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Why Kanye West and Donald Trump are smarter than you

It been awhile America. I’m sorry I left you so long without a blog to skim too. But I’m back with some quotes..and my keystrokes…

Lets go….

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Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United Snakes…. i mean States of America.  Who would have ever thought i would type those words huh?  Damn Hillary…

Anyway…..

Kanye West on December 13, 2016 met with  President Elect Trump along with some other black entertainers; but no one really mattered more than Kanye.

Facts.

So now that Kanye has met with The President Elect, alot of Black people are calling Kanye a sellout, coon, Uncle Tom, Sambo and any other derogatory name for a black that ain’t “fighting the power” the way that they like to see in the popular media .

But …………

Donald Trump has always been around rappers! It’s nothing new!

Law 3 from the 48 laws of Power….
Conceal your Intentions
Keep people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions. If
they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defense. Guide them far enough
down the wrong path, envelope them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your
intentions, it will be too late.

Donald Trump was on Method Man’s Album.
Donald Trump has partied with Puff Daddy and Stevie J. from Love and Hip hop. Trump has partied with Jah Rule, 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg.

Trump had Lil Jon on the apprentice.
Rappers have stayed in Trump hotels
Etcetera…Etcetera….

Simply Google Trump and Rappers. You will find a bunch of Black people with big grins cheesing with Trump like they met the best thing since the internet was created.

My point?
Trump has ALWAYS hung around Black rappers and entertainers. As a business man, he is supposed to stay around what’s hot and trendy. Why?… To keep the Trump brand hot and trendy.

The only color Donald Trump really cares about is green and  as a shrewd business man (without conscience) and entrepreneur that’s his job.  To keep the Trump brand viable.

So when he says he and Kanye are old friends he means it. He has hung out with Kanye before because Kanye is a pop culture darling. Kanye is good for business! He gets the people going!

Now that Trump has come out VOCALLY with his true racist and misogynistic views everyone hates Kanye for meeting him?? Kanye is a coon for meeting the president? Really?  An Uncle tom For talking to the President about improving  the world around him??????

I get it though.

Black people would rather be stabbed in the back then be forced to become strategic in a face to face battle. They prefer Trojan Horses to kill them while they rest rather than defending their kingdom from a direct oncoming army.

The reason black people wanted Hillary is because they like to be pandered to and coddled. They don’t really want to problem solve.

They wanted a Hillary Clinton to smile in their face while calling them superpredators in private and They want a Hillary Clinton who has been disrespectful to the BLM movement and has played all sides of the fence to get votes.

Listen to the last thing Hilary says in this video….

They want a Clinton who raised the rent in Harlem, forced the small black businesses out and started New York on the path to gentrification.

Blacks like their white folk to smile, play hide the racism and you go seek.

They also want you to play the sax while they lock up more black people than any President EVER.   

They want to have the same woman who has hot sauce in her bag as the head of the country because well….. she looks good throwing a concert with Jay and Bey.  (jay and Bey look like happy superpredators here don’t they?)

 

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Donald Trump is direct and brash. He isn’t politically correct and doesn’t give a fuck about your feelings. He says what he wants and does what he wants.  He is outspoken about his distaste for women, Muslims, mexicans and Immigrants and poor blacks.

He is the gun in your face challenging you to do something rather than putting the knife in your back while you sleep.  He is indirectly challenging US as black people to do something. He is not the old politic of kiss your black ass for votes and dismiss you afterwards.  He dont like you and you know it.

Will we step up though? Listen to 21-year-old rapper G Herbo from Chicago break it down at the 48 min mark to the 51 min mark…….

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Smart Black people don’t want their racism hidden behind a smile and a rap concert.  They want to start political action committees,  gun clubs, Homeschool organizations for their children, Survivalist camps, Sou Sou’s, Learn to fish and garden etc.  They want to be PROACTIVE and FEARLESS.

Everyone is scared of Trump and feeling helpless but all the tools are around for us as blacks in America to help ourselves. Now more than ever is the time because Trump is rolling back all the entitlements and excuses.

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Back to Kanye…..

Law 6 of the 48 Laws of Power:

Court Attention at all Cost

“Everything is judged by its appearance; what is unseen counts for nothing. Never let yourself get lost in the crowd, then, or buried in oblivion. Stand out. Be conspicuous, at all cost. Make yourself a magnet of attention by appearing larger, more colorful, more mysterious, than the bland and timid masses.”

