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Going the Distance

The old saying, “The end justifies the means” seems to be the most common form of consequentialism used by whites to excuse the behavior of their ancestors. Coupled with the White Saviour Complex, many whites honestly believe that if it hadn’t been for them, the world would be in utter shambles; That almost nothing of significance had taken place among any group of people prior to their so-called myriad of achievements. That their intervention was absolutely necessary & that they made the most contributions to help develop the modern world & that almost every tactic used to do so was vital & that the ‘good’ results far outweighs any perceived ‘bad’ done to reach them.

Those who make these type of claims often will reach beyond the outer ends of the universe to validate them, glossing over, ignoring or oblivious to underlying factors to their ‘truths’. For instance, on the subject of slavery, too often do whites bring up instances of whites being slaves – failing to acknowledge that they still benefit today from the enslavement & following marginalization of blacks vs. no blacks in America having ever received any benefits from the enslavement of whites. Or they’ll try to absolve themselves of any responsibility of trying to help end systemic racism by pointing out that their ancestors had nothing to do with slavery, as if that’s somehow relevant.

Every single white person in America benefits from systemic racism no matter what their ancestors history, or their socioeconomic status. Many whites ancestors came to America for a better life knowing full well what took place to secure these lands & make it a wealthy & powerful country. Yet instead of shaming America & fighting for the people who have been displaced, alienated, dehumanized, exploited & marginalized, they flocked here to take advantage of the freedoms achieved off the genocide & enslavement of those people. They will also mention such in the context of how many other groups of people faced major hardships throughout history who have been able to recover at lightning speeds past what black people have thus far – failing to acknowledge the countless ways in which blacks efforts have been undermined. Quick to remind us that slavery was so long ago, not recognizing that slavery hasn’t really ended in this country, it’s just evolved.

See, for centuries now, whites have had to make these grandiose claims in order to fill their egos & to solidify their false sense of superiority. When most of your entire history, existence & worth has been built up & made powerful off the perceived worthlessness & powerlessness of others, this image of superiority must be upheld by any means necessary to keep those claims valid. One example, to point out that nations all over the globe have had their conflicts & wars, that there are none without a dark past, that still – America is the most just & civilized, yet failing to mention the over 130 wars the US is currently fighting. Quick to point out the warlords & terrorists in other nations, not realizing that we are also the warlords & terrorists occupying & destabilizing others nations. But it’s for the greater good, right? Maybe for white America, not everybody!

America thinks it knows what’s best for everybody, yet only does what’s best for itself at the expense of everybody else. And far too many white Americans believe that they should be praised & that everyone should be thankful for all the freedoms they feel they made possible, instead of acknowledging, praising & being thankful for all the indigenous people robbed & slaughtered, & those who were enslaved & marginalized in order to make modern white American life possible. And far too many like to believe that the worst of what America has done was so long ago, that nobody today should be held accountable, despite the fact they still benefit from those atrocities today. That there are still no limits to the distances whites will reach to maintain their image & validate their privilege.

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Example: This highly disrespectful plaque posted at a Georgia State Park, claiming that white ‘pioneers’ blazed the trail of civilization there, not mentioning the hate, disease, genocide, slavery & other atrocities they blazed to achieve their definition of civil.

One repeatedly used tactic to keep America’s “Good Guy” image is to always claim there’s an entity out to take away or destroy everything that America holds dear, the main thing being freedom. That these entities want to do to America what America has always done & continues to do to others. Over the past nearly two decades, America’s main boogey-men have tended to be Muslim. In the beginning, the focus was mainly regional & mostly on key figures, but lately it’s broadening out to an entire religion & culture whose people make up nearly a quarter of the global population, due to the actions of a few. Now, maybe I am reaching quite a distance myself in pondering the possibilities of some of the great lengths America is going to strengthen the integrity of its image:

I don’t see how the same country who has so many citizens standing behind a person like Donald Trump could have ever elected Obama, let alone twice. I truly believe that Obama was used as a pacifier to shut black people up. To pretend to itself & the rest of the world that we’ve finally transcended race, also using him to shut gays up – to pretend to the rest of the world that we’ve finally transcended our gender & sexuality issues. Now Hillary has be used to try to shut the women up – to make it appear that America is now truly a place where all people are equal & treated as such, despite reality showing us the contrary.

