Tactical Protest

When Playtime is Over.

Tactical Protest

 

Welcome to when playtime is over, our goal is to stimulate thought and conversation, not to convert your perspective. Any persuasion is solely at your discretion and deliberation. For your consideration, we would like to offer Tactical Protest and as always for those who are easily offended emotions will not be needed so please before entering check your feelings at the door.

 Objective Campaign

The intent and purpose of protest are to demonstrate the objection, frustration, and dissatisfaction of circumstances that have been denied redress which can no longer persist without adjustment or change. Civilizations have been toppled over disregard for the people’s protest of conditions that will not be tolerated. Protest can be stifled but eventually, it resurfaces and overcomes the suppression of the people’s will. History always repeats itself in this regard and change prevails or extinction occurs. 

The effect and method of protest vary in its impact according to the extent of the outrage or protest and the ramification of its effect to force change. The passage of time has an influence on the efficiency of the protest methods used to reach a settlement of any such grievances. The more widespread the objection, the higher the expectations for change are, and the more likely a revolutionary demand emerges that requires radical adjustments to the system to be implemented according to the people’s will and acceptability. 

The method of the specific changes ultimate purpose and other expressions of frustration should not be confused or used to dilute it by the actions used to achieve that change. Radical responses have erupted during protests where force has been met with force. Peaceful protest has also been met with force. The circumstances under which protest is conducted must be focused and flexible to maximize its effectiveness while minimizing the harm to the protesters being suppressed by this force.

Harmful exposure to protestors should be minimized and is equally as important as the cause. Perhaps with the societal climate changing, a new political administration settling in, and the Covid virus still lurking it may be time to use more strategic, effective, and conciliatory tactics conducive to the desired change then the outcomes can be more attainable. This is not to suggest not to keep the pressure on or lessen the expectations but to just go about achieving objectives differently to more efficiently galvanize resources across a spectrum of solutions and support.

Any protest should consolidate active and passive support to not alienate resources or allies that can be an asset supporting change or at the very least not standing in opposition to it. The total Black population is roughly 48 million or 14.7 percent of the total U. S. population of 328 million leaving approximately 280 million people that are other than black. With 67 percent estimated at some point to support racial equality, it is clear that an additional 52.3 percent (171 million) would be helpful.

Taking it to the streets with bullhorns had its place in the past and may still contain a level of effectiveness. However, today a precise focus combined with efficient use of human resources applying technology can disseminate messaging and informational exchanges beyond physical opposition to gain more of an advantage. More modern tactics can resolve some major concerns and limit the negative impact to protesters, the alienation of allies, and the alternative actions or narratives levied against the protestors. Protest tactics, methods, and ideologies need to be updated; surgical precision not blunt force is needed. It is not the skill of the sword but the skill of the swordsman that directs the blows.

Destruction is an emotional response to frustration that is not equivalent to passion or progress. It undermines the success of legitimate efforts and squanders opportunities for meaningful effort, resolution, and progress. The objective is to facilitate focused disruption and change without random destruction or ill-fated confrontation. A tactical advantage has the purpose of engagement with a minimal footprint or target but maximum effect.

Inflicting disruption and affecting changes without being subject to retribution as well as resisting dispensing collateral damage to innocent parties not involved in the engagement is the goal. Specific tactics can define most responses by manipulative design thereby aligning the response with the purpose of the tactics while working to position the objective for success. Success can often be attainable without conflict when the opposition’s energy is converted or depleted to the benefit of the protest objective. You cannot lose when causing methodical attrition to the opposition unless by surrender.

Conflict is always an option but becomes exhausting and depleting when recklessly deployed as a default reaction. It should be the last resort even when conflict is the first chosen action. This is not a doctrine of non-violence but a perspective of principle to not become or commit the very oppression we are protesting against. It only justifies their response, fear, and treatment of us forming a perspective contrary to change while enforcing resistance. Resistance needs to be weakened and not fortified.

It serves no meaningful purpose to destroy or loot except to indiscriminately inflict pain upon someone who has not harmed us directly or who may be sympathetic to the objective of the protest. Protest awry presents the opportunity to express anger, emotions, or repressed personal vendettas by offering an outlet under the disguise and protection of collective outrage for the cause. The business of protest is not personal it is collective, the collective objective is primary and it will provide some resolution for many of the personal vendettas. 

Destruction for the therapeutic purpose of soothing angry feelings or emotional outburst are not practical or changing any reality is mostly futile without focused goals and achievement. Being under the influence of a mob mentality or raging emotions undermines the collective purpose of tactically maneuvering to accomplish our stated objectives and changes. Avoiding compromise by self-imposed distractions or succumbing to emotions is essential in executing a strategy for change. Our anger turned inward or against us is on us and counter-productive.

Emotional intoxication creates an impairment to clear thinking and promotes regrettable actions alienating allies and support for our cause. Regression into our deferred pain or support from emotional fervor prolongs our condition. As the past has consistently proven anger subsides with time and expression which makes it unsustainable and unreliable motivation to propel protest or change. 

Pent-up emotional frustrations must be controlled, transformed, and refocused for the sustainable strength and intensity of any protest. The mind must be engaged, not the emotions, for logical actions and sustainability of intent. The insanity of our same approach without results is evidence of itself that we have traveled this road many times before to find ourselves on the same road again. It is past due time to change approaches for perhaps a different result other than being angry, stubborn to self-examination, or prone to destructive behavior.  

Confrontation is the lowest level of persuasive negotiation or communication with the greater force usually dictating the terms and conditions over the lesser force. Overcoming a greater force or power does not involve direct altercation but a strategic and analytical negation of their advantage. Primitive expressions of anger acted out from past pain are counter-productive to future gains.  Anger disregards intellectual pursuit and persuasion surrendering to and conceding an inability to reason or debate our objective convincingly. Commitment finds a way to achievement by not succumbing to surrender or outburst when faced with obstacles but engages adaptation.  

The disciplined and foundational principals of our strategy has to remain firm in its conviction but also flexible in its focused execution to sustain the expansion of our influence and support the acceptance of our objective. The education and cultivation of our base require that they be informed of the objective as well as the method of achieving it. Their determination, resources, talents, and skills when efficiently deployed will effectively optimize their contribution to the collective objective. 

The methods used should be surgical and fluid in dissecting the obstacles to the objective’s realization. When the methods and techniques are organized and unified the impact can be certainly predictable and quantified. When we come to do serious business then keep it strictly business. Doing business that has tangible results with measurable outcomes has to be structured by expressed policies and concessions aligned with our agenda.

Appeal to one political party or ideology has historically failed, resulting in bouncing from one extreme to the other never achieving the wholesale changes sought. More realistically, it has led to being conquered by the division of our differences and subjective ambitions instead of unified by our commonality of interest and objective. This division has no viable focus, momentum, or process to make demands much less change.

The insanity of the same old protest tactics has yielded glacier changes considering the last 60 years of progress since the bullhorn and slogans that rhyme has formed the focal point of social justice protest. That is not to discredit the efforts and accomplishments of those who have gotten us to this frontier. It is to suggest that to fully benefit from these unprecedented times by embracing tactics conducive to current times and public consciousness, we can then avoid unnecessarily repeating the same futile cycle where destruction overshadows progress. Perceptions remains tainted (theirs and ours), assurances hollow, and equality still elusive. 

A multidimensional approach must be utilized attacking the systems and perpetrators of injustice as well as those who would align themselves to justify or conceal institutional and societal violations. Political and legislative recourse is the most pervasive and effective way to isolate and identify systemic injustices universally to punitively and economically persuade or penalize transgressions and transgressors alike.

It is imperative to use all those who would align themselves with our objective of equality and fairness to address both major political parties to propose, pledge, and produce programs, legislation, and penalties. The precise agreed upon procedural implementation and application should be transparent and obvious. Changes to existing structures in violation must be urgently undertaken and remedied. Given the opportunity to honor any assurances, visibly effective actions would be the only acceptable verification.

Our courtship must be accompanied by this bouquet as well as by any other suitors who would seek favor with us. Since beggars have never been choosers, for us to have a choice we must develop other options to empower our interest without others permission or compliance. Make it necessary and in their best interest to create a coalition with us essential to their own success demonstrated by their actions seeking and validating our trust.

Political and economic prowess is fundamental to being respected as a force to be reckoned with and afforded the same first-class citizenship considerations as any other group. A major cohesive political initiative is needed to consolidate a coalition of grievances to remedy historical and systematic discriminations. A redress inclusive of our grievances and interest as well as those who have been marginalized within the diversity of our ranks. 

While political influence and legislative reform are the most pervasive and effective methods, economic protest is the most immediate and convincing consideration to facilitate change. Mutual goals, shared results, cultural awareness, and systematic bias can all be altered by the bottom line. Maximum strength can be derived from the imposing of strategies that impact and weaken the financial interests of those in opposition. Let our spending do the heavy lifting against immovable obstacles and damaging objectives.  Money penetrates many adverse resolves.

Preparing, educating, and directing our base in our preferred way of resistance or persuasion is the most impactful initiative. Financial withdrawal puts us at no physical risk, allows us to remain lawfully blameless, and is an exercise in our spending discretion that can be heard without ever being seen but felt. It is called discretionary spending and it is our prerogative.

