More on war for puppeticians and info on where those orange suits come from.
In Racist System You Can be Legally Executed Anytime, Anyplace by White Cops in front of Cameras & Witnesses. [check the smiling racist suspect @ popo press conference. In their relations with non-whites, racist whites function as psychopaths.]
From [HERE] Two autopsies. Two different opinions as to whether an unarmed Latino man was shot from behind by white police in Pasco, Washington, earlier this month.
Charles Herrmann, an attorney for the family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, said Thursday that an autopsy conducted by a doctor he hired showed two bullets hit the 35-year-old orchard worker in the back of the arm and in the buttocks.
This is at odds with what police said a day earlier.
Kennewick Police Sgt. Ken Lattin had told reporters on Wednesday, "we do know this from the preliminary autopsy report, there were no shots in the back."
Police said the medical examiner was doing further investigation and a final report might take as long as four weeks. Witness statements and toxicology reports are also pending, police said.
There also is dispute over how many times total Zambrano-Montes was shot. Police said it was five or six times. The family's pathologist said he may have been shot as many as eight times, according to Hermann.
Both sides appear to agree that three police officers fired 17 times at Zambrano-Montes. Police said he hurled rocks at them on February 10.
Zambrano-Montes' case has sparked local protests and anger at what some say is another example of police brutality and excessive force against an unarmed man who is non-white.
The widow and children of Zambrano-Montes have filed a $25 million claim against the city of Pasco alleging that officers killed the unarmed man "execution style."
In an interview with CNN en Español this week, Zambrano-Montes' mother, Agapita Montes, denounced police treatment of her son.
"I'm asking for justice for what happened. It was not acceptable what they did to my son," his mother said. "From what you can see (on the video), it was very bad what they did to him."
Zambrano-Montes was one of 16 children, his mother said.
Erlinda Zambrano, an aunt of Zambrano-Montes, said she found it very difficult to accept the police version of events.
"We are living with profound pain from how he died, and it's something very bad and terrible," the aunt said. "I look at the videos now and I cannot sleep because it's too hard."
The family lawsuit claims Zambrano-Montes was unarmed "with his hands out where they could be seen."
"He had his back to the officers," the claim said. "At this point, the officers started shooting."
Steel Reserve is an American lager brand owned and produced by Steel Brewing Company, which is owned by Miller, a company operated by white folks. The drink comes in "Black" and "Silver" varieties, also known as "Triple Export Malt Liquor" and "High Gravity Lager", respectively. It is noted for its high alcohol content (typically 8.1% ABV) and low price.
Steel Reserve is sold in 40 US fl oz (1.2 l) bottles. It is now available in Blackberry flavor and features moderate aromas of artificial grape and blackberry with a very heavy amount of sugar (kind of reminds of Grape Crush soda). Sold on every corner in Black and Brown hoods everywhere, 24/7. Complete your genocidal programming with some watermelon Scooby Snax. Blow your mind naturally [HERE] [photo courtesy of Vince Brown.]
This article from the Atlantic should be considered in the context of white supremacy/racism. The application or inapplication of laws such as the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) by racist lawmakers, law enforcement officers, prosecutors and prison officials creates injustice for non-whites. Neely Fuller calls such laws "non-laws." Racism is the problem, not laws. It is deception or delusional to believe that the elimination of or creation of more laws will have an affect on the way in which racist white people relate to non-whites. [MORE] and [MORE]. [In photo, racist suspect, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who has proposed to reduce the PREA's financial penalties.]
From [HERE] Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. The town of 11,000 residents, which sits in the remote center of the state, houses five prisons, and over the years, it has earned the nickname “I Own Ya.” John, who was 17, had already gotten over the initial fear of going to an adult prison—he had spent several months at a county jail near Detroit and an intake facility in Jackson—but he also knew he would be spending longer at this lonely outpost, a minimum of three years for a couple of home invasions. It was still wintery in April, and his state-issued jacket was poor protection against the drafts coming through the broken windows, shattered by men who had passed through before. “It was pretty ragged,” he recalled recently, “a tear down.”
The rituals of intake were familiar. Standing in a line with several dozen other men, John stripped off his navy blue scrubs, squatted, and coughed to prove he wasn’t hiding anything. Once inside, he could try grimacing to look tough, as he had in his early mugshots, but he couldn’t hide his skinny frame or his high-pitched voice.
Over the next few days, while bringing trays of food around the blocks for his new kitchen job, John would learn that he had been placed in one of the nicer units (another he saw “looked like a basement, with the lights busted out”). But he also noticed that he was one of the youngest prisoners on the block. The other prisoners noticed too. He was what they called a “fish.”
His first cellmate was an older man, black like John, who was serving a life sentence, and he didn’t say much. But something about him seemed a little off, and that night, John says he awoke and saw this man sitting at a desk, wide awake, and staring right at him. John requested and received a new cell assignment. His second cellmate was also a lifer, and friendly enough, but after a few days the man asked to be paired with another lifer, so John was moved again.
