Black People : Arabs Act-! Black Folk Just React-?

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  1. chuck

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    And are we so different from most whites or everybody else nonwhite here these days?

    Anyway another take on what aills this nation's people etc.

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    News Media
    As the Arab world fights, America sleeps
    By Larry Chin
    Associate Editor

    Feb 3, 2011, 00:17

    As people across the Arab world take to the streets to fight for democracy, and an end to oppression and tyranny, the oblivious, uninterested and acquiescent American public has done virtually nothing.

    The average American has not taken to the streets to join in solidarity. The vast majority of Americans are largely unaware of the cataclysmic events happening outside of the information bubble within US borders.

    The bewildered herd

    Decades in the making, the product of decades of institutionalized conditioning, mass ignorance, passivity and acquiescence continues to be the Anglo-American empire’s lifeblood and protectant. A powerful and increasingly centralized mass media, blocks, blacks out and manipulates information, while spewing official propaganda and deceptions, and vast amounts of inane, brain-addling, mind-numbing entertainment opiates.

    As written by Noam Chomsky in What Uncle Sam Wants, some 80 percent of the US population, the “bewildered herd” as described by Walter Lippmann, is the target of corporate mass media. “These sectors of the doctrinal system serve to divert the unwashed masses and reinforce the basic social values: passivity, submissiveness to authority, the overriding virtue of greed and personal gain, lack of concern for others, fear of real or imagined enemies, etc. The goal is to keep the bewildered herd bewildered. It’s unnecessary to trouble themselves with what’s happening in the world. In fact, it’s undesirable---if they see too much of reality, they may set themselves to change it.”

    Never has this been more obvious than today. The lead front page story of the January 31 San Francisco Chronicle is a lengthy piece warning about the potential stress caused by watching the Super Bowl.

    What meager mainstream corporate US media coverage of the events in Egypt has consisted of Washington talking points, and selective sound bites and footage focusing on the potential for mob rule, anarchy, looting, and terrorism. Violence and all false flags designed to discredit the revolution, particularly the thuggery on the part of agents of Mubarack, are pushed to the forefront, to justify a violent Tiananmen Square-style “crackdown.” Little of any mainstream US media treatment has been devoted to the true nature of the event. The peaceful, jubilant, festival-like demonstration of true democracy of February 1, shared by Egyptians of every variety is seen only in coverage by independent and foreign media, and Al-Jazeera, the news network most feared by the West.

    The laughable doublespeak of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and others are repeated without question. The fact that Obama and the Western powers fear democracy, and oppose whatever threatens the Anglo-American Middle East war and oil agenda, is given no attention.

    No mainstream analysis bothers to expose how the Obama administration and the Western powers continue to manipulate the game by playing all sides; how the CIA has already co-opted and infiltrated opposition groups, and is attempting to line up new CIA assets, torturers like Omar Sulieman, and Washington-endorsed plants to take over from Mubarack, whom Western leaders still view as their Middle East bastion.

    No mainstream analysis has dared break down how decades of Anglo-American geostrategic policy, and the manipulations of the IMF and World Bank, created the horrific conditions that have sparked revolts in successive nations---Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, etc.---with more to come. No objective views that connect the obvious dots: if Egyptians seek to depose Mubarack’s repressive regime, then the entire Anglo-American agenda that controls the likes of Mubarack is on trial.

    No mainstream US reporting has detailed the backgrounds of the cast of criminals being trotted out by Mubarack and Obama to quell the situation, such as Omar Sulieman. And who has questioned why Obama hired Frank George Wisner (longtime Washington and Wall Street asset , executive of AIG, and son of legendary CIA operative Frank Gardiner Wisner) to negotiate with Mubarack (who is Wisner’s personal friend)?

    What little “analysis” is presented to the American broadcast public has consisted primarily of the hawkish views of former military-intelligence officials from one of the Bush presidencies, or “strategic Middle East experts” from the Council on Foreign Relations and other think tanks, posing as august and objective commentators. Witness the succession of neocons, including Frank Gaffney and John Bolton spreading fear and advocating military action.

