Frances Cress Welsing was crazy. Get over it.

The microphone represents the white man’s desire to possess the black man’s penis, as can be seen from the one large white ball at the end of the long black stick. By holding the mic, he can then symbolically prevent his genetic annihilation by passing on his seed through the black man’s genitals. That’s why there’s so much interracial cuckold porn online. Also, by Dr. Cress-Welsing putting the microphone to her mouth, the white man can visualize himself making her submit to him. Just as planned.

Francis Cress Welsing was crazy. Do not attempt to deny this.

The Best of the Isis Papers

Now, some of you may have read elsewhere that Frances Cress Welsing that she was a singularly unique black intellectual, who has proposed an analysis of “color confrontation” that explains worldwide white supremacy in a scientific, falsifiable way, based on an empirical method. Be not deceived. Her work is not science, it is comedy. Here are just a few excerpts from her book, “The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors”:

Why do white people love dogs so much?

For example, the dog rather than God proverbially is considered Western man’s best friend. This is contrary to the beliefs of skin-pigmented peoples regarding their relationship to God. This Western concept of the dog as man’s best friend is linked to the mythology of the founding of Rome. According to this mythology, Rome was founded by two orphans, Romulus and Remus, who were suckled by a wolf. Both the wolf and the dog are canines.) These two presumably white infants are said to have founded the state that began Western Civilization and culture. When this is decoded, Romulus and Remus are the symbolic representatives of the early albinos who were abandoned by their Black mothers in Africa as genetic mutant defectives and in the process of their northward migration for survival, were “left to the dogs” – suckled by wolves. This decoding explains the worship and love of the dog (canine) in Western civilization…… And, is this love and worship of the dog reflected in the mirror-image of the words “God” and “dog” – even at this “advanced” stage in the expression and evolution of Western civilization and culture? (page 27-28)

On Homosexuality:

At another level, white male homosexuality may be viewed as the symbolic attempt to incorporate into the white male body more male substance by either sucking the penis of another male and orally ingesting the semen, or by having male ejaculate deposited in the other end of the alimentary canal. Through anal intercourse, the self-debasing white male may fantasize that he can produce a product of color, albeit that the product of color is fecal matter. This fantasy is significant for white males because the males who are able to produce skin color are viewed as the real men. (page 47)

On Smoking (remember, non-white people don’t smoke.)

This same sense of maleness-deficiency in the white supremacy culture causes the behavior patterns of smoking either small white phallic symbols called cigarettes, large dark brown or black phallic symbols known as cigars, pipes and the long brown cigarettes called Mores. (Or does it mean Moors?) These are sucked, swallowed, puffed and otherwise bodily ingested, ultimately leading to self-negation through potential cancer-caused deaths. Also, it should be noted that for the white male collective, the greatest sense of male power comes from smoking the large, dark brown, phallic smoking objects- cigars and pipes. Thus, cigars are given at the birth of a son! (page 47)

On Food and Christmas:

The most favored drinks are all dark brown in color: coffee, tea, coke, beer, and whiskey. These are all symbolic of the blood or genes of Jesus. A favorite meat is steak, which comes from the bull or cattle. (See Chapter 7.) We need not mention the hot dogs, half smokes and all the other varieties of sausages. Also, are not bulls castrated to make them taste better when eaten? Are not football players fed steak before they attempt to go out and capture the large brown balls? (See Chapter 10.) I further understand that “bull’s balls” are eaten as delicacies in some bars and other eating establishments in the white supremacy culture. (page 75)

Likewise, the symbolism in the major holidays of the Christian religion is supportive of my interpretations. At Christmas, the tree is one of the most important symbols. The Christmas tree is, in its abstracted form, a cross- the symbol of the Black male genitals. (See Diagram V.) First, the Christmas tree is chopped down in the forest. Then it is taken home. In the U.S., when the Christmas tree is decorated, colored “balls” are hung on the tree. When the tree is taken down and burned, the “balls” are first taken off. Then all can dream of a “white Christmas” and a surviving white Christ.