And America still needs its boogey-man to look down upon, to appear holier than thou. Just days after a national broadcast of the funeral of very well-known & respected Muslim man, Muhammad Ali, who sacrificed his freedom to refrain from using violence, a Muslim man attacks America, targeting our gays that America has only very recently started acting like they cared about? The timing is impeccable… America couldn’t let the Muslim community be shed in a positive light for more than a few days. Sorry, but not sorry if I don’t believe that a single gunman, who had just days before purchased the weapons used, was able to become such a skilled gun operator & shooter in such a short time. Or that he was accurate enough to shoot over 100 people without anyone even trying to stop him. That a man under previous investigation by the FBI was not heavily surveilled after making a weapons purchase.

Would America really go that far to push its agendas, to stabilize its image, to keep its ego inflated? Hasn’t it before? And gone even further? To what ends will America go to prove its better than the rest while simultaneously acting as bad as the worst??

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Fore skin and seven years ago…

i-has…Our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. However, for many, if you’re a man & you’re not circumcised, you’re not considered equal!! Whether you believe that the human form was brought about by intelligent design, or by natural selection/evolution, it would seem most would believe that at least during one time in history, the foreskin was necessary. Humans have a few parts that have been deemed vestigial, but what is unknown to many, the foreskin is anything but! Here is a list of benefits & functions of the foreskin:

  •  Full penis length & circumference. The “prepuce” (foreskin) constitutes 50% or more of the skin system of the penis. If unfolded and spread flat, the average adult foreskin measures 10-14 square inches, or about the size of an index card. The foreskin creates a visibly longer penis, especially when the foreskin extends beyond the head of the penis. Also, the double-layered tissue of the foreskin engorges with blood during erection & creates a visibly & sensually thicker shaft & glans.When the engorged foreskin retracts behind the coronal ridge of the glans, it often creates a wider & more pronounced “ridge” that many partners find especially stimulating during penetrative intercourse. The circumcised penis appears truncated & thinner than a full-sized intact penis.
  • Protection. The sleeve of tissue known as the foreskin normally covers the glans & protects it from abrasion, drying, callusing (keratinization), and environmental contaminants. The glans is intended by nature to be a protected internal organ, like the female clitoris. The effect of an exposed glans & resulting keratinization on human sexual response has never been studied. Increasing reports by men circumcised in adulthood indicate that keratinization causes a loss of sexual sensation, pleasure and fulfillment.
  • Ridged bands. The inner foreskin contains bands of densely innervated, sexually responsive tissue. They constitute a primary erogenous zone of the human penis & are important for realizing the fullness & intensity of sexual response.
  • Gliding action. The foreskin is the only moving part of the penis. During any sexual activity, the foreskin & glans work in unison; their mutual interaction creates a complete sexual response. In heterosexual intercourse, the non-abrasive gliding of the penis in & out of itself within the vagina facilitates smooth & pleasurable intercourse for both partners. Without this gliding action, the corona of the circumcised penis can function as a one-way valve, dragging vaginal lubricants out into the drying air & making artificial lubricants essential for non-painful intercourse.
  • Specialized sensory tissue. In addition to the ridged bands previously mentioned, thousands of coiled fine-touch receptors (Messiner’s corpuscles) constitute the most important sensory component of the penis. The foreskin contains branches of the dorsal nerve & between 10,000-20,000 specialized erotogenic nerve endings of several types, which are capable of sensing slight motion & stretch, subtle changes in temperature & fine graduations in texture.
  • The frenulum. This is a highly nerve-laden web of tissue that tethers the inner foreskin to the underside of the glans. It is similar to the frenula found under the tongue, the upper lip & the clitoral hood (female foreskin). For many intact men, the penile frenulum is a male G-spot that is highly pleasurable when repeatedly stretched & relaxed during sexual activity. Depending on the surgical method used, the frenulum is partially to completely destroyed by circumcision.
  • Proper blood flow. The foreskin contains several feet of blood vessels, including the frenular artery & branches of the dorsal artery. The loss of this rich vascularization interrupts normal blood flow to the shaft & glans of the penis, damaging the natural function of the penis & altering its development.
  • Immunological defense. The soft mucosa of the inner foreskin produces plasma cells, which secrete immunoglobulin antibodies & antibacterial & antiviral proteins, such as the pathogen-killing enzyme called lysozyme. All of the human mucosa (the linings of the mouth, eyelids, vagina, foreskin & anus) are the body’s first line of defense against disease. This benefit of the foreskin could be one possible explanation why intact men are at lower risk of chlamydia & other sexual transmitted diseases.
  • Langerhans cells. These specialized epithelial cells are a component of the immune system & may play a role in protecting the penis from sexually transmitted infections such as HIV/AIDS.
  • Proper lymph flow. The foreskin contains lymphatic vessels, which are necessary for proper lymph flow & immunological functioning.
  • Estrogen receptors. The foreskin contains estrogen receptors, whose purpose is not yet fully understood & needs further study.
  • Apocrine glands. These glands produce pheromones, natures invisible yet compelling signals to potential sexual partners. The effect of their absence on human sexual behavior has never been studied.
  • Sebaceous glands. The oils produced by these glands lubricate & moisturize the foreskin & glans, so that the two structures function together smoothly.
  • Dartos fascia. This is a smooth muscle sheath that underlies the scrotum, the entire penis & the tip of the foreskin. It is necessary for proper temperature regulation of the genitals (causing these structures to elongate in the heat & shrink in the cold). Approximately half of the Dartos fascia is destroyed by circumcision.
  • Natural texture & coloration of the glans. In the intact penis, the glans normally appears moist, shiny & pinkish-red to dark purple. These visual cues often attract & excite a sexual partner. The glans of a circumcised penis is dry, rough & often light pink to bluish-gray in color due to scarring.
  • Zero-risk of serious infection or surgical injury. Unfortunate male babies & boys who suffer botched circumcisions lose part or all of their penis from surgical mishap or subsequent infection. They are then sometimes ‘sexually reassigned’ by castration & transgender surgeries. They are relegated to a life of hormone therapy & are compelled to live their lives as pseudo-females, the success of which has never been fully assessed.
  • Zero-risk of death from surgery. Every year boys die from the complications of circumcision, a fact that the American circumcision industry ignores, obscures or downplays.
  • Electromagnetic cross-communication. Anecdotal reports suggest that, without the mucosa of its foreskin, the penis lacks the capacity for the subtle electromagnetic energy transfer that occurs during contact between two mucosa membranes (the vaginal walls & the exposed inner lining of the foreskin). Such contact contributes to the full experience of sexual pleasure. These reports deserve further scientific study.

