Brenda Fassie vs Madonna

Brenda Fassie vs MadonnaInterviewer: “So Brenda, I hear that you are the Madonna of the townships.”

Brenda Fassie: “No, no, no sweety, Madonna is the Brenda of America…” ????

Be inspired, give peace and share your smile with everyone. Have a nice weekend! Long live the spirit of Brenda Fassie, long live!

source: Neo Ntsoma, photographer

Brenda Nokuzola Fassie was born in 1964 in Langa, a township near Cape Town. She was named after the American country singer Brenda Lee. The daughter of a pianist, Brenda began singing to her mother’s accompaniment at a very young age, and already at the age of five, she had tourists paying to hear her sing. She already had her first band at this stage, the Tiny Tots. When she was about 16 years old, renowned producer Koloi Lebona came from Johannesburg to visit the Fassie’s Langa home after a number of Cape Town musicians had told him about Brenda. Lebona confirmed their high regard for the young Brenda, saying that her voice was very mature for her age and was ‘the voice of the future.’

Read her full bio on South African History website here

Brenda Fassie on Wikipedia:

Brenda Nokuzola Fassie (3 November 1964 – 9 May 2004) was a South African anti-apartheid Afropop singer. Affectionately called MaBrrr by her fans, she was sometimes described as the “Queen of African Pop” or the “Madonna of The Townships” or simply as The Black Madonna. Her bold stage antics earned a reputation for “outrageousness”. More on Wikipedia…

Why Black Millionaires are never pro-Black

This is a scene from the 1972 Film, Trick Baby, based on a novel of the same name written by Iceberg Slim. It is one of the most pertinent movie scenes you will ever watch, explaining exactly why Black Millionaires are never Pro-Black 99.9% of the time.

The character who is a liberal, explains to the conservative man why it is important for white supremacy to take the cream of the crop of blacks and give them access to the white world. Because leaving the brilliant blacks in the ghetto will cause them to lead uprisings against white supremacy and revolt; however when they are given access to white supremacy’s nectar, they turn their backs against their people, who in turn also hate them as sellouts, and the differences don’t reconcile. These blacks effectively become white in everything but their skin colour, they are manifestations of Fanon’s diagnosis in Black Skins, White Masks of what happens to a Negro when he comes into contact with white supremacy. In so doing, black millionaires affirm that the system works, and all the other blacks are lazy. So what black millionaires then become preoccupied with is doing everything to emulate whiteness, in all that they do; effectively amputated from the reality of their people.

THIS EXAMPLE IN THE CONTEXT OF SOUTH AFRICA

CODESA was the invitation of intelligent blacks, as viewed by the system, to the white round table; offering them a stake in white supremacy and in exchange the blacks had to curtail the mass emancipation project that threatened to topple their hegemonic power.

Things that came out of CODESA were things like BEE – first conceptualised by Sanlam through its now defunct industrial division called Sankor – was set up by white monopoly capital to bring a few black individuals with political clout as a buffering class that protects the interests of big business in exchange for marginal assets of big business as BEE partners. Overnight we had multimillionaires and billionaires who were beneficiaries of BEE, but in contrast the nervous conditions in which blacks live in deteriorated even further, the gap between white and black in per capita spend, household income, individual income continued to widen. We had blacks whose millionaire and billionaire status was aesthetic, and they were just a bargaining chip of big business to say there are beneficiaries to “transformation” (a loose, misleading term that should be replaced with decolonisation), effectively safeguarding their interests from repression. Take how Lonmin protected itself by Co-opting Cyril Ramaphosa, making Shanduka-owned Incwala Resources their BEE partner. Lonmin effectively bought stake by giving them £200 million (approx. R4 billion today) as a loan for acquiring 9% equity. Incwala Resources got a pay check of R80 million per annum, and that was the only transaction in their books, no expense, no nothing.

Most of our black wealthy individuals are in mining, serving as board members of white capital companies and benefiting from government tenders. No other industry has been apprehended and dominated by them, except as part of co-option through BEE partnership. Therein lies the flaw because white supremacy creates billionaires who advance agendas of the whole group, not ornaments. Nathan Rothschild funded Cecil John Rhodes to create De Beers and conquer Africa for British imperialism, Cecil John Rhodes brought Ernest Oppenheimer, succeeded by his son Harry, and Nicky the grandson, and multiple millionaires and billionaires who spawned off the hands of the mining industry held by Anglo American. We can draw parallels with how the Afrikaner Broerdebond also amassed untold wealth and power by this transfer of wealth. Today we have a squad of billionaires from Stellenbosch called the Mafia, with hands in about every industry and listed in European stock exchanges; and plenty millionaires under them. The question we should now ask is how many other billionaires and millionaires have our billionaires created, how many black industries have they spawned off? How the millionaires in our midst empowering young brains who have the ideas but not the money? A model silicon valley is based on actually – a partnership between fresh ideas and big money to make more big money (and control through monopoly).

