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White Supremacy Is Not Only Offensive It Is Arrogant
“White supremacy is the belief that white people are superior to those of other races and thus should dominate them. The belief favors the maintenance and defense of any power and privilege held by white people.” In other words, and as I have proferred on many an occasion, white supremacy is neither a thing, an act, a symbol, nor an ethnic group. White supremacy is a state of mind, and that state of mind encompasses its accoutrements of things, acts, symbols and ethnic groups. Thusly, anyone can be a white supremacist notwithstanding physical appearances, age or gender. The same holds true with Anti-Blackism, quite naturally. There are even black white supremacists such as Larry Elder and Clarence Thomas, and all white supremacists are Anti-Blackists.
Many of our readers here at LookingNWords are European-Americans. They are European-Americans that are smart people and, for the most part, highly enlightened and well educated. I am quite proud to say so.
But, there are exceptions.
If I were to suggest to any of our erudite, enlightened, “liberal” and “progressive” readers that they were white supremacists they would, understandably, scoff at the notion. They would say things to me like “I voted for Obama” or tell me how they love Martin Luther King (he’s dead). They would tell me how they love Motown and John Lewis (he’s dead, too). They might make the reasonable assertion that because they subscribe to this publication they could not possibly be white supremacists. However, I wish to appeal to their stellar intellect and request that they “look inwards.”
Because that’s what smart people do.
Yesterday’s column dealt with “the rally effect” and how presidents (including Obama) have used military force abroad when faced with either poor approval ratings or domestic problems. In the course of the article, I made what some would consider unflattering comments about Joe Biden. Several people took exception to my disdain for Biden and attempted to castigate me for my commentary. I not only lost a couple of subscribers, I unsubscribed several of them myself and pray that they, until the end of time, remain prisoners lost in the myopic wilderness of their own white supremacist ignorance. This is not the place for them and they were lost when I found them.
Had the aforementioned disgruntled political sycophants looked both “inwards” and outwards, they would have known that I am a democrat (small “D”) in terms of my democratic contempt for all politicians. As far as this Black Man in the United States is concerned, they are all prostitutes which is why they entered politics. I simply make indifferent political observations and process them predicated upon my life experiences; and nary a lone biped, in this galaxy, can confute those life experiences.
That process manufactures what results in the product you read here. The name of this publication is LookingNWords (inwards, in words). I am a Black Man in the United States and unstained by the ecstasy of partisan sanctimony. Joe Biden is just another racist Jim Crow era white boy, as far as I am concerned, that has insulted those that look like me on numerous occasions.
I am not here to seek consensus, I am here to enlighten those that choose to be enlightened. I am not here to "give a voice to the voiceless." I am here to listen for the deaf.
Kwame Ture once said: “You can never make an analysis of the oppressed in any aspect of their lives and leave out the oppressor. If you do so, you’ll blame the oppressed for their condition. We cannot have the oppressors telling the oppressed how to rid themselves of the oppressor. In order for nonviolence to work, your opponent has to have a conscience. The United States has no conscience.”
No people in history have gained their liberation from oppression by marching or voting their way to liberation. Every last one of them had to do some fighting and dying to be liberated. Look at your own, storied, history that you are so wistfully proud of. White supremacy is what causes some to be arrogantly foolish enough to expect Black People in the United States to acquiesce to, and accept, conditions to which no other has been subjected to. A scared man can never win; any gambler knows that.
Part of my fight occurs on these pages. Don’t get it any more screwed up than you may already have it. I don’t give a damn if I have but a solitary soul as a reader; I shall write for them in hopes that they will gain knowledge. Given that this publication is read in 14 countries, I have little concern with a lack of an audience. My goal is to provide a perspective that many are unfamiliar with which might allow them to leave their cognitive, indoctrinated, white supremacist prisons and liberate themselves with the key of thought. For their liberation, assists me in mine.
Think long and hard about that one. Cogitate. Ruminate. Contemplate. Accommodate. Facilitate. And, finally, appreciate and adjudicate.
Unless you are an imposter.
European-Americans have absolutely no problem hyphenating everyone else be they so-called African-American, Mexican-American, Spanish-American, Middle Eastern-American, Asian-American even my Original American ancestors (no hyphen because they are the only true “Americans”) are hyphenated and distinguished as “Native”-Americans. Facts notwithstanding, I have had “European-Americans” get quite upset at the term when applied to them predicated upon the very linguistic algorithms that they assign to everyone else. This is white supremacy because it is an arrogant, inconsistent, offensive and perverted state of mind.
