Black People : Show-Offisms

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  1. Destee

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    THE UNITED INDEPENDENT COMPENSATORY CODE/SYSTEM/CONCEPTS

    On page 44, Mr. Neely Fuller, Jr. lists Four Basic “Show-Offisms” By/Among the Victims of Racism being:

    1. “Showing-Off” (to each other) the things that ‘white’ people have allowed them to obtain.
    2. “Showing-Off” (to each other) the information that ‘white’ people have allowed them to obtain.
    3. “Showing-Off” (to each other) their ability to belittle (each other).
    4. “Showing-Off” (to each other) their ability to make sexual impressions on each other.

    His explanation is that many non-white people spend much time/energy/money “Showing-Off” (to each other).

    Peace and Blessings Family,

    If you have any thoughts on the above, please share.

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    Destee
     
  2. ShemsiEnTehuti

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    Thanks for bringing this to the Forum's attention. I have one question that maybe you can elaborate on since you have the book. The last Show-offism you mentioned, that is "'Showing-Off' (to each other) their ability to make sexual impressions on each other", I don't quite understand what is being said here. How do victims of racism make sexual impressions of each other?
     
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    YEA

    i've never had this problem because i'm more spiritual than material

    but yes i come across this

    and it's sad

    most people don't know what defines them

    like for example

    some guy shows off his Lexus

    but what happens when that Lexus is gone

    who is he then?

    perfect nobody sees this

    and it starts from childhood
     
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    show offisms...

    yes we show off,not all of us individually but as a group we do it,go into the hood[ghetto]and you'll see the biggest newest fastest cars around sitting in front of the dirtiest ragged poorest places in the city,but heck we got a fine hog[car]so what if the place in which we and quite probobly several of our relative live is rat infested and falling down,this stems from slavery when we were denied anything of our own so comes the phychological tendency to show off or brag when finally[151 yrs later]we are able to obtain things of our own[it's a mindset that imbedded in us as a people and i don't know if we'll ever be free of it totally]there are those who would argue with this theory,but consider this fact,well off whites not only carry no cash some of them carry very little money and dress modestly because when you have real wealth you don't have to show it off,but when you've been denied these thing then the natural tendency is to say[hey look what i've got]as soon as you get something,and we've been doing for so long that it's ingrained in us,one of the many phychological effects of slavery.
     
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    Funny you should mention the Lexus. Prof Crawford (Baruti) used to always say the same thing in class about how "you can't eat a Lexus."
    I agree, though. Most don't know what defines us because we are looking for a definition that does not exist. So in its stead, we use material items, because those are what we experience with our most base senses-all five of which are but different manifestations of the sense of touch.
    So when we begin to create definitions based on touch, nothing ever extends beyond people, places, and things.

    I recall reading one of my favorite books of all time "A Wrinkle in Time," where in there was a Being who had no eyes. And when the characters asked the Being how she knew what was before and around her, the Being had a hard time understanding why one would need eyes (whatever they are) in order to realize...reality. Like hardware or software, eyes are used more to process an illusion-otherwise unrecognizable-via the sense of touch.

    Just to show how odd the sense of touch is and how important it is to our physical motor functions (sound touches the ear drum, light...the retina, objects...the nerves, food...the taste buds, odor particles...the olfactory bulb) check out this guy after getting kicked in the ear/head:

    http://embed.break.com/index/soccer_player_freaks_out_during_game.html

    It's like he just entered a completely different "reality" and everyone else probably was moving backwards to him.

    I sense that our physical bodies are space suits. Only, they are more advanced and allow us to interact with our environment as opposed to the far more restrictive suits of NASA.

    I tried thinking yesterday without "speaking words" (things) in my head. Just noticing trees and such in my environment and their characteristics by just allowing them to be as they are esoterically. Thinking outside of people, places, and things takes some getting used to. I just don't think we are close to being on the right track. We are going deeper and deeper to defining reality and our personal lives by the things we "have" (not even those we own), the people with whom we speak (not even those we really know), and the places we visit.

    We'll get there, though. "Forever is a mighty long time...But there's somethin' else." ;)
     
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    white people show off much more than we do, but their showoffism is not easily seen, just like they commit more robberies than we do, but theyre not seen (called white collar crimes) Black people are just more blatant about it. as far as i can see this is imitative behavior. being myself an african, i havent seen much of it in african societies.
     
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    I don't really consider "them" much at all, but for the sake of humbly clarifying my point...I have seen many of the mansions of Atlanta, and I have noticed the cars in the driveways, and the clothes worn by the people in the cars. Generally, the cars look like common rentals, and the people wear basic "white boy" khakis, your typical polo knit, and no jewelry.

    It is likely that since whites have maintained perceived power via economics for so long, it is simple for them to define themselves by the amount of money they have, not by what they purchase with it. Because they equate money to a means to their ultimate end of maintaining power and increasing power already obtained. We, on the other hand, generally generate money to spend it. So, often times for us, where obtaining the money is not the end, spending it and showing off what it bought is.
     
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    point taken bro...altough i wasnt addressing you in particular - just the original question
    would you say that most black people dont take money as 'true' power the way nonblacks do?...to us true power is a spiritual thing, i think thats why some of us use money they way we do
     
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    Indeed. I was just diggin what you said and spoke to it is all.
    True power is most certainly spiritual, but I don't think many of us these days identify with true power. bc like you said, we are imitating the white's definition of living life (at least) in america. And we don't even get that right because we misinterpret this as "making money individually is meaningful," where as what they actually realize is that collectively owning the wealth and the means of producing the wealth is power...at least while identifying with this illusion called society and so-called life within it.
    And even if they were captivated by just making money and spending it, it would still make sense bc this is all they have. They have no spiritual path that will guide them to the source bc they're anomalies.

    Unfortunately I don't think power is generally a focal point for us. For many of us there is nothing to be empowered against. America isn't as largely viewed as the threat it once was. Now we identify with those making money and are more realistically able to aspire to do the same. So for many of us this complacent mind set is enough.
     
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    sadly but true we show off to make a statement
    to prove we are above when we only allowed that one goal

    when i think of show-offisms i think of short term goals that has been
    met to keep the folks inline they happy yet sad still in poverty under the
    struggling code of white supremacy which i call inslaved minds falling for
    the society system code made and design to perfection for us.

    once show-offisms understand what u build in many days can be taken over night
    when you become more then they want you will fall under the slate of the system.
     
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