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#BlackOutForTrayvon Social Media TakeOver!

Tension and anxiety is rising as the entire country watches the media show of what has become the Trial of Trayvon Martin instead of George Zimmerman, come to a close this week. Social media is on fire with constant posts, debates, pictures, and statues surrounding the murder of Trayvon Martin. Many of the conversations, by not only people of color but people around the world who are aware of the racist legal system, are rooted in what the response should be in the event of an acquittal or lessor charge and what the response should be even if Zimmerman is found guilty. Many Black people are speaking out against the media fanning the flames of THIS murdered Black child as opposed to Oscar Grant, Aiyanna Jones and many, many, many of our innocent unarmed murdered youth. Every murder still rings loud in our hearts and minds. People are hurting over the loss of our loved ones and ready to take a proactive stance against the murders of Black people by the hands of ANYONE.

A lot of organizing is happening in the land of social media. Organizing boycotts of Florida oranges and the entire State of Florida to pressure Florida law makers into changing their “Stand Your Ground” law, organizing walk outs and call ins, everywhere people are preparing for the outcome of this trial. While the media is fanning flames of anger and playing on the fears of people with all their reports of anti rioting plans being put into place…. I see the other side of the response to this injustice… Organized anger. People who have had enough.

BLACKOUT1Right now The #BlackOutForTrayvon Movement has gone VIRAL all over Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as thousands of people are “Blacking out” their profile pics. The Movement started the morning of Thursday, July 11, 2013 with a black picture and the caption read “Let the Black Out Begin! Black Out your profile picture UNTIL AFTER THE VERDICT comes down to show a stand of solidarity in the Justice For Trayvon Martin! MAKE A STATEMENT! THERE IS POWER IS OUR NUMBERS! *This is something ALL OF US can do*” and it just TOOK OFF! The show of unity and solidarity is overwhelming. I hope the message reaches Tracy and Sybrina, WE STAND FOR JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON! We are tired of the senseless racial profiling and murdering of our children by the hands of ANYONE! #BlackOutForTrayvon

While people understand “Blacking out” your profile pic will not change a racist legal system or any laws….what it does is bring awareness and awakening for some…and that is what we need more of … No one should be above watching the awakening of one’s mind to the realities of this world….especially the awakening of the youth…who are really taking to Instagram with the #BlackOut

This is a POWERFUL show of unity by EVERYONE who CARES to take a stand for Justice For Trayvon. There is POWER in social media if you use it in a POWERFUL WAY…. so use it…

Click on the link below to join this Facebook event:




Crabs in a Barrel Syndrome…

“Jordan Miles, honor student and violinist attacked by Pittsburgh police in January 2010… To all my friends w/ Jordan Miles photos as their profile pics, I offer this: Good intent / Poor execution… If you’re harassing the Pittsburgh D.A. good for you, but this case is almost 18 months old and has been passed off to the feds who are dragging their feet, waiting for us to forget… The civil lawsuit hangs in the balance cuz the federal indictments haven’t been handed out… we need to overstand organization and attack the system where it hurts, not thru a secretary taking your message and throwing it in the trash… study and plan, then act as one… that’s power. Hotep”

Here ^^^ is ONE MAJOR problem with our people….

We SHOULD not be speaking AGAINST the sincere efforts OF our people FOR our people…

There is one thing I have learned on this journey of mine … this is NOT a one dimensional fight! There is so much to be done and not everyone will have the same job in this fight… There are those who focus on building & studying and there are those who focus on political prisoners, on feeding the people, on teaching the people, on cleaning the communities, on reparations, changing laws, police brutality and so on and so on and so on….

NOW…. I want to say that I WHOLE HEARTEDLY agree that the injustice system is not the place to go looking for justice and that we NEED to be less reactionary and more proactive….BUT we do not have our own…ummm NOTHING… so my question for those who look down on responding to the injustice to our people as a waste of time…. I ask what do WE say to Oscar Grants mother? Aiyanna Jones mother? What do we tell Kenneth Hardings parents? What do WE say to Jordan Miles? Do we tell them that we are studying and can’t react to their petty murders or beatings? That we are building institutions that are NOT built yet so just hold tight…we are STILL TALKING about getting these institutions together? Do we tell them that we are not going to react or respond EVEN THOUGH we have NOTHING to offer as a means of protection or ensuring that it won’t happen again? Oh yea I know… You can talk about fuck the police & white folks… ok..We can tell our people that…even though NONE of you are REALLY gonna do that shit…

Sooooooo what do we do in the meantime between time while you’re building and studying about 4,000 yrs ago and black people are being murdered TODAY? what do we do? What do we say to our people?

