Monday, December 26, 2011

A Kwanzaa greeting and lesson...

Kwanzaa is just a conveniet post-xmas retailing scheme hatched by the FBI snitch Ron Karenga. Hallmark makes Kwanzaa cards. Its revolutionary relevance begins and ends there.

Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 by an erstwhile radical named Ron Karenga (a.k.a. Dr. Maulana Karenga). Karenga was a founder of United Slaves, a violence-talking cultural nationalistic rival to the Black Panthers and a COINTELPRO front for the FBI.

During the 60s, the FBI encouraged the most comically extreme Black cultural nationalist organizations in order to discredit and split the left. The more preposterous the organization, the better. Using that criterion, Karenga's United Slaves stood at the top of the heap.

Despite popular historical notions that conflate all the Black activists of the '60s, the Black Panthers were not racist 'Afro' supremacists. They did not promote armed revolution. But those were the FBI-inspired central planks of Karenga's United Slaves. Karenga's United Slaves were simply dashiki-sporting wannabe fascists, who gleefully gunned down Black Panthers and other Black Leftists while adopting absurd, manufactured "African" names.

J. Edgar Hoover could not have wished for a better crew of brothas.
Comrade William PLEASANT

Friday, December 23, 2011

Some Commie Christmas Reflections 2011...

I have worked like a mad dog for a month on a research project.
I expected to get paid for my labor today. Unfortunately, my
clients skipped town for the holidays. I will get my check, no
doubt, but I must wait until AFTER CHRISTMAS.

"Good grief! B-B-But I have been a good boy. I ate my broccoli and brushed my
teeth every day. Why am I being punished by St. Nicholas? It's not fair..."

I failed. I hate to fail.
Failure today looks like not being able to "celebrate"
Christmas in the appropriate manner. This is depressing to me now.

I missed the retailer-designated target of December 25th.
So, now I must suffer the social indignities that come with
blowing my lines in a kindergarten costume pageant.

Phuck this schitt!

My problem is that I have allowed alien class,
consumer fetishism to drive me to the brink of suicide.
Jingle Bells have made me forget who the hell I am.
I am a revolutionary intellectual!
And the emmen-effen enemy can stick that in its Christmas stocking!

Comrade William PLEASANT

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ron Paul, I see you!

B-Movie Reflections 2011

By Comrade Sekou Osei

 America has become just another "B" movie, where people live in fantasy lands,        where all you have to do is disconnect from reality,
                  and just feel good,
      through positive thinking, where you don't need to read
                                   to understand life and living,
                                          where you just need nice pictures and imagery,
                      your life
                      doesn't need an
                   to gather a greater clarity.

      Now all the people need is the fake warmth of American exceptional feel good.
      persons never have achieved much of anything and thus they want you
             that they are exceptional people,
             because of the loquaciousness of their
                            empty altruism.
             Where accommodating selective amnesia is not selling out,
             but getting in your deeper spiritual self.
             For it's the most important thing that can change the world
                            and your conditions, by deeply meditating
                                              in the deepness of your navel
                            and achieving as some would argue "wisdom"
            Where life has become an old useless amusement park,
            where only words have any importance 
                                 as we smile
                                 at the old and peeling paint
                                 as we celebrate the colors
                                 and pretend that they are very
              As a people without power,
                 we are encouraged against interracial sex 
                     because we were forced here not to work
                         and make profits for white colonial capitalist,
                                         but to give sex.
             Thus we fall in love with a Black Concubine of Corporates Capital, thus
                      our children by them.
                      So they say.....
            thus that they only understand our relation to history,
            we have become the prudent adolescents, never to grow up.
            Where people understand kingdoms a thousand years ago,
            in reality before Black-was-Black,
            and we don't know or understand yesterday,
            where history is the celebration of non-existent memories
            and not the harsh practice of history for real power.

            Life has become a
                    colorful tea party of an African revolution
                           of the mind, and not much else.....
                                    But, never the "state."  
            Where, time is spent hours with old woman with terrible false teeth
            who smoke cheap cigarettes trying to convince them that they are
            African queens
            in another life, and pretend that we are educating
            them about this
           For it cannot be accepted that they just don't care, for they celebrated the
           pragmatism of a slave as they pass out tracts like dogmatic Christian Nigerians,
           whose pacifist moral grounding let them celebrate the brutal Black men in uniform,
           in Buffalo soldier platoons.