    A dead country

    Whereas Egyptians (and Jordanians, Tunisians, etc.) are fighting for democracy, the average American assumes he or she is entitled to it, even as its own government continues to strip Americans of more and more of their liberty with every passing hour.

    As written in 2006 by Mike Ruppert, post-9/11 quiescence “comes at a time when US crimes are far worse and more far-reaching than they were in 1970; certainly in the eyes of the world. In 2001, the US government both facilitated and executed the attacks of 9/11 against its own people, killing thousands of its citizens as an excuse to launch a neo-imperial conquest for energy. A few Americans held small rallies, organized some ineffective groups, bought a few hundred thousand books and DVDs, listened to a few radio programs and lectures, and then quietly lined up to have their bags, emails, credit histories, minds and bodies searched. Critical mass was never achieved as Executive Orders, along with the Patriot and Homeland Security Acts, shredded the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th Amendments to our Bill of Rights.

    “After the 9-11 attacks the US government lied to create a war for oil in Iraq telling us that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, almost-ready atom bombs, poison gas and deadly germs. We were told that he helped execute the 9/11 attacks. It was all lies, and no one has held the US accountable for the hundreds of thousands of deaths (murders) in Iraq and Afghanistan since then. Few have tried to hold the government accountable for 2,500 Americans who have died needlessly, and those who have, have been remarkably ineffective.”

    US presidential elections were stolen in 2000 and 2004 through rigged electronic voting software and intimidation. Not one drop of blood was spilled anywhere, even as the US Supreme Court rendered an illegal decision supporting the overthrow of the Constitution and trampling the rights of individual states.

    “I never thought I would call the 60s and 70s ‘the good old days.’ I would cry tears of joy today to see just one campus overrun by a modern equivalent of the Students for a Democratic Society. I would cheer to see a general strike paralyze a city. It would be living proof that American character had not been submerged, drugged, weakened, and rendered anemic beyond revival.

    “My country is dead. Its people have surrendered to tyranny, and in so doing, they have become tyranny’s primary support group; its base constituency; its chief defender. Every day they offer their endorsement of tyranny by banking in its banks and spending their borrowed money with the corporations that run it. The great Neocon strategy of George H.W. Bush has triumphed. Convince the American people that they can’t live without the ‘good things,’ then sit back and watch as they endorse the progressively more outrageous crimes you commit as you throw them bones with ever-less meat on them. All the while, lock them into debt. Destroy the middle class, the only political base that need be feared. Make them accept, because of their own shared guilt, ever-more repressive police state measures. Do whatever you want.”

    Post-9/11, the US population has done nothing, even after now nearly a full decade of open criminality by Bush-Cheney, and its continuation, the Obama administration. Nothing, as an America increasingly becomes a police state. Nothing about their own injustice, suffering and economic collapse, despite the fact that injustice and income inequality in the US is worse than it is in Egypt.

    What little true opposition does occur within the US is squashed as well as ignored. Mainstream US news networks deliberately blocked reporting on the recent protest by Veterans For Peace, during which numerous important figures such as Daniel Ellsberg, chained themselves to the White House to oppose war in Iraq/Afghanistan.

    What is even more ominous, in stark contrast to the rest of the world, increasing portions of the American populace militantly embrace (and commit violence for) their oppressors. Witness the ascendency of the Tea Party, the increasingly outrageous power of corporations and right-wing radicalism, and the recent mid-term election that sent new hordes of right-wing demagogues to the US Congress.

    Having ignored or slept through the past weeks and months, the US populace will undoubtedly sleep through and/or willingly ignore what unfolds in the Middle East. The cataclysmic impact of events has set off desperate actions by governments throughout the world, but to the average US citizen, it is nothing but a momentary flash on a TV screen. Turn the channel to something more fun.