It was around this time that the letters started sliding under his cell door. John would get a lot of letters from other prisoners over the next few months, and while they weren’t always explicit, some certainly were. “You are one sexy nigger,” one read. “You need a white man to show you how to act ... When the opportunity comes I want to sneak in your house and hit that.” Another letter said he had a “fan club.”
John didn’t take these letters seriously; he threw many of them away. He settled into GED classes and shifts serving breakfast and lunch. From the prison library he pulled volumes ranging from the poems of Langston Hughes (“They’re so simple, but they explain so much”) to thriller paperbacks by Dean Koontz and James Patterson.
His new cellmate, whom we’ll call David, had already served a little more than a year out of a minimum of eight for robbery. He was in his early 20s, over six feet with a tuft on his chin and a thin mustache. They talked about their families and the crimes that had gotten them locked up.
But then David said something that struck John as strange. He asked him if he would ever get involved sexually with a man. John knew himself to be heterosexual; he had lost his virginity to a girl the year before. “I just kind of laughed it off,” he recalled.
And then it happened. One night after the last count before bed, John says, his cellmate suddenly attacked him, pulling down both of their pants and wrestling him onto the bottom bunk. John tried to resist, but he was less than 140 pounds, and next to David’s bulk of more than 200 he stood little chance as this powerful man forced his way in, slowly and painfully and in silence, without a condom or lubricant.
John would later estimate that it lasted seven minutes. When David was finished, he told him to keep quiet. John obeyed; though still a fish, he had been down long enough to know that snitches suffer fates worse than rape.
In 2003, while John was still in elementary school, Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act, now usually known as PREA. It was intended to make experiences like his far less likely. But like many ambitious pieces of legislation, its promise has proved difficult to realize. The law required studies of the problem that took far longer than initially intended, and adoption of the guidelines they produced has been painfully slow, resting on the competence and dedication of particular employees. PREA has not been a complete failure, but it is also far from delivering on its promise, and John’s story illustrates many of the hurdles that have impeded the law and still lie in its path.
From [HERE] George Zimmerman, the psychopathic white man who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the Black unarmed teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday. [yes he is a white man; his father is Jewish and his mother is from Barcelona, Spain - which is in Europe MORE]
Zimmerman has said he acted in self-defense when he shot the 17-year-old Martin during a confrontation inside Martin's own gated community in Sanford, Florida, just outside Orlando when he was killed.
[This non-lawyer would have provided a more vigorous prosecution than the team of limp-wristed flunkeys that tried Zimmerman. For show only (or the appearance of justice): they did not want to win.]
Once Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder by a state jury in July 2013 after a limp wristed effort by the prosecution, Martin's family turned to the federal investigation in hopes that he would be held accountable for the shooting.
That probe focused on whether the killing amounted to a federal civil rights violation, which would have required proof that it was motivated by racial animosity. Although Martin's parents have said Zimmerman initiated the fight, the Justice Department said there was not enough evidence to establish that Zimmerman willfully deprived Martin of his civil rights -- a difficult legal standard to meet in a racist system of white supremacy-- or killed the teenager on account of his race. [MORE]
More on White Dominance and Black Criminality below courtesy of Amos Wilson:
From [HERE] The perpetual domination of African Americans by White Americans psychically requires the White American criminalization of the African male, i.e., the White American perception of the African male as inherently criminal. In the context of White American domination there is no innocent Black male, just Black male criminals who have not yet been detected, apprehended or convicted. Their mere presence inspires in White Americans, fears of being assaulted, raped, robbed, or some other indefinable dread of being criminally victimized. Fantasies of the sexual molestation of White females by rapacious Black males are common to the White American male and female consciousness, and are frequent themes of their literary, cinematic, and pornographic productions.
For a very large percentage of White Americans, young Black males, sexual promiscuity, and criminality are synonymous. In the dominant White American consciousness the African male is existentially guilty, (i.e., he is guilty by his mere existence) for merely having the audacity of being alive. There is a pervasive feeling among many White Americans that their world would be much more secure if all young Black males were imprisoned, solitarily confined to their ghettos, or kept under constant surveillance. It is no quirky coincidence that such perceptions, feelings and attitudes toward African American males occur most prevalently within the context of White American dominance. Ultimately, criminality of the Black male regardless of its nature, truth or reality, resides in any act or attitude on the part of Black males which appears to White Americans to defy White American authority, control or dominance. It is White America which defines criminality and writes the criminal justice codes. It writes these codes not in the interest of justice as defined by its own moral code, but in the interest of maintaining, justifying and enforcing its continued dominance of the African American community.