Everyone won’t pick the same fights…but make no mistake they are ALL OUR FIGHTS! so if you don’t focus on what someone else may be focusing on… THATS FINE but why speak down or against the sincere honest efforts of our people? For some making a phone call, writing a letter, or signing a petition is all they can do…. LET THEM DO IT…what will it hurt…for some that COULD be the START of them ORGANIZING and getting SOMETHING done… LET THEM DO IT….speaking against it is more of a waste of time then letting people DO THEIR PART… Cause remember if YOU alone had all the answers and could do this alone….we would already be free…

We SHOULD be able to UNITE around our different positions (if they are sincere & righteous) in this struggle not FIGHT around our different positions……..we SHOULD…

So like ya Mama SHOULDA already taught you…. If you don’t have anything nice to say DON’T SAY NOTHING! stop pulling each other down like crabs in a barrel… WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING WE CAN OFFER TO THIS STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM!

Let the egos go… Cause I would rather be free than be right all the time…


The Willie Lynch Letter

The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making Of A Slave!
This speech was delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies. He was invited to the colony of Virginia in 1712 to teach his methods to slave owners there. The term “lynching” is derived from his last name.
December 25, 1712
I greet you here on the bank of the James River in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twelve. First, I shall thank you, the gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems with slaves. Your invitation reached me on my modest plantation in the West Indies, where I have experimented with some of the newest and still the oldest methods for control of slaves. Ancient Rome’s would envy us if my program is implemented.
As our boat sailed south on the James River, named for our illustrious King, whose version of the Bible we cherish, I saw enough to know that your problem is not unique. While Rome used cords of wood as crosses for standing human bodies along its highways in great numbers, you are here using the tree and the rope on occasions. I caught the whiff of a dead slave hanging from a tree, a couple miles back. You are not only losing valuable stock by hangings, you are having uprisings, slaves are running away, your crops are sometimes left in the fields too long for maximum profit, You suffer occasional fires, your animals are killed.

