Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pharaoh Taharqa (710-664 BC) The Black Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt's 25th dynasty and the ruler of the Kingdom of Kush





Sphinx of Taharqo (Part 1)




Sphinx of Taharqo (Part 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcqdUTWd-vU&feature=youtu.be

Dr. George B. N. Ayittey -- Indigenous African Free-Market Liberalism


Africa remains an enigmatic paradox: a continent rich in mineral resources yet so desperately poor. But the paradox is only superficial: Africa is poor because she is not free.




(FEE) -- Only 10 of the 54 African countries can be labeled economic success stories: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Uganda, and South Africa. This hardly comes as a surprise as Africa is the most economically unfree continent. No African country is classified by the Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal’s 2011 Index of Economic Freedom as “free.” Mauritius is classified as “mostly free,” and listed as “moderately free” are Botswana, Cape Verde Islands, South Africa, Rwanda, Madagascar, Uganda, and Burkina Faso. (Some of the countries labeled economic success stories have undemocratic political systems: Angola, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Rwanda, and Uganda.)
Ironically, traditional Africa, in contrast to modern Africa, was characterized by much economic freedom for centuries before the arrival of the European colonists. There the basic economic and social unit was the extended family, the lineage, or the clan. The means of production were owned by the lineage—a private entity separate from the tribal government—and thus privately owned, although individual ownership was common. Land, for example, was lineage-controlled, giving rise to the myth of communal ownership, while hunting gear, spears, and fishing canoes were individually owned. 

H.E.R. - Focus (Official Video)

Classical Conservatism vs. Lily-White Conservatism

The Problem: Indifference & Racism

Quote of the day


Michael Brendan Dougherty, explains the conflict between “colorblind” egalitarian theories and the black lived reality.

“Most conservatives like to think that they have principles that are color-blind: the eternal verities and such. I think this is a kind of self-flattery that excuses historical ignorance on our part. Enslavement stripped Africans of their ethnicities, their languages, and their religion. That means more than any one other group in this country African-Americans are a people created by the history of our nation and its politics: commerce, slavery, the Civil War, emancipation, ... the civil rights movement. It is a naïveté bordering on psychosis to suggest that black politics should conform to some imagined color-blind set of principles.”

MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY is a writer living in Mount Kisco, New York. He is National Correspondent for The American Conservative. His work has appeared in ESPN Magazine, New York Times Magazine, The Washington Monthly, The Awl, the Guardian, and ComedyCentral.com.

Botham Jean: Off Duty White Female Cop Enters Wrong Apt & Shoots 26 Yo Black Man

My commentary on an off-duty white female cop who entered someone else's apartment and shot the occupant. Apparently, she thought it was her apartment. The Police Chief is promising justice, but who believes her?

Is there more to this story?

And what should happen to the officer?

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Why Shouldn't I Be Thankful for Slavery? (Jesse Lee vs. Asmerom)

"The leftist assessment of the black conservative is that such a person is angered and frustrated at being born black, which leads to the adoption of conservative views in order to compensate for this perceived “congenital deficiency.” While this is a preposterous accusation to make against all black conservatives, it is intellectually dishonest to pretend as though this characterization of the black right came into existence wholly out of left field. Indubitably, there are some black conservatives whose proclamations and behaviors lend credence to the stereotypical leftist view of black conservatives." -- Chidike Okeem


A black immigrant Asmerom called from New York to ask Jesse why he feels the need to "kowtow to white supremacists." He quotes Jesse as saying, "Thank God and white people for slavery." He asks Jesse, "You think slavery is a good thing?" Jesse answers, "Yes." Thank God we were born here rather than have to sneak across the border or take a test (which we'd never pass, by the way). So be grateful to those who died and sacrificed their lives that we might be born here — rather than wimp and whine and complain about something black people today have never experienced.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Aretha Franklin funeral: Jennifer Hudson soulful "Amazing Grace" tribute

Recording artist Jennifer Hudson delivered an expressive and soulful tribute to the late Aretha Franklin on Friday - just one of the dozens of music, sports, religious, and political icons in attendance.

Aretha Franklin - Willing To Forgive (Video)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

RIP Aretha Franklin!

              I just cannot believe (just refuse) to believe that our Aretha - Aretha Franklin left us last week ... 


I’m torn. I’m in tears.
Crying like a baby.
What a life!
What a beautiful life you led, Aretha.
What a gift.

Yes, we’re hurt,
but sometimes as Aretha would say, "ya gotta LOVE all that hurt away."