In the interest of maintaining and justifying continuity of the White American community, the African male is not only readily suspected of committing crimes, but is actively provoked and seduced into criminality by his White American accusers and persecutors. White America's need to dominate Black America creates the need to perceive the African male as criminal, and to actualize African male criminality by socializing or ritualizing him into it by dent of judicial witchcraft. Such maneuvers are necessary in order to justify the White American community's repression of African Americans and psychodynamically defend the collective White American ego complex. The need to projectively perceive the African male as criminal, to psycho-socially and politicoeconomically condition his criminality, is reflective of repressed White American guilt and criminality. The White American community must realize, though it will not admit it, that crimes committed in the service of White American domination — the rape and robbery of nations, the murder and exploitation of native peoples and their lands, the denial of the humanity of non-European peoples, the enslavement, lynching, racial discrimination against and disenfranchisement of African Americans — infinitely outweigh the alleged crimes of African American men. White American and European denial of their historical criminal subjugation and vicious exploitation of African peoples and their ongoing defense of their continuing criminal subordination of African peoples have psychically infected the African mind with a variant of White American/European communal psychopathology. Such Eurocentric psychopathology is manifested inBlack-on-Black crime, the subject of this essay.
Black male criminality is the stepchild of White male criminality. The White male, in order to enhance and protect his self-image, enjoy the material wealth, power, and political advantages of his criminality, must deny truth and reality: he must not experience the guilty conscience which would result from an acknowledgment and acceptance of his own criminality and psychopathy. His malevolent incrustations must be smoothed over and his criminal dross transmuted to gold. The collective White American ego complex must deny and distort reality if it is to persist in perceiving itself as God's chosen; as sanctified in face of its beastification of the African Americans (particularly males) and its thingification of others. [MORE]
From [HERE] and [HERE] In a wide-ranging series of charges in a report [PDF], the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday said the state's policies and practices discriminate against black Rhode Islanders from childhood to adulthood. [In photo, the Governor of Rhode Island, Gina Marie Raimondo, democrat (the nicer white party).]
The 17-page report, “The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Black and White,” says that blacks are disproportionately suspended from school, stopped and searched by police, arrested and incarcerated.
The problem is “a persistent and far-reaching" one that contributes to a “school-to-prison pipeline” and “a systematic pattern of pushing students, especially minorities, out of the classroom and into the criminal justice system."
The ACLU report offers a brief but systematic examination of racial disparities in Rhode Island, and how those interconnected disparities can lead to a lifetime of unequal treatment.
Data has long shown that black Rhode Islanders are disproportionally suspended from school, stopped and searched by police, arrested, and incarcerated. When this data is compiled, as it is in the report, it becomes clear that the disproportionate singling out, scrutinizing, and punishing of black Rhode Islanders is a persistent and far-reaching problem and one that contributes to the school-to-prison pipeline, a systematic pattern of pushing students, especially minorities, out of the classroom and into the criminal justice system. [MORE]
The report follows similar charges by civil rights groups and protesters across the nation and in books like Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."
The local ACLU chapter is urging state and municipal leaders to examine state policies, practices and procedures that lead to discrimination. It supports legislation to end racial profiling and limit the use of out-of-school suspensions.
All white, sister! Looks like when the Knowles sisters get together, they like to party.[MORE]
According to Fortune, television ratings for this year’s Oscars fell 16% from last year’s figures as the show hit a six-year low, according to preliminary Nielsen estimates. The program drew 36.6 million viewers — down from the 43.7 million people last year. Last night’s broadcast represented the lowest ratings since 2009’s show while seeing a particularly harsh drop-off from the 2014 Oscars, which were the most-watched since 2000.
All the chatter about the lack of "diversity" @ the Oscars is just flattery for racists. They love that we want some shit like that - desiring their recognition, acceptance, inclusion. It has no substance. Like Thich Nhat Hanh has said mindless TV and movie programming is toxic, poisonous mental consumption to ingest [MORE]- so go on a media fast if you dare!
The knee jerk reaction to John Legend making a comment that there are more Black men incarcerated now than there were Black male slaves during slavery days is overblown. Reciting statistics without an explanation or theory is half the story. Racist suspects want as many Blacks locked up as possible. They don't see mass incarceration as a problem. Likewise many programmed Blacks are programmed to believe that locking up "bad" Blacks is a good thing.
What was missing from Mr. Legend's comment was the commentary that Black men are being locked up in mass because of racism/white supremacy. Specifically, Black men are being locked up by racist white folks in a racist system that they have designed for that purpose. A racist system intended to keep Black people powerless.
Last week, the ACLU issued a report which found that harsher jail sentences do not deter crime and longer jail sentences actually lead to increased recidivism. To a racist, that is the point - the greater confinement of non-whites. [MORE] Racist white folks make sure that large numbers of Blacks are underemployed or unemployed and living (on their knees) under conditions that will cause them to do things that are deemed unlawful. Racist lawmakers, prosecutors, judges and jurists have criminalized being Black. Prosecutors and police use their discretionary power to arrest and prosecute Blacks for the most trivial, petty offenses imaginable. Go to an arraignment or preliminary hearings courtroom at your local court house and see for yourself.