The tactical concentration of resources and the creative application of proven techniques reversed engineered which have been effectively used against us can be effective for use by us. Hostage negotiators seek to humanize hostages to captors by deflecting their ideology making them reluctant to do harm to the hostages. The most prevalent of which is self-identifying with the hostages and reflecting their similarities to elicit empathy from the captors. They must be made to see themselves in you or see the similarities of you in themselves.

Lima syndrome techniques can be used effectively towards those who are not hopelessly entrenched in their ideology and position to encourage sympathy for those whom they have wronged or are being wronged. Their injustice is their shame which they feel compelled to resolve along civilized impulses of compassion. The same technique can be used for reverse social engineering to reject superiority and to instill a more socially compassionate affinity for equality.

Conversion of the ideologies and perspectives of people must hold a greater enticement to change old thoughts rather than to adhere to them. First disproving those antiquated beliefs then embracing the voluntary integration to their identity a genuine acceptance of change. Their hurtful actions becoming vile, distasteful, and regrettable to themselves.

Protest not aligned with core beliefs results in resistance as a survival mechanism as if they were personally attacked. This personal attack is then internally adapted to reconcile those core beliefs to be justification for resistant thoughts and actions. Any require change has to be a self-revelation where an acceptance or realization transforms those actions and attitudes to a different set of core beliefs aligned with a new perspective.

The concept of addition by subtraction seems counter-intuitive, but much can be gained by what is taken away. It is far more difficult to remove a thought and replace it than it is to place it there in the beginning. In this regard, the supply chain must be disrupted or broken on both sides of the indoctrination of inferiority and superiority complexes. The spread of either must be affected by the prevention of the ratio of people who learn, are taught, display, or are made to feel either.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repetition and reinforcement of these concepts lead to their prevalence and when reversed can lead to these concepts being rejected. Time and patience utilizing reverse-engineering of the propagation of these concepts where there then becomes an overwhelming presence of the desired one and the absence of the unwanted one leads to the extinction of the unwanted behavior. Like potty training of sorts, it instills a level of conditioning that is socially acceptable, compelling, and enduring. 

Aside from the many psychological and behavioral modification techniques available, procedural adjustments can be similarly effective on institutional and structural entities. The adjustments can be implemented when an understanding of their protocols, mandates, and operations are utilized. The entities are entirely comprised of people who operate those systems and are either governed by, restricted by, or compelled by some parameter of conduct or procedural mandate.

Intimate knowledge and understanding of these parameters can nullify, neutralize, restrain, or mobilize their resources. Conflict is short-sighted when the heavy lifting can be done by others for our purpose. For example, resources can be utilized for our protection or against us depending on how we maneuver their interpretation of our intent. Let their muscle be in support of our intent and against any known antagonist intent. Like the national guard for school desegregation in the sixties.

To lessen the possibility of conflict and be equally effective a massive crowd assembled in one place without a specific agenda for their collective assembly is not tactical or practical when our assembly results in their assembly as a stronger more fortified consolidated force. Peaceful assembly locations should be carefully chosen and agendas precisely directed and fully understood with contingency plans against conduct that clearly undermines our purpose. There have to be no tolerances for egos, flexing, insults, emotions, or agent provocateurs just our objectives and goals. 

Any conduct while assembled under our flag reveals whether you are with us or for yourself in which case this unwanted activity damages our purpose. Our protest must occupy the high ground morally, intellectually, and geographically to move separately but in coordination while converging collectively into a specific purpose and method to achieve that purpose. Disbursement into smaller crowds that spread resources and divide commands demonstrating clear peaceful intentions minimizes herd mentality on both sides and our communication can become more sustainable and direct.

If a breakdown should then occur it would be isolated to that one location and not into collective chaos as when there is one massive assembly. At peaceful assemblies, law enforcement has to be present in response to our presence as a paid captive audience so instead of yelling, insulting, or confronting them why not try to convert them or at least salvage the ones who may find themselves marginalized within their own ranks as well as sympathetic to our protest and objective. 

It is a marketing opportunity since they cannot leave and exposure to our ideology cannot be avoided. This time and opportunity can be used for them to hear or see our message and possibly promote it in places where we cannot. By the same measure, the key is not conflict but expense. The more they stand there the larger the expenditure becomes until it becomes too much on the city budget and city officials will want to negotiate a resolution because law enforcement will also complain and protest about their own conditions and attrition. It will then become a matter of wasted resources and weakened morale. 

Law enforcement, city officials, and city council can be required to meet with the public at any number of safe environments where we can put a name and face with a promise or proposed action. The police department is always open to receive complaints and must investigate them and give a disposition to the submitting complainants. Churches, schools, community centers, and government facilities can all be utilized for community events and meetings. If they can’t come to us then we can always peacefully assemble and go to them. Systems and resources are always susceptible to being overwhelmed.

Law enforcement reform starts with the hiring practices of who they put into the uniform, their interaction and familiarity with the culture of the community they serve, avoidance of bias deployment of selective enforcement throughout the community, a better system of internal and public accountability, and assurances that reflect departments and specialized units ratios align with the community demographics. Discretion encouraged where minor offenses are used to build goodwill and correction instead of revenue and criminal intent. 

Removing the overseer, occupying force, and adversarial culture and mentality of law enforcement to be above the people they serve is crucial to better policing. Changing the officer’s expectations within the department to be less numerically driven as the basis for the court system, jails, and general fund revenue. Additionally, training needs to be more directed at mental and psychological options for compliance, de-escalation, and control under fearful or stressful situations that simulate reality. Certainly, a different type of training and increased training is in order.

Engaging the political and legal process at the municipal, county, and state level to change the city charters, county enforcement, and state laws mandating more accountability and transparency removes many abuses. The other component to remove abuses is to remove those who obstruct or violate the intent or equal application of the law. City Charters can make the Police Chief accountable to the public and not the mayor.  The law is full of remedies that are not currently aligned with the will of the people.

The political structure of this country is established upon majority rule even if that majority is by one. The path forward seems clear to keep that which has served us well in the past, embrace that which is revealing itself to be effective moving forward, and discard that which has not produced the desired results. The use of technology, emails, social media, and the like that can be consolidated at the push of send is a powerful tool to disseminate protocols, actions, and objectives. Information is the new currency and shared education is the manner of transport to expose the iniquities of histories and the needed corrections now and in the future for advancement. 

The objective must be exalted above the method of objection, the message superseding the messenger, and the change sustained beyond the sacrifices made. All those concerned are welcome to be agents of change under a new directive that lessens harm to the integrity of our concerns. We must practice policy-driven professional protest, not random emotional exhibitions of extortion. Some of the methods and techniques available are time-sensitive and subject to subversion as there are forces actively attempting to legislate and criminalize certain actions to abolish or lessen their use and effectiveness making it more difficult to protest without retribution and retaliation.

These laws designed as countermeasures to suppress voting and protest have been announced or can be anticipated which development and implementation of effective alternative methods must be employed which are impervious to being undermined. Force is used for revolution which is not reasonable since our goal is change and not the overthrow of the government which an attempt was made on January 6, 2021 on the Capitol by anarchist hell-bent on suppression of our objectives and the incoming administration.

Force in the form of civil unrest and civil disobedience as it is termed has minimal effect being localized at best and a squander of human resources at worst. Using revolution employing force and confrontation, the tools of the butcher, generates casualties and opposition with the need to maintain coerced compliance. Evolution is the tools of the master akin to chess outmaneuvering the opposition manipulating their move by intellect and persuasion to anticipate their move and checkmate them with their contribution.

We are not equipped for revolution by force and should not be so inclined when the results produced moves us farther away from our goals. The times are ideally suited for evolution with the circumstances ripe with the proper strategic approach. The surgical attainment of our prime objectives should aspire to minimal exposure and maximum benefit, with that in mind adaptation and progression does not have to be glacier but in the context of history it will take some time and sustained effort.         

To survey the factual landscape and assess the most effective course of action the first thing we must do is control our emotions and remain reasonable about the sequence and scope of our goals. We can not succumb to the emotional compulsion to express our frustrations through destructive methods that yield only a release of anger but limited results. We must then logically analyze the playbook being used against us for vulnerabilities and deficiencies. Many have historically been the same but the support has waned significantly exaggerating the weaknesses exposing new paths to change. Just as their ideological numbers have weakened, ours have been strengthened forging overt empathy and allegiances towards justice for us.

Many voices other than our own cry out in unison with ours as well as a significant number of people who should not be alienated or excluded from their contribution to the objective. For example, there are those who have aged out of protest in the streets who have significant contribution that they could make if an avenue for their participation was available which remained within their capabilities. The same holds true for adolescents who can contribute in their own particular way or those who would need to remain anonymous for their own preservation but would love to contribute if provided a way.      

The racist or conservative value ideology has to be exposed for what it is and the lack of inclusion of some who support it not realizing that they are not included except for achieving a goal which will discard them. Their conservatism is rooted in the past which does not include alternative sexualities, gender roles not male dominated, inter-racial relationships, immigrants who visually do not look white, and the list goes on. These are the divisions and vulnerabilities which need to be exposed. The 2020 election and the strategy utilized by Stacey Abrams and many others are symbolic of the horizontal attack on a vertical establishment. The legs can be taken out to make the head fall.

The divide and conquer tactics which have been so effective against us and social intimidation used to sustain this status of superiority can now be used as never before to topple the system of discrimination cutting off its nutrients cultivating change for its own survival or wither isolated from the acceptability. The implosion of maintaining their discriminator ideology will collapse when starved. The pen being mightier than the sword and the briefcase more effective than muscle can use their momentum against their purposes when redirected for our purposes.     