So it’s ignorant & cruel to make a man feel unclean or undesirable if he hasn’t undergone the permanently mutilating procedure & there are no solid medical reasons (other than rare disorders) to put a baby boy through that, only religious, superficial, aesthetic ones!

The Negro Project

Michael Brown is all over social media & the news… Yet another unarmed African-American teen shot down dead by the police, an organization whose supposed intent is to protect the public. This is nothing new, it’s no longer shocking, yet it is still hurtful.

A serious lack of empathy, respect & value for human life has always loomed in America, especially for those of African descent…

The Ku Klux Klan at it’s peak was 4 million members deep, some of them governors, mayors & senators. Today they only claim to have only a few thousand members, yet that does not mean their ideals do not still reside in the mindsets of far more. It was recently discovered that a couple of Florida police were members. Most police officers, mayors, governors & senators probably aren’t members either, but that doesn’t mean they don’t share their sentiments!

The police departments in America were originally formed to protect Caucasian people & their neighborhoods, not African people & theirs. Jim Crow laws were formed & implemented & still being exercised today. Planned Parenthood was originally called The Negro Project, formed to attempt to rid society of their undesireables. When an entire race of people is deemed to not be fully human, of course their lives will matter less & be dismissed as expendable.

abortionWhen cases like Mike Browns come about, a great sadness befalls the African American community & many of it’s parents become fearful for their own sons & daughters lives. Some even become afraid to reproduce. Some have been convinced that the tiny persons developing in their wombs are not human either, just like many of their oppressors believe about them. Only a few years ago, abortion ended the lives of more African American people than their top seven leading causes combined. So in some ways, The Negro Project has been a success.