Mmmm, Chocolate……

The favorite candy is chocolate candy (chocolate comes mainly from Africa), preferably with nuts. Recall chocolate kisses and all of the myriad chocolate candy bars. Nuts are also important in the white supremacy culture. Some have focused on peanuts and become millionaires and the most powerful persons in the world. Finally, given the symbolism behind such eating practices, it follows that oral sexual practices would be a favorite in the white supremacy system/culture. (page 75)

Chapter 10 is a goddamn gold mine

On Pool and Bowling:

In the game of billiards or pool, there are eight colored balls, a white ball and a long dark stick placed on a table. The object of the game is to use the long stick in causing the white ball to knock all of the colored balls under the table. The last colored ball knocked under the table is the black ball. When the game is over, the white ball is the only ball that remains on top of the table with the long dark stick. Then the game starts again.

Bowling is also an interesting ball game in the white supremacy culture. Usually, this game is played with a large black ball being rolled forcefully down an alley where it is expected to knock down 10 white pins; the central pin is referred to as the “kingpin.” Clearly, the bowling pins are white and, in shape, are phallic symbols. In other words, the pins are white phallic symbols that are knocked asunder by a heavy black ball, over which the bowler attempts to gain mastery. In symbolic fantasy, the bowler sees himself as master and possessor of the larger black ball and thereby in control of the harm it can bring to the white male genital apparatus (the white pins). (page 135)

On goalposts and nets:

It is of symbolic importance that the large brown basketball is thrown into a circular opening (the basket- usually a white net) that can be viewed as a symbol of the white female vaginal orifice. Similarly, the large brown football is kicked through a white upright opening (the goal posts) that can be viewed, again symbolically, as the uplifted legs of a white female in the act of sexual intercourse. Perhaps unconsciously the white male psyche considers here that the white female’s preferred sexual choice is “tall, dark and handsome.” In tossing or kicking the large brown balls into the white net or the white goal posts, the white male is able to fantasize that he is satisfying the white female maximally via an identification with the Black male and the brown balls, which the white male – in play – believes he now possesses or controls…. Thus, the Black male is their true standard of real manhood and genetic power – the ultimate controller of the Black “ball.” As white males attempt to master the placement of these large brown “playing” balls in “openings,” their activity can be viewed as attempts to resolve the dilemma of their self-questioned manhood. Their manhood is always in question because of their genetic recessive status compared to the genetic dominance of the world’s majority.

On golf:

Interestingly, golf, the most “elite” of all of the ball games in the white supremacy culture, is played with a long dark-colored stick or “iron” held between the legs. This iron is smashed against the side of a very small white ball. The object is to knock this small white ball into a hole in the black earth (black mother earth- the Black female?). By attempting to place his small white ball in the black earth, using a long dark stick, again the white male is attempting to identify with the possession of the genital equipment and privilege of the Black male, whose rightful partner is the Black female. If this pattern of play in golf does not qualify as the very essence of male genital symbolism and neurotic conflict in the white male psyche, as formulated in this specific discussion, then nothing does. Again, is it only a coincidence that the major event in golf competition should be called the Master’s Tournament? Is this not a fitting title for the most elite of all ball games played by the masters of the “master race”?

Leaving the balls behind here’s what she has to say about the ladies:

I emphasize here that Black men are oppressed because ultimately, it is male muscle mass that oppresses a people, and only male muscle mass has the potential for achieving liberation. If the men of a people are oppressed, the women are brought under oppression- as they are dependent on their men for protection and the muscle mass to liberate a people and defense. Women do not have the muscle mass to liberate a people and protect the young. Women develop the young but their men must provide the protection and the security apparatus

It should come as no surprise that the paranoid conspiracy theorist who sees all kinds of strange connections in even the most mundane statement is a comedic archetype in Black American media

Now, according to her, the reason why normal human beings see all of the above quotes as utter complete nonsense is that we are looking at symbols on a surface level. But Cress-Welsing proposes that our brains function as a typical computer with something like a Von Neumann architecture. In this model, a set of shared symbols located in human collective unconscious that is manipulated on an unconscious level by said “brain-computer.” If we claim to be doing science, then we can only deal with the physical world, and the Jung’s collective unconscious is as far from physical as one can get. Where, in the brain, or in the physical world, is the collective unconscious? Abstract symbols cannot affect physical changes in the brain. Take cocaine. We know how cocaine affects the brain’s neuro-transmitters, leading to addiction. But a symbol is by definition abstract, its interpretation is dependent on context and culture, not some universal collective unconscious.

