Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ismaaiyl Brinsley: The Black John Brown?

(Author's note: Brinsley is alleged to have shot his black ex-girlfriend, Shaneka Thompson, before his reported shooting of two NYPD officers. If true, this is supremely incorrect behavior and should be unanimously condemned. Ironically, the first casualty of John Brown's botched insurrection was also a black person, Heyward Shepherd.)

Ismaaiyl Brinsley couldn’t be the black John Brown? So called anti-racists Whites like Timothy Wise proudly align themselves with the legacy of a 19th century murderer; a White man who concluded the destruction of black enslavement would require White death. Brown hacked Whites to bits in Kansas and led an unsuccessful attack on Harpers Ferry in Virginia. He’s credited with sparking the Civil War and the end of the plantation phase of White Supremacy. Dick Gregory and legions of Whites and non-whites literally sing hymns of praise for this White killer.

But Ismaaiyl Brinsley? A black male who is alleged to have killed two of New York City’s finest in retaliation for the unjust deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, Jr. He’s immediately branded a “crazy” nigger.

Blacks kill Blacks because they have never been trained to kill Whites.
- Dr. Bobby E. Wright

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani justified police terrorism in predominantly black areas because of the scourge of black hooliganism. The red herring of “black on black crime” absolves Whites of their unrelenting Racist abuses and implies black defectiveness, which would require White Domination to maintain a semblance of order amongst dark people.

Contrary to en vogue hashtags, black lives do not matter. Whites recognized the twenty-year anniversary of the Rwanda massacre this year; they briefly acknowledged that President Clinton and the White collective were unconcerned with approximately a million black deaths. The reminiscing was a few months before the Ebola epidemic began throttling northwest Africa; Whites displayed the same Racist indifference until White lives were threatened.

Perpetual White Terrorism, black suffering with no foreseeable conclusion is the context of “black on black crime,” black crazy.
The [black] boy submitted until maddened at such injustice, and insane with pain, he sprang to his feet, and seizing an axe, literally chopped the [White] overseer in pieces. He made no attempt whatever at concealment, but hastening to his master, related the whole affair, and declared himself ready to expiate the wrong by the sacrifice of his life. – Twelve Years A Slave pg. 327
It is a colossal act of White Supremacy to classify black retaliation, black rage as insane. It is a testament to the effectiveness of White braintrashing that there are not more instances of what Ismaaiyl Brinsley is accused of doing.

Dr. Kamau Kambon remarked that Colin FERGUSON's self-hate button became deactivated on the Long Island Rail Road. Black people are in a perpetual state of rage and frustration. Whites groom us to direct our anger inward, toward ourselves and other black people (Shaneka Thompson). White Supremacy programming is engineered to ensure that we never train our attention and anger on those responsible for our wretched condition, White Women, White Men and White Children.

On December 25th, 2012, Whites clamored to theaters to celebrate Quentin Tarantino’s cartoonish black rebellion (Django Unchained) – which was managed by an Oscar winning White man. Their sense of humor abated when Maurice Clemmons, Nkosi Thandiwe, Lovelle Mixon, Joan Little, and Mark Essex deviated from the script, correctly recognized Whites as enemies to black people and responded accordingly.

Many Whites are castigating President Obama, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio (Racist Suspect) and Rev. Al Sharpton for igniting a “Race War.” Racism (White Supremacy) Is War. White C.O.W.S. guests have acknowledged that they know Whites deserve to be slaughtered for what they’ve done to black and non-white people; they understand it’s logical – not crazy – for their barbaric system to produce Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s sooner or later.

Dr. Samuel Cartwright and other sacred Racists achieved distinction insisting that black freedom fighters like Minister Nat Turner and journalist Ida B. Wells were afflicted with Drapetomia (absconding from service to Whites).  Jonathan Metzl's The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease documents how Whites began condemning black people as deranged for opposing Racism.