White Media Hides Real Photos of Zuley [what is collective white power?] Richard Zuley's work as an interrogator left a trail of Black & Brown people abused, including at least one innocent man and several more who have raised about whether they were wrongfully convicted. More [HERE]
From [HERE] and [HERE] A white psychopathic Chicago detective who led one of the most shocking acts of torture ever conducted at Guantánamo Bay was responsible for implementing a disturbingly similar, years-long regime of brutality to elicit murder confessions from Black and Latino Americans.
In a dark foreshadowing of the United States’ post-9/11 descent into torture, a Guardian investigation can reveal that Richard Zuley, a detective on Chicago’s north side from 1977 to 2007, repeatedly engaged in methods of interrogation resulting in at least one wrongful conviction and subsequent cases more recently thrown into doubt following allegations of abuse.
Zuley’s record suggests a continuum between police abuses in urban America and the wartime detention scandals that continue to do persistent damage to the reputation of the United States. Zuley’s tactics, which would be supercharged at Guantánamo when he took over the interrogation of a high-profile detainee as a US Navy reserve lieutenant, included:
• Shackling suspects to police-precinct walls through eyebolts for hours on end.
• Accusations of planting evidence when there was pressure for a high-profile murder conviction.
• Threats of harm to family members of those under interrogation used as leverage.
• Pressure on suspects to implicate themselves and others.
• Threats of being subject to the death penalty if suspects did not confess.
The Cook County state’s attorney office now has an examination open into a second conviction involving Zuley, filings in an Illinois court showed on Tuesday. (The Guardian is publishing the first part of its investigation on Wednesday.) While representatives of the state’s attorney’s office told the Guardian that the examination concerns only a single case, the office is seeking civilian complaint files regarding Zuley from a local independent police review authority.
The wrongful-conviction examination into Zuley follows an extraordinary 2013 decision by state’s attorney Anita Alvarez to free an innocent man Zuley’s faulty police work sent to prison for 23 years.
An innocent man, Latherial Boyd, convicted in 1990 of murder, has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against him for planting evidence and withholding crucial details. Boyd has spent half his life in prison. Boyd, who was freed from prison in 2013 after prosecutors re-examined the evidence and threw out the charges, alleged Zuley had ignored his ironclad alibi, planted evidence implicating him in the shooting and elicited false testimony from a surviving victim who fingered Boyd as the gunman.
Last week, a court filing in Boyd's case revealed that the Conviction Integrity Unit of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office is planning to subpoena Zuley's entire complaint history from his 30-year career as a police officer, an indication that more cases he handled are being reviewed. [MORE] and [MORE]
“When I learned that Zuley was head of a special projects team at Guantánamo,” said Kathleen Zellner, the lawyer leading the civil-rights case, “my first reaction was: ‘Really? I would love to see the selection criteria for that job.’”
Boyd told the Guardian that Zuley had a racial animus as well. “No nigger is supposed to live like this,” he remembered Zuley telling him after the detective searched his expensive loft.
Serving the Master. New salary data shows that top aides to Mayor Muriel Bowser are pulling in hefty salaries of over $200,000. City Administrator Rashad Young makes $295,000. Chief of staff for the puppetician, John Falcicchio and Snr. Advisor Beverly Perry both make $198,000. Droid Bowser makes $200,000. [MORE]
From [HERE] D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on Thursday took a step to begin undoing the city’s backlog of 4,000 homeless people filling city shelters and seven motels, saying she would hire four “housing navigators” to match needy singles and families with apartments. The City stopped adding people to the "waiting list" in August 2013. With at least 4000 in emergency care DC is easily on track to eclipse last year's record breaking numbers of sheltered homeless. The number has grown by more than 1,500 over the past four weeks and continues to expland daily, often with as many as 100 families or more seeking shelter when temperatures drop below freezing advocates say. [MORE]
The homeless backlog has consequences beyond the fates of the families currently stuck in a holding pattern. Once hypothermia conditions set in, DHS is required by law to house all homeless people in need. For the past three years, with inadequate shelter space, the city has put some of these people up in hotels, at a cost of $100 a night. DHS estimates that the city will spend about $2.5 million on hotel rooms in the new fiscal year.
Just a Nigger Warehouse. Making sure there is a decisive borderline between the white gentrifiers and the criminalized Black poor, the D.C. Govt has created its very own white supremacy megaplex near the Stadium-Armory Metro station. All on a single litter-strewn campus sits a clinic for meth rehabilitation and sexually transmitted diseases, two jails (the CTF and the main jail), the former city morgue and the crumbling down D.C. General, an old hospital which now functions as the City's emergency homeless shelter. This architectural and spatial arrangement keeps the Black 'lost and found' out of sight and out of mind.[MORE] and [MORE]. (Nigger means victim of white supremacy. [MORE])
Worse than Living in an Alley? Whatever happened or did not happen at D.C. General is the result of white supremacists/racists as they control everything in all areas of people activity (economics, education, entertainment, labour, law, politics, religion, sex and war) [MORE]
CFSA Director Brenda Donald says it’s important to move families out of the hotels promptly, in part because housing them there is “ridiculously expensive.” A $100 per night room comes out to about $3,000 a month, Donald notes, making it a pretty uneconomical way to house homeless residents. “D.C. does have high rents,” she says, “but not that high.” [MORE]
“The "housing navigators"] will help identify units across the city,” Bowser (D[oin' what I'm told) said. She added that housing inspectors would fan out once units are identified “with the very specific task . . . of making sure housing units are suitable for our residents. . . . This is a very targeted approach that we intend to get started on immediately,” she said.
