Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Racial Slavery Denialism

“It does not argue that the transatlantic slave trade did not happen, instead claims that it does not matter, that it has no legacy.“

—  Liam Hogan

Troubles come, but they do pass
Heartaches, hurts, oh but, they don't last always
Sometimes we feel pain
But there are things that we can change, just pray.
Anita Baker - Ain't No Need to Worry

Stick To Economics, Professor Williams

There is something deeply disturbing about opinion pieces such as this one by Walter Williams.


(The Civil War Memory Blog) -- There is something deeply disturbing about opinion pieces such as this one by Walter Williams.  You would think that someone with a scholarly bent would take one step back and ask whether he is really making a contribution to this debate.  He criticizes those who have pointed out the mistakes in the 4th grade history textbook, but apparently has no response to the following: Did two battalions of black Confederates serve under “Stonewall” Jackson?  If Williams has evidence then he should provide it.  If not, then he should say nothing. 

Richard Thompson Ford -- The Simple Falsehoods of Race

The old debate between W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington lives on, but the terms have been flipped on their heads

Richard Thompson Ford is George E. Osborne Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. His scholarship includes work on critical race theory, local government law, housing segregation, and employment discrimination.

(The American Interest)  - Ultimately, both Dawson and Sowell overemphasize racism and discrimination, albeit in different ways. While Dawson assumes that America’s undeniable racial schism must be attributable to the force of racism in society, Sowell concludes that in the absence of overt bigotry or intentional discrimination, the only explanations for black disadvantage are the shortcomings of black people themselves. Martinez’s history suggests why both conclusions may be inaccurate: Race has certainly warped and perverted American politics and culture so that today even innocent decisions and neutral policies can unwittingly perpetuate racial inequality. The civil rights policies of the 21st century must address these deformations underlying overt racial controversies and persistent inequalities. These include the destructive consequences of slavery, segregation and racism for the culture and habits of many blacks, as well as for the attitudes of many whites, and the politics of the nation writ large.

Richard Thompson Ford, The Simple Falsehoods of Race, The American Interest, November/December 2013.

The Privilege of Checking White Privilege

“To be sure, there is, indeed, a distinct White Privilege. Being white does offer a freedom not easily available to others. You can underperform without it being ascribed to your race.”

By John McWhorter

(The Daily Beast) - To be sure, there is, indeed, a distinct White Privilege. Being white does offer a freedom not easily available to others. You can underperform without it being ascribed to your race. And when you excel, no one wonders whether Affirmative Action had anything to do it. Authority figures are likely to be your color, and no one associates people of your color with a propensity to violence. No one expects you to represent your race in a class discussion or anywhere else.


Richard Spencer VS. Tree of Logic: Discussing The Alt Right

What happens when a black, conservative, female confronts the Alt-Right?


Shorty after Tree uploaded her video titled "Know Thy Enemy" which exposes the racist and anti-semitic ideology of the Alt-Right, Richard Spencer strongly disagreed. He believes that Tree misjudged him along with his movement and asked to appear on her show to set the record straight. Will he succeed in convincing her that the Alt-Right is an ally or confirm her beliefs that they are her enemy.

Know Thy Enemy: My Horrific Experience with the Alt-Right Video -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMLvs...

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https://treeoflogic.com/Join_Page.htm
Support Through Patreon -
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Cathy Young -- The Problem with Candace Owens

Obviously, no one but Owens knows how genuine her professed beliefs are. But a look at her history strongly suggests that her “conservatism” is a mix of opportunism, personal grievances, canned slogans and paranoid conspiracy theories.


(Quillette) - In Owens’s narrative, while her enemies succeeded in killing her project, this incident was her “redpill moment”—right-wing Internet jargon for becoming aware of the truth: Previously a liberal Democrat, she became sympathetic to Trump’s broadsides against “the lying media” and began to question other progressive orthodoxies as well.

It’s a dramatic story; it’s also one that bears very little resemblance to the truth. I know, because I was there. I was one of the first journalists to report on Owens’s anti-cyberbullying start-up. I also followed the ensuing drama—a convoluted saga that involved warring Internet factions—and inadvertently became a part of it.