One does not have to endorse or glorify Brinsley’s purported acts. But we’re days away from the December 25th release of the film adaption of the Chris Kyle’s American Sniper; a deceased White killer is memorialized for being “the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.” It is maximum White hypocrisy to dismiss black counter-violence as a moment of lunacy. Brinsley may have been inspired by and continuing Kyle’s and Brown’s sanctified legacies of righteous bloodshed.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Rosa Parks > Ellen DeGeneres + Chris Rock

... And Harriet Tubman, where now the hip-hop people have now put on a pornographic movie about her. And this guy—I forgot his name, [James] McBride or something, The New York Times is in there with this glowing two-page review of his book, talking about Frederick Douglass was a drunk... and isn’t that funny? So, I think now there’s some kind of concerted effort in the cultural environment to make fun of anything that historically would give people any kind of courage or nerve or desire to fight. I don’t think it’s accidental. - Gloria Richardson
The New York Magazine features a lengthy interview with actor, comedian and Victim of Racism, Chris Rock. The Saturday Night Live alumnus and creator of Good Hair (2009) reflected on Ferguson, Bill Cosby, the notion of "progress" as it relates to Racism, and raising black girls while Sasha and Malia Obama reside in The White House.

Rock's profession and body of work inform what one can realistically expect him to say about black people, Racism in general. Mychal Denzel Smith submitted a spectacular assessment of how Whites have enthusiastically rewarded Rock and many other Victims of Racism for disparaging melanin-rich humans. Bring The Pain. Abandon #BlackSelfRespect, mock collective black trauma for White entertainment, and your bank balance will never be niggardly.

This verbose exchange has agendas. Promoting Rock's new film (Top Five) is a key objective, but the primary aim is to appease, reassure and glorify Whites. There is more White flattery than excuses and donations for the White killers of Michael Brown, Jr. and Eric Garner. Joan Rivers is a "great person, underrated comedian." Rock declares his "love" for Bill Maher, and can't deny that Top Five "is almost like an homage to Woody Allen."

The White collective dominates the globe, and a sizable portion of dark folks are required to brown-nose and pay tributes to pale folks for fewer nickles thank Mr. Rock. That's White Power, Racism.

White Power also dictates that two individuals named in this report have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct, but only one is recognized as a suspected predator. Bill Cosby is practically declared deceased alongside Rivers and Robin Williams. Stick a pitchfork in his career. The best we can do is hope the allegations aren't true. The cinema and career of Woody Allen are celebrated with no regard for the lingering allegations of pedophilia.

Fawning aside, Rock slips in profound reflections on Racist White Pathology:

My mother tells stories of growing up in Andrews, South Carolina, and the black people had to go to the vet to get their teeth pulled out. And you still had to go to the back door, because if the white people knew the vet had used his instruments on black people, they wouldn’t take their pets to the vet. This is not some person I read about. This is my mother.
Pause for Dr. Maya Angelou (I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings).

"Bony T," Rock's character from Boomerang (1992),  states that "progress" has allowed for "the nicest white people that America has ever produced." Ostensibly, millennial Whites - like his daughters' classmates - have greater immunity to the "disease" of Racism that infected previous eras when "We [WHITES] were hanging black people." [Lennon Lacy? Frederick Jermaine Carter? Khalid Flimban?] However, Rock is still black, and, apparently, justifiably fearful that even Whites raised on Madagascar (2005) might be the new millennium Mistress Epps or Bull Connor.
I almost cry every day. I drop my kids off and watch them in the school with all these mostly white kids, and I got to tell you, I drill them every day: Did anything happen today? Did anybody say anything? They look at me like I am crazy.
Perhaps Mr. Rock and his daughters should peruse Lawrence Otis Graham's recent disclosure that cocooning his black offspring in prestigious White academies did not shield them from White Terrorism and it made them reluctant to discuss or acknowledge the reality - and pain - of Racism.

