They say you can tell what a nation stands for by looking at who they see as heroes. I always think about that when Martin Luther King’s birthday comes around. Does America truly cherish his ideals? I don’t really think so. Martin Luther King was a very complex individual. They say he stood up against injustice and racism…but he had numerous sexual affairs as well. Can a man be socially moral and still cheat on his wife? I guess it’s somewhat possible. But after doing years of research on MLK I found out that he had an idealistic worldview but he wasn’t perfect. But we all know there are many famous men who cheated on their wives(John F Kennedy,Bill Clinton,Donald Trump). But this post isn’t about that. In this post I wanted to put up some quotes that often get overlooked. King’s views changed from when he made the “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. As the Vietnam War waged on and all the racial strife continued…his idealistic views started to diminish over time. He started to view the racist European society a little bit more realistically. I think Malcolm X understood the European mentality a little better. But King was getting there before he was killed in 1968. Here’s a nice list of forgotten quotes. Shout out to Abagond for pulling up some of thee quotes.
“The white man does not abide by the law… His police forces are the ultimate mockery of law.”
“There aren’t enough white persons in our country who are willing to cherish democratic principles over privilege.”
“Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper.”
“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar.”
“We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.”
“We must see now that the evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism are all tied together.”
“But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society.”
“A riot is the language of the unheard,”
“A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.”
“All of us are on trial in this troubled hour.”
“America is going to hell if we don’t use her vast resources to end poverty and make it possible for all God’s children to have the basic necessities of life.”
“I am sorry to have to say that the vast majority of white Americans are racists, either consciously or unconsciously.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”
“It is cruel jest to tell a bootless man that he ought to lift himself up by his own bootstraps”
“No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
“Poverty is one of the most urgent items on the agenda of modern life.”
“The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism.”
“The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and evils of racism.”
I’ve been on social media for over a decade. I have been in contact with black people on WordPress,Youtube and Twitter. And I’ve had subscribers share my posts on Twitter,Tumblr and Facebook. I have had some great conversations with black people here in the United States as well as Africa,Canada,London,Brazil and Jamaica. We have talked about many subjects. On my blog I have covered black power,black love,black families,African culture,black leaders,black business,survival skills,police brutality,politics,prison population,African history,racism,slavery,interracial marriage,biracial people,conspiracies and of courseEuropean global power. Through my years of research I realize that the government is spying on everyone. The can track your whereabouts with your cellphone. The FBI and CIA are also recording all your phone conversations. And all your text messages are sent to a central database. They also can hear your conversation at home with Smart TV’s. They are constantly spying on us everywhere.
All this unnecessary surveillance has gotten out of control. All of our information is being consumed by the government. We must keep in mind that most of the social media is owned by white people. YouTube,Instagram,Twitter,Tumblr,Wordpress,Google,Snapchat and Facebook are all owned and controlled by Europeans. With so much surveillance you can’t really make any moves without them watching you. Not to mention they can find most people using their email. At times it feels like you can’t go anywhere without a closed caption camera in your face. There are cameras in banks,schools,hotels,airports,hospitals,restaurants and bars. We are really living in a prison planet.
And if all this surveillance wasn’t enough people you still have people willingly giving up their personal information. They have trained us to give up our information voluntarily and can use that information to create a personal database about the person. The video(above) is an Apple advertisement for the new iPhone X. It shows that that you can unlock it with facial recognition. Sounds pretty neat right? I think it’s a bad idea. The first iPhones could be unlocked with a password. Then they had the iPhones that could be unlocked only with a person’s thumbprint. Now they come out with phones with facial recognition. It seems to me they are slowly collecting data on everyone. I also would tell people to beware of these DNA tests that have become popular in the last few years. Companies like MyHeritage,23andMe,AncestryDNA and Living DNA are not always accurate. Just be mindful when using them. I have a funny feeling they are collecting the DNA of people and studying their genes. Who knows? They could use your DNA to create a disease that only attacks people with certain DNA strands.