Thursday, April 26, 2018

Red Pill BRed Pill Black Drama - Why This Is Personal

Please be warned that this video is an unscripted rant about why I have a personal interest in the exposure of Red Pill Black - Candace Owens. It is very important that my subscribers know the personal reasons why I will never stop exposing this sociopathic liar!


Candace Owens, Who Thinks Racism Is All in the Past, Got Paid After Suing Over Racist Attacks

Candace Owens, Kanye West’s new bestie, claims that racism is no longer an issue—was that before or after her family won a lawsuit for $37,500 from the Stamford (Conn.) Board of Education as a result of racism? Perhaps the board should ask for a refund.

(The Root)  -  In 2016, Owens wrote an open letter to the Stamford Advocate sharing how racial slurs and death threats from classmates drove her to an eating disorder and therapy. In this open letter she said, “Those words destroyed me. I held my head high at school, but I went home and I cried every single night.” In another interview she told the Connecticut Post it took her seven years to move past the incident, “[When something like that happens] you become hostile. You become bitter.”

"Candace Owens (Red Pill Black) Is A Fraud"

Squatting Slav is a Serbian-Canadian YouTuber. According to his website, "his videos employ humor to expose the Left’s insanity, hypocrisy, and overall ridiculousness. He (many others) have some strong opinions about Candace Owens aka Red Pill Black. 


Monday, April 16, 2018

George Ayittey - Africa's Military Scourge


 
George Ayittey speaks at San Francisco Freedom Forum 2012
Africa's Military Scourge

http://ayittey1.tumblr.com/

The Case Against Jordan Peterson

Closer examination, however, reveals Peterson’s ageless insights as a typical, if not archetypal, product of our own times: right-wing pieties seductively mythologized for our current lost generations.  
 
(New York Book Review) Peterson himself credits his intellectual awakening to the Cold War, when he began to ponder deeply such “evils associated with belief” as Hitler, Stalin, and Mao, and became a close reader of Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago. This is a common intellectual trajectory among Western right-wingers who swear by Solzhenitsyn and tend to imply that belief in egalitarianism leads straight to the guillotine or the Gulag. A recent example is the English polemicist Douglas Murray who deplores the attraction of the young to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and wishes that the idea of equality was “tainted by an ideological ordure equivalent to that heaped on the concept of borders.” Peterson confirms his membership of this far-right sect by never identifying the evils caused by belief in profit, or Mammon: slavery, genocide, and imperialism.

Reactionary white men will surely be thrilled by Peterson’s loathing for “social justice warriors” and his claim that divorce laws should not have been liberalized in the 1960s. Those embattled against political correctness on university campuses will heartily endorse Peterson’s claim that “there are whole disciplines in universities forthrightly hostile towards men.” Islamophobes will take heart from his speculation that “feminists avoid criticizing Islam because they unconsciously long for masculine dominance.” Libertarians will cheer Peterson’s glorification of the individual striver, and his stern message to the left-behinds (“Maybe it’s not the world that’s at fault. Maybe it’s you. You’ve failed to make the mark.”). The demagogues of our age don’t read much; but, as they ruthlessly crack down on refugees and immigrants, they can derive much philosophical backup from Peterson’s sub-chapter headings: “Compassion as a vice” and “Toughen up, you weasel.”


Read more: http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/03/19/jordan-peterson-and-fascist-mysticism/

Naomi Campbell pays tribute to Mama Winnie


Akil Alleyne -- Martin Luther King: The Quest for the Promised Land, 50 Years Later


My reflections on Dr. King, his life, his struggle, the ways people use his image in the present day, and his legacy, half a century after his death.

Akil Alleyne's The Realist Libertarian channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WestIndianAK
 The Official Twitter {@Akil Alleyne}

Powerful [Conservative] think tank names first black female president

One of the most influential conservative think tanks has chosen its next president — and she could help diversify American conservatism.