Kanye is conducting business and business has always been about networking and branding.  He is smart enough to know that him standing next to a mogul like himself makes him larger than life and garners more opportunity.  Even if he is a racist. It’s about using your enemy to get what you want.

Is Kanye nuts? Maybe.  But not for this move. This is a smart chess move. A pawn from Chicago standing and meeting with a Billionaire leader of the free world. Genius.

Instead of berating Kanye we should watch his moves. He may be smarter than you think. Trump too.

What do you think? Leave a comment and follow me at Rob Blackstorm Watson on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/rob.watson.98

Peace Power and prosperity…….

Dating While #Woke – What to look out for

Since the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Freddy Gray and Michael Brown, many black men and women are awakening to the uniqueness of their experience here in America and the whole African diaspora.
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This is causing them to seek the answers to the why, when and how of things not only in America , but also those of ancestral past . They want to recreate the culture their ancestors lived and duplicate its customs.
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They want to worship their ancient spiritual gods and goddesses. They want to dress like their ancestors. They want to eat like them.
They want to date others that are like-minded and on a similar path.
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This is the path into the black conscious community dating pool.  Looking for a mate to share your path and newfound awareness.
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However, like any community, there are those who are sincere and those who are faking and fronting. Egomaniacs. Cowards.  Wolves in sheep’s clothing. The personification of the Pharisees of Biblical lore.  
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Black Women, more than any of us, have to be especially guarded when going in the black conscious community.
Wolves in sheep’s clothing that have beautiful words of wisdom and enlightenment to speak and are dressed in Afrocentric  garments to attract and then set a trap for you.  Some want to exploit you sexually, financially and emotionally with no regard for you, your children or well-being.
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These are not the sincere seekers in the conscious community but what is now being called Hotep ni**as.
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Not to be confused with this legend:
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For those women who are new in the community,  My friend Leah Bayaka has a guide for you. I added a little here and there but these are her thoughts and words from her years of experience dealing with men in the community: 
 
LEAH BAYAKA

Things I wish a more experienced Sistah had told me when I was in my 20s.

This good word for the day is spoken from over 20 years of experience, as I am now a woman of a certain age……

But you are: Eager, young, willing to please, fired up to support the ‘movement’ and meet potential mates online or at conscious crew gatherings.

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Here are the two different profiles for men in the conscious community:

The Conscious Con-Artist Profile:

*No verifiable income

*Can recite every biblical verse that supports European Patriarchy and feels that a real man doesn’t need a woman’s advice.

 

*A visionary who sounds like he has a plan to save the world.

*A proponent of polygamy so that he can brag to his card carrying crew members about the number of wives and unkempt youths he has and tells you he is supporting his 1st and 2nd wife who you’ve never spoken with to verify. 

*Discourages any questioning of his income or ability to care of you and possible children.

*Discourages any questioning of his master plan to “nation build”.

*A master of emotional manipulation, citing all the advantages black women have had all of these years.

*Always spotlighting the wrongs and inequities black people face while rarely offering , discussing or participating in concrete reality based solutions.

 

*Hates all Black American women, except you (so long as you are towing the party line) and venerates all women from South America or Africa…as long as they are fully dressed, dark-skinned and have natural hair.

*Spends a lot of time in the FB inboxes/DM’s of sistahs and preaching via his status updates.

*Spends a lot of time arguing and cursing out women on social media about his patriarchal status updates and views.

*Hates his mother but calls all other Black women Earths and Queens.

*lacks a good sense of humour and doesn’t know how to let loose and have fun.

*Discusses black issues and his melanin power 24/7 even though it may be in an inappropriate setting.

*Blames his poor lovemaking skills on black women being too demanding in bed or thinks just having “good dick” is enough.

*Doesn’t nurture and financially support his own children.

*disrespecting other women while in your company.

*Won’t deal with you fully until you fulfill x,y and z citing his own unproven adherence to said guidelines for worthiness.

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The Possible, Might Could Consider, Awakened Man Profile:

*Actually has income through his own hustles or is working a day/night job while also pushing his side entrepreneurial hustle


* A proponent  of polygamy and has deeply considered the implications and chosen not to take on additional until he is satisfied he can support them all FINANCIALLY AS WELL AS EMOTIONALLY.

*Is supporting his current wife or wives and welcomes to you query them about this fact.

* Asks that his wife choose you first.