From [HERE] and [HERE] Homelessness emerged as a national issue in the1870’s (Kusmer, 2002). At that time in American history, African-Americans made up less than 10% of the population and although there were no national figures documenting the demography of the homeless population, some sources suggest that African-Americans represented a very small segment of the homeless population. As a matter of fact, in the 1950s and 1960s, the typical person experiencing homelessness was white, male, and in his 50s (Kusmer, 2002).Since that time, however, the scope and demographic makeup of the problem have changed dramatically. Not only do families with children now comprise 41% of the homeless population (National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2006), but 42% of the population is African American. The composition of the average homeless family is a single parent household headed by an African-American female.
A cause of homelessness is racism/white supremacy.
Unnecessary Begging as Flattery. Racism is Black people's kryptonite. It is external phenomenon that renders most Black people incapable of helping themselves. Under its spell of anger, frustration and fear Black people are in a state of mindlessness and circular thought that has led to an "other directed" struggle - "protest" actually in cooperation with and submission to white supremacy/racism.
Instead of responding to racism Black people simply react to it. 'To react means you are acting unconsciously. Somebody is manipulating you. Somebody says something, does something, and you react. The real master of the situation is somebody else. Somebody comes and insults you and you react, you become angry. Somebody comes and praises you and you smile and you become happy. Both are the same. You are a slave and the other knows how to push your buttons. You are behaving like a machine. You are an automaton, not a human being yet. A plaything in the hands of others.' [MORE] and [MORE]
Anon asks, 'If marching, picketing, and protesting was an effective strategy to achieve justice — why are we still marching, picketing, and protesting FOUR DECADES later? Why is there MORE police brutality, MORE violence, MORE drugs, MORE guns in our communities, MORE black men and women in prison, MORE black children at risk, MORE family instability, MORE out-of-wedlock births, MORE single mothers, and MORE black children dropping out of high school now than before the civil rights era?' MORE]
Of course, 'Black Lives Don't Matter' to racists! And what sane person is actually pro-police brutality? Would a bodycam video have changed the mind of one racist on the all-white Eric Garner grand jury? They had every angle from several cameras, and audio! What will new "civil rights legislation" do to address racism? What kind of law can change the relationship between Black people and racist white people? Who will legislate, administer, enforce it? [racist lawmakers, prosecutors and judges?]. [In photo, in 2012 Congressman Bobby Rush was kicked off the House Floor after donning thug wear in support of Trayvon Martin. Did it produce justice? MORE]
The protests have not produced justice. In a state of complete attachment to the racial stupidity of whites, Black people are victims of their own emotions. Praying, tweeting, burning candles and posting up teddy bears fight against the power of white supremacy about as much as bodycams, newly proposed legislation or grand jury procedures. Racists are the most provocative people in the world and they know how to push our buttons. They love it - watch them watch.
If this is a "movement" it has been a movement of circular thought. There will be no political fallout from politicians ignoring the concerns of Black & Brown people about police brutality. There will be no real trouble. For instance, Ferguson/St. Louis, Mo. & NYC are dominated by Democrats. What election will be impacted by our protests? The Democrat and Republican parties are both white parties for rich white people. Stop pretending. Belief that we have this kind of illusionary power is actually submission to and/or cooperation with white supremacy. [MORE] Belief in this system and the belief in somehow changing white people has lead to suffering, it is your prison. Drop it, let pharaoh go.
If you do not understand white supremacy/racism then you will be confused by the issue of police brutality and many other things caused by white supremacy/racism. Here are a few counter-racism basics.
1) "Most white people hate black people. The reason that most white people hate Black people is because whites are not Black people. If you know this about white people, you need know little else. If you do not know this about white people, virtually all else that you know about them will only confuse you." [MORE] In hating, whites feel superior, they become separate and in hating they become defined. In hating they attain a certain identity. In their relations with each other white people by and large treat each other humanely. But in their relations with non-whites, whites function as psychopaths. "It is pathological for Blacks to keep attempting to use moral suasion on a people who have no morality where race is the variable." [MORE] In this system of racism/white supremacy all white people should be suspected of being racist. This does not mean all white people are racist - but most of them are and all white people benefit from the operating system of white supremacy.
