Luke Cage: Hero for Black boys?

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Last week I heard some co-workers talking about a new Netflix show,Luke Cage. It was two black co-workers going on about how it’s a show with a black superhero kicking ass.  I already knew about the character because I used to read the Luke cage comic book as a kid. I don’t have Netflix but I’ve seen the show advertised on television a few times. For those that don’t know,Luke Cage first appeared in Marvel Comics back in 1972. He was also known as Power Man. The basic story on him is he is a black man living in Harlem.  He was  wrongly convicted and unjustly imprisoned, was altered in a failed prison experiment that granted him unbreakable skin and superhuman strength. His skin can resist high-caliber bullets, puncture wounds, corrosives, biological attacks, and extreme temperatures and pressures without sustaining damage. With his street smarts, and unending determination to do right.  Luke was also a member of The Avengers and the Leader of Thunderbolts for a time.

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I’ve always said that white superheroes were an extension of white supremacy.  Which is why white Hollywood finds it important to give the masses heroes like Superman,Batman,Iron Man,Captain America and Thor.  They all represent white power and authority.  Which is why they always win in the end.  It’s also to show white dominance over other races.  So as teenager I liked reading comic books like the Black Panther and Luke Cage.  Most children like to see an image of themselves in a strong and powerful position.  But we have to be mindful of the image that Hollywood gives us of black people. There’s a few reasons why I don’t think this is a positive character for little black boys to admire.

The  show stars actor Mike Colter as Luke Cage.  As well as actors Alfre Woodard,Mahershala Ali,Rosario Dawson and Simone Missick.  The trailer looks pretty good.  It has some nice action scenes and a cool hip hop soundtrack. But one of the things that always disturbed me was Luke Cage was always fighting in the hood.  That’s nice that he was fighting all the drug dealers and gang leaders.  But he was using all that super strength and bullet proof melanin skin against other black people.  Why not use all that power against the racist power structure?  Why not expose the racist cops that kill black men,women and children?  I know that drug abuse and crime is a problem in many of our neighborhoods.  But it seems like they’re giving us an image of a powerful black man but he doesn’t really use it to free his people from racism and oppression.  It’s almost like he’s just doing the dirty work for the powers that be but doing nothing for his people in a poor community.

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And of course he must have a white girlfriend right?  I will admit they did keep it true to the comic book.  In the comic book his girlfriend is superhero Jessica Jones. They have a daughter together. She has her own show on Netflix as well. Jones is played by actress Krysten Ritter.  Many of the sex scenes between them  are quite graphic. But this theme goes in line with the Hollywood agenda I have covered many times before.  Hollywood is scared of black love. They don’t like to promote it at all.  They rather show a big strong dark skinned black man race mixing with a white woman and make biracial babies.  The thought of two black people procreating scares the hell out of the white power elite.  The want us to dilute our beautiful melanin and black genetics. It’s obvious with by all the rap music in the soundtrack they want to market this to young black boys.  But this is not a show for black children.   We want black superheroes that are proud of their African heritage and culture.  We want heroes that marry black women and use their powers to protect their communities.  What good is all that power if it’s not used for the good of your people? It would be better if Luke Cage went after  people like Donald Trump,Hillary Clinton or Bill Gates.  Or used his power to fight the European and Asian power groups.  Taking out small time drug dealers is not making a big impact.   A black superhero should represent Black Power.

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But we shouldn’t be surprised after  looking at Mike Colter’s real life wife(above).  I guess that’s why he was perfect for the role.  It shows the type of mentality he already has. Black people are so desperate for a hero many will accept a hero in any form. It doesn’t matter if the image or message is not productive for our people. The bottom line is this show is giving us the same old big Black Buck stereotype.  Just a Buck for hire.  Nothing more…nothing less.  I would advise black boys to go read about real black heroes like Nat Turner,Marcus Garvey or Malcolm X.  This show has nothing to offer you.

Superman vs Batman(Black Man vs White Man) Metaphorical Lesson

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When I was growing up I used to love comic books.  I read most books from the Marvel or DC Comics.  I used to read Spiderman,The Hulk,Fantastic Four,Auqa Man,Wolverine,The Flash,Iron Man,Thor,Captain America and of course…The Black Panther.  As a young kid I was fascinated by this make believe world of heroes with super human strength.  As a nine year old kid it was kind of an escape from reality. I really felt like I knew the superheroes in many ways.  But two of the biggest superheroes were Superman and Batman.  They are by far the two biggest characters in the DC universe.  They both have had successful comic books and solo films. But lately there has been a lot of hype about their new film coming out on March 25,2016.