Side Note: I am not trying to spark a debate about abortion rights, or if it’s murder. Technically, it’s not because murder is the illegal ending of a human life & abortion is the legal ending of a human life. I do not argue the aspect of morality regarding abortion either; that is based on personal beliefs & my perspective is not based on that. Mine are based on facts, and the Universe proves to us when human life begins, which is at conception. The laws of nature are not debatable.

Black on black violence is a major issue in America, and is often brought up when incidents like Mike Brown’s generate outrage. They wonder where the outrage is when we kill each other. Trust me, it’s there, but it doesn’t garner the same level of backlash from the community, because it’s not based in the same ideals; It’s not racially motivated. Logically, there is no reason to even compare the two. Most violent crime happens within racial lines, not across them.

Today in America, you will find people of all backgrounds struggling. However, even within that struggle, there are privileges to not being of African descent. Most Asians & whites do not have to live in fear of being harassed or killed by the police in their own neighborhoods just because of their appearance. Monsanto buried toxic sludge in predominantly African American neighborhoods that have caused serious health problems throughout those communities, including death; There are no predominantly white neighborhoods that this would ever happen in. When African Americans gather for peaceful protests & vigils for their fallen, they are greeted with a heavy police presence, dogs & tanks. You will not find such things at gatherings held for people of any other color.

Marching & protesting doesn’t help the situation or change anything. The justice system in America does not typically work in the favor of African people, so it’s pointless for us to trust & believe in it. Awareness alone does nothing; Action is the only solution. It seems like tragedy is the only thing that brings the African American community together. We need to continue this unity at all times. We’re so busy fighting & competing with each other, we’re not able to stand up against our common enemies to better our situations.

No matter what we do, we’re still living under their system & must live by their rules, even when those rules do not benefit us in any way. In America, we have no power. We own nothing & run nothing in comparison to all that our oppressors own & operate, such as land, shelter, utilities, media outlets, clothing companies, banks, court systems, law enforcement, etc. We rely on all these industries that they control. That’s why we need an infrastructure of our own, because we’re not faring well under theirs & it’s modeled in such a way to make sure that we never will. We could be thriving instead of just surviving, but we first must learn to value ourselves & each other!

Disney is remaking The Jungle Book

In the 1967 rendition of Disney’s movie classic, The Jungle Book (based on a 1894 collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling), it has a scene featuring an ape by the name of “King Louie” (to be voiced by actor Christopher Walken in the remake), who was undeniably emulating the late, great Louis Armstrong…

louisLouis Armstrong & wife, Giza, Egypt, Africa 1961

Armstrong was an American jazz trumpeter & singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was well known for his distinct, gritty voice & scat-style of singing, of which both were mimicked by the King Louis of the Apes character, whose lyrics included wishes to be a real man.

louieAfrican people have for a very long time been called & compared to monkeys, apes, gorillas & the likes [see Vogue’s take here on a previous post of mine]. I doubt that Mr. Walken will be able to do Armstrong’s voice the justice Louis Prima did anyways, but out of respect, i hope that they do not again use Armstrong’s styles of music for the character.

Now some may say, it’s just a kids movie, no harm was meant, but it must be taken into consideration, the impression that imagery & association has on young minds. There was intent here & it was not good. Also, take into account how long this movie has been around & how many generations have seen it, passing it down. This is just one amongst many ways that Africans have been portrayed as less than human over the years in the media.

One of the most recent ways, is in the major motion picture film, Lucy, in which the Australopithecus afarensis (Lucy) is featured as representing humankind as our supposed inferior, old selves – sub-human Africans – along with humankind’s currently supposed most evolved & now superior selves, the blue-eyed blonde. Yes, Morgan Freeman plays the role of an uber-smart scientist, yet it is still the main character whose mental capacity (albeit due to drugs) far surpasses his own.

lucy-2014-movie-screenshot-blue-eyesIt’s not just entertainment!!! It’s a sick mindset that’s been embedded deep into society for hundreds of years & it’s things like this – slick, subliminal racism – which are keeping white supremacy alive & well all over the globe….