    If this is indeed a global revolution, America will be the last place it happens. If it ever does.

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  2. Ankhur

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    The big difference is that Arabs have gotten over thier petty animosities

    whereas we seem to get a kick out of petty hatreds, for no other reason then some feel they can get away with it,

    bearing grudges and celebrating discord creating behavior:SuN025:
     
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    Arabs in North Africa etc.are rising up...

    Me acknowledging that fact neither implies nor suggests I've just forgotten those other people of African descent who live in the midst of their ancestors Great Pyramids etc.

    Also I have yet to hear or read what came of black Iraqi candidates after their bids for self/collective empowerment...

    Etc. etc. etc.

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    What I am not just implying and I am saying/writing/etc.:

    What do you who claim to be afrocentrists etc. truly know and understand about the rest of the black disapora etc. in 2011?

    More than just this inquiring mind needs to know...

    And in this Black History Month:

    Big props to elder brother Runoko Rashidi...

    What he's been constantly reminded us is both on point and on time via today's ongoing current events etc.

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    The Black Egyptians--Original Settlers of Kemet

    The Black Egyptians are the original settlers of KMT. "The native Sudanese are one of the original pigmented Arabs in that region. They are members of the same ethnic family with the ancient Egyptians, the Ethiopians, the Southern Arabians, and the primitive inhabitants of Babylon. All founders and sustainers of the mighty Nilotic civilization we still admire today. They are very great nation of Blacks, who did rule almost over all Africa and Asia in a very remote era, in fact beyond the reach of history of any of our records.

    Egypt is a Greek word meaning “Black.”
    bullet The Egyptians of the Bible were Negroid.
    bullet The Bible says both Egyptians and Ethiopians are descendants of Ham.
    bullet Arabs invaded Egypt in the 7th Century AD; Remember, Egypt wasn't invaded by Rome until 300 BC. The Bible dates 4000 BC.
    bullet Therefore, Arabs have no more connection to Ancient Egypt than Europeans have to Ancient America.
    bullet Egyptian is an Afro-Asiatic language. (AFRO, AFRO)
    bullet The national language of modern day Egypt is Egyptian Arabic, which gradually replaced Coptic. (Coptic--Ethiopia)
    bullet

    Black Egyptians were eventually mixed with invading Libyans, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Turks, Arabs and Western Europeans. That is where the mixed people of the modern-day Arabs come from.

    The following is supporting evidence from The African Origin of Civilization: by: Cheikh Anta Diop

    1.

    Evidence from Physical Anthropology
    The skeletons and skulls of the Ancient Egyptians clearly reflect they were Negroid people with features very similar to those of modern Black Nubians and other people of the Upper Nile and of East Africa.

    2. Melanin Dosage Test
    Egyptologist Cheikh Anta Diop invented a method for determining the level of melanin in the skin of human beings. When conducted on Egyptian mummies in the Museum of Man in Paris, this test indicated these remains were of Black people.

    3. Osteological Evidence
    "Lepsius canon," which distinguishes the bodily proportions of various racial groups categories the "ideal Egyptian" as "short-armed and of Negroid or Negrito physical type."

    4. Evidence From Blood Types
    Diop notes that even after hundreds of years of inter-mixture with foreign invaders, the blood type of modern Egyptians is the "same group B as the populations of western Africa on the Atlantic seaboard and not the A2 Group characteristic of the white race prior to any crossbreeding."

    5. The Egyptians as They Saw Themselves
    "The Egyptians had only one term to designate themselves =kmt= the Negroes (literally). This is the strongest term existing in the Pharaonic tongue to indicate blackness; it is accordingly written with a hieroglyph representing a length of wood charred at the end and not crocodile scales," singular. ‘Kmt’ from the adjective =kmt= black; it therefore means strictly Negroes or at the very least black men. The term is a collective noun which thus described the whole people of Pharaonic Egypt as a black people."