The prototype is to build a horizontal coalition targeting as many local gatekeepers as possible from the school boards to city council from the infrastructure which govern them by vote, city charters, or other legislation which either changes their policy and functions or promote the compromise needed for our redress. The latest census report does not accurately reflect the shifting demographics of those by their designation whose interest would more closely align with our objectives for their benefit. The number of those who would oppose or actively resist have diminished when put into the context of racial and economic oppression which comparatively suppresses their prosperity as well.

The focus on the horizontal social foundation is where the legal and meat on the bones changes will be more pervasively and intensively affected at the grass root level producing new socio-economic norms not constricted by race, gender, or discrimination. It would be regrettable to not fully benefit from this unprecedented time of dimensional shift of ideologies, theirs and ours, to confront this plague of racism which has persisted for centuries because they long for the past struck in a time long gone and we refuse to update our strategy conducive to meaningful change.      

There was civil unrest under the previous administration as clashes of ideology and practice but that most certainly seems not to be the case with the Biden-Harris administration so why would the method of protest be the same for friend and foe. They deserve a chance to benefit us from the highest levels as they have pledged without being encumbered by behavior which undermines their efforts and strengthen the opposition. By demonstration of their actions and those appointed by them, they have demonstrated more willingness toward fairness then we have been recently accustomed to, so lets do our business while they do their business both unencumbered by the other but also in support and coordination towards a just objective.

We can use all the help we can get and can not afford to squander our allies or resources by our emotional behavior or lack of logical strategy. Many of these protest are in response to the lost of life of individuals whose family gets constantly bombarded with reminders of their lost. They deserve a closure and resolution reflective of the pain they endure and provide the progress that can be the only thing to minimize their lost and provide some degree of comfort.

So first and foremost lets not get too wrapped up in our anger to exacerbate their pain without honoring the progression needed as a result of THEIR lost. We must embrace their wellbeing and make sure they are provided for while we claim our actions are on their behalf without honoring their wishes or embracing their condition. Remember it is about their families as well as protest, collectively, not the us individually releasing anger. United we stand erect consolidated in purpose and with the integrity of our convictions to demonstrate that which we demand.

The teachings of Sun Tzu or the Five Rings present conceptual tactics of principle and the study of Hannibal from Carthage along with Shaka Zulu reveals helpful strategic maneuvering of resources and positioning. These learnings are military tactics which will prove effective when elevated and applied to peaceful thought processes guiding social movements whose ideology is adapted to reflect the logical application of their concepts not to create war but to create evolution and progression. They are designed to minimize conflict and self-inflicted collateral damage while ensuring success and subduing the opposition.                

The question is will we put an end to some of this nonsense or wait for others who have less incentive?

Thurston K. Atlas

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The Black Trilogy-Crimes Against Humanity Part 3

When Playtime is Over.

The Black Trilogy- Crimes Against Humanity Part 3 

 

Welcome to when playtime is over, our goal is to stimulate thought and conversation, not to convert your perspective. Any persuasion is solely at your discretion and deliberation. For your consideration we would like to offer The Black Trilogy- Crimes Against Humanity Part 3 and as always for those who are easily offended emotions will not be needed so please before entering check your feelings at the door.

REPARATIONS and RESOLUTIONS.

The solution is plain and simple in concept although admittingly complex and comprehensive in its application as well as solemn and unwavering in commitment. The commitment requires significant and meaningful change that will include the areas of grievances and infringements where substantial damages and exploitation have been identified. These can be self-identifying and voluntary admissions or exposed and involuntarily sanctions. The remedies should reflect the capacity and benefits of their participation.

War crime tribunals pursue individuals many decades past their crimes having been identified. Once their transgressions are exposed, their identity becomes known, their location secured, and their participation verified their pursuit is relentless. No matter how small or how much time has passed, whether they are remorseful or not they are subject to the penalty of law for their actions. Countries, businesses, and institutions have the same moral and ethical societal obligations to refrain from crimes against humanity or also become subject to redress and accountability.  

In accordance with God’s law and by virtue of moral righteousness, if not by man’s written law this should be rectified since we have always known the what, the who, the excuses, the locality, and the refusal of being held accountable. Man’s law and history’s alterations have always sought to indemnify these iniquities, to manipulate reality, and to contort societal structures protecting the guilty or claiming their immunity. Unadulterated chronicles of history have always spewed forth the guilty whose deeds were so openly practiced that a resolution would seem uncontested. Unbiased enforcement of the law does not require the guilty to consent or be remorseful, only to have committed the act.

The resolution should include the national and international companies and entities exclusively funding initiatives for Blacks and their communities because others have been funded at the exclusion of Blacks, so they have already essentially received theirs. These profiteers of slavery should be compelled to mea culpa and commit to assurances that their vile narrative as citizens of the world be amended to reflect that the sins and fruits of those sins be acknowledged by redeeming actions to offset the destructive effects of their exploitation of Black people.

Let history then be the future measure to judge the actions and manner that these atrocities were corrected and a commitment to redress demonstrated. Avoidance of racist elements and the resulting harmful repercussions have been ignored allowing the accumulation of and exacerbation for a resolution. Since access to wealth and equal opportunity were what was denied, then fairness demands that it is now what must be provided. Let us not be naïve about what will or should be done but the sincere objective understood in its undertaking. The details and implementation of the means to accomplish this are complex but the need for a determined commitment is clear.  

Imagine if the United States of America is a house, the citizens are the occupants of that house, the leadership the parents in a cooperative and committed relationship dedicated to keeping the family dynamic strong while working to overcome difficult times. Staying together not only for the benefit of the occupants but because what has been built is larger than the individual parts or any selfish interest fracturing the good of the whole.

A house divided cannot stand as conditions worsen and the foundation begins to crack. One party cannot seek to minimize the problem because it is most slanted toward their benefit and convenience without consideration for the consequences, sufferings, or contributions that have greatly contributed to the success of the household. If the other party being marginalized daring to cry out that they have a problem, then WE should have a problem and a conciliatory resolution needs to prevail.

In the house of America regarding the context of recriminations for racial discrimination, the establishment of a Declaration of Resolution must be incorporated into the societal structures to begin to rectify slavery and Jim Crow. Only then can renovations begin to repair America’s inescapable history as proud purveyors of crimes against Black humanity on a national and global scale. The guilty parties were interchangeable, the occurrences countless, and the despicable actions beneficially incorporated; so, must it be with the impact of the resolution.

Any Declaration of Resolution must comprehensively consider the following points that are principle-based and not relegated to a person, occurrence, or movement but an unwavering commitment. It must be implemented in a context that is devoid of grandiose individual acclaim but sculptured in collective indebtedness not to be accusatory but factual, where everything must be on the table for examination. Anoint and elevate the necessity above all else creating a force and not a target. The insanity of using failed divisible methods must yield to effective consolidated sustainability resistant to sabotage and subjugation tactics.

To skim the surface of grievances that historically touches all levels of government and society, I have taken the liberty to offer these considerations with what has been my humble observation. It can be amended or supplemented to whatever the agreed-upon or negotiated redress is in the form of authentic actualized measures that resonate as vociferously as the indignations, exploitations, and atrocities have.

Government and legislative processes

Government and legislative processes compelling meaningful policy changes and enforcement, focused statutory enactments, legislative imperatives to ensure proper implementation, established legal precedence and procedures inclusive of authentic fairness, actual unbiased application of representation, and accessibility in equal diligence to reflect Black inclusion, protection, prosperity, and participation across the governmental spectrum.

Educational content and teaching

Educational content and teaching need to be corrected regarding historical inaccuracies and perspectives to remove the racial superiority indoctrinations, exaggerated accomplishments, eugenics referenced and brainwashing propaganda, religious misrepresentations, heritage distortions, sinister intent of material concealments, racist rationalization persuasions, and delusional impressions of condescension.

Black history and African heritage should be portrayed in its true reality, accuracy, and glory. Education should reflect the unadulterated truth comprehensively conveyed without propaganda purposes. It has to inform and depict an accurate illustration of knowledge and history. Access to this knowledge should be available and disseminated at any location inaccuracies have been dispensed. Dispelling deceptions where an inquisitive mind exists to pursue it without undue influence but with an open mind to accept, reject, correct, or improve it through individual exploration. My personal approach to knowledge is to know it without the need to accept it or believe in it but only to have knowledge and understanding of it.

But debatably one of the biggest detriments to blacks has been our lack of exposure to various financial, economic, stock market, insurance, annuities, retirement fund management, as well as general monetary instruments and principles that can be used to our advantage which have been used to our disadvantage. This lack of knowledge, emphasis, and exposure has historically prevented our compounded accumulation of wealth by a determined bias of fiscal design. When finally allowed to read they could not also let us be allowed to count, money that is. 

Law enforcement and criminal court

Law enforcement and the criminal court are beyond repair as it is currently constituted but that is not to say it is not needed. What is needed is an operational modernization, an ideological upgrade, with many procedural techniques, policies, and tactics revamped to not so readily lead to force that is deadly or otherwise, and empathy for the situations and circumstances that those they encounter come from or are relegated to. The police should also understand and familiarize themselves with the people they police through prior community exposure and interaction as part of academy training.

