ON THE BILL COSBY CASE: WE ARE ALL EQUAL VICTIMS UNDER THE SYSTEM OF RACISM/WHITE SUPREMACY. THE POINT HAS BEEN DRIVEN HOME WITH FORCE!

On September 26th, 2018, Actor, Comedian and former entertainment icon Bill Cosby was sentenced to 3 to 10 years, after being found guilty for assault charges relating to his sexual involvement with a woman named Andrea Constand.  Although many of us have very strong opinions on the particulars of this case, and whether Mr. Cosby should have been convicted of wrongdoing or not, I will not use this space to debate the specific details of this case, or to voice my opinion on the outcome, or what I may believe should have been the outcome.  But regardless of what I feel or do not feel about this case, I cannot deny that the photo that I have used for the main image of this article is an extremely striking image that drives home a certain simple point more than any words can.  Here is Mr. Cosby, who came from a particularly rough section of my hometown, Philadelphia, PA, to first become a wildly successful stage comedian and television and film actor.  He was once dubbed as “America’s Dad” for his role on the legendary, iconic series The Cosby Show, and he is responsible for so many constructive, life affirming images of people classified as Black in the field of entertainment.  He amassed a tremendous amount of money and acquired a lot of perceived power within the field of entertainment, as well as what is described as the Black community.  He goes from those lofty heights to being labeled as a “violent sexual predator” by the suspected racist judge Steven O’Neill, being led away in handcuffs, just like some of the Black men and women that he once wagged his finger at and chastised in public, with his head down, looking about as distraught as one can possibly look, into a maximum security prison, which houses violent criminals, to serve a 3 to 10 year sentence at 81 years of age.

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DOING THE WORK IN SILENCE: A 21CRM SALUTE TO CARLOS COOKS, BLACK LIBERATIONIST & COUNTER RACIST SOLDIER

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Although there have been many honored and highly respected grandcestors whose names are said with reverence constantly, and who fought tirelessly in service of liberation and justice for Black people, there are also many more names who many do not and never will know.  These are people who, despite relative anonymity and a severe lack of appreciation during their lifetime, worked just as honorably in service of liberation.  In some cases, they were simply ahead of their time, and said things that no one, most unfortunately the would-be beneficiaries, Black people, simply were not ready to accept as truth, and advocated for doing things that Black people were not ready to do at that time.  Because of this, they may have been labeled “crazy” or a “loose cannon” during the time in which they were alive and active.  In other cases, they simply shunned most, if not all media attention, especially from the white controlled media, whose main existential function is to maintain white dominance and the perpetuation of the status quo through propaganda.  They simply chose to do their work quietly and preferred to operate as an “underground hero”, and a “people’s champion”, with no need to broadcast or promote their work to the outside mainstream world in an attempt to create a cult of personality.

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“JUST TALKING”: CUTTING THROUGH CONFUSION & THE MONUMENTAL IMPORTANCE OF COURTEOUS, CONSTRUCTIVE COUNTER-RACIST DIALOGUE BETWEEN VICTIMS

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Honest conversations about racism/white supremacy are very difficult for everyone.  They can easily get emotional, contentious and “out of hand”, even between people who essentially agree on most things, or people who are on the same side of the debate. They are difficult to have, both by Black people and white people/suspected white supremacists, but for drastically different reasons.  For whites, conversations about racism are difficult because too much focus on this extremely unjust system and how this system came to be could possibly lead to an increased effort by more people to attempt to change the system to a more just system.  This would negate the advantages which they have come to rely on in order to simply survive genetically.  This turn of events would be absolutely disastrous for the whites who have become dependent on racism/white supremacy.  So, the typical reactions by whites/suspected racists to frank discussions about racism, tend to range from patronizing apologies (with some qualifiers, of course), to defensive posturing, to angry dismissal, to being totally unapologetic.  It is safe to say that there will not be much gained from these discussions with most whites, especially those who stay “on code”, and have shown strict dedication to keeping the status quo.  But they are just as difficult to have with Black people, victims of racism/white supremacy, for different reasons.

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WHAT SHOULD WE (BLACK VICTIMS OF RACISM/WHITE SUPREMACY) CALL OURSELVES? UNDER CURRENT CONDITIONS, DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

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There is a trendy discussion/debate going on among so-called “conscious” circles (for lack of a more accurate term) about whether we, victims of white supremacy who are classified as “Black” in America, should continue to refer to ourselves as “Black” or “African American”, or should we modify or completely change how we refer to ourselves.  There are many who say that simply claiming “Black” is limiting and inaccurate.  Some of these people who are driving this debate claim to be “Moors”, and there are also some who claim to be “indigenous American” (or something else of that sort), but this debate seems to be more ubiquitous the more people are exposed to some of the more fringe ideologies within the loose configuration of non-white/Black people who make up the so-called “conscious community”.  Recently, while listening to a program that I regularly listen to, I heard a caller discuss this topic, and in expressing his opinion he seemed to take the side that we should not continue to refer to ourselves as “Black”.  His rationale, I kid you not, was that he was looking at his work boots at the moment in which he was speaking, and his work boots are the color “black”.  Since his skin tone does not match his work boots, and since he personally cannot track a member of his familial lineage to the continent of Afrika, that he and other Black people should stop using the terms “Black” and “African American” to refer to ourselves, and instead should refer to ourselves as “copper colored” and/or “indigenous”.  While I respect his right to his opinion, as he, as a victim of white supremacy has victims guaranteed qualification (VGQ) to say or think whatever he wants about his own victimization, whether he sees himself as a victim or not, I believe this idea to be wildly inaccurate and frankly irrelevant in regard to the real life situation concerning Black people under the system of racism/white supremacy.  It is also, in my view, ultimately very non-constructive toward the goal of eliminating white supremacy, which I would assume is also his goal (perhaps to my detriment), being as though the program which he called into has the singular stated mission of being centered around that goal.

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THE PHOTO WITH THE LASER RED DOT ON ELI “TRUEBOY” CLAYTON (RIP) PERFECTLY ENCAPSULATES THE CONDITION OF MOST BLACK PEOPLE UNDER RACISM/WHITE SUPREMACY

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          First and foremost, I’d like to send condolences to the family/care unit of Eli “Trueboy” Clayton, the young Black male pictured at the top of this article, who was murdered at a Madden Football video game tournament in Jacksonville, FL, on August 26th, 2018.  Eli was murdered doing what he loved to do, and it is a very sad, yet unsurprising commentary on the world under the system of racism/white supremacy that Black people cannot even enjoy a fun activity in peace without the threat of savage violence from racists/white supremacists, or those acting through the conditioning and with the approval of the white supremacists, constantly looming.  This article is in no way meant to disrespect the memory of Trueboy.  But the symbolism of this photo in reference to Black people’s condition under the system of racism/white supremacy struck me immediately.  In the photo, Clayton is pictured in the process of playing his game.  In the photo he is beaming, as if he is having a great time and would rather be nowhere else than where he was, enjoying the friendly competition in what I believe was originally intended to be a fun activity to be enjoyed by all, the playing of a video game.  In the midst of his game, he is completely oblivious and unaware of the laser red dot pointed at his chest by his murderer, suspected racist David Katz, another Madden “gamer”, who by all accounts was beaten badly in a game earlier in the day by Clayton.  Within the span of seconds from when this image was captured, Clayton, along with several other people, was murdered, and yet another mass shooting by a suspected white identity extremist, murdering for absolutely nothing other than to fulfill his blood lust, was underway.

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