    6. Divine Epithets
    Diop demonstrates that "black or Negro" is the divine epithet invariably used for the chief beneficent Gods of Egypt, while the evil spirits were depicted as red.

    7.

    Evidence From the Bible

    The Bible states"…[t]he sons of Ham [were] Cush and Mizraim [i.e. Egypt], and Phut, and Canaan. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah and Sabtechah." According to Biblical tradition, Ham, of course, was the father of the Black race. "Generally speaking all Semitic tradition (Jewish and Arab) class ancient Egypt with the countries of the Black."

    8. Cultural unity of Egypt With The Rest of Africa
    Through a study of circumcision and totemism. Diop gives detailed data showing cultural unity between Egypt and the rest of Africa.

    9. Linguistic Unity With Southern and Western Africa
    In a detailed study of languages, Diop clearly demonstrates that Ancient Egyptian, modern Coptic of Egypt and Walaf of West Africa are related, with the latter two having their origin in the former.

    10. Testimony of Classical Greek and Roman Authors
    Virtually all of the early Latin eyewitnesses described the Ancient Egyptians as Black skinned with wooly hair.

    After the conquest of Egypt by Alexander, under the Ptolemies, crossbreeding between white Greeks and black Egyptians flourished. "Nowhere was Dionysus more favored, nowhere was he worshiped more adoringly and more elaborately than by the Ptolemies, who recognized his cult as an especially effective means of promoting the assimilation of the conquering Greeks and their fusion with the native Egyptians." {Endnote 15: J. J. Bachofen, Pages choisies par Adrien Turel, "Du Regne de la mere au patriarcat." Paris: F. Alcan, 1938, p. 89.}

    These facts prove that if the Egyptian people had originally been white, it might well have remained so. If Herodotus found it still black after so much crossbreeding, it must have been basic black at the start.

    Before examining the contradictions circulating in the modern era and resulting from attempts to prove at any price that the Egyptians were Whites, let us note the comments of Count Constantin de Volney (1757-1820). After being imbued with all the prejudices we have just mentioned with regard to the Negro, Volney had gone to Egypt between 1783 and 1785, he reported the Egyptian Race is the very race that had produced the Pharaohs: the Copts (p. 27).

    “All have a bloated face, puffed up eyes, flat nose, and thick lips; in a word, the true face of the mulatto. I was tempted to attribute it to the climate, but when I visited the Sphinx; its appearance gave me the key to the riddle. On seeing that head, typically Negro in all its features, I remembered the remarkable passage where Herodotus says: "As for me, I judge the Colchians to be a colony of the Egyptians because, like them, they are black with woolly hair. ..." We can see how their blood, mixed for several centuries with that of the Romans and Greeks, must have lost the intensity of its original color, while retaining nonetheless the imprint of its original mold. We can even state as a general principle that the face is a kind of monument able, in many cases, to attest or shed light on historical evidence on the origins of peoples. {End quote}

    When Egypt was invaded by Arabs - Egypt suffered turbulent times when, in 609 AD, the country had sided with Nicetas, a lieutenant of Heraclius, in the rebellion against the emperor Phocas. Only shortly after Heraclius overthrew Phocas, the Byzantines were attacked by the Persians. The armies of the Sasanid King Khosrau II invaded Egypt, inflicting cruel suffering upon its some of its inhabitants. This Persian occupation lasted six years.

    African Antiquity

    In the Beginning...

    Narmer (Menes) The 1st Pharaoh of Egypt

    (Fig 5 - Diop Cheikh Anta, The African Origin of Civilization, 1974)

    King Aha-Mena-Narmer is known by millions of people by the Greek-distorted "version" of his name: King Menes. Notice the African features from his high chick bones, flat nose and thick lips. The Kufi/Crown upon his head is a sign of royal authority.