 
(The Washington Post) -- Kay Coles James will become the first African American woman to lead the Heritage Foundation, an organization known for influencing powerful conservatives. James, who previously served in the administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, will succeed Jim DeMint, the former South Carolina senator that the Heritage board ousted earlier this year.
“I'm honored that the Heritage board of trustees has asked me to serve as the organization's next president,” she tweeted following the announcement. “What we believe, what we develop, what we fight for — these are the policies that help people.”

“I look forward to expanding the conservative movement in a positive, inclusive way as we build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and civil society flourish,” James added.

Some conservatives hope that a black woman taking over arguably one of the most conservative forces in Washington — a week after black women dealt a President Trump-endorsed candidate a decisive blow in the Alabama Senate election — will change black women's relationship with the GOP.

Continue Reading: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/12/20/powerful-pro-trump-think-tank-names-first-black-female-president/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b6ee88dc9505


NOTE: The Washington Post headline Powerful pro-Trump think tank names first black female president is a complete mischaracterization of The Heritage Foundation's mission. Heritage is NOT Trump's think-tank. A perfect example of the divide between the two - tariffs. Kay Coles James recently came out AGAINST Donald Trump on tariffs -- her suggestion to Donald Trump: "Scrap the tariffs and return his focus to policies that will grow and invigorate the economy to the benefit of all Americans". Does this sound like a think-tank parroting the President's policies? No. It does not. The Washington Post should be ashamed of itself for attacking this black woman with such a misleading headline. They were trying to forever tar her with this bumbling and insane administration.

Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame. 

The life of a prominent black conservative, Republican female attorney: Jewel Lafontant-Mankarious, Lawyer and U.S. Ambassador

 
 

 
 

Throwback photo-Attorney Jewel Lafontant Mankarious (pictured front row center) at the National Bar Association's Women Lawyers Division Annual Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Norris Wright Cuney: The Black Conservative Warrior

CHASING A CAT'S TAIL: a biography of Norris Wright Cuney
 


Norris Wright Cuney, frequently referred to as N. Wright Cuney, was born on May 12, 1846 in Hempstead, Texas. Born the fourth child of eight children, his parents were a slave woman named Adeline Stuart and a wealthy, white planter named Philip Minor Cuney. Norris Wright Cuney, himself, was born into slavery but later freed by his white,
slave-owning father and sent North to be educated. (Maud Cuney Hare, Norris Wright Cuney: A Tribune of the Black People: Norris Wright Cuney;,Virginia Neal Hinze, Norris Wright Cuney[MA Thesis, Rice University]).


    Adeline Stuart, his mother, was of mixed race being African, European and Native American Indian. Philip Cuney was one of the largest landowners in the state of Texas owning two thousand acres of land and owning 105 slaves. He was an elected state senator who, in addition to fathering eight children with Adeline Stuart, married three white women who died prematurely in either childbirth or from disease.(Wikipedia) He did produce children from these unions. (Virginia Neal Hinze)
   
It might be argued that Norris Wright Cuney's skill as a politician was due to the gifts of beauty and brains which he inherited from both of his parents.(Virginia Neal Hinze) From his mother he inherited his dark-haired, black-eyed which were said to be more reminiscent of the people of Italy than of Africa. (Maud Cuney Hare) From his father he inherited his gifts as a politician and as a statesman.(Virginia Neal Hinze)

    Although born into slavery, Norris Wright Cuney was freed by his father in 1859 and sent to school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at The George B. Vashon's Wylie Street School for blacks until the beginning of The Civil War. He then spent some time in New Orleans where he became friendly with P.B.S. Pinch back who was elected Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana and who eventually became Louisiana's first black Governor. According to Wikipedia: "Cuney...entered into Galveston post war society as a literate, educated, mixed-race son of a wealthy and powerful white politician and landowner which gave him advantages." (Wikipedia.org: Norris Wright Cuney)