Transparency and accountability need to be based on admitting improprieties, abuses, and damages when they occur and are obvious. The justifications and constraints used for actions, intent, fairness, and respect for the public should be the parameters that law enforcement must abide by not blanket qualified immunity for misconduct or violations. Any consumer warranty or protection is voided after a disqualifying action or violation, so should it also be with qualified immunity. This standard should not be circumvented, subjective, arbitrary, or ambiguous.

Adjustments and changes to the expectations of policing and navigating within them as well as the reasonable execution thereof are now required more than ever. Police immunity from their actions has come and gone. Reasonable conduct is demanded, and transparent recognition of misconduct presumed where accountability is the paramount responsibility of police duties concerning the public. It must also be with themselves to maintain respectability and integrity of enforcement.

Blacks caught up in the criminal justice system are there for many reasons. Definitely for some of our ill-advised decisions. Other reasons can often be based on limited choices and options that are frequently the result of economic desperation reflecting discrimination and lack of viable options. This is sometimes not only a reflection of bias but of the economic status and hopelessness that was created by purposeful default, making it seldom by choice but more by condition. At times it is the best choice out of several bad choices that seems like a good idea at the time.    

When the only seemingly readily accessible choice is a bad choice when chosen by us but a similar bad choice or absent a choice unavailable to us when chosen by someone else, the judgment cannot be different. Not to justify poor decisions but to simply better understand their possible origins in thought and deed. How and where law enforcement resources are directed has a substantial impact on who is arrested and for what crimes. Lack of opportunity and despair often dictates the propensity for committing crime. At the basis of many crimes regardless of race are economic ramifications and the lack of opportunities to avoid them.

It is part of a cultural conditioning and reinforcement considering the accessibility of alternatives but just as we expect others to be liable for their decisions, we must be liable for ours. Impartiality of the equal application of the law must also be applied. Sentencing for crimes and assured due process of law should be statically no harsher or restrictive where race can be a discernable factor. The demographic percentages of arrest and incarceration for blacks sounds very few alarms but yields plenty of devious justifications and dubious convictions. The bail bond system aids in the process as a caste system more reflective of economic status than crime.

The bail bond system is a subtle system of prolonged incarceration and guilty plea-provoking motivations devoid of consideration of actual guilt but often produces plea bargain inspirations for a guilty verdict. Lack of bail has been known to soften the resolve regardless of guilt. Cash bail needs to be abolished as the antiquated racist system it has been and the currently constituted and application because it is a straight-up inclination to penalize someone based on economics instead of the crime committed.

What does the money to pay a bond have to do with your crime, your guilt, your return to court, propensity to commit another crime, or willingness to intimidate a witness? How much money you have does not determine these things, but other considerations should including victim impact, criminal past, and ability to deter further actions. The law has proven to be only as good as someone’s willingness to respect and abide by it, not money for bond.  The bond is intended as a surety note meaning a financial instrument of assurance, not of guilt or a return to court, but money because it does not assure either of the other two.

Property ownership and housing

Property ownership and housing conditions, geographic housing choices, and neighborhood investment and development often leave Black people in a stagnant spiral of declining or horizontal growth which reiterates generational poverty and despair. Never venturing outside the familiar confines physically or economically of the circumstance we have come to know. Sure, there will be those who escape this purposeful fate but there is a vast number who cannot stray too far away from its grip. Property ownership and property valuations have long been a primary method of wealth accumulation and the effective denial of such by discrimination. Housing is also manipulated for redlining, gentrification, and gerrymandering purposes affecting government services, bias-influenced redevelopment, and suppressive political or electoral representation.

Property tax, abatements, and other government allotments impact everything from the standard of education and schools to the services received. Lack of enforcement of housing codes, higher insurance rates, usuary interest rates, and many other fees and hidden barriers further absorb resources to impair black wealth. The social, financial, and political withholdings further the imbalance of resources that can be used for our own prosperity as opposed to those secretly siphoning from us.   

Banking and lending practices

Banking and lending practices further discrimination encouraging loan and credit denial, predatory lending practices, the lack of fundamental capital investment, property ownership barriers, obstacles to entrepreneurship, transference of wealth impediments, lack of wealth-generating opportunities, restrictive scalability in positions of equity, and limited avenues to stock market participation which have not been customarily expected realities or aspirations of the Black experience or fiscal options.

Given the number of banks, insurance companies, and other organizations including Wall Street who profited from human trafficking in the slave trade there should be no shortage of remunerations and expertise to alleviate and change these prevailing negative financial elements of the Black experience. Being very familiar with balance sheets, accrued liabilities, accounts payable, venture capital contingencies, maturity dates, and the like there should be no hesitancy to the existence of the obligation even if reluctant to the terms.   

 

Food

The nutritional value of food is the foundation of good health especially in young children and older adults. The affordability and availability of that food are the two primary factors in making a choice on what to eat or feed our family. Convenience is also a major consideration, but convenience can be overcome by discipline and availability of better options.

Cultural preferences shaped by generations of lack of availability of affordable choices led to a lack of options, concern, or awareness as to what we are essentially consuming and the effect on our digestive system and organs igniting a ticking time bomb. The quality, freshness, and mislabeling along with the chemicals and ingredients further the damage the wrong foods create.  The healthcare implications, illnesses, and associated diseases which heavily stricken the black community can substantially be attributed to our dietary choices. Our dietary choices are directly associated with our economic condition and proximity to better choices.

Fast foods, low-quality foods, and sugary drinks are our main dietary health risks and usually the cheaper the food the unhealthier it is to consume. Food deserts and lack of fresh vegetables and grains are dietary considerations that affect our health as much as income inequality. It is the combination and culmination of several things. Food co-ops and farmer markets are things blacks must undertake and support denouncing the unhealthy choices synonymous with illness. Once supplied it is then incumbent upon us to make a concerted cultural shift to embrace a healthier diet.

Consider this, would you let your child sit and eat 12 teaspoons of sugar, not to mention the calories equivalent to a bottle of Pepsi? A 12-ounce Coke has 10 teaspoons. Sugar is the prime addictive and destructive offender hidden in drinks. It is not only the food choices but the drinks choices as well. Nutritional education is a must to offset the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries’ dependence on black suffering, much like the criminal justice system’s reliance on the black arrest.

On the food chain supply side, Black farmers are not prioritized on the same level as other farmers and capital for equipment and innovation is harder to secure or more difficult to get approved for. This is a method to coerce them into unfavorable financial conditions and land forfeitures. The discrimination against the black farmer makes farming unsustainable for them and their production less profitable while subsidizing the white farmer’s success. Elimination of food deserts and affordable quality food must be made available to the Black community.

Healthcare and medical conditions

Healthcare and medical conditions usually correlate with the quality of care, the timeliness of care, the coverage of care, the cost of care, and the continuation of care. These have all proven to be problematic for blacks in particular impacting our quality of life. The only way to secure these objectives for those unemployed or underemployed is to take a vow of poverty and remain under the threshold to qualify for assistance. To maintain healthcare, you then must remain unproductive.

Discrimination in the medical field has created disparities in routine preventive services, seniors’ medications, senior care, proper nutrition, mortality rates, childbirth and prenatal care, mental health, substance addictions, as well as our cautious skepticism which has afflicted our underserved for generations. The lack of access or apathy to symptoms results in many of the conditions that plague our community to date.

The lack of engagement by the medical community is also a result of the callousness and negligence that has been insidiously infused in the Black community through patterns and practices that have created mistrust, discouragement, disinformation, disregard, and lack of engagement. Comparatively quality options, proximity to medical facilities, and integrity of medical personnel would foster less cynicism regarding discrimination.

Reparations and methods of payment

Reparations and methods of payment by the profiteers should include but not be limited to money, products, services, internships, trust funds, endowments, foundations, equity, credit, ownership, grants, management, and employment opportunity. These should be clearly defined and verifiable as well as not easily susceptible to theft, corruption, manipulation, overvaluation, or discontinuation. It should be prioritized for at least three generations of duration with sustained and confirmed diligence. It should also be enforced by law and penalty if breached. Whatever the business or specialty of the purveyor should be the very least consideration that they can offer since we are sure that they at least possess that service so cash is not the only option.

The government is not totally responsible for reparations since this a nation of people and businesses that fully or partially participated in or benefited directly or indirectly in the atrocities by commission, complicity, or silence. They too should also pitch in for the solution since they were party to the problem. The cry for reparations would have ended many years ago before the issue became so convoluted if racism had discontinued. Damn denouncing an act that has continued despite hundreds of years of broken promises and systematic abuses and discriminations. So, the biggest most valuable reparation is the discontinuation of the oppression of black prosperity since by now it should be obvious that the days of breaking our spirit are forever over. Despite the tyranny and murder rained down on us we have proven to be resilient.

Slavery, superiority, and discrimination originally were a matter of economics, make no mistake about it. Now, it is a matter of mental illness driven by delusional groupthink by everyone knowing it was nonsense including you but you still need others to believe it to preserve your privilege. The terror of your white privilege no longer comforting you has led to this irrational masquerading claiming an unfairness to you and pseudo bravado afraid of a world without a rigged advantage to bolster your fallacy. It was justified by manipulated and deceitful nonsense and you have enriched yourself enormously with the many advantages of this fallacy.

There are many proclamations that are made against reparations but the one that can not be made is that you did not commit the atrocities. That you didn’t do it. That it was not done. So next time an unarmed black man is murdered by law enforcement or they decide to rest for 8:46 seconds on his neck murdering him, condemn the shit, and consider that as a down payment on reparations that only cost you your voice and having a soul.  