    King Aha-Mena-Narmer is the founding King of the first Ancient Egyptian dynasty. He also become the first Emperor of Kemet by unifying Upper and Lower Egypt into one imperial federation, along the Nile Valley. From its Central-Eastern Kilimanjaro Mountains sources to the Mediterranean Sea Delta, the Ancient Egyptian Empire gave birth to the world's first civilization.

    Since then, the imperial heritage has been carried on, from dynasty to dynasty and from generation to generation. Extensive territory is nothing new to African Kings and Emperors: it is simply a matter of historical, cultural and imperial continuity.

    African history and culture trace their roots back to that pharaonic period, the ultimate source of African humanities. The same way the European/Western world traces its history and culture back to Greece and Rome. African human sciences, finally reconciled with its Ancient Egyptian sources, can retrace the entire history of the Nation, step-by-step.

    On this immemorial timeline, the enslavement and colonial periods suffered by African people can be considered as little parenthesis. Yet, the terrible impact of colonial bound mis-education and cultural conditioning affects many people, Blacks and Whites alike. Consequently, innocent victims of "schooling" who have lost their historical memories, now find it hard to believe that, Black people actually played the earliest civilizing role in the world. That misleading education has damaged the minds, self-esteem and behavior of many people across racial lines:

    "The History of humanity will remain confused as long as as we fail to distinguish between the two early cradles in which nature fashioned the instincts, temperament, habits and ethical concepts of the two subdivisions before they met each other after a long separation, dating back to prehistoric times..."Cheikh Anta Diop

    Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop, in his “L’Antiquité Africaine Par L’Image” (Notes Africaines No Special 145) drew two important conclusions:


    1.

    Humanity born at the latitude of the African Great Lakes, near the Ecuador is by necessity pigmented (black) and African. This is substantiated by Gloger’s Law which states that warm blooded beings are pigmented in hot and humid climates”.

    2.

    All races are issued from the African race by direct relationships and, the other continents were peopled from Africa at the Homo erectus stage, as well as the Homo sapiens stage, which appeared about 150,000 years ago.


    It has been finally proven that, for a time period beginning 5 million years ago up until the glacial thaw (10,000 years ago), Africa almost unilaterally peopled and influenced the rest of the world.

    Dr. Leakey, one of the world's most reputable paleo-anthropologist, in his serious work “Progress And Evolution Of Man In Africa”, reminds us that: “The critics of Africa forget that men of science are today satisfied that, Africa was the birthplace of man himself”. Human beings are Africa’s first contribution to humanity.

    Advanced research and several studies in prehistory and paleo-anthropology have confirmed the similarities between the original founders of the pharaonic civilization (ancient Nubians, Ethiopians and Egyptians) and the modern day Africans.

    Rawlinson concludes in “Origins Of Nations” that: “The authors of Genesis unites together as members of the same ethnic family the Egyptians, the Ethiopians, the Southern Arabians, and the primitive inhabitants of Babylon”.

    According to many ancient testimonies, the inhabitants of Sudan, Egypt, Arabia, Palestine, Western Asia and India were Ethiopians, therefore Africans. Back in that era, there were two lands called Ethiopia. Sir Godfrey Higgins (Anacalypsis, vol.1) declared: “One on the east of the Red Sea, and the other on the west of it; and a very great nation of Blacks, from India, did rule almost over all Asia in a very remote era, in fact beyond the reach of history of any of our records”.

    Herodotus who was initiated within the Ancient Egyptian mystery system declared that:” The uniform voice of primitive antiquity spoke of the Ethiopians as one single race, dwelling along the shores of the southern ocean, from India to the pillars of Hercules”. (Herodotus, vol.1 book I)

    Greece: An Average Student of Ancient Egypt

    Dr. Theophile Obenga, in this magisterial book "African Philosophy in World History" (Obenga,1998), successfully challenges and neutralizes the Hegelian philosophy of history, continuing in the footsteps of Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop, his mentor. Hegel alienated the Caucasian mind by stating with ignorance that "Africa has no history". That mis-education of the Caucasians led to arrogance with an unfounded racial superiority belief system.

