrative as it has fueled the hoarded great wealth of the West, so in order to keep that obscene gravy train going, the people who manage and maintain the system needed to be indoctrinated in a hate mentality—White Supremacist Ideology—to help them justify in their own minds why it’s okay to do this to people.

Hate = money

Kanika - I swear! Black people are the most hated race. Anti-black racism in every country on earth and there is a derogatory term for Black people in every language.

JettaB - And we have done NOTHING to deserve such hatred...we’re not the problem THEY are.

Chuck Hammond - If that isn't racist I don't know what is. If I posted liked that in words, I be kicked off FB but yours is considered art.

Muhammad Rasheed - Kanika and JettaB are expressing the same thing in words.

Chuck Hammond - Good retort. By the way, even if I don't like most of your toons, I do appreciate good drawing and you always have a bite to your commentary no matter the target.

Muhammad Rasheed - I think that's literally the highest compliment that my ideological opposition can give me. Thank you.

Kenneth Andre Brown Sr. - I’m not going to keep saying this but I have to say I love the art work. Visuals always work. That’s cool to be able to draw almost anything like that. I can draw so maybe I need to practice more. You have a good imagination as well in order to draw what you think. That’s really outstanding.

Don Howard - Racial prejudice is a great evil. Those who are prejudiced because of race are just showing how monumentally stupid they are.

Muhammad Rasheed - They're showing how monumentally willing they are to do anything to hoard wealth & power.

Don Howard - But a lot of the most prejudiced people are dirt poor and uneducated. They have no wealth and no power.

Muhammad Rasheed - Yes, but that's low on the totem pole of systemic racism. In a society in which racial prejudice is the life blood of the core economic system, they receive SOME benefit from agreeing to abuse the most politically and economically disenfranchised group.

"With us the two great divisions of society are not the rich and poor, but white and black; and all the former, the poor as well as the rich, belong to the upper class, and are respected and treated as equals." ~Senator John C. Calhoun (1848)

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

[PERMIT REQUIRED] Exception to Black Code No. 08 - "No Public Displays of Black Joy/Contentment" (MAGA Series)

Cynthia Chan - Why do some white people call the police on black people even though black people have done nothing wrong?

Muhammad Rasheed - It’s an attempt to control Black people and make them feel powerless and fearful. It’s a form of domestic terror from an un-patriotic, hostile force that literally only cares about safe guarding the special privileges and protections they’ve created for themselves at the expense of other groups.

Kenneth Andre Brown Sr. - love that artwork..for real…

Muhammad Rasheed - I appreciate you.

Nick Davis - This is the best one yet, because you made a good saterical point without making it a lecture. Which helps reinforce your point better.

Muhammad Rasheed - Tomorrow there's another lecture one coming (I love those). Stand by...

Monday, August 6, 2018

The Twin Bondage of Cowardice & Disbelief

Tharaka Namal - Why can't the black community in the US come together in a specific place and call for some independence from the white government?

Muhammad Rasheed - The Black community isn’t a hive mind; they are composed of numerous tribes with their own goals, ideologies, political leanings, etc. “Black Nation” would be a more accurate descriptor. It would not be easy for all Blacks to come together to build up their economic-political power under a “Blackness” banner for two reasons:
  1. It isn’t natural to do so under racial phenotype. The European ethnic groups were able to come together under the economic theft system of “whiteness” over centuries because it was fueled by the obscene wealth amassed from their colonialist blight as well as the fear of being wiped out from vengeance wars. For Blacks to come together even for their own basic-level defense under centuries of traditional anti-Black systemic racism, it wold still take something equally as extreme.
  2. Whites are understandably extremely protective of their White Supremacist Ideology and the anti-Black systemic racism for which it stands. They have literally spared no expense in making sure Blacks do not rise up and reverse the reins of power, which includes both physical and psychological terror campaigns that have induced a macabre trust in the abuser from the abused.

Only the Righteous

Q: Why do so many black people convert to Islam when it seems that other indigenous Muslims are as racist towards them as white Christians are?

Muhammad Rasheed - There’s a difference between the message of Al-Islam versus the way the religion is expressed in the lifestyles and attitudes of the body of believers.
  • Belief and practice in the former is how one becomes saved from hell and gifted with the Eternal Bliss of Paradise.
  • The latter is often tainted by natural human weakness and can lead you astray.
I think most humans are very aware of this fact—and how very important it is for us as rational beings to be able to carefully discern between the two—and this is why our ideals, and the systems that they are expressed in, can continue to be among us over the ages. It takes a very narrow-minded person to reject a system for no other reason than because he or she witnessed others who claimed to subscribe to the system but performed it poorly. To miss out on the great benefits that the system will provide because you saw that someone else didn’t give it their all is foolishness personified, and I think it is to humanity’s credit that such fools have not been in the majority.

Black people convert to Al-Islam—the divine message perfected by the One God in the religion for all of humankind—because they believe that the Word of their Lord is true and they are not fools. The Straight Way of Righteousness is a merit-based path, and Black people will rejoice in the knowing that they will receive favor with Allah over those arrogant “indigenous cultural Muslims” who merely play in the faith and refuse to master the tenets as full believing Muslims.