Black Friday

beyyDid you know that there is no such thing as a black panther? Only melinated or melanistic leopards in Asia & Africa & jaguars in the Americas, their dark coats making them less conspicuous to predators & is a foraging advantage during night hunting.. (I wonder if the founders of the Black Panther Party knew this & that’s why they chose it?) Studies reported in New Scientist [2003] links melanism to beneficial mutations resulting in elevated disease resistance, finding it to be higher in melanistic cats than those with ‘normal’ color coats..

There are two types of melanin in the human body: Integumental Melanin & Neuromelanin. Integumental Melanin is skin melanin & Neuromelanin is internal melanin that exists in our brain, central nervous system & internal organs. Each cell in the human body has a brain & that brain is melanin. Melanin is measured by the amount of Neuromelanin we produce, the type that allows higher potentials, mentally, spiritually & physically. It is important for us to know that the color of our skin does not always determine the levels of melanin that exists internally. Some ‘races’ produce high levels of skin melanin but only very little Neuromelanin. It is also important to know that melanin, which is essentially black, does take on different shades of colors in nature. Nappy & curly hair people of African descent have the highest levels of Neuromelanin regardless of the shade of our skin. Note: there are many Alkebulan people who have become victims of pineal calcification mainly because of poor diet. Pineal calcification stagnates the production of melanin & the utilization of it.

Interesting how darkness & blackness has been found to be beneficial in so many different ways, yet it is always associated with evil… The black cat is bad luck if it crosses your path. Black magic is evil & white magic is good. Devils food cake is black & angel food cake is white. Restaurants are always boasting about using the white meat of the chicken, the driest & most flavorless part (sometimes even charging more for it), instead of the dark meat, which is juicier, more nutritious & flavorful. The black sheep is the disgrace of the family. If you notice, many of Disney’s villains have darker skin hues, colors or darker fur. Historical bubonic plagues have been called the black death. Being black balled is a negative vote for acceptance. Black market, blacklisted, etc, etc. Even improper English has been associated with black people: Ebonics. A disease that didn’t originate from Africa, nor African people: Ebola.

Racist propaganda exists in many forms & has been imbedded in the psyche of society for hundreds of years. Human beings are not naturally racist, they are conditioned to be so! Let’s undo this hurtful, harmful conditioning & treat each other with regard to our characters, not our colors!!!

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Haile Selassie on Religion & Spirituality

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The temple of the Most High begins with the human body, which houses our life essence of our existence.

Africans are in bondage today because they approach spirituality through religion provided by foreign invaders and conquerors.

We must stop confusing religion and spirituality.

Religion is a set of rules, regulations and rituals created by humans which were supposed to help people grow spiritually.

Due to human imperfection religion has become corrupt, political, divisive and a tool for power struggle.

Spirituality is not theology or ideology.
It is simple a way of life, pure and original as was given by the most high.

Spirituality is a network linking us to the Most High, the Universe and each other.

As the essence of our existence it embodies our culture, true identity, nationhood and destiny.

A people without a nation they can really call their own is a people without a soul.

Africa is our nation and is in spiritual and physical bondage because her leaders are turning to outside forces for solutions to African problems when everything Africa needs is within her.

When African righteous people come together, the world will come together.

This is our divine destiny.”

As you Pray, Move your Feet

eyebI wonder how much better the World would be today if the thousands of hours & millions of dollars spent in & on churches (& the clothes, shoes, hats, gas, etc bought to attend) was actually invested into the community, which works far better than praying & listening to someone reiterate the bible every weekend. If every church in this country was converted into a shelter, I believe it would almost completely eliminate our homelessness problem.

The World does not seem to be becoming a better place, so what is it really good for? According to John 14:6, Jesus says I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. So according to Jesus, being that he is neither a church or a pastor, he’s stating that it is he who we should be following & no one else…

During slavery, if they didn’t give us good education, good housing, good food, or good clothes, why did they give us such ‘good’ religion?” – Dr. Bobby E. Wright

All the various denominations of Christianity & the holy texts in the Bible are based on ancient Kemetic knowledge out of Africa & it’s basically nothing more than plagiarized, chopped & screwed variations of our true, original belief system that our ancestors left in stone for us. Much of African culture is ridiculed as being voo-doo, or falsely accused of being evil or satanic. These lies are fed to you to turn you away from the truth!

Just a few thoughts.. Hope you are having a blessed day!

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