Gentlemen, you know what your problems are; I do not need to elaborate. I am not here to enumerate your problems, I am here to introduce you to a method of solving them. In my bag here, I have a foolproof method for controlling your black slaves. I guarantee every one of you that if installed correctly it will control the slaves for at least 300 years [2012]. My method is simple. Any member of your family or your overseer can use it. I have outlined a number of differences among the slaves and make the differences bigger. I use fear, distrust and envy for control.
These methods have worked on my modest plantation in the West Indies and it will work throughout the South. Take this simple little list of differences and think about them. On top of my list is “age” but it’s there only because it starts with an “A.” The second is “COLOR” or shade, there is intelligence, size, sex, size of plantations and status on plantations, attitude of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine hair, course hair, or is tall or short. Now that you have a list of differences, I shall give you an outline of action, but before that, I shall assure you that distrust is stronger than trust and envy stronger than adulation, respect or admiration. The Black slaves after receiving this indoctrination shall carry on and will become self refueling and self generating for hundreds of years, maybe thousands. Don’t forget you must pitch the old black Male vs. the young black Male, and the young black Male against the old black male. You must use the dark skin slaves vs. the light skin slaves, and the light skin slaves vs. the dark skin
slaves. You must use the female vs. the male. And the male vs. the female. You must also have you white servants and overseers distrust all Blacks. It is necessary that your slaves trust and depend on us. They must love, respect and trust only us. Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control. Use them. Have your wives and children use them, never miss an opportunity. If used intensely for one year, the slaves themselves will remain perpetually distrustful of each other.
Thank you gentlemen
Lets Make a Slave
It was the interest and business of slave holders to study human nature, and the slave nature in particular, with a view to practical results. I and many of them attained astonishing proficiency in this direction. They had to deal not with earth, wood and stone, but with men and by every regard they had for their own safety and prosperity they needed to know the
material on which they were to work. Conscious of the injustice and wrong they were every hour perpetuating and knowing what they themselves would do. Were they the victims of such wrongs? They were constantly looking for the first signs of the dreaded retribution. They watched, therefore with skilled and practiced eyes, and learned to read with great accuracy, the state of mind and heart of the slave, through his sable face. Unusual sobriety, apparent abstractions, sullenness and indifference indeed, any mood out of the common was afforded ground for suspicion and inquiry.
Let us make a slave. What do we need? First of all we need a black nigger man, a pregnant nigger woman and her baby nigger boy. Second, we will use the same basic principle that we use in breaking a horse, combined with some more
sustaining factors. What we do with horses is that we break them from one form of life to another that is we reduce them from their natural state in nature. Whereas nature provides them with the natural capacity to take care of their offspring,  we break that natural string of independence from them and thereby create a dependency status, so that we may be able to get from them useful production for our business and pleasure.
Cardinal Principles for making a Negro
For fear that our future Generations may not understand the principles of breaking both of the beast together, the nigger and the horse. We understand that short range planning economics results in periodic economic chaos; so that to avoid turmoil in the economy, it requires us to have breath and depth in long range comprehensive planning, articulating both skill sharp perceptions. We lay down the following principles for long range comprehensive economic planning. Both horse and niggers is no good to the economy in the wild or natural state. Both must be broken and tied together for
orderly production. For orderly future, special and particular attention must be paid to the female and the youngest offspring. Both must be crossbred to produce a variety and division of labor. Both must be taught to respond to a peculiar new language. Psychological and physical instruction of containment must be created for both. We hold the six cardinal principles as truth to be self evident, based upon the following the discourse concerning the economics of breaking and tying the horse and the nigger together, all inclusive of the six principles laid down about. NOTE: Neither principle alone will suffice for good economics. All principles must be employed for orderly good of the nation. Accordingly, both a wild horse and a wild or nature nigger is dangerous even if captured, for they will have the tendency to seek their customary
freedom, and in doing so, might kill you in your sleep. You cannot rest. They sleep while you are awake, and are awake while you are asleep. They are dangerous near the family house and it requires too much labor to watch them away from the house. Above all, you cannot get them to work in this natural state. Hence both the horse and the nigger must be broken; that is breaking them from one form of mental life to another. Keep the body take the mind! In other words break the will to resist. Now the breaking process is the same for both the horse and the nigger, only slightly varying in degrees.
But as we said before, there is an art in long range economic planning. You must keep your eye and thoughts on the female and the offspring of the horse and the nigger. A brief discourse in offspring development will shed light on the key to sound economic principles. Pay little attention to the generation of original breaking, but concentrate on future generations.
Therefore, if you break the female mother, she will break the offspring in its early years of development and when the offspring is old enough to work, she will deliver it up to you, for her normal female protective tendencies will have been lost in the original breaking process. For example take the case of the wild stud horse, a female horse and an already infant horse and compare the breaking process with two captured nigger males in their natural state, a pregnant nigger woman with her infant offspring. Take the stud horse, break him for limited containment. Completely break the female horse until she becomes very gentle, whereas you or anybody can ride her in her comfort.
Breed the mare and the stud until you have the desired offspring. Then you can turn the stud to freedom until you need him again. Train the female horse where by she will eat out of your hand, and she will in turn train the infant horse to eat out of your hand also. When it comes to breaking the uncivilized nigger, use the same process, but vary the degree and step up the pressure, so as to do a complete reversal of the mind. Take the meanest and most restless nigger, strip him of his clothes in front of the remaining male niggers, the female, and the nigger infant, tar and feather him, tie each leg to a different horse faced in opposite directions, set him a fire and beat both horses to pull him apart in front of the remaining nigger. The next step is to take a bull whip and beat the remaining nigger male to the point of death, in front of the female and the infant. Don’t kill him, but put the fear of God in him, for he can be useful for future breeding.
The Breaking Process of the African Woman
Take the female and run a series of tests on her to see if she will submit to your desires willingly. Test her in every way, because she is the most important factor for good economics. If she shows any sign of resistance in submitting completely to your will, do not hesitate to use the bull whip on her to extract that last bit of resistance out of her. Take care not to kill her, for in doing so, you spoil good economic. When in complete submission, she will train her off springs in the early years to submit to labor when the become of age. Understanding is the best thing. Therefore, we shall go deeper into this area of the subject matter concerning what we have produced here in this breaking process of the female nigger.