           Whose art and culture has declined to a point where they can
           only produce
                  "Soap-operas" over-done and over-acted
                    in Black face.
      Where we all become so proud of Black men elected to office, who just carry out
      The role of a corporate harlot, for white people of money,
       i.e., the children of former
                              slaves masters;
                                         "But he be articulate...."
      Where, Ebonee queens in colorful headdresses can only give you a Multi-level
      marketing scam to upward mobility. To be Cliff and Mutha Fukin Clair Hunstable in
      dashiki's with eight middle class kids.
                       Where they explain away the reality,
                               we all just need to be positive
      because we are polished and articulate, thus an African King of yesteryear.
      Thus, our crowd has only become culturally conscious entertainers,
      hoping to sell the CD.
      For the thing that we have come to achieve is our spiritual love
                   of the depth of our navel,
                       and we repeat the wisdom as if it's real, for the powers only give one
                       ticket to a "B" movie.

                               History is on our side, but not time.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Is Frantz Fanon in the house?

On December 6, 1961, FRANTZ FANON died in
Bethesda, Maryland, in the custody of the CIA.

Frantz Fanon (July 20, 1925 – December 6, 1961) was a Martinican physician and revolutionary philosopher. He was the father of synthetic Marxian cultural analysis as applied to the colonized people of the world. In academic circles, Fanon is known as a radical existential humanist thinker who delved into the blood-soaked horror of race and class and elucidated their relationships to the dialectical  figure/ground paradox of subjectivity in the midst of social revolution. Among progressive activists and cultural workers, Frantz Fanon is actively studied as the epitome of the righteous intellectual, who cast aside his bourgeois privilege to actively participate in the armed overthrow of French rule in Algeria. Moreover, his written works have stirred and inspired millions of students for five decades all over the world.

“Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.”--FRANTZ FANON 
Celebrate Comrade Dr. Frantz Fanon now and forever!
--William PLEASANT/Sekou OSEI

Is Frantz Fanon in the house?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Why no 'People-of-Color' in the OWS Movement?


Why aren't Latinos and Blacks embracing the OWS movement?

Well, because we have been occupying the sewers of US society for several centuries and resisting, while most cornfed white liberals and social dems have stood aside and watched. The very question is the essence of offay narcissism. Try this answer: The OWS Movement is not a revolutionary activity. White folks deciding to do open-air marshmallow roasts in defiance to Monopoly Capitalism just has very little social attraction in The 'HOOD.

To the extent that Latino and Black and Native and Asian peoples' expressions of political resistance are currently INSTITUTIONALIZED in the US, those expressions are more radical and more sharply defined than anything articulated by today's  bands of white park sitters so far. Why should so-called People-of-Color go RIGHT?

On the operative level, why should we colored folks believe that non-violent civil disobedience can produce structural change in America's current ruling order (overthrow) when we have already torched cities on behalf of justice, fairness and human rights (mild reform)? Do not forget that the teargas and rubber bullets and other machines of militarized policing were quality tested on colored flesh first--from The West Bank to Chicago's Westside.

In OWS, we see White Middle America embracing mass street theatre. That is a good thing. We applaud that, as anyone who would do so upon witnessing a crawling child taking its first steps. Bravo! But the child had to learn from those who can walk. Will the OWS follow the leadership of the organic US political resistance? The answer to that question will determine the movement's failure or success.

The question is not whether we will join OWS but whether OWS will join us. We are already in motion. OWS is either standing still or going home to the suburbs to lick its wounds in perfectly white excepitionalistic fashion. OWS simply has no means to lead People-of-Color. No pseudo-sociological, multi-culturalistic moralizing can avoid that fact. There is simply no way of attracting Blacks and Latinos to OWS by promising a more comfortable political (and military, by the way)  cul-de-sac. Nope, we homeboys and homebettes are smarter than that.

For example: The OWS folks have failed so far to even articulate a strategy that challenges America's two-party electoral political mindfuck. There is nothing attractive about that for Black and Latino people who live in fear every day in their living rooms (if they are lucky enough to have a living room). They see no utility in facing the same terror on  a city hall lawn. There is NO POWER in the Occupy Wall Street Movement. And there never will be power until it ( the un-colored) follows the fury of the historical resisting and rising class.