     As Galveston society rose, so did Cuney's career. In Galveston he met George T. Ruby who was the president of the Union League. Cuney studied law and was eventually appointed, himself, President of the Union League on July 18th, 1871 just days after he married Adelina Dowdie on July 5th, 1871. (Humanities Texas, Tex U Originals, Norris Wright Cuney; Texas Independence Trail, Region: Galveston. Norris Wright Cuney Historical Marker; Maud Cuney Hare: Norris Wright Cuney; Virginia Neal Hinze, MA Thesis)


    Although Cuney ran for public office several times he was always defeated. He ran for    Mayor of Galveston, the House, and the Texas Senate also. It was as an appointee, however, and as a dispenser of patronage that his stature within The Republican Party Nationally, and within the state of Texas grew. Amongst the positions he was appointed to were: Secretary of The Republican State Executive Committee; Sergeant-at-arms of the twelfth legislature in 1870; and between 1872 and 1892 he was a delegate to every Republican National Convention in Galveston. He was appointed: Custom's Inspector, Revenue Inspector, and as a Collector of Customs. In fact, according to www.tshaonline.org, "the period between 1884 and 1896 in Texas is referred to as 'the Cuney Era' because of the number of political posts Cuney held throughout this period of time." (Www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fcu20)


    Cuney, in addition to being a politician, was a businessman and a union leader. In 1883 he organized The Screwman's Benevolent Society by purchasing $2,500 worth of tools and by organizing a group of skilled, black dock workers. Consequently, according to Wikipedia, " Cuney had the highest ranking appointed position of any African American in the late nineteenth century south...in the 1890's more than 100,000 blacks were voting in Texas. He eventually rose to the Chairmanship of The Texas Republican Party and became a National Committee Man." He was also elected by Black Masons as the Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of Texas in 1875. (Norris Wright Cuney Grand Chapter- Eastern Star of Texas; Maud Cuney Hare; Virginia Neal Hinze; Wikipedia.org)


    It was due to Cuney's prominence as a Republican Party member and leader within the state of Texas as well as the number of black men he had at his command and his belief in the equality of black men and his consequent disdain for segregation that the Lily-White Movement was born. (Maud Cuney Hare; Virginia Neal Hinze ) Cuney, himself, coined this term in November of 1888 when whites threatened by Cuney's influence, formed a white man's party in Houston. (Virginia Neal Hinze)



Sketchy Bongo & Shekhinah - Let You Know (Official Video)


How Peter Thiel's Secretive Data Company Pushed Into Policing


(WIRED) When Sergeant Lee DeBrabander marked a case confidential in the Long Beach drug squad’s Palantir data analysis system in November 2014, he expected key details to remain hidden from unauthorized users’ eyes. In police work, this can be crucial—a matter of life and death, even. It often involves protecting vulnerable witnesses, keeping upcoming operations hush hush, or protecting a fellow police officer who’s working undercover.

Yet not long after, someone working in the gang crimes division ran a car license plate mentioned in his case and was able to read the entire file. “Can you please look at this?” DeBrabander wrote to a Palantir engineer in an email, which was obtained by Backchannel in response to public records requests.

Read more: https://www.wired.com/story/how-peter-thiels-secretive-data-company-pushed-into-policing/

'Race Realism': How Steve Bannon, Cambridge Analytica modernized white supremacy to elect Trump

“Race realism,” it seems, is a modern update on centuries of pseudo-science (the eugenics movement of the earliest 20th century, for example). It’s also been called “scientific racism,” and you probably won’t be shocked to learn this debunked mumbo-jumbo was also a key philosophical underpinning of Nazi Germany and its propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels. 


(Philly.com) -- There’s nothing real, or factual, about “race realism.” To the contrary, it’s the rank, old-school racial stereotypes about black- and brown-skinned people that once animated slaveholders, the KKK or the White Citizens Councils of yesterday, dressed up in Adidas sneakers and a hip-hop T-shirt instead of a white robe. 