Group economics is everything, every nation that has succeeded in anything has practiced group economics. How many of your own people does every Rand empower before it leaves the Ccommunity. You can speak all the political terminology you want, it boils down to this at the end of the day – land and economic power.

source: Yamkela Fortune Spengane

Brands vs Plants

I didn’t that I don’t know anything about plants until I saw this picture! The few plants I know, I know them in my mother tongue but compounded by the fact that I spend a lot of time speaking in English that means my kids won’t know even those few plants I know in my mother tongue as well.
Brands vs Plants

(Lomunye utobuta kutsi uligedla yini uze ufune kwati ngetihlahla nemitsi)

And/but that’s how a language dies and that’s how a nation dies.

Hash tag, there are only about 3 million Swati speakers in the world of over 7 Billion people!

Nothing good about Apartheid in South Africa

by Bobby Shabangu

There was absolutely nothing good about the apartheid system in South Africa at all.

I’m sitting here listening to a conversation between these old folks having apartheid nostalgia, praising the apartheid system for providing job opportunities to everyone. And literally arresting you if you are found to be not employed.

I’m sitting here thinking these old people are talking complete rubbish. Don’t they know that we, the younger generation read, and we have other old emancipated uncles who tell us detailed accounts of what was going on there.

I’m sitting here thinking, when are they going to mention that these jobs paid pittance! or that black people were not even allowed to study and do descent jobs like Engineering, Medicine, Aviation etc.

I’m sitting here thinking and anticipating if they will ever mention that before the National(ist) Party ( which I believe is known as DA these days, but that’s a topic for another day) gave you that degrading job, they had to humiliate you by stripping you naked. And as if you are a prisoner in your own country ( which you were), you had to squat and expose your genitalia to some fat white guy sitting behind a desk with a round face looking like an owl.

That owl would pull and fiddle with your penis, turn it around then look at you and say “it’s fine you are fit to work”. He probably used the same hand gloves to perform this sexual harassment on thousands of men desperate for menial jobs to support their families.

All this happened in corner Delvers and Albert str until the mid 80’s. That’s why I don’t use Delvers or Albert street anymore.

I’m sitting here thinking, all of a sudden these old people have amnesia, they have forgotten about what took place in the “Good old days of apartheid”.

God forbids, I didn’t live at that time, I would have been one of those killed and my body not found.

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Tensions are mounting in DA amid freemason claims- By Jan-Jan Joubert

DispatchLIVEon March 30, 2016 in Politics

Tensions are mounting in the Democratic Alliance as the party starts finalising its candidates’ lists, and some party members realise they may lose their jobs and incomes as town and metro councillors.

The influence of the Freemasons and an alleged plot to sideline former members of Patricia de Lille’s Independent Democrats are two of the main concerns bugging DA members as the party finalises its candidates’ lists.

DA federal executive chairman James Selfe said he calls it “nominitis” – an affliction of the jitters candidates get at nomination time, when they blame their possible failure on plots to sideline them and those they identify with.

At the moment, the DA is abuzz with rumours that the Freemasons are taking a hand in compiling the DA candidates’ lists in Tshwane, and that ID members, notably Eden District Municipality mayor Wessie van der Westhuizen, may be sidelined in the Western Cape.

In Tshwane, the allegation is made that Freemasons are banding together to keep non-Freemasons out of council positions.

DA MP Brandon Topham, a prominent Freemason and former DA Tshwane mayoral candidate, rubbished the claims on Friday.

“The Freemasons are not a secret society and do not take oaths. Some people who do not believe all men are created equal, use it as a bogeyman, as the Broederbond did in the previous dispensation.

“It is true that women are not admitted to be masons, but that is more out of tradition and respect for family these days.

“Anyone can be invited to become a Freemason if he does not have a criminal record and has not been declared sequestrated.

“The basic idea is of charitable work and friendship. If two men are drowning and one is a brother [Freemason], you would save the brother first and then the other,” explained Topham.

He said although the Freemasons had a specific handshake, sign and password, this was only used to establish trust, and could not be used to keep non-Freemasons out of political positions.

In fact, Topham claimed, there were only about 30 DA public representatives nationwide who were Freemasons.

“If that was done, such a person would be ejected as a Freemason, because we expect only the highest standards of ethics from our members,” said Topham.

He also said that many Freemasons in Tshwane had applied unsuccessfully to be candidates, that anyone who was unhappy could appeal, and that the process was such that individuals could not manipulate it.

Selfe said the problem at nomination time was the same as with someone whose mother told them they could sing beautifully, but then they did not make it onto Idols.

“In politics, it is best to get up when you feel dejected, dust yourself off and try again. I had to learn that many times early in my career,” said the party veteran, who was rejected as DP candidate in Simonstown in 1989 in favour of someone who crossed the floor to the ANC.

Selfe explained that prospective candidates had to pass through several rounds of interviews, online written tests and marks given for political activity according to the PDMS system before they could be nominated.

He said about 7 000 prospective candidates were still in the running, and about 120 appeals are being processed.

Regarding a perceived purging of former ID members out of senior position in the Western Cape, the provincial DA leader Patricia de Lille said no special deal was arranged to accommodate or alienate former ID members in the DA.

“We are all DA; not former this or that. Everyone has to compete on merit through the correct process.”