For example take her drawing for the male genitalia:

I was initially skipping through my copy of the Isis Papers when I first saw the above. The first thing that occurs is not male genitalia, but, in fact, it’s complete opposite. What I thought I had initially glimpsed was an abstraction of the female reproductive system on learns about in high school. The fallopian tubes seemed a bit shortened, but the eggs and uterus were there for all to interpret

In other words, there is no universal symbol system that is understood by all human beings. Even if there were, symbols can have no physical effect on the brain, as brain is not some mental abstraction but a physical, biological organ that is affected by physical processes. Yes, some symbols may have some hidden meanings. But like the man said, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

It’s just a cigar people! Nothing to see here. Keep it moving!

Physics Envy (PE) + Non-Intelligible Sophistry (N-IS) = PEN-IS

Leaving aside the more laughable examples from her book, The Isis Papers, we must now look at the method to her madness.

  1. Any time a white person has sex with a non-white person, the whiteness is removed
  2. Continued interbreeding of whites with non-whites will lead to the extermination of the white race
  3. Therefore, the white man will do whatever it takes to destroy non-white races, as well as to prevent interbreeding among blacks and whites

This whole three-step fuckery pyramid rests upon the unspoken assumption of the One-Drop Rule. She must therefore ignore the countries where the One-Drop Rule does not apply. The fact that in Brazil, if Lawrence Fishbourne had straight hair and a professional job would be considered white cannot occur to her. Instead, her theory, with regards to the One Drop Rule aspect, is simply a case of a Black American foisting their own peculiar situation as the base case for the world. But why doesn’t she only consider that the whiteness is removed – why not the blackness? Enter Melanin Theory. Apparently, the less melanin one has, the less able one is to absorb energy and signals being emanated by the universe. This makes people with less melanin less empathetic. Or something:

As mentioned in the Color-Confrontation theory, white-skinned people, who lack any substantial level of permanent melanin in their skin, historically have contrasted themselves with all people in the world who have substantial, recognizable and permanent levels of melanin…

This has been refuted by people brighter than me, but let’s walk down this path anyway.

White skin is a form of albinism. There is no difference, microscopically speaking, between the white skin of a white person and the skin of a person designated as an albino.

We are given no evidence, cited no papers, detailed no experiments. The assertion that whites are a type of albino is simply stated. She says that albinos and white have the same skin “microscopically.” Then why not shows a picture comparing the two. After all, the book is full of bullshit diagrams, why not include one that supports your point? But wait, it gets better!

My central thesis here is that white-skinned peoples came into existence thousands of years ago as the albino mutant offsprings of black-skinned mothers and fathers in Africa. A sizeable number of these Black parents had produced, rejected and then cast out of the community their genetic defective albino offspring, to live away from the normal black skin-pigmented population with the awareness of their rejection and alienation (as in leper colonies).

The white tribe’s eventual migration northward, to escape the intensity of the equatorial sun of the Southern hemisphere, left the albinos eventually situated in the area of the world known as Europe-now recognized as the home of the white tribes.

Again, no evidence other than an interpretation of the Adam and Eve story that sounds like it was devised by Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud while they were smoking from a LSD laced bong. No archaeological evidence is given. No historical evidence of albinos being expelled is given. These albinos trekked all the way from Africa to Europe, yet no evidence of albinos along this trek is found and stated. The facts are as follows; the people who arrived in Europe were dark-skinned, light skin as an adaption
that came later. Dark skinned Africans settled Europe 40,000 years ago. Albinos may be despised, but they were also regarded as “semi-gods” – this is even quoted by Cress-Welsing herself!

If you go on Wikipedia, whenever you see something that is not backed up by a primary source. You will see the familiar [Citation needed] superscript. Well that can be used to describe this entire set of papers The Isis Papers – [Citation needed]. At no point in the book, is any specific gene named. We are never given specific dates for when the Mass Albino Migration to Europe took place. Unlike Freud and Jung, she does not perform any interviews or psychoanalysis on the white people she is so fascinated with. To see how the “brain-computer” works, how the unconscious recognition of symbols is translation of actions, she puts no one in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine to find this out. In other words, she has no experimental evidence for her theory. Therefore, she is not doing science. In fact, her ideas on recessive and dominant genes sound like they came from some B-movie or videogame.