Truth being that Whites have complete, unadulterated contempt for black people, dead or alive. NPR's Allison Keyes produced a 2013 report on efforts to preserve African American burial grounds:

A lot of other African-American cemeteries in D.C. today are under parking lots. They're under buildings, they're under schools. They'll never be remembered or found. William and Mary anthropology professor Michael Blakey is one of the leading experts on African and African-American burial grounds in the country. He says the ritual treatment of the dead is one of the fundamental definitions of humankind.
Four and a half hours.

Counter-Racist soldier Gloria Richardson charged that there is a concerted, methodical effort to eviscerate black history. Laying waste to black cemeteries and maligning black ancestors is a part of this campaign. Chris Rock's analogy of Rosa Parks is another illustration of this disgraceful barrage.

I always call Ellen DeGeneres the gay Rosa Parks. If Rosa Parks had one of the most popular daytime TV shows, I’m sure the civil-rights movement would’ve moved a little bit faster too.
Rock's commentary is glaringly inconsistent with the proclamations of his Everybody Hates Chris co-star, Tyler James Williams, who recently declared that "the African American community is notoriously homophobic."

But black is gay. That concept and image has been promoted ad nauseam and with tremendous enthusiasm. During the summer of 2014, PBS released The New Black, which sustained the attack on black people as the greatest homophobes to ever breathe, while simultaneously perpetuating the equation of black and gay. Time magazine showcased Laverne Cox to poignantly make LGBT Rights synonymous with black people, Civil Rights. Cox has been the centerpiece of Netflix's juggernaut, Orange Is The New Black - where black people are again connected to crime and incarceration as well as "homosexual" and "transgender" behavior.

This is one aspect of the White Supremacist offensive. Victims of Racism are being used to advance and nurture this objective. Consciously or subconsciously some black people have deduced that Whites will be less hostile and/or more generous with resources if they shill for gay issues. That's White Power, Racism.

But Rosa Parks? Rosa Parks who battled to free the Scottsboro Boys? Rosa Parks who married, lived with, and was part of a black collective committed to armed self defense and the preservation of black life? Rosa Parks who ignited the Montgomery Bus Boycott being emulated in Ferguson, Missouri? Rosa Parks who risked her life to defend black females who were raped by White brutes because "she knew [White] sexual violence sat at the core of white supremacy." [Danielle McGuire, At The Dark End Of The Street pg. 56]  Rosa Parks who fought off a White Rapist as a teen? Rosa Parks who was forced to flee Alabama because of White Terrorists' relentless threats to assassinate her?

Rosa Parks, for example, constantly received calls from angry whites who yelled "Die, nigger!" whenever she or her husband picked up the phone. Like other blacks committed to the freedom struggle, Rosa Parks lost her job and was blacklisted in Montgomery, as were her husband and mother. After an especially vicious death threat in the summer of 1957, Parks called her cousin in Detroit sobbing. "Rosie, get the hell out of Montgomery," he urged. "Raymond's right; Whitey is going to kill you." (McGuire, pg. 120)
This legacy is equal to Ellen DeGeneres? The White woman who peeled off $39 million for a California palace? Ellen DeGeneres who was just accused of practicing Racism during the 2014 World Cup? She joked about being ignorant of Ghana's geographic location. All of Africa is "3rd World," so Ghana might not even be on the same planet with Whitefolks.

Rock's comparison is inaccurate, untenable, and should guarantee that he does not have a black patron for the remainder of his Hollywood career. It's likely that Whites encouraged and/or applauded Russell Simmons mocking Harriet Tubman as a whore. James McBride penned Frederick Douglass as a boozehound in The Good Lord Bird, and Whites lionized his effort with the 2013 National Book Award; the bestseller is scheduled to be adapted to the big screen starring Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith's son, Jaden. Whites might have similar laurels for Rock, but nothing Whites offer trumps #BlackSelfRespect.

An audience that’s not laughing is the biggest indictment that something’s too far. No comedian’s ever done a joke that bombs all the time and kept doing it.
Minimizing, obscuring or trivializing the life force of Rosa Parks is a "joke" that bombs eternally. Where is the Sandman when you need him?