The DA is holding back the candidates’ lists of the 23 Western Cape councils which it controls because of a public ANC campaign to entice disgruntled DA councillors to support ANC-proposed council budgets.

Regarding Van der Westhuizen, who was beaten to the Oudtshoorn DA mayoral candidate position by local teacher Colin Sylvester, allegations that members of the DA leadership had conspired against Van der Westhuizen, was denied by DA eastern region leader Jaco Londt.

“It is untrue,” Londt said, “and those who make such accusations are creating diversions.”

But local sources claimed on Friday that a disciplinary hearing against Van der Westhuizen regarding the payment of ANC councillors who crossed the floor to the DA in Oudtshoorn, was being used to keep him out of the town’s top job.

They said all will be revealed when affidavits are made public at the conclusion of the disciplinary hearing.

“A Dissenting View” / Dr. John Henrik Clarke response to Henry Louis Gates’ “Black Demagogues and Pseudo-Scholars”

Dr. John H. Clarke’s response to a 1992 New York Times OP-ED by Henry Louis Gates Jr. entitled “Black Demagogues and Pseudo-Scholars”:

I am raising the following questions: At once, I questioned the title of Professor Gates’ article. He should never refer to anyone as a demagogue unless he’s ready to call the names of the demagogues, singular or plural, and point out the nature of their demagoguery. He should never refer to any scholar as being pseudo, unless he is ready to name the scholar and prove the pseudo nature of his or her work. To disagree with a scholar does not make the scholar a demagogue. Most of the old and new Black scholars asking for a total reconsideration of African history, in particular, and world history, in general, are using neglected documents by radical White Scholars who are generally neglected by the White academic community.

In African history I am referring to scholars like Gerald Massey and his work, Egypt, Light of the World, (two volumes), The Book of the Beginnings, (two volumes) and Natural Genesis, (two volumes).I am also referring to Gerald Massey’s greatest English disciple, Albert Churchward, whose book, The Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man, asks for a reconsideration of the role of people outside of Europe and their role in human development. Your attention should also be called to the work, Anacalypsis, two volumes by Godfrey Higgins, published in 1837.

These books deal with the dispersions of African people throughout the world.Many of these Black scholars, whose work Professor Gates questioned, were reading works by Whites in French, German and other languages that spoke positively about African American achievement long before Mr. Gates’ parents were born.This school of Black scholars are neither demagogues nor are they pseudos; they are the forerunners of the present propagators of Afrocentricity. They know what Professor Gates doesn’t seem to know: that African people are the most written about and the least understood people in the world.If Professor Gates has not read the works of the White pioneer scholars about the role of African people in world history, it stands to reason that he has no understanding of the senior Black scholars such as Yosef ben-Jochannan, John G. Jackson, Cheikh Anta Diop, Jacob Carruthers, Chancellor Williams, Lao Hansberry and myself. Professor Gates’ reference to Black anti-Semitism is an exaggeration.

A new Black awareness is causing Blacks, young and old, to question everything that has any influence on their lives. We are realizing that Jewish people have an influence on our lives far out of proportion to their numbers in the population. I totally disagree with Professor Gates that anti-Semitism among Whites is on the wane in the country. Quite the contrary, I think it is increasing in this country and in the world, and Black people are not the cause of it.What you have in this new charge of Black and Semitism against Blacks is the most pathetic of all tragedies, a scapegoat looking for a scapegoat. Because of Black Americans’ reading or misreading of the Bible, we have always had a sentimental attachment to Jewish people and, to a large extent, most of us still do. During slavery, we wanted to attach ourselves to a people who had escaped from bondage.

So, the Exodus story in the Bible became more real to us than to the Jewish people. Right now, in a large number of Black Baptist churches, you can get a large number of the congregation to shed real tears of sympathy over the three Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace. Most of the organized White hate groups in the United States. I know of no overt attacks by the Jews being made on any of them. Yet, Jewish people have attacked Louis Farrakhan more than they have attacked the leaders of the Aryan Nation or the American Nazi Party. Are the Jews in America looking for an easy victory or the Truth? Black Americans have never been their enemy. And they, the Jews, have never been our friends unless it was to their convenience. Neo-Nazism has fully re-emerged in Germany and in other states in Europe.

These are people with a nation structure and armies. Why is it that a group of weak Black Americans are getting more attention from the Jews than these powerful White forces rising against them?I’m sorry that Professor Cornell West saw fit to make a statement about this false charge of Black anti-Semitism. I could agree with his statement if the statement were true. What Black people are realizing in this country, in the Caribbean Islands and in Africa is that the Jewish people, of European descent, are a part of the world apparatus of European control. And, in the matter of White control over the world, their position is no different than that of other Europeans. I am not saying that the Jews of Europe are more bent on world dominance than other Europeans; I am saying that they are not radically different from other Europeans in this regard. Internal disputes between the Jews and other Europeans is a form of European domestic racism.