But what she’s doing sure sounds like science, don’t it? I mean she describes her work as “Unified Field Theory Psychiatry”, she speaks of “brain-computers” and what-not. But the fact that she uses science sounding terminology borrowed from physics and computer “science” does not make what she is doing science. Rather it represents the same modern-day hucksterism that one sees on late night infomercials, business consultants and New Age wierdoes – an appeal to scientific methods to justify their ridiculous ideas.

Do you want a revolution? Apparently not.

Let’s say that the Cress-Welsing, in spite of her silly “science” and nonsense analogies has a deeper point, a deeper point that is just poorly explained. The main point being, that white people have a biologically ingrained inferiority complex towards non-whites, which results in their creation of social, economic and political structures that destroy non-whites, both physically and mentally. What makes this “theory” seem revolutionary is that she takes the usual racist critique of the dominant race being socially and economically motivated, to racism being a direct result of biological imperative to avoid annihilation. But even this fails 0n most fundamental ways.

The history of Western Civilization is not one of whites killing and dominating non-whites. It’s that of whites killing themselves. Hundred’s Year War, Thirty Years War, Rome’s Social Wars, the Napoleonic Conquests, World Wars 1 and 2 and everything in between. Even in the Cold War, those big nuclear missiles weren’t pointed at Africa – they were pointed at the whitest places on Earth. When non-white people do factor into Western Civilization, it is not as the main course, but the side dish. France and England didn’t conquer Africa and India to wipe out non-white people. They used them as manpower to fight their European continental wars, and to use as fresh markets to hawk their goods to from the European continent. Even the native populations that got wiped out in the “Age of Discovery” died from lack of immunity to diseases, or the overwork and general sadism of the “Discoverers” – not some systematic genocide plan akin to the Nazi Holocaust.

But whether you take out the fundamental point above, or incorporate the rest of the book, which is basically saying that white people are evil because their skin is white, it really doesn’t matter. I mean, with this information, what action can you take? If racism is not a product of nurture, but of nature, then white people can never change. Society can never reach any progressive goal that sees race based prejudice as a mere anachronism. If white people cannot change from wanting to destroy blacks, then isn’t the next step Race War?

I read the writings of Cress-Welsing and her friends, and can’t help but thinking about the writings and actions of mathematician/terrorist Theodore Kaczynski. You read his stuff and see him mailing out his little bombs and shit and you know that those actions are never going to change society. And deep down Kaczynski knows this as well. Same thing with Cress-Welsing and her Melanin Theory followers. What is their solution tom the problems facing black people in America? Have stable families. Seriously. There is no serious examination or strategy for the solution to mutant albino problem. This is just one set of East-coast American blacks espousing their own warped personal experience to other blacks, as if it were a universal experience useful for all blacks. All it is, is a hyper-conservative set of beliefs that will do nothing for blacks but leave them scientifically and socially illiterate. Maybe, just maybe, these ideas and the people who espouse are genuine, but have been held back by more mainstream authorities. Or maybe crazy is just crazy.

Black Men Vent. And bitch. And moan.

Black people  who have been on the Internet since the arrival of Web 2.0 will no doubt have at one time come across the “African-American Gender War.” This conflict is representative of the series of changes that are now occurring throughout Western Society,  in this case, the shifting role of men and women , in our relationships, in the home and at work. No where have these shifts been more obvious than in the African American community, which has traditionally served as a canary in the coalmine for future social trends in Western Society. But if the group of men that I am about to discuss are indicator of what the future holds, then we may as well prepare for the extinction of the human race.

Are these guys like, some 15 year old 4channers or something?

What I describe as the Black Men Venters (BMVs) are an Internet subculture that emerged in the middle of the last (2000s) decade . They consist of websites and forums such as the aforementioned Black Men Vent and Diary of  a Tired Black Man among others.  These websites are the epicenter of bitchism on the African-American side of the Internet.  While I will describe the philosophy known as bitchism at a later date, key to the ideology of the bitchist is what Clarence E Walker calls a “therapeutic mythology.” The therapeutic mythology may considered a grand non-narrative, as while a grand narrative provides people  with a view of human history that gives meaning to the past, explains the present, and provides guidance for the future, the therapeutic myth gives false guidance that is explicitly ahistorical. Thus the BMVs mythology.

