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Maya and Slavery

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It is kind of true, we didn’t cause a genocide but we did enslave a race of people. — Jay from Facebook

We? You have a mouse in your pocket with a time traveling machine?

I’m certainly not disputing the evils of slavery but to lump us all with the sins of some of our past ancestors is just silly. So – let’s analyze enslavement in the colonies and America just a bit.

It was African tribal/village leaders who sold the slaves to Muslims and Europeans first – long before the American slave trade. When you research “modern history accounts” such as this one from the History Channel, guess what they don’t mention?

Ever heard the name Anthony Johnson and the Casor Suit? By official records, Johnson was the first person to legally own a slave in the colonies – and he was black.

Johnson was captured by an enemy AFRICAN tribe and sold into ARAB slavery. Eventually, he was sold as a indentured servant to a merchant with the Virginia Company. Sometime before 1647, Johnson earned his freedom and by 1651 he owned 250 acres and the services of 4 white and 1 black indentured servants.

Concerning the Casor lawsuit, there were certainly cases of lifetime indentured servitude, but this was the first which wasn’t attributable to an “escape” and thus breach of contract. According to Casor, his indentured service had expired 7 years prior, but Johnson would not let him go. The first court sided with Casor, but the appeal sided with Johnson.

There were actually quite a few free blacks in the colonies and eventually America who owned a considerable number of slaves. One of the largest slave owners in Louisiana was a free black man named Antoine Dubuclet, who also happened to be the first black state Treasurer. These black slave owners weren’t just trying to use the system for “freeing” their slaves either.

Back to Maya Angelou’s comments, I daresay that many of the Cubans who have fled to the good ole USA might not consider themselves slaves per se, but I’m quite sure they feared Castro and Communism in much the same way. The Communist regime in China, North Korea, and even the former USSR held a sort of quasi-slavery rule over it’s people. Of course, now Russia and China both are moving (albeit slowly) towards capitalism and forms of democracy.

The point is that try to lump something into a box without realizing the full context is just stupidity. For Maya to support Castro and attempt to justify that by using inferences to slavery is just shallow and stupid.

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Preaching RUN to the Choir

Runaway Slave is every bit as edgy and as good a documentary as the trailer makes it out to be. The Rev. C. L. Bryant is every bit as down-to-earth as he seems in the movie. So what is wrong? Why aren’t black Americans flocking to see it?

To answer those questions, we need to start with what is right about the movie.

Bryant does a masterful job of uncovering the progressive spin that constantly tries to portray conservatives as white racists. Pointed on-the-street interviews with black marchers demonstrates that like most of the progressive mindset, they just march lock-step with a political line. Revealing the history of the last 100 years of the progressive movement should be enough to open the eyes of anyone and make them take notice.

In my opinion the problem is that the white masters of the progressive movement and the race-hustlers in the black community are going to do everything they can to repress it.

For example, Calvin Lester wouldn’t even respond to my challenge to go see the movie? Why? To ignore the facts and history, means you can continue to keep your base stirred up. It gives you a certain sense of power and leadership. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have made their fortunes doing this very thing.

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste…the opportunity to do things you could not do before.” — Rahm Emanuel

To be fair, Rahm was speaking about perceived energy and economic policy failures. However, what he stated goes to the core foundation of the progressive movement. With a crisis, you can rally people and influence them. People tend to become vulnerable, especially when they are uninformed. The perceived crisis is the oppression of black Americans by the white man. Without this crisis the black masters have no power.

If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill gods who do not belong to the black community. — Dr. James Cone, Black Power and Black Theology


That is black theology or black liberation theology at its core, and that is very dangerous. This is being taught at the spiritual level in many black churches and community meetings. It is hard core racism. It is the very essence of a self-fulfilling prophesy. It is a serious crisis.

The only way in which your repentance, your forgiveness can be authentic, your reception of it can be authentic, your repentance can be authentic, is that you give back what you took — and white people took a lot from black people. — Dr. James Cone, Black Power and Black Theology

Remember Reverend Jeremiah Wright? One of his biggest influencers was Dr. James Cone.

Of course, most liberals would immediately try to dismiss the Wright controversy as it relates to Obama, but the fact is that Wright had a huge influence over the course of 20 years of Obama sitting in his church. Hmmm. Have you noticed that in the last couple of years, Wright has basically been removed from the spotlight? That is because progressives and the race-hustlers don’t want the dirty big secret of black liberation theology to get out.

Now, has Obama don anything overtly racist as it relates to black liberation theology? Not unless you count the Cambridge Police incident. That was a shining example of black power trying to spotlight a “white man keeping a black man down.” And you might want to count Obama’s comments about Trayvonn Martin: “…he would look like my son.”

But Obama doesn’t have to outwardly project black liberation theology. As long as his is at the top of the pyramid, then he can put others in positions of power while the race-hustlers do the ground work for the progressives.