Why is it perfectly acceptable for everyone else to have a racially and ethnically descriptive linguistic qualifier except them? What’s the problem? What don’t they understand when their own rules are applied to them? Why the confusion and what is it that confuses them?
Tell me, please.
Joe Biden referred to Black People in the United States as “predators beyond the pale.” A Jim Crow era white boy calling someone a predator. Biden, donning what I presume he felt was an adopted Negroid dialect in a room full of Black People in the United States once stated that the Republicans “want to put y’all back in chains.” Biden, to my knowledge has never used “y’all” when speaking to his racist, Anti-Blackist pals like “Exalted Cyclops” of the Ku Klux Klan Senator Robert Byrd and Senator Strom Thurmond, or any other group of European-Americans for that matter.
Joe Biden said of the man that would become his supervisor, Barack Obama, he was “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man.” So, after 900 years in politics the first nigger (and I’d bet my life he has used the word many times) that could string enough words together to form a sentence, wasn’t dimwitted, showered regularly and wasn’t ugly that Joe Biden ever saw was Obama? Yeah, that is a storybook, man.
When have European-Americans embraced a Black Person in the United States, in any capacity, that has routinely insulted them? In fact, I know of no instance in which European-Americans have supported any Black Person in the United States that was about confronting them and/or white supremacy, ever. The few that did met with a “negative health outcome.”
White supremacy, and the morally reprehensible and twisted state of mind that comes with it, is why some cannot fathom my offense and indignation.
Self described “progressive” and “liberal” European-Americans constantly profess their adoration for Barack Obama. Forget the fact that he got less than half of the “white vote”…much less. The fact is, Obama received about 31 percent of the “white vote.” I actually supported Obama in 2008 and was active in his campaign. I will go to my grave ashamed of my foolishness. No small matter since I have only voted in two elections in my lifetime; both of my guys won and both were utter disappointments.
See, white boy, I am just like you, in this very limited sense, and have no qualms in saying it: I am about who has my interests and the interests of my people at heart, just like you. Under Barack Obama black wealth was demolished. Police abuse, killings and maltreatment of Black People in the United States either increased or remained consistent under Obama. The poverty rate increased under Obama. Incarceration increased under Obama. I don’t give a damn about his appearance, I give a damn about substance. All of that window dressing is to appease European-Americans in their pathetic attempts at white supremacist absolution.
Now that he’s been long dead (assassinated by Europeans) European-Americans love Martin Luther King. He was a brilliant man and thinker and I admire and love him for that and that alone. However, what did he do? What did he do for his people; other than die? I am not suggesting, even remotely, that he was not trying for I know better. But, in the end, what did he do? Did poverty decrease for his people? Did police killings decrease for his people? Did the illiteracy rate decrease among his people? Did the education gap decrease? The answer to all of these questions is negative and the two things he did have some impact on, so-called civil rights (the biggest con ever perpetrated on Black People in the United States) and so-called voting rights are still being litigated, diminished and trampled upon.
I have long known that the white supremacist is less interested in bullshitting me, than he or she is in bullshitting themselves.
Luckily, I am bullshitproof.
I am concerned about Black People in the United States being summarily executed. I am concerned about food deserts in “black communities.” I am concerned about the constant injustices perpetrated by a white supremacist justice system that robs my people of their lives; a judicial genocide that destroys generations. I am concerned with how the society treats, and maltreats, our children.
I am concerned about the slave patrols, badged sus domesticus and “police” the white supremacist adores. I am concerned with why a family of four GED having non-college educated European-Americans have many times the familial wealth of a family of four college educated Black People in the United States. When you can find me a European-American politician, Asian, Black Person in the United States, Arab, Latino, Orange Sus Domesticus, Dog, Cat, Klingon, Romulan or damnable Martian to address these issues then we can talk about political virtue.
I have a lot of concerns of which the white supremacist (whether they acknowledge they are or not is moot) does not have. And, until they have a frame of reference, they need to secure their bullshit and stand down. I will not tolerate their paternalistic arrogance nor the stunning, breathtaking and abject offense that accompanies it.
LookingNWords is a place for thinking people and those who intimately engage with thought. It is a place for us to “look inwards”, in words, in the hopes that doing so will facilitate the reader to be better able to look and think outwards. Any individual looking for some politically indoctrinated group grope, or intimidated Black Person in the United States should know they are a dime a dozen and I most assuredly suspect you will find one that suits your fancy.
This is not the place and I, most definitely, am not the one; you ain’t seen nothing yet.