Dr. Elaina George -- The Doctor Shortage: Fact or Fiction


The Association of American Medical Colleges in a recent study has projected that there will be a doctor shortage between 42,000 and 120,300 by 2030. This is a stunning number when you break down the fact that the shortage will affect primary care doctors (14,800 – 49,300); specialists (33,800 – 72,700); and surgical sub specialists (20,700 – 30,500). The looming crisis is magnified by the fact that increasing demand from a both a growing and an aging population must be considered. 
How did we get to this point? Perhaps it is because Congress passed The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 which limited the number of residency positions in the US. Because of this, there are doctors who graduate from medical school each year, who cannot be licensed to practice medicine because they cannot find a residency. Physicians must complete at least one year of residency to be eligible to practice medicine. Instead of taking care of patients in underserved communities, these doctors are unnecessarily sidelined. 
The solution to the problem has been a movement towards changing the healthcare workforce. The delivery of healthcare has morphed into a team approach where nurses and physician assistants and now artificial intelligence have become the drivers in the belief that each member of the healthcare system is interchangeable. However, is this belief based on fact or convenience? 
In the haste to control costs and expand access, basic questions have been virtually ignored: Are physicians really interchangeable? Will patient care be affected by the absence of the physician? Will moving towards virtual medicine (such as telemedicine) and  precision medicine based in population, artificial intelligence and algorithms work for the individual patient? Will using allied health professionals with a different scope of training lead to better outcomes for a patient with a complicated medical problem? 
Dr Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist. Her interest in the politics of healthcare and the reform effort have led her to become both a powerful voice for the practicing physician, an advocate for the patient, and a healthcare policy analyst specializing in healthcare consumer driven solutions.

Dr. Orphe Divounguy -- Why do people move? Shrinking communities bode ill for Illinois’ economy

With a declining population, Illinoisans can expect to see declining investment and job creation. And without jobs they can expect to see economic output stall as well.

Why do people move?

Dr. Orphe Divounguy is the chief economist at the Illinois Policy Institute. In this role, he produces original quantitative research analyzing the impact of various policies on the lives of the people of Illinois. Divounguy earned a Ph.D. from England’s University of Southampton.


Illinois Policy Institute - The push-pull theory of migration predicts that outmigrating individuals will be relatively advantaged compared to their nonmigrating peers at their origin location, which serves to push them toward migration. Conversely, migrants are relatively disadvantaged when compared with individuals at their destination location, and the advantages of the destination pull them to migrate. Thus, individuals migrate to achieve improved conditions.

Unfortunately, except for Chicago, all of Illinois’ metro areas have seen slower income growth than the average U.S. metro area from 2012 to 2016 (the most recently available data).

Read more: https://www.illinoispolicy.org/shrinking-communities-bode-ill-for-illinois-economy/

Thabiti Anyabwile -- Only Preach the Gospel?


“Gospel-centered” and “gospel-only” are not the same thing. The former gives life to our spiritual universe. The latter blinds itself to the world and the gospel’s effect on it.



Did Jesus ever say, “Only preach the gospel?” Is that his directive for pastoral ministry?
Perhaps the ready mind jumps to Paul’s words of introduction to his short summary of the gospel in 1 Corinthians 15:3, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received. . . .” Many people read “of first importance” and seem to conclude “of only importance.”

Or maybe another Pauline passage springs to mind: “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2). There Paul contrasts his plain preaching of the gospel against the “lofty speech” or sophistry he steadfastly avoided. Some who read “I decided to know nothing . . . except Jesus Christ and him crucified” go on to conclude that we should only preach the gospel.

Without question the gospel is of first importance. Nothing should come before it. Without question the preacher should make the gospel plain. I would go so far as to say every sermon preached should include a proclamation of the gospel and a call to repent and believe in Christ.

However, if we take this to mean that only the gospel should be preached, or if we selectively shy away from other subjects the Bible addresses, we do something neither Jesus nor Paul ever does. We contract the scope of God’s concerns to the nucleus while ignoring the rest of the nucleus-informed cell. We reduce our vision to sun’s central place in the solar system but neglect its effect on the remaining planets and stars that orbit it. Isolate the sun in this way and you soon fail to see how the sun’s gravitational pull holds the rest of the solar system together, how it affects the temperatures of planets, how it gives light to other bodies, and how all of that creates life.

Read more: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/thabiti-anyabwile/only-preach-the-gospel/

On Sargon...

Prager University... You're not special!

Debunking the Alt-Right: CULTURAL MARXISM DEBUNKED

The conspiracist usage originated in Nazi Germany.