*Encourages your checking his businesses, job, side hustles, friends and family (wives)

*Encourages your input on the master plan and encourages you to pursue whatever hustle that fits your talents or supports your choice not to pursue outside hustle, but to raise children and support the family household in other, yet very important ways. 

*Realizes that the first nation to build is his family and once that foundation is solid, it will better prepare him to build anything outside of it.


*Emotionally mature and focused on his male runnings and goals; thereby having less time to sit on FB, Instagram or Twitter collecting inbox chicks.

*Seeks a woman’s advice knowing that she has a sixth sense and is a creator and nurturer by nature.

*Innerstands the cultural ills and trauma that face both Black American men AND women and chooses to highlight and create paths for black health, success, wellness and wealth.

*Knows how to enjoy life, let loose, be silly at times, plan dates and do things for you to let you know you are appreciated.

*Studies lovemaking and foreplay as an art and finds different ways on how to pleasure you sexually through study, diet, fitness and discipline.

*Appreciates the work and sacrifices his mother (and hopefully father) made to raise him.

*Proven track record of taking care of his children and other important responsibilities.

*Honors and treat other women well in his everyday life.


*Doesn’t just TALK BUT WALKS the life he preaches.

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Prayerfully some young sistah somewhere who is being lured will read this, slow down, and take heed. 

There is no rush in these matters… get out of your ‘feelings’ for him and do what’s right for yourself, future youth and future plans.

Much Love,

Leah Bayaka

 

 

You can find her at www.leahbayaka.com doing black girl magic and other phenomenal things.

 

Peace, Power & Prosperity…

Are you being Divided & Conquered? : The Strategic Psychological Warfare Behind Racism

When most people think of racism or white supremacy, more often than not it is viewed from the lens of “this person doesn’t like me because I’m different” or “this person is evil and is out to oppress me and my people because we’re different” or “these people are the ones that hate and destroy different people” or “this is a myth and those people are lazy and making excuses”.

While in some cases these viewpoints are valid, reasonable and can be argued rationally, the fact remains that racism and the philosophy of white supremacy is real and has to have a source and reason for existing in society.

It is beyond simple bias and hatred because its effects are way beyond the subjective. The world is actually being run by these subjective concepts in objective reality.

 

Racism and white supremacy are two arms of a strategic psychological warfare implemented by those who guide society with an unseen hand.

But how is this being done? How does this WARFARE take place in the human PSYCHE first, before being played out globally?

To put it bluntly, Racism is a fictional social construct designed to divide and conquer humans based on culture, color, heritage and nationalism.  White Supremacy, also known as “Manifest Destiny“, is the foundation of modern capitalism, imperialism and exploitation worldwide.

“Manifest Destiny” became first and foremost a call and justification for an American form of imperialism, and neatly summarized the goals of the Mexican War. It claimed that America had a destiny, manifest, i.e., self-evident, from God to occupy the North American continent south of Canada (it also claimed the right to the Oregon territory including the Canadian portion). “Manifest Destiny” was also clearly a racial doctrine of white supremacy that granted no native American or nonwhite claims to any permanent possession of the lands on the North American continent and justified white American expropriation of Indian lands. (“Manifest Destiny” was also a key slogan deployed in the United States’ imperial ventures in the 1890’s and early years of the twentieth century that led to U.S. possession or control of Hawaii and the Philippine Islands.)
– Nationalhumanitiescenter.org

Manifest Destiny is the philosophy behind modern racism. It is a tactic of war.

It is the means for rich Caucasians to stay in control of resources, demonize those who are not Christian, manipulate public opinion and justify viewing and treating darker hued ethnic groups as inferior and thus validate their status as an underclass.

In reality, Racism is a survival tactic for and by Caucasians to ensure their genetic survival and perpetual global domination. It has NOTHING to do with prejudice, hatred, emotionalism, or like or dislike.  Those qualities are simply the by products of the white lie of white supremacy.

Without racism and white supremacy, the Caucasian would be eradicated solely due to evolutionary natural selection and Darwin’s survival of the fittest.

Here’s how:

Caucasians are genetically recessive so when they breed children with someone from a darker skinned culture, the children automatically become darker in hue and take on the dominant cultures features. 