So I just want to know your thoughts. Do you think we need to go underground? How can you have a movement without racist government agencies(FBI,CIA) watching your every move? I know some people who have left Youtube because of all the restrictions. Then there are others who have stopped blogging at WordPress due to frustration. Some of our people feel so beat down and they’ve decided to give up. I get frustrated just like anyone else. I’ve thought about leaving WordPress and Youtube at times. Trying to wake people up can get very tiring and it starts to wear on you. It’s not that I want to give up it’s just I want some practical solutions. I want our people to be free mentally and physically. And it seems black people don’t want to change. Not all…..but too many of us.
Do we need our own social media? I have heard black people mention sites like Blaqspot.com. And the conscious black dating site Kemet Klique. I don’t know if they are totally 100% Black operated. If someone knows please tell me. I still need to do research on these black social media sites. But I’m asking all my fellow bloggers. I know I have a lot of intelligent subscribers. I know some of you have some great ideas. So I’m asking Onitaset,Land of Kam,Hung Like Jesus,Negress,Cree,Shelby Courtland,Trojan Pam,Kelley,CC Saunders,Amos Magazine,OriginalBlackWoman,TruthAngel,BlackMyStory,Melanin Man,Lumumba Afrika,Sparks,1TawnyStranger,King Lo the Rastar,Kween Jasira,Malaika Mutere,Sunny Delyte,Clifford Green,M’Bwebe Ishangi,Roshumba Monique,FourthAngelsBowl,Moorbey,Nidotopian Warrior,Universal Jones and Tired Sista for your thoughts. I’m open to any suggestions. Should we leave YouTube and WordPress? If we do,how do we communicate with each other? Should we do it through email? I ask because we need our own private spaces to communicate without outside interference. We are all being watched at every turn. maybe we need to move in silence like ninjas. Any black person on social media that is trying liberate the minds of our people are seen as a threat. They don’t seem to care if you’re a Moor,Pan African,Hebrew Israelite or into Kemetic spirituality. All that matters is you’re trying to inform the black collective and open minds. They draw strength from our confusion. Confusion is the enemy to revolution. We need some real solutions. I’m open to hear anything at this point. I’d love to hear your suggestions.
While the entertainment industry has kept everyone’s focus and attention on the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, along with the Video Music Awards this weekend, and due to the recent impact of Hurricane Harvey — meanwhile, hardly ANY media attention has gone into the draconian laws signed by your government and enacted by your president this week. One of them has to do with reinstitution of the militarization of police… because on Mon., Aug. 28th, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with the Fraternal Order of Police at the 63rd Biennial Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee — where the Trump administration quietly lifted the ban on military gear to local police forces… This means that local police officers are allowed to attain surplus military equipment for their respective police departments — and this comes after the rollback of an Obama administrative executive order (Executive Order 13688, linked below), which blocked armored vehicles, large-caliber weapons, ammunition and other heavy equipment from being re-purposed from foreign battlefields to America’s streets. But now, such bans are no longer restricted.
Funding is also provided thru the Department of Defense (DOD) and their 1033 Program — permitting the Secretary of Defense to transfer, without charge, excess U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) personal property (supplies and equipment) to state and local law enforcement agencies (LEAs). This program also allows law enforcement agencies to acquire vehicles (land, air and sea), weapons, computer equipment, fingerprint equipment, night vision equipment, radios and televisions, first aid equipment, tents and sleeping bags, photographic equipment and more. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Congress also passed another draconian law that Trump quietly signed into office, and that is House Joint Resolution 76 at the 115th Congress… This became law as of Tue., Aug. 22nd, 2017, and this resolution allows for the warrantless searches of homes, where only 1% opposed. Just in time for the National Guard and local police force to raid the flooded streets of Texas due to Hurricane Harvey…
Not to mention how these draconian laws were signed and enacted around the EXACT same time as Hurricane Harvey, DAYS before the FEMA National Preparedness Month that will take place in September 2017, and DAYS following the international EarthEx 2017 drill that took place as of Wed., Aug. 23rd, 2017… barely DAYS following the total solar eclipse over America on Mon., Aug. 21st, 2017. Now that the local law enforcement agencies (LEAs) no longer needs a warrant to search your home, and now that LEAs are militarizing and mobilizing like never before — the question still remains: What Are They Getting Ready For?!?!