If anyone rants about "Cultural Marxists taking over culture!", feel free to remind them that they're spouting literal Nazi propaganda updated for the modern era.”


Monday, August 6, 2018

CeCe Winans and Terrence Blanchard – “Blessed Assurance” Cicely Tyson Kennedy Center Honors

Is James White Playing “The Race Card"?




He further claims that his black opponents are just playing “the race card,” have a victim mentality, can’t get over slavery, and are listening to people like Jesse Jackson:

Source: https://twitter.com/AlsoACarpenter/status/1024084150171521024

Omarosa Was Feared in the White House for Her Vengefulness. Now She’s Out to Prove Why.

Hell hath no fury like a smart, tough, Black conservative woman scorned.

Asawin Suebsaeng, a writer with The Daily Beast, writes about the black conservative Omarosa Manigault-Newman and her fabulous almost surreal comeback. She just won't go away, and the administration seems terrified of that. 



(The Daily Beast) -- When Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a star villain on Donald Trump’s reality TV show The Apprentice, worked in the Trump administration last year, other senior staffers—even some more senior than she—feared her.
And when she was ousted from the administration—in what White House officials described at the time as a “ruckus”—there was widespread relief that one of Trumpworld’s most vengeful figures was no longer around.
But Omarosa is, if nothing, known for second acts. And, once more, she’s sparking headaches inside the administration. Her new book UNHINGED: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, is being viewed as an act of petty revenge and yet another effort to profit off the Trump era by dishing damaging internal dirt, whether accurate or concocted.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/omarosa-was-feared-in-the-white-house-for-her-vengefulness-now-she’s-out-to-prove-why/ar-BBLxBjS?ocid=spartanntp

Friday, August 3, 2018

Anita Baker - Only For A While

So if you're in the valley
(If you're in the valley now)
And life is so unkind
(Life is so unkind)
And if your tears keep falling
(If your tears keep falling)
From your tired eyes
(From your eyes)


White Slavery Myth Debunked: The Barbary Pirates, White Slaves, and Racist Agendas

Davis’ research is being driven by a political agenda which is designed to show that whites too were the victims of slavery. He wants you to know that White European Christians suffered at the hands of Black Muslim Africans. This is important so that you will also know that whites were not racist in their own enslaving tactics.


(Techno Racism) -- "It is very telling that when the combined might of the British, French, and Americans eventually ended the Barbary slave trade that one of the conditions was that the pirates would stop enslaving white Christians. However the pirates remained free to enslave Africans as much as they liked.

It is also telling that during the time of the Barbary Pirates the slave trade in the Americas resulted in approximately 10-12 million Africans being enslaved. (this information is based on actual historical records of the cargoes of slave ships and census data taken from plantations, in case you were curious. The European slavers kept thorough records, how else could you figure out how much money you were going to make on your cargo?)

It is not that Davis is completely wrong about the Barbary pirates and their practices, but rather he wants to argue that since the Barbary pirates were not racist in their enslaving tactics (as they would enslave anyone who was not Muslim) then also the Europeans were not racist in their slaving tactics. This simply isn’t true. At best Davis wants to bring some light on an issue that is often overlooked, he is definitely a bad academic, and he is actually and undeniably a racist."

Debunking The Alt-Right - The Barbary Slave Trade

“If all anti-Western partisans disappeared tomorrow, fair-minded people would still have to see the Atlantic slave trade as far more worthy of attention than the Barbary Slave Trade.”

Daniel Baker, M.A. in European History, George Mason University

1.  The trans-Atlantic slave trade was much larger than the Barbary slave trade.  I don't know where the poster gets the figure of "2.5 million"; Robert Davis's Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters, which is still the main study on this topic (indeed, almost the only one in English), estimates the number of Barbary slaves at 1 million to 1.25 million.  slavevoyages.org documents the embarkation of 10,147,907 Africans on the Atlantic slave trade, and estimates the total, including undocumented slaves, was over 12 million.  And that doesn't include the slaves who died before ever reaching the ships.  The trans-Atlantic slave trade commands more attention than the Barbary trade because it was 10 to 12 times bigger.  A better question might be, "why is the trans-Saharan slave trade largely ignored in comparison to the trans-Atlantic slave trade"; North African slave traders bought or captured at least 7 million slaves, and possibly as many as 20 million, from sub-Saharan Africa.  For that, see paragraph 2.