For instance, if a dark-skinned black man has a child with a Caucasian woman, the child will usually have curly hair, fuller lips and a darker hue then the mother. Then if the child grows up and breeds a child with another black person, that child will be even darker and posses more of the dark-skinned person’s genetics. Essentially, the Caucasian genetics will get overwritten by the dominant African genetic phenotype.

Science also shows that two black people can produce a Caucasian child or an albino but two Caucasians cannot produce a black or darker hued child. If those with African genetics continued interbreeding with Caucasians over generations then the Caucasian would eventually be like the dinosaurs and his history and legacy would become an exhibition in a museum of something that once was. (Ironically, global warming and the depletion of the ozone layer may make that a reality)

So what is the warfare strategy that is being used on the subconscious mind of man?

The 1% who puppet master humanity use race, class, science-based reasoning and religion as social constructs of manipulation. Those bound by these social constructs think that they are better than other humans due to an egotistical ideological hierarchy and the natural quest for power. Power can be acquired through various means but DIVISION is the product pushed to the ignorant masses leading to a me vs them mentality. This is the precipice of warfare.

People with differing viewpoints are taught to stay among others who think and in some cases look similar to themselves while simultaneously shunning , berating and looking down on those who do not think or look the same. This develops a subconscious superiority complex played out in conscious actions and objective reality.

In other words, they teach you to hate and discriminate against others to feel better about yourself.

This complex negates the fact that people were raised in different environments, different schools, different cultures with different ideologies and ways of growing and learning.  It also ignores the fact that humans have the capacity to agree to disagree and have healthy competition among themselves despite outward or inward differences. People can create and buy and trade goods across class, racial, religious and social lines. People can learn from other cultures.

People can develop their own self-worth spiritually without making someone feel less than.

People are taught separation, supremacy and cultural division, primarily via the media and whitewashed educational institutions, so the masses can FEEL better about themselves while the wealthy white 1% is a unified collective whose focus is NOT on feelings but on power and the control of resources.

 

They focus on how to better exploit humanity through their differences. They focus on dumbing you down through the media and the public and private government-funded (by the 1%) educational system.

DIVIDE & CONQUER is the strategy used  by the 1% to perpetuate this confusion.

The solution: Judge each individual human based on what they do and who they are in relationship to you personally.  After all, poor and working class folks all over the world can relate to struggle and the will to survive, regardless of ethnicity.  Work on unlearning biases and prejudices based on skin color, culture and class. Reprogram your mind through repetition to view everyone as a new experience for YOU, unrelated to the pressure of GROUPTHINK.

Lets make Martin’s dream a reality and stop being loyal subjects of war.

Love Yourz…

33 Commandments to Reverse the Death of Black Manhood

Black manhood is not the way it used to be.  Black men are getting more feminine as years pass.

With alot of black men dying or incarcerated and reality television stereotypes of black manhood, it would seem as if all hope is lost.

Well, here are some rules that every black man should follow to re-awaken their manhood and regain our glory.

 

1. Thou shall not say “yasss” , “hunty”, ” throwing shade” or say anything ” gave them life” unless they are gay.


2. Thou shall not be without a checking and savings account.

 


3. Thou shall not argue with their woman like a woman for he knows a woman’s voice is HER power and HIS power is in silent action.


4. Thou shall not neglect education and the acquisition of self-knowledge.


5. Thou shall not make excuses for not making currency in either an entrepreneurial endeavor or hired labor.

6. Thou shall not look down upon and demonize black youth. One should encourage, guide and uplift.


7. Thou shall not marry and take the wife’s last name.


8. Thou shall not be an unbalanced feminist and minimize the man’s role in society and family.

 

9. Thou shall not bleach or lighten their skin.


10. Thou shall not perm, blond or relax their hair.


11. Thou shall not practice Afrocentrism in white owned institutions of employment.  Soldiers wear camouflage for a reason.


12. Thou shall not say any female of another race is better than the black woman.


13. Thou shall not support any cause/politician/group or religion that doesn’t support, honor and fight for the human rights of black people


14. Thou shall not adopt terminology associated with LGBT culture unless one is gay or lesbian. See #1.


15. Thou shall not watch ratchet reality shows unless it’s to critique, analyze and educate


16. Thou shall not watch or endorse media that portray us in an unfavorable way


17. Thou shall not trust the television news media, magazines, newspapers,  TMZ, Mediatakeout, Worldstarhiphop or any other website that promotes lies, false imagery , fear and the infighting and overall destruction of our people.