The Grand Narrative of Black Men Vent

Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society social policies, combined with the Women’s movement, gave black women in the United States no need to put off having sex until marriage, or to get married and start a nuclear family. This is demonstrated by the massive jump in unwed pregnancies from the ’06s to the 70s. As a result of the above social changes the black woman has become a rude, arrogant, self-centered, vulgar, promiscuous, ill-mannered harpy. She no longer desires the company of stable, well-mannered, good black men, but instead seeks out the company of thugs, gangsters, playboys and athletes. The result is that a very small number of black men having access to all the black women they want. This has led to black women being 70% unmarried, with an almost 80% out of wedlock birth rate and an almost 50% STD (herpes) rate.

The problems with the above narrative should be obvious. What exactly is a “good black men?” And who decides what a “good black man ” is? What about that other LBJ “social program” that put thousands of young black men into that little Indochina work program?  If the marriage, out of wedlock rates and STD rates for black women are so high, what are the rates for men? (Answer to last question – 39 percent of blacks have herpes, close to 60 percent of black men have herpes in some age groups, 1 in 16 black men will be diagnosed with HIV, compared to 1 in 32 black women) Haven’t they heard that black women were marginalized in the women’s movement, by middle class white women, or that black women were none too pleased that there concerns were not being articulated?

Let us describe the “good black man” From simply lurking around on the Black Men Vent forum it usually means a nerd who is into Information Technology  (i.e. System Administration and Web Design ) who is not aggressive, and would like a woman to “choose” him.  The “good black man ” is not cocky or overly aggressive, he doesn’t have swagger – but he sure is polite!  But black women don’t want him. Black women don’t want men who are nice them , they want men that are  “rough”, aggressive, flashy and sexually promiscuous. So black women now gravitate towards thugs, athletes, drug dealers and “bad boys.” This applies to all black women – no exceptions.  This is how the BMVs explain  not just their inability to attract black women, but also the various pathologies in the African-American community.

High school was like, years ago. Get over it.

It would be laughable if it weren’t so pathetic.

“The girls don’t want me because I’m a nerd!” “They only want thugs!”

If professional black women are hooking up with thugs and players, then where are they? Where are the pictures and social media interactions between these doctors of medicine, esquires, corporate deal makers dating the drug dealers and criminal masterminds in the black community?  Where the hell are they? And why are these men putting themselves in a position that they have to compete with thugs and criminals for women?

Only in the cartoons

Already we have seen four of the essential features of bitchism :

Four features of bitchism

  • A superficial reliance on statistics. The only way the statistics that the bitchist uses can be justified is to completely de-contextualize them and repeat them without giving the “full picture.”  As the BMV bitchist lacks a lucid set of ethics , eschewed tradition and lacks a coherent philosophy, he must rely on the idea of statistical objectivity. Statistical objectivity woks well with widgets, atoms, clouds, People’s National Party politicians and other non-living things, but with something as complex and nebulous as the human being , it is absolutely useless. To assume that individual members of a group have the average characteristics of the group at large is fallacious. Statistics that accurately describe group characteristics do not necessarily apply to individuals within that group.
  • Value Reversal. The bitchist usually is scorned by society due to the fact (in the case of BMV)  of his geekiness, social awkwardness and misogyny. Most people in such a situation would re-evaluate themselves, and improve, or create a completely new subculture outside of mainstream society. Not the  bitchist. He is like the fox that can’t get the grapes he wants, so he says they are sour. The bitchist can’t get the women he wants so the women are “ankles”, and the men become “simps”, “manginas” and “thugs”. The nerd (him in this case) becomes valorized – all other men become losers and all non-black (or non-Western) women are whores and ankles.

  • Binary-world view. The BMV sees the world in absolutes. There are only nerds and jocks. Black women and non black women. Him versus them. Thus the appeal of the movies like 300, complete with the fascist undertones. They see themselves as the few against the many, when all they are the latest set of misogynists to arrive in the black community.
  • Permanent struggle. When the BMV have marshalled all their statistics, and they have slain all the ankles, and when they have shamed all the thugs – what then? What is their endgame? Yes, they will they will marry their non-black woman (yeah right!) but what about the rest of the black community, that they so love to comment on? The BMVs have indeed identified several issues among their female counterparts that are worth discussing. Where they differ from others that focus on such issues is that they propose no solution. They only offer shaming tactics and concern trolling.
I suppose they will achieve this utopia with few thousand more forum posts, and a hundred more statistics on Black women’s STDs

It’s not because the members of Black Men Vent et. al. are nerds that cause black women to reject them. It’s because they are passive-aggressive bitches that want to be the very thing that they claim to hate, but lack the balls to become.