Acknowledgment

The lack of acknowledgment for our contributions of our service across this country causes patriotism to be used to imply whites were the only ones who defended or contributed to America’s preeminence. Our contributions to invention, law, business, education, sports, science, entertainment, social and humanitarian efforts, literature, heritage, and politics need to be accredited properly to us without the whitewash of thievery or misappropriation. Recovery, forgiveness, and grace all begin with admission and confession. There can be no prospects of redemption with persistent denial, excuses, and minimalizations.

Warring countries have been rebuilt, populations compensated, and even the treasonous rebellious Confederate rebuilt and welcomed back into the union. The leadership of the Republication party coddled an insurrection with overt racial overtones on the Capitol threatening democracy. None of these transgressions have been a part of the Black experience or nor have black people received this substantial generosity of consideration.

European immigrants were recruited and given land, resources, and encouragement to own slaves to assimilate with white America to help to maintain a disproportionate ratio of the population of whites to blacks. White skin tone rather than origination took precedence over dark skin. Today to assimilate having white skin you can just call yourself Ted instead of Raphael or abandon your German heritage and grandfather’s name of drumpf claiming the confederate heritage as your own despite your immigrant roots. Immigrants of a white skin tone from anywhere or of white European descent can stand at a distance and be considered white and sometimes even closer if they do not speak.

But no matter how distant within eyesight, a Black person can stand and not be considered anything other than Black on sight. You see, the dark skin tone is the sole determinant. All of this is still true today for European descendants who can brag about how they came to this country and got assimilated to being white and benefited from masquerading as such. Immigration of any darker complexion people is considered undesirable while white immigrants are favorable to maintain and restock the white majority. That majority is waning along with their privileged white utopia.

The advantage and privilege whites have enjoyed for so long now require that they pass the sugar. The taste of honey has been hoarded for too long and requires an equitable allocation of concessions and redress to be conceded. The implementation of equality and the resulting rise in the Black quality of life will vicariously benefit all races and all elements of society, including the Black one this time. These gestures have been done before for immigrants, other countries, and other races so it is not unreasonable that the race that has suffered the most should now enjoy the same consideration and expectation not to be subject to malicious intent simply because of a darker hue of complexion.

And for those who would cry far left-wing ideology, socialism, and socio-economic welfare I would submit that reparations is the most far right-winged proposal imagined as demonstrated by your willingness to bail out the one percent, Wall Street, big banks, and big business for the overall good of the country and health of the economy as being too big to fail.  Never know when you will need us again, and America you will. It would seem wise and prudent that Blacks and equality are also TOO BIG TO FAIL too!  The actions are the same even if it is referenced by a different label or perspective, so you see we are all united in our need for this action if not in our beliefs. Consider it services rendered or a down payment deposit.

God bless America and the wisdom for America to change for its own salvation, preservation, and prosperity equally. In honor of the Christian cloak of deceit that you have hidden under for so long, the nation’s tolerance for inequality, and the conditioning of the black race to beg for deliverance where it is expected to forgive you for you surely deny what you have done.

So, let us pray.

Forgive them father for they have sinned, but they have not repented or atoned for their sins instead they have practiced and concealed these abominations cloaked in your name to not only discredit you but to discredit themselves justifying their brutality and moral deprivation in your holy name by committing the greatest of sin against a segment of your people over centuries corrupting all that which should be held holy according to your word.

They do not seek your judgment for surely you are not pleased, and condemnation can only follow. Their salvation has been leveraged for gold, silver, sugar, and cotton with no regard for humanity and even less regard for your holiness or the one you sent who surely cannot pay for these sins when they have been denied without repentance but practiced in every corner of the globe and particularly in Britain and America since before the inception of the United States.

They have worshipped this idolatrous slavery obsession and the false prophets above you and the very humanity that they still refuse to recognize also as your creation. They have borne false witness and even committed murder in your name. The above-stated crimes against humanity for earthly riches have blinded them to your glory and caused them to pervert your word masquerading as a true believer forsaking your honor without remorse of their deeds.

They have neither been meek, merciful, pure of heart, or peacemakers, they have forsaken justice, they are devoid of integrity, they have offered exploitation to the downtrodden, and they have in spirit and in action broken every covenant of yours.  They cannot offer their tarnished soul for redemption but for eternal condemnation for freely choosing and committing these atrocities.  By your word you condemn them and their actions and words, they condemn themselves!

The soil is drenched with blood, horror, and abomination from these purgatory fixations, steadfast commissions, and continued denial. We can only pray they repent acknowledging their transgressions and denouncing the evil they imposed through the oppression of our Black ancestry. For their horrendous crimes against humanity and religion, I fear saying three Hail Mary’s and two Our Fathers is not sufficient for these trespasses. Confession, repentance, and reparations for damages would be a sign to humanity and God of their sincerity for salvation by not only word but by deed.

And of course, to no longer practice or tolerate these repulsive transgressions ever again towards anyone as they have no justification. It might just be the difference between salvation, survival, or being judged harshly stricken by your wrath. It might be said to practice what God’s word preaches not the hypocrisy of scribes nor Pharisees worshipping the coin, politics, or a defeated President! Time to submit to a reckoning and atonement, for Christ’s sake and for America, we can only pray.

P.S. This is not an indictment of religion just how it has been and continues to be used to accomplish and justify evil intentions by self-proclaimed conservative patriotic evangelical God-fearing racists. This is also not in any way to suggest that this is a blanket accusation against all of white America regarding slave trade involvement or racism, just for what, when, and who it applies. I think we can all agree if the shoe fits, it can only be your shoe Cinderella.

Thurston K. Atlas

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The Black Trilogy-Crimes Against Humanity Part 2

When Playtime is Over.

The Black Trilogy- Crimes Against Humanity Part 2 

 

Welcome to when playtime is over, our goal is to stimulate thought and conversation, not to convert your perspective. Any persuasion is solely at your discretion and deliberation. For your consideration we would like to offer The Black Trilogy- Crimes Against Humanity Part 2 and as always for those who are easily offended emotions will not be needed so please before entering check your feelings at the door.

 Naming Names

These culprits can be recognized by name, face, deed, nationality, or government as history speaks loudly regarding their identification. Everything has an origin or beginning, just as there cannot be a lie unless there is a liar to tell it. The lie starts with the telling of it not the conception of it, the conception reveals the intent. It is always the act, which is damaging, but the thought gives breath and motivation to the deceitful act. The deceit and causes of racism can generally be attributed to religion, deceit, greed, and insecurity manifested in slavery, discrimination, and fear.   

These crimes against humanity were introduced into America by Britain as a model of an aristocratic utopia for white Anglo-Saxon protestants of etiquette. Primarily envisioned by Britain and King James, the same sponsor of the King James Version of the holy bible, aided by European countries and monarchs to enrich themselves. Greed and wealth-building were the overwhelming factors. Murder, kidnap, and brutality were the methods. Exploitation, remorse, or humanity were not even an afterthought.

These conditions and aspirations set forth a calamity that is still prevalent four- hundreds plus years later. The names and intent associated cannot be separated from history nor the resulting atrocities which are interwoven with religion in general and Christianity in particular. Christianity was used as the moral justification and mitigating reason for self-pardoning their animalistic sensibilities for committing such diabolical acts of butchery. Just as their deceit, greed, and disgrace knew no limits nor did their depravity.  

Googling any King James bible verses about slavery and ponder how the bible has been systematically used to justify slavery sanctioned as the word of God. Scriptures interpreted and manipulated specifically to promote white superiority for whites to be worshipped as God-like to designate servants and heathens beneath them. Whiteness alone was interpreted to be the apex of the human species ordained to exploit and dismiss the black race primarily as being servants beneath animals.  The deception is that Noah cursed Canaan, who was black, to be a servant because Canaan’s father; Ham, who was also black, saw Noah’s drunken nakedness, had knowledge of Noah’s wife, or sexually violated Noah as Noah slept.

Logically speaking, if the cursed Canaan was black, then his father Ham was also black and so were Ham’s brothers being the pure seed of Noah which would have made Noah black. Hypothetical analysis of the story implies Ham being of pure seed of Noah was black and Ham’s brothers also being the pure seed of Noah were more likely made white to elevate their status and justify Ham’s lineage through Canaan as black slaves condemned to servitude. The racial disparity and distinctions between pure seeds does not accommodate separate races among Noah’s pure sons but instead bolsters the deceptive entitlements for slavery.

Conversely, if Ham were black then why did his color differ from Noah’s lineage of the same seed which was supposedly white, would they also have to be black too or Ham’s white color conveniently manipulated to justify black servitude. Noah displayed no such power until the day he curses the generations of Ham, because Noah got liquored up and was seen naked. It leaves a lot for the knowledgeable faithful to gullibly assume especially if Ham’s grave sin changed Ham’s skin color. If Ham had been white then, Canaan’s skin tone would have to be changed as well because he was already born.

 It is highly speculative since God curses and Jesus does not exclude from his blessings and salvation, then presumably even Canaan’s descendants should have received deliverance by Jesus after Noah’s curse. Are we to believe that Noah was elevated to God-like status to curse generations and after the fact his curse above Jesus’ salvation and teachings? Were slave masters then explicitly elevated to Christ-like status to be worshipped and obeyed as if they were God or just below Christ? Was this blasphemy run amok to further justify slavery yet adhere to Christian principles which allowed such savage atrocities?