18. Thou shall not think they are conscious, awakened or have Knowledge of Self because they have African clothing, jewelry, medallions, tattoos, books, knowledge of history and black culture etc.


19. Thou shall not seek approval from white culture for black character and creativity, no matter how it’s viewed by white culture


20. Thou shall not wear clothing specifically made for women like dresses, skirts, blouses, bras, panties etc.

21. Thou shall not call white people niggas unless one expects to be called a nigger by the same white person

 


22. Thou shall not neglect their health, diet or physical fitness


22. Thou shall not walk by their neighbors without saying hello when you pass them


23. Thou shall not demonize psychotherapy and those who use it to heal

24. Thou shall not physically, emotionally or mentally abuse women


25. Thou shall not neglect their spirituality and daily personal growth

26. Thou shalt not fall victim to cults of personality and shall critically analyze all leaders and movements


27. Thou shalt not think they know it all when new things are discovered daily


28. Thou shall not think the ghetto is a place of black pride


29. Thou shall not look down on so-called pagan spiritual divination systems which originated in Africa

30. Thou shall not neglect or abandon their children regardless of the children’s mothers behavior or attitude

 

31. Thou shall not be one who doesn’t own at least one pair of dress shoes and a suit and tie.

32. Thou shall not be without a passport


33. Thou shall not depend on the system of white privilege to employ you, feed you, create jobs for you, give you justice in his courts, create institutions for your benefit, educate you or your family, give you shelter, show you Gods way, support your dreams, heal you, love you or stop trying to destroy you overall by any means necessary.

Let’s get back to greatness!

#Oscarssowhite: Is a Boycott the answer and if not what is ? …

I recently read a Facebook post where someone said their grandma told them  ” Don’t go and try to play with people when they don’t want you to play with them, find people who like you and want to play with you or play alone till you find your own”

Grandma was right and full of good wisdom. She probably makes a sweet potato pie better than Patti LaBelle’s but i digress…

Jada Pinkett Smith said some powerful and controversial quotes recently in a Facebook Video:

She said things like  “Maybe its time that we recognize that if we love and respect and acknowledge ourselves in the way in which we are asking others to do then that is the place of true power” 

 “Begging for acknowledgement or even asking diminishes dignity and diminishes power”

 “Taking back our resources and putting back into our communities”  

These are all philosophies of self-determination that i agree with and admire.

And to be fair, Jada Pinkett Smith has done her share of charity work for black communities and women and has also invested in black businesses such as Carols Daughter. She has always aimed to inspire through her work.

The unfortunate part is she was ONLY talking about the Oscar Award Ceremony, which makes it look like she is upset that her husband didn’t get nominated for his stellar movie Concussion, even though he was nominated for a Golden Globe.  The timing couldn’t have been worse.

But could it be that maybe she got fed up with the stereotypical roles blacks DO ACTUALLY win Oscars for. Maybe she got tired of seeing  all the black winners going to actors portrayed as bed wenches for white men (Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball) or corrupt cops who terrorize impoverished black communities (Denzel Washington in Training Day)  or slave mistresses (Lupita N’yongo in12 Years a Slave) or abusive mothers (Mo’ Nique in Precious) but maybe that’s just my viewpoint. Even though its true.

The Academy doesn’t give a fuck though.

 