    The seven liberal arts and sciences, which are grammar, rhetoric, logic, arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy, come out of Africa. Therefore, to the Ancient Egyptians, and neither to the Greeks, nor to the Romans, are we indebted for the present body of human knowledge. Greece and Rome were average students in Ancient Egypt. Considered foreigners and childish, Greek students were unable to access a complete initiation and induction within the Ancient Egyptian Mystery System.

    Aristotle of Stagira, Thales of Miletus, Pythagoras of Samos, Diodorus of Sicily, Plato and Strabo were all initiated in Ancient Egypt, from a very young age until adulthood. Their eyewitness accounts reflect the fact that they were taught and instructed by dark skinned teachers born and raised in Africa. Greed, prestige and reputation made most of them ungrateful, when they claimed all the theories and theorems, formulas and axioms they learned in Ancient Egypt for themselves. Most Greek and Roman students of Africa committed plagiarism by signing their names on their African teachers writings, inventions,
    creations and productions.

    Thus, we now have: "Theorem of Pythagoras", "Thales'Axiom" among many illegal appropriations of the African sciences of geometry, mathematics, architecture, rhetoric and philosophy. Those operative sciences have been invented and implemented in the heart of Africa, thousands of years before the Greeks and Romans came into existence as a distinct race!

    That saga continues today with the renaming of African scientific papyri such as the "Rhind Papyri" and the "Moscow mathematical Papyri". Those Papyri and their scientific content were produced and elaborated thousands of years before Rhind's people were born. Eastern Europe was still under the ice-age with barbaric people. Moscow, nor any of its founders, were even in existence at the time.

    Since mankind originated first in Africa, it was necessarily black before becoming white through mutation and adaptation, at the end of the last ice-age in Europe. Scholars both ancient and modern have finally come to the conclusion that, the African people created the world first civilization. Our ancestors did rule the world from its seats of power, enthroned from the valley of the Granges, the Tigris and Euphrates, to the Nile and Niger Rivers.


    www.jolofempire.com
    www.khidmatulkhadim.org



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    but going back to your premiss, of the title of the post

    Brother Chuck
    I posted that cuase a member here accused me of being white for posting an article from the Nation magazine and then was dawged for 3 more posts

    How are we supposed to unify on the macrocosm if we cannot even unify on a microcosm?

    Some of us have people of our own family blood relatives that treat us worse then the klan and the tea party put together


    and if folks decided to do this kinda thing in Our part of Africa,
    would we stop our class strife? rich against poor?
    or tribal animosities?
    or political animosities?
    or relgious differences?

    for the greater good?

    would the army support the people when they demonstrate like this?

    or just mow everyone down with machine guns and think,
    nothing of it?
     
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    All of these Arab *** kissing threads make this board look kinda bad. On the white non racist versions of this sort of forum they are talking about what all of this REALLY is about. Black people should know by now to look DEEP and even into the future with everything. These Arabs aren't getting freedom, they are getting PLAYED!
     
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    so agreeing with a methodology or a prnciple means kissing someones rectum?

    Thats, ...uhm real deep brothr

    So that means if Satan washed his hindparts 3 times per day

    you would stop washing yours
    or mention washing that area

    out of fear of seeming to serve the devil?
     
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    :qqb009: black people don't even react anymore.....
     
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    People are aware...and annoyed. They're just not acting for whatever reason.
    *shrug*

    Americans (regardless of color, ethnicity) are notoriously oblivious.
    Americans are good and annoyed, but, mostly distracted by the 'day to day'.
    Nothing big will happen until it hits home for the majority.
    Until it's on THEIR doorstep. Affecting THEIR families.
    ...and it hasn't for many. Contrary to popular belief, everyone isn't struggling...equally. The situation varies from state to state. City to city.
    I only know of one (that struggles), but, that's mostly her fault. She's waffling about career choices.
    However, there are still jobs available (in my area). You may have to take a slice of 'humble pie' to do them...but, there are jobs out there.
    This isn't a depression...yet.

