Pan Africanism : Dirty Tricks

Discussion in 'Black History - Culture - Panafricanism' started by Omowale Jabali, May 30, 2013.

  1. Omowale Jabali

    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I look at this particular forum on Pan Africanism and what it has become: a breeding ground of confusion diametrically opposite of the spirit of Pan Africanism.

    Even to the point of one person defaming Dr Kwame Nkrumah who did more to champion the cause of Pan Africanism than any one of us living today.

    One person in particular who was banned under one name, returns under another name, and remains unchecked in running amuck in this forum stirring up confusion such as equating Pan Africanism with Neocolonialism.

    What a disgrace and dishonor to our Elders who fought so hard for African unity!
     
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    Brother O ... if you see something that looks like a violation ... point to it specifically ... a link.

    Show me the particular posts ... name the Member you're referencing above ... show me.

    Please ... if you find it so disgraceful and so dishonorable ... point to it / them.

    Thanks in advance.

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  3. Omowale Jabali

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    It's not a member violation to equate Pan Africanism with neocolonialism or to claim that Nkrumah failed in Ghana but they are what is known as discrediting tactics.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discrediting_tactic

    These are types of misinformation and character assassination tactics used to discredit an individual in order to shape public opinion into another direction which often leads to virtually "dead ends".

    This is what is meant by "dirty tricks".
     
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    Brother O ... this thread suggests that management is failing to moderate, among other things.

    It's certainly possible, but i need to read the posts you're referencing, to properly access the situation.

    You concede that a portion of what you've said is not a violation ... okay ... what about the rest?

    A breeding ground of confusion, where Ancestors are defamed, and formerly banned Members run amuck?!

    That's not how we live, but that's what you said, so i need you to show me so i can address it.

    Veiled complaints are frustrating. If you're gonna complain, i need you to point directly to the problem.

    I don't have time to go on treasure hunts, looking for the inappropriate behavior you're claiming exists.

    At this rate, i just gotta take the harsh criticisms with no possible ability to respond substantively.

    Is that what you want? What is the intent of this thread ... to solve a problem, or just vent?

    Can you show me please, the things / Members you're bringing to everyone's attention?

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  5. Omowale Jabali

    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm not implying or suggesting anything concerning you, management or your moderating team.

    I am stating opinions regarding what I see. Call it venting if you choose.

    Is there something wrong with me expressing my opinion?

    If so, please feel free to close this thread.
     
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    Brother O ... i've misread posts before, thinking folk want administrative assistance, and they don't.

    Looks like i did it again ... :) ... my bad ... no need to close the thread.

    So long as you don't need me ... it's all good ... just know that i'm here if you do.

    Love You!

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    Bro. Omowale,
    Just this short note to apologize to you personally.
    I botch your name terribly in "show love" thread.
    Please accept my heartfelt apology.
    Now back on topic.....

    Peace
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  8. Omowale Jabali

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    Ok so a few will immediately get what I'm saying and others will get it when some exposé themselves and some will not get it at all.

    What I'm trying to bring to attention here is the manner of some (this applies as well to others not on this site) not only question our Elder-statesmen such as Dr Nkrumah but make libelous or slander in order to tarnish their reputation, thus their teachings.

    This is another tactic known as "dog-whistle" politics.

    For example, someone rants against the Chinese, then attempt to discredit a pan Africanist leader or party because they have treaty or alliance with the Chinese.

    Or...they rant against Arabs then use that to discredit people such as Malcolm X or Kwame Nkrumah because they allied themselves with Pan Arab leadership.

    Or...they rant against Communists then attempt to discredit people such as Steve Biko for all edged ties to communists.

    I can give more examples but I'm sure that they will expose themselves in due time.
     
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    No problem. Thanks for the props.
     
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    Look around you and in THIS forum, and lets say, the last 10 posts of 2013.

    When posters want to appeal or attract your attention they may also employ as tactic know as "loaded language".

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loaded_language

    Loaded language is language which may be imperative (followed by an exclamation mark) or inquisitive (followed by a question mark) but far from trying to wake you up, their language is focused on getting you to react or operative based on reaction rather than logic or reason.

    Sometimes you may have one or two individuals using different aliases or screen names dislodging with themselves in order to trick you,

    Some may even send you personal messages and attempt to turn you against other members, then turn against you, then pitting others against you. This proved effective in destroying Pan Africanist organizations such as the OAAU and the BPP
     
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