She never called for a boycott as the media portrayed, but her words stirred a lot of anger and vitriol. People were up in arms. How dare she challenge the system of Hollywood that got her those riches in the first place? Even Aunt Viv from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air weighed in blasting :
I wont play the divide and conquer game that is so eloquently playing out on various social media platforms because both women are both making valid points. Aunt Viv is saying  how do you boycott a system that  made you and your family rich and discourage others for wanting to achieve those same riches?
 Ms. Hubert is speaking from a race and class perspective and the struggle to even make it in White Hollywood.  For instance, did YOU the reader boycott your job when George Zimmerman got acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin? I thought not.
What is needed is a solution to the problem of Black People not being the DECISION MAKERS in mainstream media or award shows.
Here is a solution to #Oscarssowhite controversy that Will and Jada could spearhead:
1. Create an Award show Not just for people of color and include ALL races.
2. Make sure you OWN the show and any intellectual property.
3. Hire a Caucasian president, similar to the Black woman president the Academy has to promote “diversity” but make sure people of color make ALL the decisions.
4. Make sure the show is all inclusive and call it  ” The Smith’s Awards” !. You don’t want to make it the Jerome or the Tarik Awards because that would segment the viewers and people involved which would also segment the money and revenue opportunities by making it just a “black” awards show.
5. When you win you can now say you won a “Smith ” instead/or/AND an Oscar.
6. Black people know how to produce and put on a great show. Reginald Hudlin is currently a black producer for the Oscars. Chris Rock will be the host for the 2016 show. Nuff Said.
7. BLACK PEOPLE WOULD NOW HAVE A SELF OWNED AWARD SHOW THAT THEY CAN EMPLOY THEIR OWN WITH AND EMPOWER THEIR COMMUNITIES. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, THEY CAN COMPETE! COMPETE! COMPETE! …WITH THE OSCAR AND PROVE THEY CAN MAKE A VIABLE PRODUCT INSTEAD OF BEGGING FOR INCLUSION..
MTV has a Video music award show AND a movie award show.  Obviously the people who felt a certain way about the Oscarsaward winners and decided to do their own thing on their own network for the demographic of young whites .
Black folk can do it too and NOT do it on BET.
Will it be on Revolt? OWN? Aspire?  The Internet?  Time will tell.
Bollywood did it and now they are getting that good old Arab Money. Will Black America? Time will tell.

Victimhood: The Sleeping Spell on Black America

 

In life, regardless of your upbringing or social status, there are two very important lifestyle choices one must make. You can choose to sit on the sidelines and watch things happen around you or you can act and be the one to change and make things happen around you.

You can be a spectator or a go getter.
You can fight for victory or accept victim hood. Fight or flight.

Unfortunately, it seems like alot of Black Americans have chosen victim hood as an acceptable lifestyle. Not all, but a good enough amount to make it a social issue. I’ll shortly explain why i have this perspective:

America is an ugly yet beautiful place.
It is filled with some of the most amazing success stories known to man and also home to some of the greatest atrocities committed by mankind. America will give your grandmother social security benefits and at the same time kick her out of a rent stabilized building so the landlord can build overpriced condos. Life isn’t fair and neither is America. In fact, globally America is the big bad bully coming to take your woman, her self esteem, your oil, your resources, your culture, your currency, kill and/or incarcerate your strong men and place American television programming in your country so they can put you through the psychological mind fuck of reality television, bad food, consumerism and perceived American perfection. The U.S.A. is the wild wild west and we, the taxpayers, provide these capitalist cowboys their guns and bullets whether we like it, realize it, or not.

Still, America has the one thing everyone worldwide wants and not every country provides which is this:

The opportunity to live whatever lifestyle you choose…. as long as you can finance it.

 

What? You thought i was going to type life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Ha!! That’s American propaganda folks!
Lets examine why its propaganda..

Life: Monsanto based foods will kill you. Lets not mention the health drawbacks of a fast food diet. Toxic waste emissions making the ozone deplete. Global warming. High rent. Terrorism via American foreign policy, etc.

Liberty: America has the highest prison population in the world. Most of them black and Latino. More and more are children being tried as adults. Nuff said.

 

The pursuit of happiness: Capitalism is extremely self serving and exploitative. It will place you in a subprime mortgage knowing its going to quadruple and not inform you. Capitalism is perpetual buyer beware. This keeps people on edge and unhappy.

Nevertheless. …….

People from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds overcome insurmountable odds and are triumphant in spite of them.  People come off of train, plane, boat and illegally cross  borders all for the promise of the American dream. They come into this country and oftentimes do menial labor while attending school or saving money to invest in their dreams.

They then open stores, become doctors and lawyers, build good credit, practice cooperative economics, buy and sell to another, organize and build institutions and maintain their cultural integrity for the most part while doing so.

In short, they come to America to win and struggle and sacrifice to do so. Nothing stops them.

Africans and people from the Caribbean often come into this country with little usually and oftentimes cant even speak the English language correctly . Yet they still become business owners, builders and educated professionals.

What’s stopping black people born in America from succeeding in the country everyone wants to come to?

Two simple reasons: American cultural hubris and the highly promoted images of black limitation, criminality, injustice and racism in American media that blacks in America accept as truth.