We have reversed the relationship in her natural uncivilized state she would have a strong dependency on the uncivilized nigger male, and she would have a limited protective tendency toward her independent male offspring and would raise male off springs to be dependent like her. Nature had provided for this type of balance. We reversed nature by burning and pulling a civilized nigger apart and bull whipping the other to the point of death, all in her presence. By her being left alone, unprotected, with the male image destroyed, the ordeal caused her to move from her psychological dependent state to a frozen independent state. In this frozen psychological state of independence, she will raise her male and female offspring in reversed roles.
For fear of the young males life she will psychologically train him to be mentally weak and dependent, but physically strong. Because she has become psychologically independent, she will train her female off springs to be psychological independent. What have you got? You’ve got the nigger women out front and the nigger man behind and scared. This is a perfect situation of sound sleep and economic. Before the breaking process, we had to be alertly on guard at all times.
Now we can sleep soundly, for out of frozen fear his woman stands guard for us. He cannot get past her early slave molding process. He is a good tool, now ready to be tied to the horse at a tender age. By the time a nigger boy reaches the age of sixteen, he is soundly broken in and ready for a long life of sound and efficient work and the reproduction of a unit of good labor force. Continually through the breaking of uncivilized savage nigger, by throwing the nigger female savage into a frozen psychological state of independence, by killing of the protective male image, and by creating a submissive dependent mind of the nigger male slave, we have created an orbiting cycle that turns on its own axis forever, unless a phenomenon occurs and re shifts the position of the male and female slaves. We show what we mean by example. Take the case of the two economic slave units and examine them closely.
The Nigger Marriage
We breed two nigger males with two nigger females. Then we take the nigger males away from them and keep them moving and working. Say one nigger female bears a nigger female and the other bears a nigger male. Both nigger females being without influence of the nigger male image, frozen with an independent psychology, will raise their offspring into reverse positions. The one with the female offspring will teach her to be like herself, independent and negotiable (we negotiate with her, through her, by her, we negotiate her at will). The one with the nigger male offspring, she being frozen with a subconscious fear for his life, will raise him to be mentally dependent and weak, but physically strong, in other words, body over mind. Now in a few years when these two offspring’s become fertile for early reproduction we will mate and breed them and continue the cycle. That is good, sound, and long range comprehensive planning.
Warning: Possible Interloping Negatives
Earlier we talked about the non economic good of the horse and the nigger in their wild or natural state; we talked out the principle of breaking and tying them together for orderly production. Furthermore, we talked about paying particular attention to the female savage and her offspring for orderly future planning, then more recently we stated that, by reversing the positions of the male and female savages, we created an orbiting cycle that turns on its own axis forever  unless a phenomenon occurred and resift and positions of the male and female savages. Our experts warned us about the possibility of this phenomenon occurring, for they say that the mind has a strong drive to correct and recorrect itself over a period of time if I can touch some substantial original historical base, and they advised us that the best way to deal with the phenomenon is to shave off the brute’s mental history and create a multiplicity of phenomena of illusions, so that each illusion will twirl in its own orbit, something similar to floating balls in a vacuum. This creation of multiplicity of phenomena of illusions entails the principle of crossbreeding the nigger and the horse as we stated above, the purpose of which is to create a diversified division of labor thereby creating different levels of labor and different values of illusion at each connecting level of labor. The results of which is the severance of the points of original beginnings for each sphere illusion. Since we feel that the subject matter may get more complicated as we proceed in laying down our economic plan concerning the purpose, reason and effect of crossbreeding horses and nigger, we shall lay down the following definition terms for future generations.
Orbiting cycle means a thing turning in a given path. Axis means upon which or around which a body turns. Phenomenon means something beyond ordinary conception and inspires awe and wonder. Multiplicity means a great number. Sphere means a globe. Cross breeding a horse means taking a horse and breeding it with an ass and you get a dumb backward ass long headed mule that is not reproductive nor productive by itself.
Crossbreeding niggers mean taking so many drops of good white blood and putting them into as many nigger women as possible, varying the drops by the various tone that you want, and then letting them breed with each other until another cycle of color appears as you desire. What this means is this; Put the niggers and the horse in a breeding pot, mix some assess and some good white blood and what do you get? You got a multiplicity of colors of ass backward, unusual niggers, running, tied to a backward ass long headed mule, the one productive of itself, the other sterile. (The one constant, the other dying, we keep the nigger constant for we may replace the mules for another tool) both mule and nigger tied to each other, neither knowing where the other came from and neither productive for itself, nor without each other.
Control the Language
Crossbreeding completed, for further severance from their original beginning, we must completely annihilate the mother tongue of both the new nigger and the new mule and institute a new language that involves the new life’s work of both.
You know language is a peculiar institution. It leads to the heart of a people. The more a foreigner knows about the language of another country the more he is able to move through all levels of that society. Therefore, if the foreigner is an enemy of the country, to the extent that he knows the body of the language, to that extent is the country vulnerable to attack or invasion of a foreign culture. For example, if you take a slave, if you teach him all about your language, he will know all your secrets, and he is then no more a slave, for you can’t fool him any longer. For example, if you told a slave that he must perform in getting out “our crops” and he knows the language well, he would know that “our crops” didn’t mean “our crops” and the slavery system would break down, for he would relate on the basis of what “our crops” really meant. So you have to be careful in setting up the new language for the slaves would soon be in your house, talking to you “man to man” and that is death to our economic system. In addition, the definitions of words or terms are only a minute part of the process. Values are created and transported by communication through the body of the language. A total society has many interconnected value system. All the values in the society have bridges of language to connect them for orderly working in the society. But for these language bridges, these many value systems would sharply clash and cause internal strife or civil war, the degree of the conflict being determined by the magnitude of the issues or relative opposing strength in whatever form.
For example, if you put a slave in a hog pen and train him to live there and incorporate in him to value it as a way of life completely, the biggest problem you would have out of him is that he would worry you about provisions to keep the hog pen clean, or the same hog pen and make a slip and incorporate something in his language where by he comes to value a house more than he does his hog pen, you got a problem. He will soon be in your house.

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