I recently alluded to utilizing this forum and, thusly, all of you as a laboratory in which I conducted an experiment, several in fact. Frankly, this upset several people as they (apparently) felt like unsuspecting guinea pigs and that I was being intellectually pompous. Though I did not immediately understand their righteous indignation (and it wasn’t many, just a few), I do understand it now, and they are rational in their feelings though that was not my intent in making the statement. I apologize, very sincerely, to anyone that felt offended by that particular fact, and statement. This would be a good time to segue into why I conducted these “experiments” and what I was attempting to validate, or invalidate.
I was successful in doing quite a lot of both.
I chose the Hartmann forum because of my deep respect for Thom Hartmann’s intellect and intellectual courage; the two don’t always go together. Predicated upon those facts, I surmised that there would be very intelligent folks in his forum (which there have been many, the developmentally challenged were nullified). I wanted to see if “intelligence” led to “intellect” or vice-versa, specifically as it pertains to black Americans and matters that affect them. In other words, I knew that if certain mindsets prevailed among allegedly smart people (especially “liberal” white ones) that was indicative of a predominant social algorithm. Such an algorithm was, indeed, validated.
Vituperativeness, vitriol and rancor notwithstanding, the essential questions that I have posed have yet to be answered by white folks. I have made the inquiries in several different ways; but not once has any white American had the intellectual courage to answer them. Here is one of those inquiries: “tell me, white man/woman what other group of people, in modern World history (let alone American history) have undergone the maladies of black Americans (“involuntary immigrants”) for hundreds of years and how well adjusted they are?” Who else came to this country “involuntarily” for the specific purpose of enslavement? Who else did you designate as, legally, “property” and, thusly non-human? Who else did you rape wholesale? Who else did you lynch and have parties while doing so? Who else did you, systematically, deny education for hundreds of years? Who else did you patent products under that stocked your grocery shelves, with grotesque caricaturizations and a racial slur “nigger” as the product name? Who else’s children do you, to this very day, murder in the streets because of a toy? You and I both know the answer, no one.
So, if you cannot (and you cannot) provide me with an example of some other group of people to whom the aforementioned was done, and how well they have “overcome”, you have zero credibility in telling those people how to proceed. You are not only intellectually dishonest, you are an arrogant, racist, denialist anal orifice. Your intellectual dishonesty, ignorance, apathy, arrogance and denialism is further exacerbated when you have the audacity to tell those afflicted people that they dare not stand up to you and protect themselves.
In a word, you are an idiot. Validated.
Another of the queries I have made, to which no answer has ever been proffered is: “why, exclusively, do your bombs, drones, missiles (including the world’s only use of nuclear weapons) always fall on people of color; people with Melanin in their skin, Melanicpeople? Why? It is a straightforward question. Additionally, to expand that to which I refer to supra, why is it that though you are greatly outnumbered globally, only people of color live without roads, water, sewage, electricity, food, shelter, drainage; man’s most basic needs? Where are the whitey kids that come on the television commercials late at night with the sad music that “you can help for just a dollar a day”? What…you are the “chosen ones”? Or, is it that you are just smarter than everybody else? Fact of the matter is, everything, including this stolen nation, that you “have” you have because of Melanicpeople. Your entire existence is dependent upon those people. Take Africa, the Middle East, Central America, South America and Asia off of the map and your ass is grass. Hell, you can’t even entertain yourselves on Sunday without the helmeted Nubian gladiators, a la Rome, in your coliseums. Other than insults and, sometimes, equivocation, you cannot provide a single intelligent dissent to anything I have said here. That is what you do when the debate is predicated upon facts that you find unattractive.
"Niente paura Roma, le bugie serpente attorcigliato a Napoli"
I am the nigger your mother warned you about.
During these “experiments” I have gone to great pains to dispel stereotypes; which I know white folks keep at the ready when it comes to black males. I have, quite purposefully and at considerable risk, shared personal details of my life to make it more difficult for white Americans to pigeon-hole me. I have watched Trayvon Martin trashed in this forum, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, even the little twelve year old boy, Tamir Rice, stereotyped. Black man: no job, no education, uses dope, illiterate, poorly spoken (deese, dis and dat), doesn’t take care of his children, etc. It is abundantly clear that I am well educated. I could not be a crack head and write what I write because I would have sold the fucking computer by now. I have several jobs, the biggest of which (and most demanding) is that of a single parent. My child, a female, has been honored by United States Presidents for her academic acumen. I speak the kings English. I have never, in my life, received welfare, food stamps, or even an unemployment check.
I wanted to shatter the stereotypes; especially that of the proverbial “angry black man”. That statement is made, by white folks, to put blacks on the defensive and state: “I’m not angry!” Tactical error on their part. For blacks, given history, to not be angry would be irrational, dubious, unrealistic and psychotic. Yet, many of you white folks, are so arrogant and anal retentive that you actually have a superiority complex that tells you that a black person has no right to be “angry”. Astounding.
The hunter is always the victor…until the Lion tells the tale.
Ergo, all of that ingratiating bullshit that you feed yourselves is just that. If a man like me, who attended school with Mike Lookinland and Christpher Knight (Bobby and Peter Brady from the Brady Bunch), dated O.C. Smith’s daughter in High School, knew Dorothy Stratton, been in the home of Joan Rivers and Edgar Rosenberg, worked for Gavin DeBecker, was the first (and youngest) black executive in the Mattel Toy Company, graduated from High School at 15, played in the High School Jazz Band with Richard Elliot, Lorenzo Sanford and Jay Esposito and took down and entire city government singlehandedly can be “angry”…you’d better rethink your thoughts.
I own my anger, for I know that the white man is no better than I. Contraire, contraire. And, I’ll be damned if he/she or it will dictate to me how I am to channel said anger. I am attempting to do so constructively; however, equality and self-preservation of the black man must be achieved by any means necessary.
I believe in speaking to a man in a language that he understands; and so do a whole lot of brothers. In the words of Malcolm X: "you treat that man like he treats you."
Thank all of you for your input, honesty and thoughts.