Lina Aitsaid - What does it mean to be a secular Muslim?

Muhammad Rasheed - A "secular Muslim" is the functional equivalent of "non-practicing Jew." It's a disbeliever who takes pride in the religion and history of Al-Islam as a cultural, ethnic or even national identity. Also called “cultural Muslim.”

In today's climate, in which a fundamentally narrow-minded rejection of belief in God and the unseen spirit is oddly considered a mark of 'intelligence' or 'progress,' the secular Muslim figure is called upon to use what is perceived as his or her superior rational insight into the faith (divorced from the mind-slowing sludge of actually believing in the religious system, you see) to help the secular community make sense of what is ‘really’ going on in the Muslim world.

In usage, the informal "secular Muslim" title functions as a badge of faux-objectivity by a biased group's very subjective point of view.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Well-Trained and Strictly Monitored

Kevin Grevioux - Just for my own edification, what are you trying to say?

Muhammad Rasheed - Just that it seems like a conflict of interest and counter-productive to push for pro-Black Awareness in the way it's presented but without the Black Empowerment & Economic Inclusion part that gives you the wealth and power inherent within your group to be independent and express yourself as honestly as you deserve.

"I can't express myself honestly from my own group's voice because an historically hostile alien group may get mad at us and withdraw support we require to survive on a basic level" is the natural fruit of the toxic Integrationist Assimilated Tokenism era.

Kevin Grevioux - I see what you mean.

See Also: Hate Club's First Rule

That Ole Forked-Tongue Delivery

Q: Does reverse racism exist? If so, what is it?

Muhammad Rasheed - “Reverse racism” is a gaslighting scam designed to shut down anti-racism activism or basic-level pushback against the evils of white supremacy. It functions only as a label applied by people who support anti-Black systemic racism when they are being defensive. Any effort to explain the term by taking it seriously at face value reflects that you were either fooled by the grift, or you are in on it.

Blue Marker & Crayon Doodle on Underside of Birthday Cake Box Lid
Eric Harris - You hit the nail on the head!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Giving Away Your Tells

Xylon Ferrell - @Muhammad... Ok, i have read alot of your cartoons.....this one makes the least sense. Stop trying to appeal to white intellectuals who could give a shit. If the people you are trying represent don't get it or give a fuck, you are literally just doing this for your own amusement which doesn't mean a damn thing.

Nolan Werner - @Muhammad... Your comics are something else man. I have to admit that I've never seen anything like them. Surely some paper wants to pick them up to get people talking

Jason Pell - Whitey Whiterson is my pen name. Maybe I should rethink that...

Muhammad Rasheed - @Xylon... Both the people I represent and my critics often don't agree with my view point, such is the subjective nature of art. The point isn't to be a worry-wart perfectionist and drive myself crazy trying to futilely knock them out of the park every time. My goal is only to express myself honestly using my chosen medium to get my message out into the world, and to do so as often and consistently as I can. That's all.

I do not expect you to get them all, but I do appreciate your interest and feedback when you are moved to provide it. Thank you.

The Enemy Among Us

Q: Morgan Freeman stated the best way to fight racism is to quit talking about it. Stop saying "black man" and "white man". Would it really help?

Muhammad Rasheed - It wouldn’t help at all. In fact, it would help the pro-racists make things worse for Black people.

Racism is composed of the systemic, institutionalized economic exclusion of Black people, exploiting and plundering them to feed the white racist aristocracy, which creates the infamous and ever-widening wealth gap. The dictionary definition of racist/racism merely describes the most common usage of the terms, but not the system itself. The most common usage of the terms comes primarily from the white working class who use the words to refer—not to the political and economic disenfranchisement of Blacks—but to their own resentments and hatreds directed towards Blacks as a class.

Freeman’s faux cure-all will serve only to direct all attention away from the reality of the white racist exploitation of Black people, to give the very false impression that racism is only composed of shallow “skin color” prejudices on the individual level. This will enable the white racists to continue to exploit Blacks unopposed, while all official anti-racism programs impotently go after “implicit bias” and other paint-thin, surface-level foolishness.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Black Slave Codes #2,019: The Mercurial Definition of "Racist"

Anonymous - When talking about racism, why is it always about black people? How about Asians? Are Asians less discriminated than blacks when the racists discriminate?

Muhammad Rasheed - This isn’t really a real thing. It’s just a gaslighting misdirection pretending to be a thing. Everybody has problems, and everyone is entitled to attempt to solve their own problems. I can work on my problems while the next guy works on his problems and there is nothing wrong with that. The fact that I’m working on my problems doesn’t in any way take resources away from the other guy working on his problems.

The idea of “Why is it always about the Blacks???” within the same climate where other special interest groups have used the Black American civil rights model of the 1960s to attain their own political gains, is clearly just a way of guilt-tripping Blacks to stop their complaining and let other groups pull ahead of them. Anti-Black systemic racism is still a thing with other groups—including the mainstream white racist aristocracy—still building their wealth by exploiting and plundering Black people, so obviously questions like this one are just part of the pro-racism propaganda campaign to keep Blacks in an exploitable state.