2.  As Mr. Mazumdar very ably explains, the consequences of the trans-Atlantic slave trade have lasted far longer.  Muslim slavers always justified their brutality as reserved for "infidels," whether they were enslaving war prisoners taken by the Barbary corsairs or black people purchased in sub-Saharan Africa.  Although today most people recognize this religious intolerance as indefensible, it had the happy side effect that it left slaves an escape route by converting to Islam.  Converts to Islam were supposed to be emancipated, and although owners often dragged their feet on this, there was never any question that the slaves' children would be free so long as they became and remained Muslim.  So the descendants of slaves in the Barbary states are pretty well equal to the Arab, Berber, or Turkish locals.  Furthermore, many of the Barbary slaves were ransomed back by the Christians.  The worst things about Western slavery were that it was A) race-based, and therefore B) heritable.  While Western slavers initially used religion to justify slavery, much as the Muslims had, that ideology was soon supplanted by the concept that people with dark skin were inherently inferior to those with light.  So converting to Christianity didn't help New World slaves like converting to Islam helped the slaves in North Africa.  Muslim religious intolerance and white racism have both survived the abolition of slavery, but the religious intolerance doesn't continue to haunt the Barbary slaves' descendants, because they've nearly all converted to Islam, while white racism does continue to haunt slaves' descendants in the West, because they can't "convert" to white.

3.  The context of the Barbary slave trade was a centuries-old Christian-Muslim feud in which both sides' behavior toward each other was pretty ghastly.  Muslims conquered, tortured, massacred and enslaved Christians; Christians conquered, tortured, massacred, and enslaved Muslims.  To the degree there was any difference, it favored the Muslims; the Muslims usually allowed Jews and Christians to keep their religion as second-class citizens, while Christians generally required Muslims to convert or die.  A considerable number of Barbary corsairs were actually renegade Englishmen, Greeks, or Italians who had converted to Islam; no such acceptance awaited Muslims who converted to Christianity, as the conversos of Spain discovered.  Thus, there is no real feeling among modern Europeans that the Muslims during the slave trade treated them worse than they treated the Muslims.  On the other hand, black African slaves didn't do anything to anybody that could remotely equal, much less justify,the Europeans, North African Muslims, and their own black neighbors conspiring to kidnap 17 to 32 million of them.

4.  I think you may have been hoping to hear that it's all because of leftist, anti-Western double standards and hypocrisy, and yes, I think the utter silence about the Barbary slave trade does have something to do with that.  It is amazing how the very people who heap scorn on white racists' self-serving tripe that black slaves were all happy members of the family will endlessly swallow the exact same fairy tales when told by Muslims or sub-Saharan Africans, and overlook things like the bastinado, white Christian slaves' accounts of surviving rape, or the oarsmen chained to the benches of the Barbary galleys.  The Atlantic slave trade, in addition to being an almost unimaginable human tragedy, is also a convenient political weapon for leftists and anti-Westerners, in a way that the Barbary slave trade is not.  But, given items 1, 2, and 3 above, I think you have to admit that if all anti-Western partisans disappeared tomorrow, fair-minded people would still have to see the Atlantic slave trade as far more worthy of attention than the Barbary slave trade.  There are plenty of good grounds to criticize SJWs on; why try to attack them for a choice of emphasis that they can so easily defend?

The Cynical Historian - Debunking Slave Myths


There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the institution of slavery, especially here in the United States.  These myths often serve pernicious political purposes that can be highly detrimental to a proper conception of history.  So here are 10 of those myths debunked in no particular order.

For general reference and mistakes:


-I'm tired of all the racism in the comments, so they are now disabled - if you have a comment, here is a comment response video: 
https://youtu.be/Rzs62Y0qJ0o
1 - one example of white slavery I could have mentioned were the Amerindian slavers of Tans-Mississippi West, who would raid Spanish/Mexican colonies and visa/versa - but that is way too complicated for this myth.


2 -
3:20 - my bad, 1922 was the fall of the Ottoman Empire, 1918 was the end of WWI
5 -
7:10 - "any power not expressed" (the not is kind of difficult to hear)
7 -
8:30 - typo, Marx was born in 1818 not 1918, LOL


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references:
Good general books:
Berlin, Ira.  Generations of Captivity:  A History of African-American Slaves.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2003. 
https://amzn.to/2tYB3ef


Chris Ladd - Andrew Yang is Running for President

"Yang is unlikely to be our next President. It will be tough to outpoll Yeezy and The Rock. However, between this book and the exposure of a high-level campaign he may be able to crack the basic income concept into mainstream thought."