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The entire comic book world has been waiting for his match up a very long time. There’s supposed to be a great fight between them in the film.  And many comic fans are picking sides. As a kid I always believed that the X Men seemed very familiar to me.  They were mutants with super powers and the world hated them.  It seems as though the whole premise was based off the struggle of black people. It seems my instincts were right.  X men creator Stan Lee admitted a few years back that they were based off of the Civil Rights movement of the sixties. It always seems quite obvious to me. Which brings me to Superman and Batman. There’s been many debates  about this but I think Superman represents the  black man. And Batman is supposed to be a white man. I did a post in the past about Superman.

https://kushiteprince.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/the-real-superman-was-a-black-god-heruhorus/

This post showed how Superman was based off of an African God.  Even the term “hero” comes from the ancient God Heru or Horus.   But anyway I wanted to go a little deeper on this subject.  For starters anytime Superman loses his strength in a battle he goes to the Sun.  The Sun rejuvenates his strength.  Considering that black/African people need vitamin D from the Sun this coincidence seems obvious to me.  Due to our dark melanin we need more vitamin D than other races.  Too much sunlight can cause skin cancer among whites. As author Carol Barnes once said,

“Melanin is responsible for the existence of civilization, philosophy, religion, truth, justice, and righteousness. Individuals (whites) containing low levels of Melanin will behave in a barbaric manner.” Melanin gives humans the ability to FEEL because it is the absorber of all frequencies of energy. Since whites have the least amount of Melanin, this is why they are perceived by People of Color as generally being rigid, unfeeling (heartless), cold, calculating, mental, and “unspiritual.”

The central role that melanin plays in the body has been “suppressed” to maintain the mythological lie that Blacks are “inferior” thus promote’n the “clinging” to whiteness and the lie that white is “better.”

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Other facts on melanin:

Melanin refines the nervous system in such a way that messages from the
brain reach other areas of the body most rapidly in Black people, the
Original People. Black infants sit, stand, crawl and walk sooner than
whites, and demonstarte more advanced cognitive skills than their white
counterparts because of their abundance of Melanin. Carol Barnes writes
“…your mental processes (brain power) are controlled by the same
chemical that gives Black humans their superior physical (atheltics,
rhythmic dancing) abilities. This chemical… is Melanin!” The
abundance of Melanin in Black humans produces a superior organism
physically, mentally and spiritiually. This why all the founders of the
world’s great religions are Black. Melanin is the neuro-chemical basis
for what is called SOUL in Black people. In the same way Blacks excel in
athletics, they can excel in all other areas as well (like they did in
the past!) once the road blocks are removed! After considering Melanin to be a “waste” product of body-metabolism which
“served no useful function,” Western (white) science has now discovered
that Melanin is the chemical key to life and the brain itself! All
studies and facts about Melanin suggest that after 400 years of
attempting to inferiorize the Black race, “Western science is facing the
sobering reality that, by its own self-defined standards, Black people
are probably superior to whites in both intellectual potential and muscle
coordination. The central role Melanin
plays in the body has been “suppressed to maintain the mythological
inferiority of blacks…and the defensive clinging to whiteness as some
token of superiority.” (Dr. Richard King) The “superiority complex” of
white people is a defense mechanism and a mas for their deepset
inferiority complex which they project onto people of color.
Psychologists say insistent denial means readlity in the opposite way.

In this video(below) is a great breakdown from Mentellect TV. He breaks down how even the Superman symbol is an ancient African symbol. As you can see the powers that be steal everything from African people then claim it as their invention. Stealing ideas is something they have been doing for hundreds of years.

Superman is also from another planet.  He is not from Earth.  Much like black people are seen as foreigners in America. But I noticed that in the comic book he always lost when he fought Batman.  As a kid I never could understand it.  Superman had super speed,super strength and was made of steel. Batman was just a man in a batsuit with a utility belt. But he always tricked Superman somehow. He would set up traps or get some Kryptonite(Superman weakness) and make him lose his power. That’s when I started to think that Batman was the White man. In a metaphorical sense they’re telling us that Superman has awesome brute strength but he’s not very intelligence. It’s like when they say that black men are superior athletes in most sports. Be it basketball,baseball,boxing and football BUT he’s not as intelligence as the white man.  This is where Batman comes in. I remember an old episode of Batman from the sixties that had Bruce Wayne(Batman) talking about his father Thomas Wayne. He spoke about how his father was a member of the secret society known as Skull and Bones.

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It’s a secret society at Yale university started way back in 1832.  I thought that was interesting that the Batman creators made this a part of his history.  We all know that Europeans are behind these secret societies we always here about.
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In the comic book Batman would hide out in his “batcave ” a lot. Living in caves is clearly a European thing! Living in caves is not a part of African history.  Whites are always showing us movies and cartoons of them as Neanderthals living in caves.  Even in cartoons like the Flintstones, so Batman hiding out in a cave should not be too shocking.

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Anyone that’s done some research knows that homosexuality was normal in ancient Greece. It was socially accepted to have sex with young teenage boys. Now we know where the term “Greek freaks” comes from. I mention this because I always got a gay vibe from Batman’s sidekick Robin. Who was known as the “boy wonder”.

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Makes me wonder what he and Robin were doing in that “dark cave”.  It’s clear to me that Robin is a nod to the ancient Greek and Roman practice of having sex with young boys.  So in conclusion,I believe that Superman is supposed to be a black man and Batman represents the white man and European culture at large.   Just a little observation I’ve always had. Some of you may disagree. But I think the signs are there if…..your third eye is open.