First, let me apologize for the length of the breaks between postings here on The Asylum.
If it is acceptable as a reason: I’ve been working on a redesign of my site. This has meant me working with several browsers to find a compliant balance of look and feel across all of them. What we call in the coding and web developing business as “standard compliant”. Unfortunately, when I move an object on the screen with code and look at it in Mozilla Firefox, the same object may not move the same exact manner in Internet Explorer. Couple that with several different versions of all of these browsers, and several other browsers to worry about my design, and you can start to understand how difficult it can be to hand code(hand code means writing my own code, line by line, in notebook++) your own website.
I build with words. Just like I built a movement called “Owl’s Asylum” from a blog when I was a junior, homeless in college. I sort of have a knack with words. Blame the spirit of Malcolm for inability to see my present condition in the face of building a craft to give to your children. I tried to told you what I was two years ago. Now, I’m forced to shove dick down your throat. I bet you thought that last sentence was for you, didn’t you? (Overheard in the Black blogosphere whispered:”Alright, so what this shit got to do with the Black community?)
One thing that this experience continues to inform me of is how the little details can mean so much. Often in the Black community we overlook the simple things, and are overwhelmed by the fact that something simply has happened. A slave doesn’t understand that the cotton they have gone out to pick hourly throughout their lives is what builds great plantations, and even greater nations. A slave doesn’t understand that it is their toil that allows for their slavery to exist. The slave is only allowed to believe what the slave is told. The slave forms a logical function based on the experience of slavery, without considering the deductive general overview. The overseer oversees the slave because “God” has willed it. The slave cannot even explain to you what a “God” is. The slave only knows they are afraid to challenge the slave master, or to even run from their slave captivity. Much like many are afraid to click links in the very browser that came with the computers they paid for.
Mainly because they think the computer will explode, or even worse they don’t bother with it because they believe it is not their job to be concerned with it. I discuss my background with code with many people, and hear that so many took the same classes involving basic programming and yet have no clue how to look at the code which is the source of their entertainment. So many people that I discuss my past coding habits with are either afraid to examine the form of media they spend most of their time with, or they don’t want to give me the credit I deserve. Similar to how Black people will point the finger at other Blacks for not doing what they are doing, and yet, we all are at the bottom of this caste system. The same drama with baby daddies exists in the White community, not one white woman has written a book about leaving the White man for a Black man as an answer to that problem. White people will load guns and actually use them on Blacks. And the White enforcers(Police, Army, Marines, Military in general, and Allied Forces) will make sure that those White people are A-Ok…
Perhaps the dominant feature of world history these past five centuries has been the “rise” to world dominance of the Caucasian peoples of western Europe, North America and Australia. In spite of their current “lofty” station, today’s undisputed “lords and masters” of the earth are from very humble origins. They first entered the pages of history as barbaric, nomadic tribes whose sole talent was warfare. Their only early accomplishment of note was the destruction of the Dravidian civilization of ancient India. Later their descendants plundered, pillaged and finally sacked the Roman Empire. “The Psychology of African Liberation”, Uhuru Hotep Ed.D.
While Blacks are worried about the type of job a man has to define him properly, the White community is passing along hundreds of thousands of dollars on average to their children(Shapiro, p. 88, 2004). I don’t say this to disparage the blindness of the Black community, I simply want to refresh your minds with regards to the standards. In the same way I have to consider how my designed words look like in multiple browsers, I believe that Blacks have lost the ability to see how others behave and the reasons why they are allowed to climb the economic ladder collectively. As with my craft, one line of code will not impress any ONE. One black person with millions of dollars does not make a nation. One half-White man in the Oval office does not make a nation. If I only typed one sentence for every post, YOU would not continue to return to this Asylum of ours.
Nancy and Mark Hollings also are white and live with their daughter in Dorchester, an economically and racially diverse section of Boston with old but solid housing stock…Financially, this family seems to be doing well, as represented by their good income, low living expenses, and over $100,000 in net worth…Since 1995 these assets from savings and investments have grown to about $50,000. Truly, then Nancy is correct when she says that most of their assets come out of earnings. In another sense, however, one needs to recognize that this family’s ability to save, invest, and accumulate $50,000 is highly structured by the large down payment, inherited or given by family, that fixes their housing costs at a small amount of their monthly income and leaves considerable discretionary income for investments at the end of each month. – “The Hidden Cost Of Being African American”, Thomas M. Shapiro
Possessed by demonic forces (Brown, 1998; Ickes, 2001; Mutwa, 2001), the Anglo-Saxons, Gauls and Teutons of England, France and Germany over the past five centuries developed the weaponry and logistics, the justifications and rationales and the strategies and tactics to conquer and colonize the land, knowledge and minds of the indigenous peoples of Africa, Asia, America, Australia and the Pacific. In the 20th century, to decide who would exploit this vast multitude, Europeans fought two devastating world wars – 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 – that squandered millions of their lives nearly destroying their civilization. “The Psychology of African Liberation”, Uhuru Hotep Ed.D.
In order for one Black to secure true power, it must belong to all Blacks already. Please read that sentence again. We seek to be individuals in a world. The very fact that you are reading these English words speaks to a degree of conformity. We wish to impugn the very facts that have brought us together because…well, in my opinion, it is simply easier. Sometimes I feel like the character Bishop from the movie “Juice”, discussing the Black condition. We run from the Arabs. We run from the Chinese. We run from the Whites. We run from everybody. We fly from one state of thought to the other. We don’t create anything for ourselves. We fear creation. If a White person makes a movie called “Skyline” then it will become a trending topic on Twitter. If a Black man types it in reference and reverence to positive Black people it goes unnoticed by the collective.