Jesus is attributed as preaching to love thy neighbor as thyself, but evidently, the enslavement and oppression of other humans are not included in that concept among some so-called Christians even to this day. Maybe that was why it was essential to spread Christianity throughout the world to “lost sheep” to effectively enslave their minds so completely that even now the efforts and contamination persist beyond logical reasoning. The lie has become the doctrine and the doctrine has been embraced without analytical rationale.

Seems the further fulfillment of King James’ desire to elevate himself above Jesus has been sinisterly realized by sleight of hand interpretation to create unwitting followers of King James’ doctrine, not God’s.  King James sought immortality by having his version worshipped as the guidance to be practiced as religious law circumventing God and Jesus. Later a secondary utilization was most certainly creating a pure-blooded utopia for British colonization by exploiting an obedient black slave labor force controlled by religion to cultivate the land manufacturing crops and harvesting the resources in America.

 The psychological sorcery of an omnipresent invisible deity that demands absolute obedience and enduring suffering from us had to be superimposed over their motive for their justification and our submission. No wonder Christianity was essential to slavery at every turn to psychologically oppress Blacks and to arrogantly embolden white supremacists with their obligatory conjured up validation. Even the Catholic Church sanctioned, acquiesced, and participated in slavery to aid in their wealth accumulation. Only in 1965 did they declare it a dishonor to God and took a firm and sincere posture against slavery denouncing it.

History’s monumental deceit is that taxation without representation started the American Revolution, but unfavorable business terms were the reason when the British wanted a bigger cut of what they had bankrolled. The slave labor Britain sold at cost had no future cost accrued other than room and board. In addition, they commonly committed wanton abuses of the worst kind acquiring this slave labor which was more or less disposable and pure profit. The American Revolution was fought over profits from slavery, and not for taxation but the contract default arising from obligations regarding slavery, an armed renegotiation of sorts. It was essential for a higher return on investments on the seed money and resources which were provided. Commodity trading is a fair analogy for their business transactions as we will later learn.

History reveals at some point, twelve total sitting U.S. Presidents have owned slaves which is twenty-six percent of the total presidents throughout history.  Four of the first five. Sixty-six percent of the first eighteen Presidents spanning over approximately 70 years until 1859 owned slaves. Also, sixty-six percent or eight of the first twelve Presidents owned slaves while in office, despairingly including no less than the two biggest offenders that beacon of Democracy first President George Washington (317) and third President Thomas Jefferson (600+). That is the accurate reflection of the beginnings of the United States government and its perspective on slavery. Zachery Taylor was the last sitting President to own slaves while in the White House.  

Slave ownership concluded with President Grant prior to him holding office, but racial prejudices, abuses, and indifferences have undeniably continued with documented instances, utterances, and interpretations that more recently have included Presidents Nixon, Reagan, and Trump. The guarded thoughts and motivations revealed privately in select company can only be imagined but the public detrimental ramifications to blacks through legislative and monetary policy is a reality. It has always been the American way with discriminatory tolerances in the oval office and within every level of government and law enforcement.

 The history of the Supreme Court reflects Black representation and consideration poorly within America’s history. There have been seventeen Chief Justices and one hundred and four Associate Justices since 1789 and that is a total of one hundred and twenty-one Justices, but only two have been Black Justices. Most notably the beloved and renowned civil rights icon, The Honorable Thurgood Marshall in 1967 was the first black Justice, so that is only two in roughly a two hundred- and thirty-one-year span. Supreme Court decisions have historically been against black interest, sanctioned disparities, and have upheld racist practices.

George Wallace in 1963 challenged the federal government as Governor of Alabama protesting the desegregation of education. Student busing in the ’60s and ’70s became necessary and was met with staunch resistance against an opportunity for an equal education for the black population. The Iran Contra scandal was President Reagan and Oliver North’s ruse to illegally fund the overthrow of Manuel Noriega by racially and demographically designating cocaine infiltration in the Black community igniting the crack cocaine epidemic and eradicating decades of Black gains while initiating the criminality of Black crack cocaine addiction. When one form of racism or discrimination subsides or is no longer acceptable then another more covert and more effective method replaces it along with the ensuing justification.

Some forms of racism were transformed while others continued simmering beneath the collective consciousness in hopes of rising again once agitated to the surface. It was most recently disguised as a political movement of conservative values echoing Confederate ideology and stolen electoral representation of all things. The Confederacy dogma has persisted despite their defeat and treason against the United States. The civil war ended by the defeat of the Confederacy in 1865 only to linger as a southern legacy and their appalling heritage openly honored without much condemnation representative of a lingering tolerance and insult to Blacks directly and to the United States indirectly. Their flag was even taken along for an overthrow of the Capitol as a symbol of a foreign government takeover bogusly masquerading as patriotism. 

Where else can a loser be allowed to fly their banner and display monuments? The Confederate flag is a direct dissent against the Union’s victory and an embrace of a racist past symbolizing racism more than any other symbol in America. Unlike other wars, the Confederate flag represents only slavery, the only southern dispute of the war. The bigotry so deeply rooted and accepted that it has penetrated the military and government in name, action, and celebration. It took a full one hundred years for the 1965 Voting Rights Act to ensure and protect Black participation in politics and government while that defeated flag has not seen one day of prohibition.  

The Union’s protest of slavery was mostly due to the unfair economic practices and advantages created by slave labor that disproportionately enriched the southern states, although the Union also eagerly participated indirectly and profited from southern slavery. Remember that Grant was probably the most renowned general against the Confederacy and had slaves during the war but prior to his White House tenure as President.

After President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which he was assassinated for because of opposition, Andrew Johnson became President and refused to honor Gen. Sherman Field Order 15 pledging reparations in the form of forty acres and a mule for freed slaves in 1865.  Former slaves fought to ensure the Union’s victory, but the contribution was not compensated as promised and defaulted on assuring continued discrimination and generational poverty.

However, the 1862 Homestead Act gave free land for settlement, but that free land was given to immigrants as had been the practice as a starter kit for slave owners along with free slaves.  Native Americans received reparations, as well as Japanese for being held in internment camps, even countries that have been at war with the United States have received reparations, but not Blacks. There is no more a compelling reason or justification for blacks to receive compensation instead of the continued discrimination, systematic denial of humanity, and outright murder thru excessive use of force against Black men, women, and children.

After the Civil War, the Union most certainly equally promoted Jim Crow along with the confederacy south with America once again united by their racism. Confederate ideology marches on with racism at the helm because what else could there be disgracefully masquerading as southern pride.  The Confederate intent and persistence of racism have remained strong and just as recently as 2020 has been explicitly displayed to expose the enormous and robust support for its prominence with proud proclamations of its pervasive ignorance. 

Britain, France, Portugal, Dutch, and Spain along with America were some of the more prominent countries that participated and benefited greatly from slavery without any meaningful acknowledgment or compensation to blacks around the world. The Royal Family has even accumulated substantial wealth and tradition from the slave trade via their royal bloodline and the British empire. Maintaining the Royal family façade at its core is an ode to racism and superiority claims.  

Lord of London, Bank of London Barclays with trillions in assets, JP Morgan Chase, New York Life, Dupont, AIG, Aetna, Wells Fargo, Citibank, Bank of America, Brooks Brothers, Domino Sugar, New York Stock Exchange, Oxford, Dartmouth, Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, Yale, Brown, Rutgers, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Tiffany Co, Wachovia, Norfolk Southern, New York Life, Rothchild, Providence Bank, CSX, and many other companies, entities, or lineages from then still stand today enriched by their slave trade involvement.

It is likely and safe to assume that most entities with a long history were a benefactor of slavery. The Stock Market and Wall Street were heavily involved in the slave trade. Wall Street and the NYSE were established for the express purpose of slave trading operating lawfully by decree since December 14th of 1711 as the official slave vending site in New York sparking the building and expansion of the city. Most port cities were heavily dependent on slavery even in the north.  

The United States has indemnified itself from the jurisdiction of the International Tribunal and the International Criminal Court regarding its past of crimes against humanity as it relates to Blacks, slavery, and atrocities committed on American soil against Black captives. Any atrocities committed on American soil by law are beyond international jurisdiction and condemnation escaping liability. The United Nation General Assembly condemned Apartheid in Africa but the atrocities against Blacks in America has been largely ignored, insincere, and certain changes generally ineffectual.

 If taxation without representation was the reason for America’s revolt; can we not consider murder, forced slave labor without compensation, and systemic racism as a legitimate provocation for black protest? The unforeseen ramifications of the proliferation of slavery, political suppression, and racial discrimination throughout America have had the unintentional consequence of creating the seminal resistance that has prevailed from Blacks enraged by its atrocities to demand accountability for those atrocities.

Whites have not endured, nowhere near, comparatively the degree of suffering in which they have dispensed but are quick to bemoan and cry ouch when their privilege is diminished, or an election is not of their preference. Racism is a form of mental illness and discrimination is a form of cheating. Psychological journals officially classify racism as a mental disorder arising from insecurity and low self-esteem. Notwithstanding the need to cheat, cheating can be defined as a deliberate fraudulent subversion of fairness and morality by alterations of probabilities to gain success.  The realization then has to become an admission that without an unfair advantage their humanity is tremendously self-devalued bringing into question their level of perseverance and achievement without fraudulent concessions. Your advantage is keeping others at an exploited disadvantage.