European racism has spent itself out outside of Europe. During the Nazi regime in Germany, that racism turned inward on itself and created what is referred to as The Holocaust. This was a problem started in Europe by Europeans that should have been resolved in Europe by Europeans.Repeatedly I have said that Europeans are geniuses at draining the diseased pus of their political sores on the lands of other people. What is now being called anti Semitism among a newly awakened Black intellectual class is that they are beginning to look at the people referred to as Jews as part of the totality of European world dominance. We are not saying that the European who is a Jew is any more of an imperialist than any other of the Europeans, but that he is basically the same. We are not saying that the role of the Jews in the slave trade was any different then any other Europeans, but that it was basically the same. When they saw the opportunity to make money in the slave trade, they took advantage of this opportunity the same as other Europeans in the same business.

I do not choose to deal with Jesse Jackson’s opportunistic appearances at the World Jewish Congress and the statements that he made. Jesse Jackson has his own agenda that is unrelated to the Liberation Movement of his own people. He was catering to his Jewish audiences for reasons unrelated to Black people and their liberation movements.Black people are becoming increasingly conscious of people who exploit their community and hold them in contempt. We make no exceptions when these exploiters are non-European.In referring to present-day anti-Semitism and the attempt to trace it to having roots in Christianity, Professor Gates shows his lack of understanding of the manifestation of Christianity among American Blacks and how that interpretation of this religion is part of their humanity.

Their interpretation, in no way, relates to anti-Semitism.I wonder if Professor Gates would explain the words in the Negro spiritual:Go down Moses … Tell ol’ PharaohTo let my people go.or the words:Deep river,My home is over Jordan.This is African identification with the Biblical people of the Hebrew faith. It would help if Professor Gates would read a towering masterpiece in three volumes by James Fraser, The Folklore in the Old Testament and another contemporary book, Hebrew Myths, edited by Robert Graves and Raphael Patai.I do not think that Professor Gates completely read Michael Bradley’s The Iceman Inheritance before referring to it because in it Michael Bradley has very little to say about the Jews.

The book, in essence, is about the rise of a certain kind of temperament that changed the world-the European Personality. This personality has shown little or no respect for civilizations, cultures and ways of life that it did not create. Cultures and people that the European did not understand were declared primitive.In the last 500 years especially, European historians have inferred, or said outright, that the world waited in darkness for the Europeans to bring the light. In fact, the Europeans destroyed more civilization than they ever created.

They destroyed civilizations that were already old before Europe was born.Michael Bradley was characterizing the Europeans as “Icemen” is not totally incorrect, if it is incorrect at all. I wrote the Introduction to the new edition of this book, because I considered the book to be of some significance in explaining the origin of racism. I did not say the book was a masterpiece of the greatest achievement in writing. It was good basic research and told honesty about Europeans’ beginnings and the impact of racism on the broader world. I have also written the Foreword to another book by Michael Bradley that will be even more controversial, Chosen People From The Caucasus: Jewish Origins, Delusions Deceptions, and Historical in the Slave Trade, Genocide Cultural Colonization. (Third World Press, Chicago). My writing on Black-Jewish relationships is not new. I participated in forums on this subject in the old Harlem History Club in the 30s.

In my latest book, Notes for an African World Revolution: Africans at the Crossroads, (Africa World Press, Trenton, 1991), Chapter Four is called ‘Africa, Zionism, and Friends Without Friendship.” This is an analysis of 500 years of African-Jewish relationships. I am not writing about an historical Black-Jewish affiance, because the one often referred to is a myth. There can be no successful alliance between weak people and strong people.There have been times when it was to the best interest of the Jews to support certain Black causes, and they have supported them. When it was no longer in their interest, they withdrew from them. The Jewish people have practiced what all people on this earth have a right to practice the essential selfishness of survival.Indeed, I have criticized multiculturalism and Jewish control over the education system in New York City and the education system in the United States, in general, especially the Teachers Union. Jews have had no compunction in fighting for a holocaust curriculum.

And in many schools it is mandated and Black students must learn about the Holocaust before they learn about their own history. Over the years, I have said repeatedly I am not willing to argue whether Hitler killed 6,000,000 or six. He was wrong if he only killed six. I think he committed one of the greatest crimes in history. No human being would ever approve of this crime. If we are honest about historical information, we would know that the mass murder and what is referred to as the Holocaust was a small event in comparison to other mass murder events in history.

The Belgians killed three times more people than this in the Congo. In an island near Australia called Tasmania, the British killed every man, woman and child. In the years of the slave trade, Africa lost, over one hundred million people. For every African captured, three were killed. The Arab slave trade in East Africa that started a thousand years before the European Atlantic slave trade and the Atlantic slave trade that lasted approximately 300 years was a holocaust against African people, which started 500 years ago and is not completely over to this day.If the four policeman in Los Angeles had been beating a dog instead of Rodney King, they would have been put on trial and convicted.