Democratic Presidential primaries in 2020 will feature dozens of candidates, likely to include pop stars, athletes and advocates of various causes. For the first time, one of those candidates will be running to promote a basic income.

Andrew Yang is a model of the new capitalist, a breed of pragmatic business professionals thrilled by the potential of markets, yet keenly conscious of market limitations. Tech professionals like Yang are just beginning to exercise their political leverage. To date, their rising power has been constrained by their poor fit inside our existing partisan duopoly. Critical of sclerotic government institutions and aware of the need for a powerful safety net and regulation, there is no partisan home for these people who refuse to wear suits and ties. However, as chaos and dysfunction weaken the existing order, they may become our bridge to new a normal. A basic income, and the vision of a trimmer but more activist government which accompanies it, may soon get its turn in the spotlight.

Yang’s Presidential run is accompanied by an excellent book, The War on Normal People. This could be the first book on a basic income to break into wide circulation. Yang addresses all the usual basic income doubts while presenting a capitalist’s case for an active central government. Strengthened by powerful promotional support and excellent writing, the book may not turn Yang into a real Presidential challenger, but it may give the BI concept its opening into the popular imagination.


https://www.politicalorphans.com/andrew-yang-is-running-for-president/

Brad Mason - What Is & Isn’t Being Said: 6. “Color-Blind Racism”

“Whether intentional or unintentional—color-blindness inevitably blames victims for their own victimization.” 

"[T]he post-Civil Rights era of color-blind racism has many of the same consequences as the old Jim Crow racism—but without the 'racists.'”




 (Heart And Mouth ) - Having shown in the last post that color-blindness is not in fact a Biblical ethic, we now move on to the concept of “color-blind racism.”

If one is willing and able to believe the research outlining the great racial disparities in American society today—in terms of wealth, home ownership, employment, education, health, criminalization, incarceration, etc.—as well as the persistent de facto neighborhood and church segregation, one is compelled to seek an explanation. In broad terms, Americans are either inclined to interpret this data as the modern manifestation and continuation of 450 years of slavery and oppression leading to racism, discrimination, and attempted dehumanization of the “black race” at the hands of the white, or they are inclined to look for explanations in the very nature and behavior of the victims themselves. Those who find the former explanation persuasive are likely committed to the essential and fundamental equality of the races; any explanation that regards or implies the superiority or inferiority of any racial group is in fact a false, racist, mythology.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Tree Of Logic - Massa Charlie Kirk’s Butter Biscuits for Black Conservatives #TPUSA

         

This satirical video is a humorous critique about conservatives catering to identity politics. Turning Point USA is a new “conservative” brand catering to identity politics by using black “conservatives” as their mascots. I mock them in this video by using most stereotypes associated with my people in order to show them how hypocritical they look to others.

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Debunking The Alt-Right - South Africa (PART 1)

Debunking the Alt-Right: Western Civilization



The alt-right may depart from mainstream conservatism in a number of ways, but one trait they both have in common is an obsession with something known as “Western Civilization. The term gets waved around a lot by people all across the political right.
The alt-right may depart from mainstream conservatism in a number of ways, but one trait they both have in common is an obsession with something known as “Western Civilization.” The term gets waved around a lot by people all across the political right. The near-genocidal Traditionalist Worker Party founder Matthew Heimbach once headed a chapter of the “Youth for Western Civilization,” Stanford pop historian and Kissinger hagiographer Niall Ferguson makes a hierarchical distinction between “the West and the rest,” while noted social-scientific blowhard Jordan Peterson has repeatedly declared that “The West is right.” But what is this mysterious entity called “the West” anyway? Or, to break the question down a bit more, what do they think they mean by “the West,” what are they actually signaling by talking about “the West,” and why should anyone care about “the West” at all (since, spoiler alert, it’s largely a fabrication)?  
When people on the right talk about “the West,” they almost always do so in glowing terms. It’s the “birthplace of democracy” or the “mother of reason” or the “nursemaid of science” or any number of other natal clichés. The achievement of the West, in their minds, is a kind of origination or invention of various significant cultural institutions that, for better or worse, now shape the experiences of billions of people around the world. (Ferguson nauseatingly calls these great Western institutions “killer apps.”) Setting aside for a moment the fact that modern democracy looks absolutely nothing like the Athenian system, or that Indian scholars began developing multiple systems of formal logic several hundred years before Aristotle was born, this affection is understandable: Democracy and reason and science are generally considered good things, and it’s good to want to know how they came about. 
READ MORE: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/06/dismantling-the-west