What we’ve learned these past few days is a kind of a dystopian nightmare: That Team Trump, led by its multimillion-dollar data gurus Cambridge Analytica (CA) and the president’s former propaganda minister, Steve Bannon (with a still mysterious assist from Russian trolls), used the modern techniques of information warfare — and hijacked data from Facebook — to inject a virulent strain of thinly disguised white supremacy to elect an American president.


Continue reading  http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/will_bunch/race-realism-steve-bannon-cambridge-analytica-elected-trump-20180322.html

Julie Lythcott-Haims -- "My Conversation with Peter Thiel about Apartheid… And its Unfolding Aftermath"


(Medium) -- One day I heard a rumor that Peter defended apartheid (which was then still the law of the land in South Africa), which I found morally repugnant. To know that a fellow student, a dorm mate for that matter, might defend such a brutally oppressive race-based caste system gave me the willies. But I wanted to give Peter the benefit of the doubt, so I mustered the courage to go to his room to ask him about it. He said, with no facial affect, that apartheid was a sound economic system working efficiently, and moral issues were irrelevant. He made no effort to even acknowledge the pain the concept of apartheid could possibly raise for me, a Black woman.

Needless to say, the chill up my spine didn’t go away that day; if anything my fear was now greater knowing I was living with someone who seemed indifferent to human suffering or felt that oppressing whole swaths of humans was a rational, justifiable element of a system of governance. The looming threat of a Trump presidency makes me feel the exact same way.”

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

How did Hitler rise to power? - Alex Gendler and Anthony Hazard

Debunking White Supremacist Myths: The Barbary Pirates, White Slaves, and Racist Agendas

Davis 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 Europeans were not racist.

So this post is about the Barbary Pirates and the white slave trade. What the heck is that you may ask? Well from the 16-19th centuries there were some, more or less independent, states in North Africa (modern day Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya). These states together were known as the Barbary States and what they were famous for were the Corsairs. Basically these guys were pirates whose primary trade was to raid coastal towns on the European side of the Mediterranean Sea. They also raided ships and took as captives many white European men, women, and children. These people were sold into slavery, generally staying within the Barbary states and they were used for hard manual labor. I thank Wikipedia for this basic outline and the artwork. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_slave_trade
There endeth the lesson, because what this post is about is the perception of white victimhood. Now let me talk about Robert Davis.
Robert C. Davis is a professor of history at Ohio State university and he has published a rather bold little book entitled “Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast and Italy, 1500-1800″.

The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you - Anthony Hazard

Do Not Let Them Equalize In Order To Minimize Your Dissimilar Experience!

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that the Atlantic Slave Trade was characterless and garden-variety. It was not. It was uniquely barbaric in all of world history.

When you hear “African kings sold their black brothers into slavery” myth


When you hear “African kings sold their black brothers into slavery” argument remember (1.) African kings largely thought [tribally] NOT racially, and (2.) slaves were largely caught as WAR prizes; they weren't "their own", they were from another tribe. They were enemies.

Most of slaves sold by African chiefs were WAR CAPTIVES (other tribesmen). (cont)

There was representation of slaves, the freeborn and the nobility at the royal court in most African states. (cont)

Liam Hogan — The Abuse of History

Jason L. Riley’s co-option of Irish history in an attempt to gird his political and personal ideology is an abuse of history



This week a conservative writer at the Wall Street Journal named Jason L. Riley once again promoted his fantasy of a unique black pathology of victimhood and dependency, but this time he did so by favorably comparing African American “history” to Irish “history”. Riley is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think-tank whose stated mission is to “develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic and individual responsibility.” This helps to explain why Riley’s underlying message is essentially the “Irish slaves” meme (“the Irish were treated worse and got over it, why can’t you?”) in op-ed form. The only difference here is that he implies that it was Irish immigrants, rather than “Irish slaves”, who had it worse than chattel slaves and their descendants.

Read morehttps://medium.com/@Limerick1914/the-abuse-of-history-681924717930

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Black Mozart:Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George (1745–1799)

Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George (1745–1799), a musician, athlete, and soldier, was among the most fascinating figures during the years at the end of France's old regime and during its age of revolution at the end of the eighteenth century.