ChickenBones: A Journal
for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes
The American religious community must liberate their slaves, free them of white supremacy,
white Jesus theology, white power political philosophy, including the supine black church
that has swallowed faith-based money to perform the role of Pharaoh’s magicians
Global Violence and Spirituality
By Marvin X
War Is Politics by Other Means.Mao
America’s addiction is not oil, contrary to Bush, but white supremacy. From this addiction all other addictions spring. In the name of white supremacy millions of Africans and Native Americans were killed over the centuries. Ninety per cent of the Native Americans died from white diseases rather than guns (see Frazier’s classic Race and Culture Contacts in the Modern World).
At the beginning of the American civil war there were four million Africans in slavery.
Even though 200,000 fought bravely, Africans did not gain any measure of human rights until the 1960s. But just as Reconstruction morphed into neo-slavery, the 60s morphed into neo-colonialism, blackness became merely a scam for opportunism.
Lately, the US government has allowed internal violence to consume the hoods of America, while she exercises political violence around the world as the sole super power, until the Chinese come into their own.
US global violence is used or threatened upon the peoples of African, Asia and Latin America. If you want to know the location of the US military machine, simply follow the oil pipelines around the world, but, again, oil is not the prime objective, rather it is an ingredient of white supremacy. Without oil, there would be no ships, tanks and planes moving around the earth like a serpent seeing to devour humanity.
September 11, 2001 was but the beginning of America’s sorrows for her crimes against humanity. And then came Katrina, an awesome baptism by water for Babylon the Great Whore. Is it not ironic Katrina struck New Orleans, that ancient whore house and slave mart that for centuries served great food and music to the slave masters and their children?
And now Iraq is clearly shaping up to be America’s second Vietnam. And in her supreme arrogance, she is threatening Iran with nuclear weapons to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons. But if there is anyone to fear using nuclear weapons, it is America since she is the only nation on earth that has used weapons of mass destruction, ushering in the atomic age when she dropped the bomb on Japan, even after Japan had agreed to surrender.
Woe to America, the habitation of devils, a haven for every filthy unclean bird.
Her democracy is for the rich: one must have millions of dollars to run for election–the mayor of New York City spent nearly 100 million dollars to win, and the 2000 election was such a banana republic affair that former president Jimmy Carter refused to certify it, even though he goes around the world certifying elections is third world countries.
While America looks for the enemy without, ultimately it will be the enemy within that shall consume her, and that enemy shall be the man in the mirror, herself, her moral degeneracy, depravity, greed, lust for power that shall seal her doom. She is without shame, guilt or conscience, has no intention of doing the right thing. If she could, she would put Negroes back in slavery tomorrow morning. The South has yet to accept the fact they lost the Civil War. In her grand denial, she is refusing to renew the Voting Rights Act because it suggests racism is alive and well.
The new colonialists gentrify urban ghettos from Harlem to Fillmore without any concern for the dislocation and destruction of African American neighborhoods, even invoking eminent domain to legally displace the poor when necessary.
Only a spiritual revolution can prevent her doom because the universe has had enough. The water, air, birds, bees, ants say enough, enough of you, away with you and your trickery, deception and annihilation of the poor peoples of the world.
The American religious community must liberate their slaves, free them of white supremacy, white Jesus theology, white power political philosophy, including the supine black church that has swallowed faith-based money to perform the role of Pharaoh’s magicians. Can we imagine Jesus allied with Pharaoh? Can we imagine Jesus calling for the assassination of world leaders, democratically elected world leaders as Pat Robertson did in calling upon the US to kill president Chavez in Venezuela because he refuses to be a slave to US imperialism.
The world is a many colored thing, black, brown, yellow and white. If whites submit to the new order, they will be around, otherwise they shall enter the dustbin of history. The non-white world is the majority and they shall rule. White supremacy must be destroyed for the spiritual harmony of the world, and this includes the white supremacy thinking of the other white people, i.e., Black Americans. All Americans need recovery from white supremacy, a spiritual disease. I suggest using the 12-step model of AA, CA and NA. Acknowledge your life is unmanageable and you need a Higher Power to come into your life. Perhaps after you process your issues, you can help your children who are lost and turned out, devoid of truth and righteousness. Don’t let them continue in darkness because you think might is right. The world is not as you have it painted in your mind.
America must renounce violence or suffer the consequences of a power much greater than yourself.
posted 2 July 2006
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By Russell Simmons
Russell Simmons knows firsthand that wealth is rooted in much more than the stock market. True wealth has more to do with what’s in your heart than what’s in your wallet. Using this knowledge, Simmons became one of America’s shrewdest entrepreneurs, achieving a level of success that most investors only dream about. No matter how much material gain he accumulated, he never stopped lending a hand to those less fortunate. In Super Rich, Simmons uses his rare blend of spiritual savvy and street-smart wisdom to offer a new definition of wealth-and share timeless principles for developing an unshakable sense of self that can weather any financial storm. As Simmons says, “Happy can make you money, but money can’t make you happy.”
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By Michele Alexander
Contrary to the rosy picture of race embodied in Barack Obama’s political success and Oprah Winfrey’s financial success, legal scholar Alexander argues vigorously and persuasively that [w]e have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as a system of social control (More African Americans are under correctional control today… than were enslaved in 1850). Alexander reviews American racial history from the colonies to the Clinton administration, delineating its transformation into the war on drugs. She offers an acute analysis of the effect of this mass incarceration upon former inmates who will be discriminated against, legally, for the rest of their lives, denied employment, housing, education, and public benefits. Most provocatively, she reveals how both the move toward colorblindness and affirmative action may blur our vision of injustice: most Americans know and don’t know the truth about mass incarcerationbut her carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable book should change that.Publishers Weekly
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