2) White supremacy is racism and racism is white supremacy. There is no other kind of racism. Where is the proof? Open your door and go outside see for yourself. White supremacy is the only functioning form of racism there is- as there is no place in the world where non-whites dominate whites or are actually in control of white people or in control of important resources or any areas of people activity, such as; economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex or war. 90% of the world is non-white. Yet 'everywhere one finds Whites and Blacks in close proximity to each other, whether it is Chicago or Zimbabwe, the Whites are in control. This extraordinary universal phenomenon which defies every known statistical law of probability is rarely questioned.' [MORE]
3) Understand that racism is not primarily about personal bigotry, minor inconveniences, mean words and disrespect. Rather it is about the superior, dominate position of whites and the institutions that maintain vast unequal power and resources between whites and non-whites in order to keep Blacks subordinate.[MORE] and [MORE]. Neely Fuller explains that racism is not merely a pattern of individual and/or institutional practice; it is a universally operating "system" of white supremacy and domination in which the majority of the world's white people participate. The word "race," has little biological validity but is translated more correctly as "organization," the sole purpose of which is to maintain white domination and world control of non-whites'. [MORE]. The only purpose of "race" is to practice racism.
"There is no known code of White Supremacy that can be formally recognized as such in a single set of words or pictures. The basic code of white supremacy is the total pattern of everyday thought, speech and action of the individual white persons who practice it. All things that help to promote it are apart of the white code." [more]
As stated by Dr. Blynd "racism is a power group dynamic, i.e., a defined group cooperatively via legacy institutions exerting structured, systematic injustice and power over another group. Racism is not individualistic, but institutional, cultural, economic, political, linguistic, self perpetuating and systematic. Racism is economic discrimination by a group against another for the purpose of subjugation and/or maintaining the imbalance of power through cooperative control and oppression" [MORE]
4) White Supremacy/Racism is the cause of problems such as poverty, economic inequality, lack of economic development, unemployment, drug addiction, infant mortality, AIDS, chronic welfare dependency, lack of affordable housing, gentrification, homelessness, servant education, the unequal administration of justice, police brutality, jim crow like incarceration and much more. Dr. Frances Cress Welsing explained, "racism/white supremacy is the major and only problem facing Black and all other non-white peoples throughout the world. [MORE].
The operating system of White supremacy is thriving, refining and updating itself right now while we remain in a dream. 'People want to challenge the effect, but they don't want to challenge the cause. This is the ordinary mind, the mind which is stupid.' [PDF]
According to Amos Wilson, 'our salvation requires that we perceive White supremacy as the major social, political, economic, and spiritual problem to be resolved by Afrikan peoples, and that we ask and answer definitively the questions: What kind of culture must we construct in order to overthrow White Supremacy? What kinds of social identities, relations, arrangements, alignments, institutions, values, etc., when actualized, will allow us to attain and protect our liberty?; enhance our quality of life? What kinds of socialization practices must we institute in order to empower ourselves to become the kinds of people we must become if we are to secure our rights to be free?" [MORE] To end or neutralize racism we must end or neutralize white power. How can we neutralize this vast unequal power? What kind of consciousness do we need for this task?
Your consciousness can become an instrument of power. It is the only real power non-whites can presently obtain in this system. But right now your consciousness is a utility of white supremacy/racism. Your mind is a bull that you really have no control over. [PDF] Your mind works in service of white domination. The shit you believe is a dream.
Amos Wilson offers the following to help undeceive you "We bring the world into being through our consciousness. And through our consciousness, we create the world we live in. And notice if you change your consciousness or values and orientation, you enter into a different world. You interact with different people, people often you didn’t know existed in the world, social situations that you might not have even recognized, until you entered into a new level of consciousness.
Therefore, man’s consciousness is a creative act, and the kind of consciousness you have, will determine the kind of world you create. And consequently, when you look at the world that we live in African people, we must recognize to a great extent, it is a world of our own creation, it is a world that has been generated with a type of consciousness we’ve been permitted to be instilled in us as a people."
It is true that "racism is a power group dynamic." Power ultimately has to do with a relationship between people, and the white man’s so-called power, is to a great extent based upon the nature of the relationship he has with the Black man. We empower him by the nature of our own behavior and attitudes as a people. He can not be what he is unless we are, what we are. To a good extent, the European is our creation. If we look at our behavior, we will see that to a good extent, it is our behavior, our values, our consciousness, the kind of personalities we’ve established in ourselves, our taste, our desires and needs; that maintains the European in its position."
If we change our consciousness then our relationship with white people will never be the same. This confrontation is mental. The revolution is in your mind, against your own mind. How can you change your consciousness? Meditate. Only a meditative person can spontaneously deal with racism in the present moment. Only through meditation can you raise your consciousness. Mediation is not reading or acquiring book knowledge. You must go inward and meditate. The moment you are in a meditative state, you have consciousness, awareness.