Even sadder still, is that they believe that non-black, primarily white women will see them for the “nice guys” that they are and take pity upon them decide that they should be in relationships with them.

That is an odd belief, seeing that it was white women that that originally identified, mocked and scorned the “nice guy.” It is quite ironic that they would adopt a Steve Urkel like character as their Hero archetype. On the sitcom “Family Matters”, Urkel chased endlessly after Laura, even though Myrna – his female counterpart obsessed over him, and did not hide her obsession from him. Perhaps the BMVs Myrna could be just like that lady in the green ringer T and khaki slacks, just with dark skin? Thy would be perfect for each other, as he, the nice guy, would not need to do any pursuing, as Myrna, the nerd would pursue him. But that’s not what most “nice guys” are truly  attracted to.

In our neo-liberal age almost all militant and civil rights groups have been rendered impotent. From the Black Panther party to the Rastafarian movement, most counter-cultural groups have either been destroyed, converted, or worse, rendered irrelevant. But even before then, these had come to see mainstream middle class and blue collar workers as sell-outs, or apostates, and thus distanced themselves from their daily concerns.  Lacking the external point of view that balances the ideology of those groups, they soon became infected with the quest for ideological purity, internal repression, paranoia and self-exaltation. In other words they became exactly like capitalist system and repressive state that they originally set out to defeat.

The same thing has now happened with these men that became members of Black Men Vent. They have internalized all the negative stereotypes about lower class black men and black men in general, and even created a few more stereotypes about black men and black women. They would rather sit behind a computer screen and shame people to feed their own fragile egos. It’s sad, as their message is filled with so much racism and misogyny that hardly anyone is going to take them seriously enough for them to leave the Internet and reach the real world. And from what is on videos like the below, they may very much like it that way.

Mi nuh want yu likkle nigger gyal, mi want a white gyal!

I don’t think that I need to translate the above quote from patois to English for anyone to realize the level of racist misogyny and contempt that the members of Black Men Vent have towards black women. Now, this is hardly the mainstream belief of most Jamaicans (the main speaker is obviously a minstrel), nevertheless bitchism, in general has gripped Jamaica,just like most of the Western world.

One would think that given the identical problems that black men and black women in the United States that these men would be more than willing to join up with their black women and at least set some sort of think tank or not-for-profit that would help educate poor people wo are at greater risk of catching STIs. Instead , they would rather stay on the Internet and berate black women, in the same way that their female counterparts , the Black Women’s Empowerment movement, disparage black men and the black race.

You’ve gotta start working together….

Black Men Vent, and other misogynists are merely a symptom of the modern world. They are not slacktivists, as the slacktivist actually believes in bis cause. They are nihilists, but rather than openly announce that they have given up on making the world a better place, they adopt the manner of the original community activist, but only to uplift themselves at the expense of others. They are black men who vent, bitch and moan. And isn’t that what the bitchist is? A nihilist in slacktivist’s clothing?

In my next entry in the series on bitchism, I will take on the female version of Black Men Vent, the Black Women Empowerment movement, then go on to Afrocentricism, and finally Rastafarianism on the home stretch.

Marissa Alexander – Civil Rights as Public Relations

Abagond is one of my favorite bloggers.Not only does he have a very economical writing style, but he has very creative critiques on stock arguments used by white racist commenters, racist media tropes and classics of Western literature. Of course, his terseness can at times leave much to the imagination, and he makes no attempt to hide his Thomism

His most recent post is one on Marissa Alexander, a Florida black woman who now faces 20 years inn prison for firing a gun in self-defense. Who was she defending herself against? Her abusive husband. Or so the story goes. Yet already the comparisons to another Florida case have started.

Like the Trayvon Martin media movement, it will fail. Even if she has the charges dropped, no major change in American society will take place. That’s because American black women have a serious image problem. See below, from the Huffington Post website:

 Corey disputes the so-called warning shot into the ceiling with photographs that show bullet holes much lower, going through a kitchen wall and into the living room where Corey said Gray and his boys were.