White America never foresaw a day when the imbalance of their influence would diminish to the point where they would have to address their advantages and abuses in accordance with the scrutinizing consciousness of history and fairness. The crimes levied against Black humanity have been obvious and the perpetrating groups of benefactors have been identified but yet no liability has been meaningfully accepted or imposed for damages caused. Legally retribution is customary for damages suffered. Words are not as sufficient as actions and empty promises have been much more enduring than actual commitment.  

This conservative ideology wants to force acceptance of their deeds and their beliefs upon everyone as in the past and dismiss opposing views while declaring a clear conscience free from damages or redress.  The past would insinuate a present discontinuation. The conservative values façade long used to camouflage the absolute certainty of the atrocities committed and the participating parties leaves no doubt other than, what will be the remedy. The forcing of their racist principles and propensities upon others is in stark contrast to even God granting humanity freedom of choice of belief. This should now leave no choice but to force some redemptive principles upon yourself towards an equitable resolution by ideology, government, business, and institutional structure.  

CONFESSING FEAR.

The fear of a level playing field seems greater than the fear of repudiation of racism or historical condemnation for the carnages of your atrocities. The distress of reckoning with your historical malfeasance, which were so completely and appallingly applied, is deeply rooted in your reluctance for retribution and your forfeiture of advantage. It is difficult to visualize amends when contemplating that maybe with equality your advantage will evaporate or paranoia of the future when the demographics change. The fear is “it ain’t no fun unless you are holding the gun”.  

You fear a syndrome like the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon where you dread a non-white-dominated America may become just like you but towards you. When you firmly held the stick, you beat the “hell” out of minorities, specifically Black people, but now you imagine yourself slowly losing your grip begging for leniency and dismissal of grievances if the oppressed should ever hold the stick. It is an anxiety produced over the consequences, repercussions, and accountability for your nightmare of exploitation, cruelty, and oppression of the Black race.

Consumed fully by the draining burden and deception needed to maintain by any means necessary the portrayal of a sham supremacy that never existed, that was manufactured, and is increasingly ineffective. The fear even extends to a refusal to acknowledge the nightmarish realization that you could have ever espoused such evil that it nauseates your very consciousness igniting your furious denials despite your history’s revulsive accuracy. Denial of the truth does not diminish the truth and perhaps you are what your record says you are, at least history says so.

Fearing looking into the mirror and reconciling your past with your current refusal to acknowledge the advantages you received and the damages it has caused only aggravates the problem and delays the solution. The time has come to settle the four-hundred-year-old accrued debt and recognize that the benefits of the advantages unjustly created for yourself must be justly shared and available to all. The change must be a diametrical shift from the absolved systemic discrimination, deliberate persecution, and calculated economic disadvantages committed against Blacks to specifically including Blacks recommendations for the remedy and promotion of prosperity for the damages of our prolonged racial exploitation.

 If you do something outstanding you want recognition and a parade so if your deed is not so great, then why would that not be allowed to be acknowledged and exposed as well. Imagine if a competing team electronically stole signals, took PEDs (performance enhancement drugs), blatantly had the rules or officiation rigged to their advantage, or any number of other methods used to cheat and influence victory or glorify themselves at your team’s detriment then surely those gains would be resented, deemed illegitimate, and in need of adjustment to ensure a level playing field. That is what everyone should be equally allotted, a level playing field where a standard measurement is applied equally for self-actualizing opportunities and accomplishments without exemption.

 You cannot be fearful when your actions have caused your fear, it is called cause and effect or intentional. If you were not bellyaching when you committed the act, then do not bellyache when you are exposed, and the sanctions become due. You enjoyed the meal, now pay the bill. Reparations have to be recognized as a deserved remedy for combat services rendered, harm done, injustices practiced, and thefts committed.

Blacks have experienced them all without fair and equal compensation. It is morally reprehensible that these crimes against Black humanity continue to persist, are minimized, and dismissed. The time has come to soothe the outcry from the rampages and ravishes that sully all that America claims to stand for and promote around the world but does not practice on American soil claiming immunity, ignorance, or statute of limitations. Crimes against humanity have no statute of limitations or immunity.

 To categorize an action, then examine the action devoid of name or race, and if it is disgraceful and inexcusable, label it as such and assign the culprit to be held accountable and prescribe a remedy to be enforced. When it is time to put a name on it, name names and add up the deeds.  Grades, credit rating, criminal record, career stats and rankings, designations, and accomplishments a few widely accepted measurements of you being what your past record says you have been. They represent accepted systems of acknowledgment and accountability as do reparations.

If you had not committed your action, then there would not have been a reaction created. To make your fear more palatable than your atrocities in this case, fear should not be a state of anxiety but an acronym and a pledge to black people of Freedom, Equality, Atonement, and Reparations.  Then redress for damages by the offending parties should be made forthcoming without complaint or compromise.

 

Thurston K. Atlas

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Black Trilogy- Crimes Against Humanity Part 1

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The Black Trilogy- Crimes Against Humanity Part 1 

 

Welcome to when playtime is over, our goal is to stimulate thought and conversation, not to convert your perspective. Any persuasion is solely at your discretion and deliberation. For your consideration we would like to offer The Black Trilogy- Crimes Against Humanity Part 1 and as always for those who are easily offended, emotions will not be needed so please before entering check your feelings at the door.

 Absolute Certainty

According to Google, crimes against humanity are defined as acts that are purposefully and systematically committed against an individual civilian or an identifiable part of a civilian population. These crimes are specified as extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortion, and other sexual violence, in addition to persecution on political, religious, racial, and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons, and the inhumane act of knowingly inflicting any of these atrocities.

If such crimes are first to be proven, then let us not use the highest burden of proof used in a criminal trial which is beyond a reasonable doubt, but even beyond that where an absolute certainty can be applied without any doubt. History bears witness to the overwhelming evidence that has been left littered throughout time for over four hundred fifty years just in America. There is no doubt about the elements of these savagely immoral crimes, their vicious intent, or their subsequently devastating impact. The identity of these perpetrators and their oppressed victims are clear with the damages being astronomical.

The implementation, commission, and racist repercussions can be factually demonstrated and traced back to even the highest levels of society and government as being common practice. These actions and pervasive practices have attempted to be disguised and minimized by history and history itself altered to conceal and protect the guilty, but the evidence remains obvious and cannot be justified, denied, nor defied.

These crimes were widespread in national and global magnitude. They were arbitrarily executed in a deliberate and methodical manner enforced by brutally ruthless acts of violence and murder with America having an insatiable appetite and thirst for slavery along with Britain. Is it not pompous and sarcastic that these two countries would hold themselves up to being above reproach and being of the highest character, etiquette, and civility but savagely were the major vendors of slave atrocities? Even beyond the grasps of slavery, America exterminated prosperous and aspiring groups of blacks and their opportunities ensuring generational poverty and educational inadequacies. Murder, lynching, intimidation, and miseducation as well as systemic discriminations sanctioned by law served this purpose well.

Public hangings were the stuff picnics were made of and “coon” hunting was a favorite pastime where black men were chased by dogs and killed for sport comparable to whites casually hunting raccoons. These were twisted forms of entertainment and fun for racist whites. Public whippings and “buck breaking” were leisurely deterrents to discourage defiance and extinguish hope. Blacks were to be kept in their place of despair despite white’s claims of Christianity or any hint of humanity.

The forced exclusion from protections and opportunities effectively eliminated blacks from the possibility of prosperity. The prosperity created was solely for the economic exploitation of blacks to contribute to white’s societal benefit and wealth accumulation. Acts of murder, genocide, massacre, and summary executions were indiscriminately and brutally applied to reinforce white superiority and maximize black compliance thereby ensuring a free labor force that could literally be worked to death for the slave owner’s benefit. Working conditions or worker’s rights were not a consideration and complaints ill-advised.

This enslavement, exclusion, and exploitation of life and liberty were at the sole discretion of the slave master by law.  Psychological conditioning along with physical restraints were mainly what achieved and maintained this position of dominance. Escape seemed futile and routinely as a reminder public torture was used to deter other slaves from any hope of escape other than by death. The slaves’ imprisonment and hopelessness were compounded by geographical captivity considering where would they run, in which direction, and how far would they get trying to escape before their dark skin tone alone would raise suspicion and capture.

Still today escape is elusive from the summary judgments, disproportionate imprisonments, discriminatory housing, economic suppression and poverty, and roadside executions which are still an incredibly sad reality for blacks. The more modern tools are employed through the criminal justice system being discriminatory and unequally applied, the bail bond system economically and socially prejudiced; healthcare, rehab, and diversion programs biased; jail sentencing abnormal, and by routine roadside executions of blacks by law enforcement with a predisposition to resort to deadly force and racial profiling.

Now the abuse and indifference for black life is demonstrated, vindicated, and institutionalized with this more modern twist perfectly suitable for denial with claims of progressive changes which seek plausible deniability, ethnic adjudication, and cultural immunity. Given the extent of its intrinsic foundation, persistent continuation, and frequent manifestation are we to be cajoled or duped into believing racism is no longer practiced. The harsh reality of selective enforcement of laws and dis-qualifying stipulations against blacks are systematically designed to reject blacks at every facet of society.  