In addition to colonizing African land, Europeans also colonized African knowledge not just to claim it as their own, but also to disconnect Africans from their heritage and culture. Why? Because people who are cut off from their heritage and culture are more easily manipulated and controlled than people who are not. Adisa Ajamu (1997) calls this “intellectual colonialism.” – “The Psychology of African Liberation”, Uhuru Hotep Ed.D.
So often I must I qualify my understanding of the directives of the White race with a statement that denies my belief in “conspiracy”. What I truly think is going on in the minds of most, mainly academic Blacks, is that they want to imagine fifty million Rich white people in a room. It didn’t take more than fifty Rich(land owning) White males to agree on the establishment of the United States of America. I don’t believe that fifty million whites are in one room trying to figure out how to get the children down the street from me to sell crack and heroin in their neighborhoods. I do however believe that four of five White people with control over one hundred White people that influence over one hundred thousand white people who can easily compel the rest of the nation to do their bidding have meetings. If I was apart of the 10% of major wealth owners like Bill Gates and John Rockefeller, then I too would probably be trying to convince someone of controlling the population through viruses, abortions, and whatever means available. Fear is the world’s greatest drug.
The European “scramble” to colonize Africa did not reach its zenith, however, until 1884-85 when German Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck (1815-1898) organized the Berlin Conference. Attended by the French, British, Dutch, Germans and Portuguese, who over the course of several meetings, debated and then formulated the ground rules for conquering and colonizing the whole of Africa. These five, small European states “planned their work and worked their plan” so effectively that by 1915, all of Africa, save Ethiopia was a European colony.- “The Psychology of African Liberation”, Uhuru Hotep Ed.D.
When a White person of the the United States addresses the problems they have with Black people, and a Black president, they aren’t addressed as complaining. Nobody EVER tells White people to stop being so angry. Not ONE person in history has EVER told a White person,”I can’t wait until Whites stop being angry and do something about their anger.” Why not? I believe it is because the WORLD knows that a White person will strap a bomb to a car and detonate it in the middle of the USA’s Federal Complex. The WORLD knows that a White man will kill with disease if they don’t have the ability to use a gun. They will kill no matter what. Their history shows us what they will go through to obtain “freedom”.
Perhaps the dominant feature of world history these past five centuries has been the “rise” to world dominance of the Caucasian peoples of western Europe, North America and Australia. In spite of their current “lofty” station, today’s undisputed “lords and masters” of the earth are from very humble origins. They first entered the pages of history as barbaric, nomadic tribes whose sole talent was warfare. Their only early accomplishment of note was the destruction of the Dravidian civilization of ancient India. Later their descendants plundered, pillaged and finally sacked the Roman Empire. – “The Psychology of African Liberation”, Uhuru Hotep Ed.D.
There was not a vote taken on the night when the phrase “tarring and feathering” was coined. There was not a vote taken on the night that Thomas Jefferson decided to raid the law makers of his land and destroy their property. Paul Revere was committing treason. While we complain about complaining: the world is taking their dick out and raping us. I do believe that there is a document study that raped women go through a period of denial DURING their rape. That is where we are.
Sometimes while I’m coding, I get lazy and don’t inspect my web applications in all the popular browsers. I tell my Self that no one uses those. Then I think about the fact that SOMEBODY will not be allowed to enjoy the visuals that I have spent hours and days creating. I think about Malcolm X every day of my life. Some times I wonder would Mr. Malcolm visit The Owl’s Asylum if he were able to. And so I code every post like I know somebody reading this might be that one who took two shotgun blasts in front of his wife and daughters after being in prison for seven years and resurrecting not only his Self, but most of us. I try to make every post “standard compliant” for every mind that will read it. But just like I favor Mozilla FireFox, I also favor a certain Black mind type. I am like Allah in old time Black Muslim quote, namely,”Allah loves the struggling soldiers”.
Possessed by demonic forces (Brown, 1998; Ickes, 2001; Mutwa, 2001), the Anglo-Saxons, Gauls and Teutons of England, France and Germany over the past five centuries developed the weaponry and logistics, the justifications and rationales and the strategies and tactics to conquer and colonize the land, knowledge and minds of the indigenous peoples of Africa, Asia, America, Australia and the Pacific. In the 20th century, to decide who would exploit this vast multitude, Europeans fought two devastating world wars – 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 – that squandered millions of their lives nearly destroying their civilization. – “The Psychology of African Liberation”, Uhuru Hotep Ed.D.
As I build this virtual world of mine, my own world suffers. Although my eyes don’t “see” the bricks of my apartment falling, my mind knows they are. I can “smell” the crumbling bricks around me. If I were a general like the brother Toussaint, then I’d order five brothers to make two websites a piece and we all link them together. If I were any sort of general, I would further ask them to build five accounts on Twitter and Facebook. If the Ntrs loved me like they loved Gabriel Prosser, I would then tell those five stars to write and collectively work together to drive Blacks in cyber traffic to the sites they have built. But, I’m no general. I’m just an Owl that loves making symbols do more than what the symbol makers thought they could…(To be continued…)
Deculturalization is a method of pacification and control perfected over the past 500 years by European ruling elites. This practice involves first the systematic stripping away of the intended victim’s ancestral culture and then systematically replacing it with European culture. According to educators Felix Boateng (1990) and Joel Spring (1997) Africans, Asians, Native Americans, (and I would add Native Australians and Pacific Islanders), have all been the victims of this form of psychological and spiritual abuse. Early American slaveholders called this practice seasoning. Today, the academic community calls it deculturalization, but the popular term is brain-washing. – “The Psychology of African Liberation”, Uhuru Hotep Ed.D.