“The fact that nobody got hurt has to be balanced with the fact that someone could have gotten hurt,” Corey said. “The kids being right next to him changed everything.”

About four months after Alexander was released on bail, on orders to have no contact with Gray, she got into an altercation with him at his home that gave him a black eye, Corey said.

Alexander was arrested and charged with battery, to which she pleaded no contest……”Everybody is still ignoring that she got out on bond and chose to go back over there and hit him a second time,” Corey said. “That was kind of an indication of where putting her on probation, where you might have been able to do that before, was off the table since she disregarded a judges order.”

In a 21st century media environment, where people are forced to navigate through dozens of of talking heads, hundreds of tweets, Facebook alerts and RSS Reader updates, people need their messages simple. Simpler than a newspaper article. Simpler than a 500 word word blog post. Simple as a stereotype.

This has nothing to do with civil rights. This is a public relations issue.

That is one of the main problems with blogs like Abagond’s. The message is simple, but directed towards the wrong people. Explaining something only unmasks that thing, it does not change it. In fact, it may only create a form of fatalism that is usually disguised with pie-in-the-sky hopes (reparations anyone?) and slave morality. Preaching to the crowd still leaves a crowd that only came to feel good. In 500 words.

When people think “Black woman” and “serious news” , who do you think comes to mind – Mae Carol Jemison? From Tawana Brawley to the Duke Lacrosse team case to the whole Srauss-Kahn incident, when people hear about black women, they think, “just give it a few more days.” That is why the us/them split when arguing on social issues inevitably fails, whether it be on talking head TV or on activist blogs. Both sides of the opposing argument demand unconditional surrender neither party will be willing to accept. But in a society with a massive power imbalance, in favour of middle-class white people, failure is the only option for everyone else.

500 words is good for the mediation of stereotypes – not their destruction. No, stereotypes can only only be manipulated, not destroyed. That should be one of the first things any movement should do, manage stereotypes.

The 1960’s Civil Rights movement in the United States is usually thought to have had started with  Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat to white person while traveling on a bus. But a nine months previous, a young woman named Claudette Colvin had also refused to do the same thing . The reason why the Outkast song is named after the former, and not the latter woman is because the latter was not a woman at the time, but a pregnant 15 year old that was a walking stereotype of what white people think about black women.

If you’re black, stand back. but if you’re brown, stick around…..

What does Miss Colvin think about having Rosa Parks getting all the credit for giving up her seat?

“Let the people know Rosa Parks was the right person for the boycott. But also let them know that the attorneys took four other women to the Supreme Court to challenge the law that led to the end of segregation.”

At the time, the NAACP at least understood how to mold people’s perceptions, when it came to public relations. If they had the sense now that they had then, the Shirley Sherrod affair would be a model for how to manipulate media outlets – complete with how to edit and leak videos for maximum effect. Instead, you have this fool Julian Bond trying to fit into a news cycle that apparently runs off the same steroids that Usain Bolt uses.

Marissa Alexander, Trayvon Martin and the We are the 99% movement highlight the problems facing modern mass movements all over the world. The followers of these movements see the marching but not the backdoor meetings and thinking that took place to give people something to march about. Those backdoor meetings designed, not just the political strategy, but the necessary ideology that was created to address the political, legal and economic obstacles that faced. And those ideologies failed. And continue to fail. Marxism continues to be a joke, with Afro-centricism being an even bigger joke

The massive decentralization that has been enabled by social media has come to be a curse, not a blessing. People become organized as individual, amorphous agents, acting in massively parallel steps, but without command or control. They are a body without a head. A movement without direction. A people without an ideology.

No one has managed to come up with a successful, practical ideology that can rejuvenate the black and white American middle class. Which means that no one has come up come with an ideology of the Jamaican middle class, seeing has how we scorn originality like panhandlers and Jehovah’s Witnesses.Which has left both of our societies in a downward spiral that has resulted in mass de-industrialization, debt traps, speculative bubbles and hopelessness.

Being able to relate to the public is what will be the first step in mobilizing the middle classes to create the change that will be in their best interest. For too long, our thinkers have divorced themselves from  the people, creating self-defeating narratives that are mainly retreads of past, failed ideologies. But that does not mean that the past is merely a garbage dump of ideas. We simply haven’t looked far enough into the past to show us the way forward.