It is time to speak of the Great Holocaust in history. The European holocaust, I repeat, was small in comparison to some of the others. When Professor Gates refers to me as the paterfamilias of the Afrocentric movement,” I’m not too clear about whether this is a compliment or a thinly veiled insult. I did not go to the dictionary to look up the words because I never use dollar words in 25 cents situations. But, as a matter of fact, my interest in African history and world history in general started when I was a Baptist Sunday School teacher in Columbus, Georgia, where I grew to early manhood. I could not find the image of my people in the Bible, so I began the search through the literature of the world until I found them and learned why some people considered it a necessity to leave African people out of the respectful commentary of history. I became active in the old Harlem History Club at the Harlem YMCA soon after arriving in New York City at the age of 18 in 1933.The study of African history, culture and politics and world history in general has been the all-prevailing passion of my existence. It is something I do, like breathing is something I do.I think too much fuss has been made of the case of Professor Jeffries who has said nothing that he cannot document.

It is too often forgotten that most of the information Professor Jeffries gave on the slave trade was taken from Jewish writers. The book, The Grandees, by Steven Birmingham, set his search in motion. He read large numbers of documents over and beyond that book, such as more revealing books by Professor Ben-ram Wallace Korn: Jews and Negro Slavery in the Old South 1789-1865, (1961), and The Early Jews of New Orleans, (1969).The story of Aaron Lopez of Newport, Rhode Island, is too well-known to be retold here. Conrad Muhammad and Kahlid Kahfah are not intellectual cohorts with Professor Jeffries. I doubt if he’s met either one of them. Neither one of these men belong to the academic community, nor is either one well read enough to be classified as a scholar. They are mainly Moslem zealots; not too different from zealots of other religions.I have no argument for or against the Learned Protocols of the Elders of Zion. I have not been able to authenticate it one way or the other.

If someone assures me that it is a piece of fiction, I am not prepared to argue.Professor Gates’ complaint about the book, The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews seems without justification. The book is no masterpiece. It is a competent piece of research. The documentation is good. Instead of complaining about the footnotes, Professor Gates should read some of the footnotes and the books they refer to; especially he should read the works of Professor Bertram W. Korn, an able Jewish scholar whose writings about the role of American Jews in the slave trade is most revealing. Professor Gates should also learn that neither Blacks nor Jews can go on forever denouncing every thing that is not in their favor.

Honest sentiment and some very able research in favor of the Jewish people was started in the old Harlem History Club by Willis N. Huggins in the 30s. Some of the best known of these findings were published in the Chicago Defender and in the magazine, The African. The following quote is from Willis N. Huggins’ article, “How Wrong is Hitler?…On the History of Jews, Black Folk and ‘Aryanism?'” (Chicago Defender, Chicago, January 28, 1939).When the news broke in the American Press on July 15th that the Italians were ready to go tread “The Aryan Path,” it evoked as much laughter as the world may get when news comes from Germany that Max Schmeling has been cast out of the “Aryan Fold” because “anonymous scientists” have discovered that he has a grandfather named Goldberg.

“Political Aryanism,” according to a prominent Nazi leader, “aims to turn its ire against Jews, Gypsies and the Negro races.”Since Jews are able to take care of their part of this “sentence” and, doubtless, the Gypsy does not give a hoot I should like to summarize the reactions of black folk to the new “Aryan Wave.” If we should look at the records we would see that the early Aryan language-groups stemmed from the black Dravidians who occupied southern India in remote times. ‘Me two peoples mingled freely. Thus, the so-called Indo-European movements around 2,500 B.C., were basically migrations of a Negroid folk which pooled itself in southern southeastern and southwestern Europe, around 2,000 B.C. Indeed black African races, The Grimaldi” had already covered most of Europe as early as 20,000 B.C.

They left a secondary African base for art in ancient Hellas (Greece) and a primary African base for color in Austria, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal.Willis N. Huggins also wrote a series of articles on the African origin of Adolf Hitler’s racist symbols. In my opinion, I think both Blacks and Jews are often arguing about the right thing the wrong way. Jews who lived in slave trading countries participated in the slave trade as citizens of the respective country. Slavery was a business, a dirty business, but still a business. Business people engage in any business where profit can be made. The same thing is true about business people living in colonial countries in relationship to African people. I place no special blame on Jewish people who are white Europeans. I offer no special vindication, either. Their behavior in relationship to non-Europeans is basically the same as other Europeans. The internal difference and difficulties that Jews have had within the White family does not alter or change what I have just said.

What Professor Gates, the Jews and some people referred to as “Black Conservatives” fail to understand is that the African people throughout the world have suffered a special catastrophe over and above that of other people of the world. When Europeans rose in the 15th and 16th century, started the slave trade, colonized history and information about history, they also colonized the image Of God. They took away from millions of people the image of their original God-concept and replaced him or her by a god conceived in Europe. Again, I ask Professor Gates and other Black conservatives to try to understand that for 500 years we have lived in a European-conceived intellectual universe. I am willing to acknowledge that I am influenced by this conception, but I am, at least, at war against it because I realize that it is not only detrimental to my people, it is detrimental to the whole world.