American cultural hubris is the cultural expectation that you will be taken care of by the American system.  Black people have taken on this hubris in the same way White Americans have, without realizing that America is not, nor was not built to service black needs or black justice.  It was built for Whites to be Kings and for blacks to be servants.The recent cases of police brutality and police assassinations on young black men are opening many eyes to this fact. In fact, a white criminal is more likely to get a job than a black male with no criminal record. Yet, black Americans still feel victimized when these things are discovered rather than fight tooth and nail to build their own institutions to service their needs like the Jews, Amish, Asian and even the African and Caribbean communities.

American  hubris also leads many to think that the black millionaire or billionaire is obligated to save them or “give back to the hood”.  Also, that a Black leader will “fix it” and somehow miraculously take care of everything wrong with black America.  The other option is to just wait for Jesus and the rapture and receive their heaven upon death. Thinking that someone or something  else will take care of the problem while neglecting one’s own remedies for the community.  We need to seek ways individually and collectively to contribute in saving the present and future generations instead of waiting for a savior to come and bring us to the promised land.

Black limitation is also constantly pushed through american media as almost a fact of life. Black men are shown as criminals on every 10 pm newscast daily and black violence is a mainstay while other cultures violent acts get little to no airplay. If you turn on BET during the day, you’ll see repeated payday loan and debt consolidation commercials, as if black people accept being in debt as their destiny. We can also go into the cop shows that reinforce black criminality and police violence as somehow part of black peoples birthright. Look at the lack of black success stories and black entrepreneurs, that are not either sports figures or entertainers, that are showcased via the media. The blatant injustice against blacks that the courts sanction and rationalize.  Reality shows showcasing our worst behavior worldwide hardly help either.

BUT…Blacks from other countries don’t complain. They come here work hard and organize among their culture to create stores and institutions for their well being. They don’t subscribe to victim hood. They subscribe to a by any means necessary mentality. The same one Malcolm X and the N.O.I. espoused decades ago and is still relevant.

Blacks in America need to realize they are not wanted in America and certainly not beloved by the powers that run it.  The descendants of slaves are not meant to rise and become kings. Power is never freely given but taken. We need to become self sufficient, self aware, culturally educated and empowered and realize that we have to take care of themselves, as our own separate cultural entity with unique issues, before blaming the government, popular media,  successful blacks, schools and other entities for their underclass status in America.

American Blacks need an independent do for self attitude that is focused less on complaining and bitching about what “they” are doing to us and more on organizing and fixing the issues that stop the “they” from doing it to us in the first place. The focus should always be the solution and not the problem itself.
The focus should never be on how you are being victimized but how to gain victory.

If a black man or woman from any other part of the world can come here and succeed, there is nothing stopping us who were born here in the US who have  opportunities that some blacks in the Diaspora would kill for.

 

Break the curse. Educate yourself and your family. Participate in local politics. Sacrifice some fun and fuckery to build. Mentor a child in your own family first or a child in your neighborhood that could use advice. Start a business. Attend a class. Watch less television. Tap into your own gifts. Create. Outwork other cultures.  Move from victim to victory. Our ancestors died and struggled for this.

Peace, Power and Prosperity….

 

Why Hood love is killing the Hip Hop Community and how to fix it

We in the Black Hip Hop community are taught to love the hood. Why?
Is it a good place to live? Does the community gain from the hood? Do you want your children raised and schooled there?
 If you answered no, then we have to analyze why this culture of suffering and poverty is often looked at as the standard of Hip Hop and black life.

From my perspective, The hood is not something to be celebrated. Being ghetto should not be a character trait that is applauded. We live and survive in the ghetto but the end goal should always be to grow and elevate above one’s station in life.

No other culture or race of people holds a lifestyle of struggle and poverty in such  high esteem as black Americans.  Black’s connected to their indigenous cultures (Africans, Caribbeans, etc.) do not embrace the ghetto/hood as a viable way of life. They come to America to succeed.

Non melanated people, who don’t want any association with  blacks or the hoods they live in, look at the hood as a money making opportunity. Nothing more, nothing less. They enter our ghettos with bulletproof glass, hair and nail shops, non refundable stores and overpriced items to profit off our ignorance.

Commercial rap (Not to be confused with Hip Hop, which from birth was a revolutionary and educational force) does play a part in upholding the hood/ghetto as a place of pride and love. We are taught through repetition in our music that to struggle is honorable and to live in a fucked up environment is in someway” keeping it real”. We are taught to look at those of us who aren’t gangsta or thuggin as weak and lame. The smart ones in the hood are labeled as nerds and suckers because they don’t behave like wolves although living in animalistic conditions. This is beautifully illustrated in the movie Akeelah and the Bee and the movie DOPE.