Your meditation is your guerilla army to overthrow this mind that has been given to you in service of your own domination. Perhaps it will neutralize racism - leave it out on the periphery. Find out. Thus far throughout history, all the victims who have tried to do something about racism/white supremacy have failed. If you do not raise your consciousness then you will remain helpless to do anything about racism/white supremacy. Book knowledge and maps will not free you. You still will 'continue to live reactionarily -- always be reacting to what other people are doing, always being overwhelmed by events, and overwhelmed by the future, instead of creating events, and creating the future, and making the future.'
From the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24 [MORE]
What is the Need of Nations, Borders, Passports, Flags, Lines on Maps? Why Did White Folks Do all this? 'Servants of their own appetite seeking power and admiration and this, that and the other.' Watch yourself, you need their authority to come and go in and out of these borders.
Bhagwan Rajineesh asks; "What is the need of nations?
The whole earth is one.
Only on the maps do you go on drawing lines, and over those lines you go on fighting and killing and murdering. It is such a stupid game that unless the whole of humanity is mad, it is impossible to think how it goes on continuing. What is the need of nations? What is the need of passports and visas and boundaries? This whole earth belongs to us: wherever one wants to be, one has the right to be.
The sun is nobody's property, the earth is nobody's property, the moon is nobody's property; the wind, the clouds, the rain - nothing is anybody's property. Why do you draw these lines?
You can understand it easily... soon you will see lines on the moon. Right now there are not but soon you will see a Soviet zone, an American zone, a Chinese zone. Nobody lives there, nobody will ever live there. There seems to be no possibility of life growing on the moon. The moon is a dead planet - not a single drop of water. Yes, you can be there for a few hours with all your gas masks and oxygen cylinders and everything, but this is not the way that people can live there. But already they have put their flags....
There is nobody to see the flag, there is nobody to salute the flag - not even a bird sometimes to shit on the flag! The first thing the Americans did was to place a pole, and put up the flag. How idiotic! And for whom? But soon other fools will follow. They will go to Mars, they will go to other planets, and they will do the same thing everywhere.
There is no need for nations - except that politicians need nations because without nations there will be no politics - except that generals need nations, because without nations there will be no wars - except that the factories that produce weapons will go out of production.
What will happen to your nuclear weapons plants and all the energy involved in them? - because if there are no nations there is no need to create nuclear weapons. For whom?
The simplest solution to save humanity is to remove from the map all the lines - and just from the map - on the earth there are no lines.
Turn his other cheek – and hit him harder. We are taught much about MLK's philosophy of non-violence. This theory of so-called non-violence was also used by Gandhi and Jesus. It most likely originated in India or Egypt some 5000 years or so before Jesus is said to exist.
Jesus was tremendously impressed by the idea of non-violence. And the idea was rational: to harm somebody must be against God, because it is God’s creation – you should not be destructive. But the question was, if others harm you, then...? That’s where turning the other cheek comes in; that was his invention. It is mentioned nowhere in Indian scriptures that you turn the other cheek. The question was not raised, it seems. Non-violence was preached so rationally that nobody asked, ”If somebody harms you, then what?”
Jesus said that if somebody hits you on one cheek, turn the other cheek. But, as explained by Bhagwan Shree Rajineesh, 'when you are hit by somebody and you give him the other cheek, you are encouraging violence in the world. It is not non-violence. And you are assuming something which is absolutely your imagination. If somebody hits me, according to Jesus I have to give him my other cheek. But his tastes may be different. He may have enjoyed the first hit, he may enjoy the second even more; he may be a sadist. Then you are encouraging a sadist to torture people; you are encouraging violence. Even to allow your own body to be tortured by somebody is to encourage violence.'
This operating system of racist domination and control is carried out through deception and/or violence. [MORE] A philosophy of non-violence in such a system is idiocy leading to mental slavery and impotence. This ideology fails to take into account that the other people surrounding you - that is, racist white people are not non-violent. In their relations with each other most white people treat each other humanely -- but in their relations with non-whites, racist white people function as psychopaths.
'Behavioral scientists generally agree that the outstanding characteristics of the psychopathic personality are the almost complete absence of ethical or moral development and an almost total disregard for appropriate patterns of behavior. Psychopaths simply ignore the concept of right and wrong. As stated by Dr. Bobby Wright 'by ignoring this about racist White people (the lack of ethical and moral development) Blacks have made and are still making a tragic mistake in basing the Black liberation movement on moral suasion. It is pathological for Blacks to keep attempting to use moral suasion on a people who have no morality where race is the variable.' [MORE]
MLK's theory is pure nonsense; you cannot allow people to be violent to you - you only encourage more violence against yourself.
A philosophy of non-violence does not make sense in the context of white supremacy - You are encouraging those people, inviting them: ”Come and be violent to us.” Bhagwan explained, "that’s actually what has happened in Indian history for twenty-five centuries. Anybody who wanted riches, women, slaves, invaded India. There was no trouble, India was non-violent. Most probably they would pass through kingdoms and there would be no fight at all, no resistance even."