    ***

    Americans can't come together to criticize this govt. 'Specially now...because we have a black(ish) man manning the ship. There are folks who dislike Obama and will never give him a chance because he's black(ish). There are folks who act as though every opinion that doesn't glorify Obama is 'racist', and any person of color who doesn't agree with this notion...is a whitey-loving sellout.
    *laugh*
    It's difficult for the sane folks to navigate through these ridiculous extremes.
    *shrug*

    ANYWAY --

    ***

    The folks in Egypt WERE reacting.
    ...and I say this with the hope that no pretentious egg-head takes it upon themselves to give a ten paragraph superfluous dissertation w/bibliography on the notion of reacting' and 'acting'.
    "What is 'acting'? What is RE-acting? You see, the ancient Mayans described -- "

    Spare me, ok. Before anyone decides to counter my post with a 'blizzard o' words and definitions'...spare me. I'm not reading that sh*t.
    *laugh*

    So, the folks in Egypt weren't doing anything but 'reacting'. How long did they live under the system before they said, "Enough?"
    How long was the dude in office? 30 years, right?
    That's how it goes. Throughout history, with regard to oppressed peoples, a group must be pushed long and hard before they strike back.

    ***

    I'm not trying to be combative. Of course, I do insulate myself. I won't lie. I refrain from throwing my group under the bus, though. I only do it to 'individuals'...thanks. *laugh*
    I'm just saying...we have some 'problem folks' (as does any group).
    Some black folks want to coddle these idiots to death. Had one tell me, "It's the ones with the most problems who are the most in need of love'.

    Well - knock yourself out, hippie. *laugh*
    I don't have the energy and dealing with these types usually means dragging myself into their dang dysfunction.
    Sorry.
    It's hard enough just dealing with my own (and that of my crazy man).
    I pinpoint and avoid. The black community is it a crossroads, imo.
    Folks need to get on-board. The end.
    For those who wont and don't care, I will admit with absolutely no shame, our group could do without (until they come around).
    The 'herd' needs a-cullin'.
    *laugh*

    But to insult the group, my culture...'black folks, in general'? No. I don't do that.

    With that said, I tire of the black folks who prop other cultures upon pedestals for the sole purpose of comparing and slamming their own. It's just disgusting to me.
    It's all about what 'black folks won't do' and 'what all black folks' apparently 'don't do'. 'In general'...of course.
    Why can't black folks do 'this, that and the other'?
    'Black people are petty'...
    'Black people are always hating on each other...'
    'Why can't black people be more like *insert favorite ethnic group*'...and wah, wah, wah.
    Where's the individual to institute a impromptu 'Racial Draft' when you need 'em? *laugh*

    There's a sort finality to their tone and the conclusion is always so very depressing. Notice that everyone ELSE in our group is always the problem and they are oh so evolved and forever sitting in amazement at the rest of us 'knuckle-dragging doody flingers'.
    It's gotte be REAL lonely for these folks, up there on their little pedestals...
    *laugh*

    I seriously cannot be the only one who is tired of hearing black folks tell other black folks what 'can't' be done...and going on and on (and freakin' on) about everything that is wrong with 'us'.
    Or, maybe I am. Well...that's fine.
    I'll just avoid....as usual.
    God (or some other deity) forbid, there be a happy feeling felt in the building if these guys aren't swooping down to take a big water-y a** sh*t all over it.
    I'm so over it.

    So...
    I don't like to generalize or 'speak for the whole', but - no, they (we) aren't petty. Yes, we do come together. Do folks not recall Jena 6? The MLK protests. MF's are probably STILL protesting!
    Did anyone not hear of black folks protesting in N.CArolina last week?
    Etc...
    So...meh...
    Some folks see what they want to see, I guess.
     
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