      

Please don’t get it twisted or mistaken. I am a product of the hood/poverty mentality. I grew up in the hoods of the Bronx and Houston. I’ve also lived in the suburbs of Atlanta and Houston during my formative years. I was taught that it wasn’t cool to be too smart by my childhood peers in public school whose parents didn’t value the importance of education like mine did. I was taught by some of my favorite rappers that to live in the ghetto was ok and to be a strong black man you had to be a gangster, drug dealer, robber, killer or thug. Even my own mother used to stress being quiet, staying humble and being comfortable not having. These are all by products of mental slavery. More on mental slavery soon.

The ironic thing is when I lived in the upscale suburbs of Atlanta, I saw the same courage and fearlessness in some of my peers.They had their own coming of age struggles as well. The main difference? They were smart and being smart and educated wasn’t frowned upon by their peers. In the suburbs, if you were a rebel you were cool and  at the same time you could be intellectual. They had clean environments to live in. They didn’t primarily listen to hardcore rap music to reinforce the “nigga” stereotype into their subconscious mind.

Mental slavery is so much more damaging then physical slavery because a mind state, like DNA, get passed on to children. Blacks in America were stripped of everything they had in Africa. We were robbed of language, culture, art, freedom, self determination, family, spirituality etc. We were left with a poor and poverty ridden worldview which left us in fear of white people, submitting to them in subservience and left in underserved ghettos to survive and scrape by. We had to, at one time,  love our poverty because it was the ONLY way to survive and not go crazy. We had to, at one time, live in fear of education, because if you were too smart you were considered a threat to the white power structure.  We had to eat poor foods because that’s ALL we were given. We had to struggle at that plantation because we were forced to do so and had no alternative in the form of job opportunities. These things were in place post slavery with Jim Crow laws and Black codes across America. We have been taught to hate ourselves , accept less for and from ourselves and have embraced poverty and decrepit living conditions for more than 400 years.

Now don’t get me wrong. I know racism is still alive and well. Discrimination in all the arenas of life still exist. Corporate glass ceilings, job discrimination, school to prison pipelines, redlining, the white supremacy theology of racism, limited access to government resources among other social ills are known, well researched and documented. However the ability to overcome those circumstances and thrive beyond them and even live independent of the system is a luxury that our ancestors did not have in the 17th, 18th and 1900’s.

 

To put it point blank, in the new millennium, aka the information age, American policy, white influence, institutional racism, media propaganda or politics is no longer an excuse for our lack of success or hood mentality. If Frederick Douglass could learn to read and write under punishment of death, If Hannibal of Carthage could conquer the majority of Italy with elephants, if Malcolm Little can transform from Detroit Red the pimp into the great Malcolm X, if Mary McLeod Bethune could build a school amidst Klu Klux Klan threats and make pencils from burnt wood and if Ida B. Wells can start schools and be one of the first women to refuse to be thrown off a bus there is NOTHING black people can’t do in this new millennium with the opportunities before us. Opportunities our ancestors bled for.

What the hood/ ghetto needs to transform into is a village. The village takes care of its own people. The village makes sure their community is clean. The village creates jobs and build business in their own community. The village spends money with each other. The village votes for their local leaders and state representatives. The village works with the community and helps build up the youth and participates in the schools.  Don’t believe me? Look at Lil Italy and Chinatown. Look at the Jewish community. Google Soweto PA, a village so special that NASA had to find out why the people in it weren’t dying of cancer while eating improper, smoking cigars and living a pretty regular life. Look at the Amish. These are examples of villages in real time that can be studied and exemplified. Dr.Claude Anderson in his book Powernomics laid out a blueprint for us to follow. But will we?

 

Yes, Racism exists. But will you let it beat you or will you outsmart it and beat it back?!  Ultimately, the choice is ours. Your life is what will change the world. No priest, prophet, holy book or messenger will do what YOU can do for yourself. Take control of yourself. There is no people on the planet greater or has endured more and survived more than the black family. There is no longer an excuse for us not reclaiming our rightful titles and Kings & Queens with the resources we have at our disposal.

 
Yet, you built those pyramids right? Build them again.
We created civilization right? Create it again.
Fuck the hood mentality, re create the village!
Fuck poverty, create wealth and clean community!
Boycott those who don’t support you and support your own!
Peace, Power and Progress…..