Thursday, April 02, 2009

They look content to me. Perhaps, this photo was taken prior to Queen Elizabeth touching Michelle Obama and the First Lady responding in a similar affectionate gesture (http://news.aol.com/article/michelle-obama-touches-queen/410276).

Note the sequence of occurrences:

*Queen Elizabeth placed her arm around the First Lady’s waist FIRST.
*The First Lady then extended her arm and placed it in the upper mid-back area of Queen
Elizabeth.

After typing the above I began to really realize how ridiculously trivial this has been for the past 24 hours.

I do consider myself a news junkie which is probably the reason the media never ceases to amaze me. The world is in financial crisis because of blond head blue-eyed white people (Financial crisis caused by "people with blue eyes": Brazilian ...) - and I cannot avoid the onslaught of “protocol was broken” breaking news infiltrations. Seriously? I ask you, do you give a damn if Michelle touched an uptight frail old white lady? I can care less that she trampled a British etiquette. Etiquette that’s viewed by many around the world as pompously arrogant anyway! And, how much sense does it make when the Queen initiated the intimacy and when she shakes the hands of countless men and women who may just fail to wash their nasty fingers after taking a wiz or dump? We all know some folk are disgustingly gross. Especially, ______ people.

I will NOT fill in that blank. You do it! Just remember what momma MAY have told you while growing up. Recall your experiences at work or in college (depending on where you went to get ‘educated’). Think about the universal black belief concerning _______ people.

I just know there is one person reading who will call me a ________ (again) if he/she correctly fills in the blanks above.

Universal Black Beliefs about _____ People (I did not say that they are true):

*_____ people are nasty.
*_____ people allow dogs to sleep with them.
*_____ people do not wash off meat/chicken before cooking.
*_____ men have small ding-a-lings.
*_____ people smell like dogs when they get wet.
*_____ people are literally afraid of blacks.
*_____ women are ‘loose’.
*_____ women give the best head.
*_____ people are naïve.

Written by Brian E. Payne. Inspired by me attempting to communicate what others may be thinking.

12 comments:

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader response:

Boy you made me laugh on a dreary day. Exactly what happened between the 2?

-PM

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Good Call Brian! The Queen was probably happy to see some color!

When I heard this news story yesterday I immediately thought of my experience with “royalty” on St. Kitts and Nevis. I was always out of line and stayed in trouble. Never mentioning the title before name, hitiching a ride with the Nevis Premier because my feet hurt from walking the dirt road, and of course giving hi fives to the first lady on St. Kitts.

-CR

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader response:

I see it as just another example of using trivial stuff to distract from real issues. I couldn't care less about the touching of their "queen." I relegate such things to the history of who these people were and are--nothing to look up to or display respect-based etiquette toward.

-YJ

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to YJ:

Yes. The real issue is what the Brazilian president said. He is right if one views this crisis from a global perspective. And, now the dark people of the world will continue to feel the affects of poor decisions sparked by GREED.

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader YJ responds:

Of course, "discomforted" Blacks, who do not wish to "discomfort" europeans, will and do have problems with what this man said. He was right. While we can always allow for the fact that some of those who look like us (the "black" anglo-saxons, as referred to by Nathan Hare), and who I do not consider our people when they betray us, have assisted the european in his mad plan for the destruction of people of color, it has been his strategic planning that has brought us to this day of reckoning.

His is a journey of greed and control, all the while trying to make us forget that he's the only one that's "different" and that the world has been in utter chaos since he arrived on a planet that does everything to purge itself of him. For those of us mindless enough to get caught up in his non-rhythmic dance, he provides much fodder for the mind in the form of lies, distortions and completely manipulated views of history and thinking. He also attempts to instill in us the concept that they are someone to be admired and respected, hence, his "queen" should not be touched. Isn't this why his falsely claimed his justification for lynching Black men not too long ago? He was protecting his "queen."

Until Black people, the people of the Earth, take their proper place, he, especially and particularly his jewish brother, will continue his reign, and Black people will continue their suffering.

-YJ

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader response:

My brother's quote sums it up. " We are our worst enemy". Anyone that wants to argue that white folk at at the root of most social ills is in denial. More importantly, blacks and others who don'k seek truth and wisdom to be facilitated towards progress shame our ancestors in the worst way!

-PM

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader response to PM:

Can you clarify this sentence? You mistyped it so I just want to see what you mean here.

" Anyone that wants to argue that white folk at at the root of most social ills is in denial."

-LS

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader YJ responds to PM:

Denial lends comfort to a broken spirit, so it's not unusual that many of our people would be in denial. I can't think of a Black person living in this country that hasn't been traumatized by their encounters with the european. To heal, we must come to the realization that we have experienced something so traumatic that it's amazing we can give coherent thought to anything. Our healing must first come from within, and then be shared with those outside of ourselves. In that healing, we have to form real community with each other. Support each other, protect each other, but above all else, love ourselves and each other more than we love anybody else. To paraphrase Bro. Malcolm: We love ourselves so much, they think we hate them. That's why and how other communities of people are so strong and successful.

-YJ

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to YJ:

Just by discussing this regulates us to 'whiner's, those unable to accept their responsibility, complainers, hypocrites, etc. However, I am of the belief that the "root" is definitely the impetus to black disunity, crime, and even mental illness. We are a traumatized people. But, we must move from this place like many of us have. It is tough - but it can be done. It is total mind shift that's difficult to accomplish when we continue to be discredited, cheated, and ridiculed by those in power. Of course we play a part too. Surely do. We MUST by any means necessary discontinue with the foolishness. We know what we do...no need to list.

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

YJ responds to Muata:

I wouldn't necessarily say that makes you a whiner, but someone with a voice who has decided to express that voice and, perhaps, give voice to those still trying to find theirs. I agree that the "root" is the foundation of much of what we are experiencing. The cognitive dissonance. The misplacement of blame and refusal of responsibility. The running and hiding. But the moment we recognize that, we are obligated to undergo a radical change.

As soon as we begin to move away from an observant state and become participators in our rebuilding, things change, people's interactions with and views of us change. You're also right that we know what we do AND we know what we have to stop doing.

A friend of mine, while interviewing an Asian, asked of the Asian what was his main thought when it came to Black people. The Asian's response was that we "play too much." Mmm . . .

-YJ

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Wow!! is all I can say to this... The Asian's response was that we "play too much."

-DM

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to YJ:

We have taken gigantic steps of progress. We have overcome so much. But, we "play too much"?? I must say that in regards to our holistic health, family, education, and other critical elements that we are "playing". However, once again, the root of our problems began on the shores of West Africa. I want those white and black who deny this fact to be convinced of this because as long as we avoid/ignore/diminish the root cause we will not move forward TOGETHER and they will continue to see us a coons, porch monkeys, and sambos. Our president has been able to deflect these epithets because he is "different". But, how different is he to me?? He is black. Right?

-Muata