So what is wrong? Why aren’t black Americans flocking to see “Runaway Slave”?

Ignorance is bliss. As long as the leaders of the progressive movements and the leaders of the black liberation theology and the leaders of race-hustling can ignore the movie and the facts, they can keep the good crisis going…and stay in power.

And therein lies the problem.  Right now, the contents of the movie are seen by a lot of conservatives and white Americans. The key is figuring out how to get black Americans in the theater.


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Nigga Please

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In light of the recent Rick Perry “Niggerhead” hunting lease ordeal, I thought I’d go ahead and release this article. Enjoy.

Anyone that has lived in the South knows that the whole furor over using the “n” word is a bunch of hypocritical bull. Blacks use it more than any of the so-called racist white folks. The whole conversation is a self-fulfilling prophesy.

You see, unless liberals keep bringing up the issue of race, it will die and go away. The funny thing is that liberals love to bring up the issue of racism – and accuse conservatives of being racist, but they never want to bring up the true history of their own party – DixieCrats ring a bell? What about the origins of the KKK?

Does that mean that there will never racist people in our society? Of course, there will always be some who are racist. That is human nature. However, there are just as many black racists as there are white racists. However, if we quit making it such an issue, those fringe elements will be marginalized.

The majority of blacks have no problem with calling each other “nigga”, “nigger”, “brother”, “brotha”, or any other term that white people are not allowed to say. Just look at all the rap lyrics using nigga (N.W.A. anyone), go to a black club on any given night, or just visit a local school and hang out with a predominantly black group – and you will hear language that would be considered racist anywhere else. This is hypocrisy at it’s finest – and white politicians and news reporters fall for it all the time, and have to step on eggshells.

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Does that mean I personally want to be able to use those terms? Nope.

Anyone that knows me – knows that I am not racist at all. I don’t care if you are black, white, pink, or purple – as long as you are aking care of your family and life like a good citizen – then we have no problem with each other.

Everyone needs to get off their high-horse and put down the race cards. Just because someone offers a rally in a predominantly black area – at a chicken wing business – does not mean they are racist. Does it mean they are pandering to the black voters in the area? Why sure – that’s what politicians do. Let’s not pretend otherwise.

White Districts

“House members could learn this week about a plan to create a new district aimed at electing another WHITE representative from Shreveport…She’s a member of the Louisiana Legislative WHITE Caucus, which has a goal of electing more WHITE members to the state Legislature and Congress.”

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What if the redistricting article from the Shreveport Times contained that language? I’m certainly no expert on state district lines. As a matter of fact, I’m just now starting to get more involved in local politics – more on that subject in the near future. However, I do know hypocrisy when I see it.

Let me explain.

I have a lot of friends and clients who are minority – black, Hispanic, Asian, etc. Among ourselves, we generally have no problem discussing race relations. After all, everyone knows that the racism or racial divisions are on both sides of the street. One of the reasons many of my black friends/clients respect me is because I make no issues about discussing race. Like I always say – “I don’t care if you are black, white, pink, or purple – as long as you are a good productive member of society.”

Do I mind being the “really smart white guy”? Nope. Not at all. Do my black friends/clients mind sharing their disdain for the breakdown of the black family structure? Of course not, I’ve had those discussions many times.

My point is that if my opening statement had been printed, everyone would go hog-wild on the “racially incorrect” tone – so I decided to search a little further.

According to the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, one of their stated goals is the following:

Providing leadership in challenging policies which hinder the progress of African Americans.

Interesting statement isn’t it? I mean think about it for a minute. Can someone name a law or policy on the books that “hinders the progress of African Americans”? If so, it sounds like it’s time for a federal Civil Rights lawsuit.

I’m certainly not going to deny that there was discrimination against blacks in the past – at the local, state, and federal levels. That’s been quite a few years ago. Most of the politicians that started it (predominantly white democrats) have come clean from the overt racist policies to hold blacks back. Now they just use things like Affirmative Action.

-Expanding voting rights

Huh? Since when have minorities NOT been able to vote in this country? As best I can remember, the Voting Rights Act pretty much took care of that around 1965 or so. Maybe they are talking about the expanding voting rights by suppressing other races – like the Black Panthers tried in Philly during the 2008 presidential election?

“You have a night stick in your hand.” – videographer

“So what.” – Black Panther

-Eliminating Jim Crow laws

Eliminating Jim Crow laws sounds very interesting, especially since the LLBC was formed in the 1980’s. Most of the Jim Crow laws that I’m aware of (school segregation, separate but equal, etc) were also eliminated around the mid 1960’s. The pretty much pre-dates the LLBC doesn’t it?

So why does the hypocrisy continue? Simple. You need a self-fulfilling prophesy (minorities are disadvantaged) to draw people to your cause.