Limited access and opportunity regulates the number of Blacks who can enjoy that which is taken for granted by others as their entitlement and normal progression of wealth accumulation. The lingering subtleties of psychological damage, intentional miseducation, and racial recriminations are constant obstacles to be overcome. A black person is unqualified while a white person is a candidate for training or internship. A black person is a drug addict by choice while a white person has a disease addicted by medical predisposition. A black person commits a crime while a white person makes a mistake for the same offense. A black person must be locked away to protect society when a white person is a prime candidate for rehabilitation and second chances or given the benefit of the doubt.

Perception is reality and the historical reality has been that there is no act too horrendous against a black person when committed by a white person. Rape, forced pregnancy, and what amounts to gorilla pimping has been historically used to defile the black woman and justified by her supposedly insatiable appetite and animalistic desire for sex. Sexual crimes against black women by white slave owners were just the way business was done notwithstanding the degenerate slave master’s predatory nature. It was justified because she was just property and the virtuous white woman above exposure to such despicable predatory sexual desires.

It would be inconceivable that the bond between mother and child would be so casually severed by the sale and forced separation of families except for considering the lack of humanity of the perpetrators. Without regard to the pain either suffered, the black human property had no feelings or bond which needed to be considered. The detachment from the family unit by black males was reinforced by the forcible transfer of children, siblings, and spouses without a moment’s notice. The emasculation of the black male was preferred, blacks were by legal decree a commodity to be sold or dealt with without regard except for their value as free labor and breeding.

No race of people in America has been treated as gruesomely for as long as the black race. No race has had a society built upon their backs in such a manner as the black race without significant participation in the benefits. No race has had the law of the land orchestrated against their existence and humanity as brutally and blatantly as the black race has. The suffering has been long and harsh with the effects still fully observable today in every aspect of society.

The hateful and righteous indoctrination of discrimination has been such an insidious force in the DNA of America that those who have benefited the most and practiced it vigorously fail to recognize or acknowledge the advantages provided them as a result of slavery and racism. They further refuse to accept the generational impairment and destruction it continues to have on black lives in addition to providing their own white privilege.

No other race of people who have been the victims of such extreme oppression are expected to exhibit Stockholm Syndrome to the doctrines, symbols, and traditions of their oppressors after supposedly being freed from them. The beloved American Flag, the Star-Spangled Banner, and the very moral blueprint known as the United States Constitution are things that blacks fought and died for but were expressly excluded from the benefits and protections of. The lunacy of honoring the blunt force instruments and ideologies immorally used to historically bludgeon the black race is only exceeded by the outrage of those reluctant to understand black’s refusal to continue to do so.

After the American Revolution with the establishment of the United States, the British flag held no expectation of allegiance or authority America was bound to honor. After the Nazi Regime fell there was no expectation of forgiveness and allegiance to the Third Reich by the Jewish population who were so barbarically tortured and killed. Appropriately there is no time or distance which is too great for the accountability of Nazi war criminals for their crimes against humanity which rightfully cannot go unpunished.  America has expressed no limit to the outrages committed in other countries while America remains oblivious to America’s deeds where blacks are concerned. However, after the carnage Blacks have endured at the hands of America there is still an expectation that we should honor these instruments of oppression without reservation equally as the white benefactors and our oppressors would.

Their history, as well as the Confederate Flag, opposes the very humanity and freedom of the black race but in this day and time, blacks are expected to honor or tolerate these as if they had applied to us in a beneficial manner. None less than the United States Constitution quantified a black person by LAW as three-fifths of a human being. It has continued with the theory of eugenics and in most of our lifetime expressed where a black man was deemed not even smart enough to quarterback a football team or suitable for a college education.

The founding principles of equality, freedom, and opportunity were never meant to include or apply to Black people. Nor was the U.S. Constitution, Pledge of Allegiance, Protection under the Law, Economic Prosperity, or Social Respectability to be afforded Black people, but our allegiance to and defense of them are required, expected, and has been proven. Our life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have yet to be delivered unabated by racism and brutality.

Love it or leave it is the cliché, but the love for us is not equivalent to the love required from us. The forced elimination of our roots and culture makes leaving problematic especially when we contributed so much. Blacks were here before the influx of European immigrants and contributed more to its wealth than those who would send us back to where we come from while denouncing their own return to their origins. Those who would claim these entitlements lack the sweat equity or seniority in this country compared to Blacks. Blacks were forced to this land, but whites chose this land for the vast wealth and opportunities that Blacks directly or indirectly provided.

White ownership of everything imaginable and their way of life has been subsidized by their exploitation of Blacks and others in a twisted demented form of highjacked affirmative action minus the required discrimination experience. Still the extent, benefits, and longevity of white privilege has not proven to be sufficient. With that massive of a privileged subsidy, they still have the audacity to expect those oppressed not to seek equitable treatment and opportunities not to mention an end to systemic racism. The fruits and benefits from racism are comparable to the grandest of larcenies of receiving stolen property for which the owner should be reimbursed in equal value of what was taken, or the stolen goods returned.

The actions of these murderous thieves have been historically identified for the record but not yet held accountable by legal or financial decree. From the introduction of Blacks to this land; there has been political persecution, dismissive human rights, omission from the voting system, restrictions in the governing elements of society, wealth suppression, as well as derogatory stereotypical perceptions and misrepresentations. Injustices are still prevalent today with obstacles in the voting, wealth, and governing processes.

The moral corruption of white privilege combined with the fundamental obsession with greed has created a moral justification anointed by religion and granted from God. This alleged religious zeal along with conservative values are used as vindication for their disguised greed which greatly contributed to their clear conscious allowing some of the most heinous crimes committed against humanity anywhere and at any time. The resulting righteous morality stands in opposition to the self-proclaimed white virtue of God-fearing worshippers instead exposing their money worshipping and blood-thirsty tendencies cloaked in religion.  

Religious assimilation and indoctrinations have been intentionally used as a psychological tool to placate and control Blacks. It is a forced adaptation and embrace of perspectives that serve to contort our minds with obedience, hope, and tolerance. We are left seeking a salvation that has eluded us but enriched and emboldened the white expectations of privilege and superiority. These religious inclinations and symbolisms have perpetuated white supremacy and black inferiority due to the written and visual perversions and manipulations of their presentation and acceptance. These influences have been thoroughly effective by contaminating the hearts, minds, and justifications of those who have committed racial oppression and have been victims of this oppression.

The world’s wealth-generating commodity has been Black slave labor on a global scale whereby many countries’ and organizations’ wealth can be attributed to black suffering. The damage from legally sanctioned racial discrimination and suppression of education along with the lack of quality of that education can never be understated, exaggerated, or casually dismissed. Remember it was illegal for blacks to learn to read which maintained the uneducated heathen narrative and the black disadvantage. Mutilation, murder, and brutality have now been replaced by a subtle structured depravity reflected in the lack of fair economic considerations, lack of educational integrity, law enforcement use of excessive force, prejudicial incarceration rates and durations, discriminatory housing, usurious bank loans, higher insurance rates, unconscionable unemployment rates, health care inadequacies, minimal black business investments or empowerment, and generational poverty.

The above-documented history and methods of crimes against the humanity of Blacks can no longer be justified, ignored, denied, or minimized. Those whites, assimilating immigrants who self-identify as white, and even Blacks must now educate themselves on the crimes, thefts, robberies, appropriations, seizures, and deceptions to ask themselves with an honest and comprehensive examination of the facts what conclusions can be drawn and what reflection does that have on the treatment of blacks in America.

If you cannot envision it from a black perspective then what would you or your identifying subgroup think, do, or tolerate without protest or resistance if this were your history in America. Some from other nationalities that have come here have also assumed the white supremacy discriminatory perspective of white America to assimilate and subjugate their own cultures while compounding the racial problem for blacks. Is this the proud history of America to make America great again that is now espoused by some or some other period of time that did not include the racism which has always been present? The future can not be found in the past and with a past like America’s what manner of person would want to return to it where only white males were of any consequence and savagery abound.

Imagine yourself, white America, yielding to such nonsense without protest or call for change. After all, the founding fathers never experienced this kind of vicious oppression but were certainly purveyors of it. Unjust treatment and coerced economics are why there was a revolt called the American Revolution which led to the founding of this country or in other words America reneging on payment terms to Britain, not taxation without representation. By principle, the government of America was charged with ensuring these atrocities were not permitted but instead institutionalized them for monetary gain and black human detriment. They were not alone in promoting these atrocities being accompanied by most long-tenured businesses and institutions in this country. They too are responsible for the ravages and should be financially brought to account for the resolution of their actions and participation.   

The Bill of Rights regarding the protection of individual liberties did not extend to Blacks and most certainly not fairly when it did, specifically Amendment IV to be secure in person and place, Amendment V due process of law, and Amendment VIII freedom from cruel and unusual punishment. The United Nations under its basic principles and guidelines on claims to a remedy, which include five categories, has sanctioned the right to reparations for victims from the offending party. The crimes against humanity perpetrated against blacks necessitate compensatory and punitive damages acknowledging as the restitution a restorative material obligation of redress. Reparations insinuate a more jovial oversite of payments owed but should include judicial, societal, and institutional adjustments to the abuses and violations. Either way, it would seem that redress and compensation are well overdue and of that, we can be absolutely certain.

Disclaimer: This not to claim that simply being white specifically makes accusations of participation in slavery or racism but to generally state that whites were the predominant identity and benefactors of those who did participate and oppress in America by demographic distinction. It is not a comprehensive indictment just an overwhelming observation of historical fact, not all but many since there have always been white allies as well. Many did participate but all benefited by skin tone association as an extension of white privilege.

  

Thurston K. Atlas

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