Professor Gates and other Black conservatives are the crawling dogs to this new design to continue European world dominance.Professor Gates is snide in his assumption that “We can rarely bring ourselves to forgive those who have helped us.” The truth is the contrary. African people have always over-rewarded those who have helped them, often to their detriment. I wish he would explain the nature of the help and the time it was given. All people that have come among us have taken more than they have given and have eventually done us more harm than good. If you forgive the modesty, I refer you to my pamphlet, Black, White Alliances: A Historical Perspective (Third World Press, Chicago, 1971). Professor Gates keeps referring to an historical alliance between Blacks and Jews. I wish he would be more precise and say when this historical alliance occurred. I have been a teacher of African World History most of my life and a student of history in general.

I know of no evidence indicating such an alliance. The earliest opportunity for a coalition between Blacks and Jews came in 1675 B.C., when an African people called the Egyptians took in the sons and daughters of Abraham, who were fleeing from hunger and starvation in Western Asia. After receiving food, clothing and shelter as well as the foundation for Judaic culture, language and religion, the majority of these a guests” joined the invaders, the Hyksos (or Shepherd Kings) rather than form an alliance to defend the country of their African benefactors. They had found a greater acceptance in Africans than Africans have ever found in a European-dominated country. With this visit to Africa, the people who would later be known as Jews conspicuously entered world history.

Professor Gates, Cornel West and other Black conservatives use beautiful words, sometimes to say nothing, sometimes to say what has already been said and sometimes to say what is not in debate. They display their ignorance of European history and history in general. They decry any form of Black nationalism and often call it racism without knowing that for the last 500 years the world has been controlled by European or White nationalism. African self-assertion, the demand for a proper curriculum in the schools demand that we stop praising a liar and a faker like Christopher Columbus who discovered absolutely nothing-threatens an apparatus of European control set in motion by the Atlantic slave trade and continued with colonialism that ultimately laid the basis for present-day monopoly capitalism.

No matter what Europeans say they believe religiously, politically or culturally, their main objective in the world is control. Everything that has ever been developed in the European mind was meant to facilitate mind control of the world. There are no exceptions, Left or Right politically.Black conservatives are really frustrated slaves crawling back to the plantation, figuratively, letting their master know that they are willing to go back into bondage. One needs to question their words because, as slaves and enemies of their people, they will say what they are told to say and do what they are told to do. The Black conservatives have nothing to conserve except their miserable obscurity and their tragic cowardice.

These pathetically lost creatures and avid White behind kissers don’t have the nerve to be African or Black. To be African or Black with the understanding of all of its ramifications is, in itself, a commitment to the unification and uplift of all African people on the face of this earth. It is a commitment, also, to take Pan-Africanism beyond its narrow base of Black nationalism to a concept of an African world union.When the real tragedy of Black-Jewish relations is finally identified, I think it will be the dictionary and how we have misused its words.

Here is a case where semantics change depending on who is listening and what they are listening for. Your listener will often hear what you did not say and stubbornly ignore what you said. The present controversy around Black and Jewish relations is a good example of a poor and unimaginative use of words.What exactly do we mean by Black-Jewish relations? From these words we have no way of knowing that there are Blacks who are also Jews, members of the Hebrew faith.There is a genuine conflict between Black and Jewish people, and this conflict has international implications.

We can not deal with this conflict honestly until we call it by its correct name and examine its origin and development. African people the world over have no culture or religious fight with Jewish people. We come out of pluralistic societies, of our own making, where we lived side by side with a multiplicity of cultures and religions, most of the time in peace. Cultural and religious tolerance is part of our heritage as a people. If we were disposed to be against any culture or religion, it would probably not be Jewish culture and religion that had part of its early development in Africa.

Now that I have eliminated culture and religion as the basis of the Black-Jewish conflict, precisely what is the conflict about? It is about power and the emerging expectations of most of the world’s people who until recently were mainly ruled by Europeans or people of European extraction.The one thing the conflict is not about is anti-Semitism. There is a world-wide Black-White conflict which is part of the broader conflict between European and non-European people. African people are on one side of that conflict, and the people we refer to as Jews are on the other side.

When I use the words Jews or Jewish people, I am referring to White people of European descent, whose culture, development and political loyalty is European. This political loyalty to Europe and the part that Jewish people still play in maintaining European world-wide power, and not anti-Semitism, is the basis of the conflict between us. This conflict will become more fierce and tragic as non-European people challenge the power of European people all over the world.

With urgency I invite you to read Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan’s book, We the Black Jews and the book by John G. Jackson, Christianity Before Christ. I believe that Blacks and Jews need a genuine partnership. Before one can be built both of them have to be honest in admitting that they have no partnership now. Figuratively speaking, the partnership between a horse and a rider is neither a partnership or an agreement.

Today the Jews are aligning themselves with the forces of White supremacy that is diametrically opposed to the interest of most of mankind. I think they have made a political mistake of disastrous proportions, and I compare their present political position with the period of Joseph and his brothers in Egypt and the period and time that followed the loss of political connections with the Egyptian Court that Joseph made for them.And I wonder will their present position lead to another time when a king will arise, figuratively speaking, who politically knew not Joseph.

David Icke nemises Terry Wogan dies

David Icke in many ways has become the best friend of Credo Mutwa. There lives have been intertwined since the groundbreaking Reptillian Agenda interview. 

