Sunday, April 19, 2009
The Business of Counter-Racism does not need a Sonny
business: serious activity requiring time and effort and usually the avoidance of distractions
The word BUSINESS is said 48 times in the original Godfather; that's about once every three and a half minutes in a three hour film. It's been my observation that many Victims of White Supremacy adore the Corleone saga. Cool & the gang. Let's use Mario Puzo's masterpiece to aid our counter-racist effort.
Vito Corleone: I thought - Santino - was a bad Don, rest in peace.
This pint-size line reveals much about the importance of honesty in operating a successful business. Vito Corleone was able to speak candidly about his slain son's ineptitude in heading the family enterprise. He does not allow grief to embellish Sonny as a tactician, a poised leader of men. Vito Corleone keeps it real! I love and miss my son, but he was bad for business.
Why was Sonny bad for business? Emotional. Impulsive. Inconsiderate. Rash. Short-tempered. Sleeping around on his wife at his sister's wedding, his savage, public assault on his brother-in-law or his insatiable desire to do battle with the Five Families. Sonny displays a persistent and debilitating lack of self-control - his Achilles heal for sure. Restraint is critical to succeeding in business.
Victims of White Supremacy are no-seat-belt-door-open-pants-unbuttoned UNRESTRAINED in how we deal with Racism/White Supremacy - for the most part. We ready throw hands if a White person calls us nigger. Teary eyed if a Suspected/Admitted Racist apologies for the mistreatment of non-white people. Our responses to the System of Racism are saturated in emotions which frequently obstruct our ability to make sensible decisions.
Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo: I hope you're not a hothead like your brother Sonny. You can't talk business with him...
The unchecked emotions of non-whites frequently obliterates our ability engage in constructive dialogue on the business of counter-racism. A victim just shared with me that he was unable to question a Suspected Racist because he could not remain calm; his feelings erupted and shutdown his ability to carefully interrogate a White person. This happens all the time.
I struggle to think of instances where non-whites have been Michael Corleone. Meticulous, calculating and deliberate in what they said and did to deal with White Supremacy. The few instances where I have observed this... White people have generally been befuddled and stunned. They're accustomed to Sonny too; they don't expect methodical Victims of White Supremacy.
Racists know how to deal with Sonny. White people are exceptional at manipulating the emotions of non-whites. Let me say this one mo' time... White people are exceptional at manipulating the emotions of Victims of White Supremacy. I've seen White people take us from livid to laughter and back again. Just like Sonny... White people enrage us so that we sprint to our demise - which they have painstakingly rehearsed. If you want real life examples of this, check out the April 13th edition of The C.O.W.S. Radio Show. Dr. Kenneth O'Reilly talks about how White FBI agents instigated conflict between non-white people during the so called Civil Rights Movement which resulted in non-whites killing other non-whites.
Victims of White Supremacy would take a major weapon from the Racists if we trained ourselves to leave emotions out of our counter-racist strategies. Michael Corleone doesn't name-call and spew profanities. He makes shrewd choices based on the long term objectives for the success of the business. Counter-racism would take a quantum leap if our behavior looked less like Sonny, more like Michael.
Tom Hagen: This is business, not personal, Sonny!
Discontinuing sexual intercourse between White people and non-white people is a logical business move. Having sexual intercourse with a Suspected Racist is an extraordinary distraction and impairs the non-white person's critical thinking - especially as it relates to Racism. Having sex with a White person makes things real personal... not good for business.
Being suspicious of all White people is a business move; it's not vengeance for past wrongs to butchered non-whites. It's the sensible mind frame to adopt in the context of White Supremacy. Any honest and logical White person will understand this(check out The C.O.W.S. for evidence that this is true)... it's not personal, it's business.
And if a Suspected Racist objects to this line of reasoning... let them know:
Counter-racism is the business that was thrust upon me. The Business of White Supremacy has compelled me to be in the business of counter-racism. I wish it wasn't this way; it's not personal. I hope you understand. And if you don't... that's part of the business too.