Similarly, racist whites do as they wish with non-whites - what are the repercussions? There is no real trouble. Think of recent events in Ferguson & NYC. Both are examples of white collective power. A white cop kills an unarmed Black man for some trivial reason and then other white cops, police unions, prosecutors, the Governor, state Attorney General, mostly white grand jurors and the mainstream white media finance, support and uphold that white cop's "right to do so." What are you going to do about it - have a non-violent protest asking X? to please stop police brutality? Holding up a sign, screaming, singing and holding hands - what has this activity accomplished? [MORE] This is "protest" actually in cooperation with and submission to white supremacy/racism.
[Anon asks, "If marching, picketing, and protesting was an effective strategy to achieve justice — why are we still marching, picketing, and protesting FOUR DECADES later? Why is there MORE violence, MORE drugs, MORE guns in our communities, MORE black men and women in prison, MORE black children at risk, MORE family instability, MORE out-of-wedlock births, MORE single mothers, and MORE black children dropping out of high school now than before the civil rights era?" MORE]
Bhagwan asks, "If you look at your non-violence and it has provoked violence, then what kind of non-violence is this? It has brought more violence in the world than there was before."
Non-violence has made Black people just like butter – you just cut into them with your knife, and there is no response just reaction with no repercussions. And millions can be killed and demeaned without any resistance, because resistance would be violence.
Bhagwan explains, "But you go on missing seeing the point that you are provoking the violence in the other person. Who is responsible for it? Now turning the other cheek means you are telling the other person, ”Please hit me a little more, it is not enough; I am not satisfied. Hit me a little more so that I can become a little more saintly.” And you have only two cheeks. What are you going to do when he has hit you on your second cheek? What Jesus is saying looks a beautiful statement but it is not at all practical, pragmatic, scientific.
Reverence for life approaches the whole problem from a different angle. I will say respect life, yours included.
In fact, you are first to be respectful towards yourself, then only can you be respectful towards anybody else.
Be loving towards yourself, then you will be able to love others too.
Reverence for life will not allow any provocation to violence. It will not start violence, but if anybody starts it, it will stop it immediately.
Jesus says, ”If somebody hits you on one of your cheeks, turn the other cheek.” I say, ”Okay, turn his other cheek – and hit him harder. Give him a lesson! Make it clear to him that it is not so easy to hit somebody on the cheek – that it comes back, and comes back harder. And if you are capable, hit both his cheeks at the same time. Why give him the chance to turn the other cheek and become a saint? Hit him and tell him simultaneously,’I do not believe in violence, hence I have to stop it at the first chance. And remember that you cannot just be violent without being prevented.’”
You have to prevent violence if you respect life. And in another way too, it is respectful to hit the man, not to give him your other cheek, because that is very disrespectful. This may seem a little difficult for you: you hit me, and I don’t hit you but show my other cheek to you, and say, ”Please be kind enough to hit me.” I am trying to be superhuman and reduce you below humanity.
Racism is Black people's kryptonite. It is external phenomenon that renders most Black people incapable of helping themselves.
Instead of responding to racist conduct Black people simply react to it. 'To react means you are acting unconsciously. Somebody is manipulating you. Somebody says something, does something, and you react. The real master of the situation is somebody else. Somebody comes and insults you and you react, you become angry. Somebody comes and praises you and you smile and you become happy. Both are the same. You are a slave and the other knows how to push your buttons. You are behaving like a machine. You are an automaton, not a human being yet. A plaything in the hands of others.' [MORE] and [MORE]
Racism is conduct designed to provoke you and it is one of the most powerful motivating forces in the universe. White people are the most provocative people on the planet. As explained by Neely Fuller, "most white people hate black people. The reason that most white people hate Black people is because whites are not Black people. If you know this about white people, you need know little else. If you do not know this about white people, virtually all else that you know about them will only confuse you." [MORE] In hating, whites feel superior, they become separate and in hating they become defined. In hating they attain a certain identity. In this system of racism/white supremacy all white people should be suspected of being racist. This includes white cops.
This article is about dealing with racist cops. Of course from time to time white cops also mistreat other white people [MORE]. But for the most part white folks treat each other humanely. White folks do not execute drone strikes, drop bombs, torture, starve children or otherwise act genocidally towards other white people. White suspects/defendants (George Zimmerman) have different relations with cops and the criminal justice system, which is controlled by whites.
In their relations with non-whites, however, whites function as psychopaths. Racists understand the concept of right and wrong but choose to ignore it when race is a variable. [MORE] In general, white cops have the overwhelming support of white people and the decisions they make concerning their encounters with non-whites, especially Black & Latino men, are consistently upheld by white politicians, the white media, prosecutors, jurors, judges and other white police. [MORE] Recent events have taught us that you if you are Black or Brown then you can be legally executed by a white cop anytime, any place. Racist cops practice racism against non-whites because they have the white collective power to do so.