This morning Sky News reported The death of Terry Wogan, the legendary British radio and TV presenter.

 

David Vaughan Icke (/a?k/; ike, born 29 April 1952) is an English writer, public speaker and former professional footballer. He promotes conspiracy theories about global politics and has written extensively about them.

The headlines attracted an invitation to appear on the BBC’s prime-time Terry Wogan show, Wogan, on 29 April 1991. When asked if he was claiming to be the son of God, he did not disagree, and amid laughter from the studio audience, he repeated that Britain would soon be devastated by tidal waves and earthquakes. He also talked about politics and the environment:

When you survey the world today … when a child dies in this world of preventable disease every two seconds, when the economic system of this world must destroy the Earth simply for that system to survive; when you see all the wars, and when you see all the pain, and when you see all the suffering, is it a force of love and wisdom and tolerance that is in control of this planet?

The interview proved devastating for him. The BBC was criticized for allowing it to go ahead, Des Christy in The Guardian calling it a “media crucifixion.” Wogan interviewed Icke again in 2006, acknowledging that his comments during the first interview had been “a bit sharp.” Icke disappeared from public life for a time, unable to walk down the street without people mocking him. His children were followed to school by journalists and ridiculed by schoolmates, and his wife would open the back door to get the washing in only to find a camera crew filming her. He told Jon Ronson in 2001:

One of my very greatest fears as a child was being ridiculed in public. And there it was coming true. As a television presenter, I’d been respected. People come up to you in the street and shake your hand and talk to you in a respectful way. And suddenly, overnight, this was transformed into “Icke’s a nutter.” I couldn’t walk down any street in Britain without being laughed at. It was a nightmare. My children were devastated because their dad was a figure of ridicule.

“President” Clinton renamed ‘Nimkita

Hillary Clinton in Cape Town with Maite Mashabane
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) talks with South African Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Mashabane. AFP PHOTO

The real task of the 21st century is to expand the “circle of opportunity”, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told delegates at a gala dinner in Pretoria on Tuesday.

“Freedom, democracy are great accomplishments of the 19th and 20th centuries. But now comes the hard part, how does democracy deliver?

“How does it make it possible for more and more people to enter that circle of opportunity to make lives better for themselves and their families?”

Clinton commended the work done by her South African counterpart Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in the past three years.

“We work together in order to produce results. Minister Mashabane is effective. She is effective, so grounded in the needs and aspirations of the people of South Africa,” she said.

“Having these jobs is not an end in itself… they are prestigious, they carry status, people drive you around, they protect you. But having a job is not the point, it’s using the job to make life better.”

After a record snow fall in the nine provinces, Clinton was named by the hosts as Nimkita – the one who brought the snow.

“Nimkita will be a name that I will proudly bear,” Clinton laughed.

Her business delegation has held talks over the last two days on strengthening trade and investment relations between the two countries. She announced a number of partnerships with South Africa in areas including education, small business development and the fight against HIV/Aids.

source: iAfrica

Secret Societies Revisted

This article is re-posted from the Jon Rappoport newsletter and blog.

Secret Behind Secret Socities by Jon RappoportAs many of my readers know, I wrote a book called THE SECRET BEHIND SECRET SOCIETIES. This article adds a few pieces to the puzzle.

Bilderberg Group, CFR, Trilateral Commission – I called these and other such groups Architects of Reality. Among their actions, they try to build our perception of the world.

What is that perception? It’s an endless string of crises and half-hearted resolutions-that’s how we’re supposed to see things. We’re not supposed to see what actually works about the world.

Because what works is freedom and everything that flows from that. In other words, secret societies are trying to bury the idea of freedom under an ongoing process of manufacturing desperate situations that can only be dealt with by large organizations-governments and so-called public interest groups.

“THE GROUP WILL SOLVE EVERYTHING.”

“THE INDIVIDUAL IS TOO WEAK.”

“FREEDOM OF THE INDIVIDUAL IS PASSE, BECAUSE ONLY LARGE GROUPS CAN INFLUENCE THE COURSE OF EVENTS.”

With an estimated 40-60 million people in the US taking tranquilizers every year, it appears this program is working. One chronic user frankly told me, “I can’t deal with reality anymore. Unless it’s a chemical reality.”

Over the past ten years, I’ve spoken with a number of teachers in the US. They tell me the areas variously known as Civics, Social Studies, and Government no longer place emphasis on the individual or individual freedom. Instead, it’s all about “group rights” and “victims.”

So again, the agenda of burying freedom is working.

In 1776, the Illuminati was announced as an operating society in Europe. The most important political tenet of this group was the abolition of private property-and that principle can be historically traced all the way down to the formation of the USSR. And beyond. These days, private property is under attack, albeit in a “softer” manner. It, too, is a concept no longer given emphasis in our schools-and when you de-link private property from the individual, you are attacking a significant aspect of what freedom translates into, in everyday life.

An American Studies professor at a prominent Northeastern university recently told me, off the record, because he was afraid he might lose his job if he went public, “Political and economic crises are being manufactured all the time. It’s basically psychological warfare, because one feels these endless crises can’t be solved. People just give up. And when they do, who do they turn to? Government. Government will handle things. That’s a sign that freedom is no longer a priority. It’s going into the dustbin of history.”

He was suggesting that, in wider and wider circles, freedom is no longer considered a solution to any serious problem. And since we seem to be awash in a sea of problems, freedom goes on the shelf.

As I’ve been writing for years, creative power of the individual is the prow of the ship of our society. Great innovators are the people who keep us moving into the future. Well, if the legs are being cut out from under freedom, we will be seeing fewer and fewer of these innovators. As has been pointed out, we will be “naturally selecting” away from those people and toward groups.

This is no accident. This is an agenda. To say the loss of freedom is simply a trend overlooks the keynote of coming global government and management-it is groups, not individuals, who have access to larger and larger structures that run our affairs.

One small example: 80 years ago, the rise of labor unions was achieved through legislation passed by the federal government. In other words, government would protect the right of employees to organize and bargain with management. But now we have public unions-government employees who bargain with “themselves.” It’s an absurdity. The real purpose is to expand the size of government by making its jobs more attractive and intractable.

In our schools, children are being taught to think of themselves in terms of a group identity. To what group do you belong? What are the problems of your group? What are your group’s grievances? How is your group being mistreated? What does your group need?

Is this development an accident? Did it happen by chance?

It’s on the agenda of legislated equality, which replaces the idea of equal opportunity to succeed. Legislated equality supposes that, instead of freedom, we will have group rights and group privileges.

This leads to the development of “positioning”–a hierarchy of groups who have assigned degrees of power-in hopes that the notion of the individual will disappear. The individual will be placed in a context, will be given what he “deserves,” will occupy a place in life that is suitable for the benefit of overall society.

Adam Weishaupt, the founder of the Illuminati, stated: “It was the full conviction of this, and what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination.”

Earlier, in 1755, a Frenchman known only as Morelly (possibly a pseudonym), wrote a treatise called Code of Nature. In it, he spells out what “fitting into society” means for those who oppose individual freedom:

  1. Nothing in society will belong to anyone, either as a personal possession or as capital goods, except the things for which the person has immediate use, for either his needs, his pleasures, or his daily work.
  2. Every citizen will be a public man, sustained by, supported by, and occupied at the public expense.
  3. Every citizen will make his particular contribution to the activities of the community according to his capacity, his talent and his age; it is on this basis that his duties will be determined, in conformity with the distributive laws.

Today, we are moving in this direction. A pseudo “share-and-care” philosophy, that claims to be the ultimate in humane concern, wants to “distribute” individuals within the fabric of society, in order to achieve “a better world for all.”

These days, instead of brusquely elevating society beyond the scope of the individual, the agenda works by tapping into empathic and sympathetic emotions-using others’ suffering as the tool by which people can be turned to “help everyone.” But what slips under the radar of this program is the institutionalizing of aid out along broad political and economic platforms that change the nature of society in its official functions.

Society, in other words, in the person (or non-person) of government, takes in order to give. Takes more to give more. A great leveling, which in essence ranks the free individual at the bottom of the ladder. Nothing appears to be lost in this effort, if people have already forgotten what the free individual means and is.

source: JON RAPPOPORT

 

Confirmed: Obama’s Birth Certificate Not Authentic 2012

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is not authentic. Arpaio revealed the findings of a investigation into the president’s birth certificate at a 1 hour and 20 minute news conference Thursday, calling the certificate “suspect.”

Arpaio’s team of investigators said they found that the long-form birth certificate was created electronically and never existed in paper form. The president’s Selective Service card was also questioned. Arpaio’s investigators claimed the document has “failed every test we put it through.”

At Thursday’s news conference, investigators said they will request a criminal investigation. They also said they have identified a person of interest in the forgery of the birth certificate. Arpaio said he is not accusing the president of the crime. He said they will investigate who is behind the “possible forgery and fraud.”

“I haven’t decided where to go with this yet,” Arpaio said. “I just wanted to get the facts of this situation. We haven’t accused anyone of anything.”

The controversy over the certificate has been widely debunked, but it remains alive in the eyes of some conservatives, namely members of the Tea Party who urged Arpaio to look into the matter. For the past six months, Arpaio’s “Cold Case Posse” has been investigating the authenticity of those documents to see if there’s been any fraud or forgery involved.

“We conducted a very professional investigation; we have come up with I feel some probable cause, some evidence,” Arpaio said Wednesday. Arpaio said the investigation was done at no cost to taxpayers.

“Just let me say the results may be interesting without using the word ‘shocked,'” Arpaio said prior to the conference. “I think it will reveal some information no one else has really developed in a professional law enforcement manner.”

The Cold Case Posse comprises volunteers who are former police officers and lawyers. Arpaio is facing problems of his own, including a federal grand jury probe over alleged abuse of power and Justice Department accusations of racial profiling.

Rather than seek cover, Arpaio is moving into the spotlight in a fashion that has helped boost his career as a nationally-known law officer.

MCSO: Obama Eligibility Cold Case Investigation (Full Press Conference)