Category Archives: Tackling Racism

BWS2.0 tackles the issues of racism and white supremacy in an intelligent discourse while providing solutions that make sense.

Racism is Magic

The title of this article is a little bit frustrating, even for me. It’s problematic because it seems to suggest that racism isn’t real. That is because I personally do not believe in magic. I believe there is science that is not yet understood, and some people might regard that as magic but I don’t. Magic could also be defined as occult (“hidden”) knowledge; the veracity of which could be debated.

It is my belief that magic does exist but it exists as an idea in our minds. When people pay to see a magician they’re paying for a show based on the idea of magic. Their belief in magic aids in the illusion. The idea absolutely exists but how many people actually “do” magic? How much does an idea in our minds affect reality?

The truth is that magic absolutely can affect reality because what it affects is a person’s mind. You may not believe magic exists outside of mind bending illusions but there are people who absolutely believe in magic. If a person is able to indirectly affect reality they may consider that magic.

For the purposes of this article I’m not going to argue what magic is or whether or not it’s real. Rather, the point is that depending on who you are, magic is real or not real…. to you. Magic, therefore affects different people. It is not universal. It is relative. Plenty of people honestly don’t believe in magic because they’ve never seen it work.  Other people are convinced it exists and that they have seen it work. And in some cases you can say “yes, that’s what you saw but no it wasn’t magic”.

A lot of white people are absolutely convinced that racism doesn’t exist. To them, it is like the illusionary magic that simply done to trick you. Because they don’t believe they are racist, it is much harder for them to believe that others are. So if there is another explanation they are more likely to believe that explanation rather than racism. At the same time they may believe that what black people experience isn’t racism but rather a coincidence that we misinterpret due to our belief that racism exists.

Example of this… You got passed over for a job that you feel like you should have gotten. The person who got the job was white. Racism? It could be but only if the employer is a practitioner of racism. If they’re not an alternative explanation is far more likely. Maybe they knew that person. Maybe they simply have a better relationship with that person. Maybe they feel closer to that person because of similar interests. Maybe they think that person is more attractive. Maybe that person is nicer to them. All of these explanations can be true if the person is racist or if they’re not. Black people are not racist if they are more attracted to other black people. Therefore whites are not racist just because they might be more attracted to other white people. It’s not that you’re racist or prejudice but that you are most attracted to that which resembles yourself or your “ideal”. Your “ideal” isn’t racist if it happens to be a idealistic image of your own “race”.

Attraction follows exposure. The more you are exposed to something the more attraction or repulsion you may feel based on your experiences. Those who are more likely to be racist are those with the least amount of exposure to members of another race and those who, what limited experiences they have are bad. Many people of all races are attracted to Asian culture because of martial arts, anime, and popular Asian cuisine. Because of that, maybe without our realizing it, we’re less likely to have bad feelings towards Asians or be prone to a lot of negative stereotypes. At the same time it is very possible that even with exposure you can still be racist or have views that are racially dubious. In this case it is likely that the quality of the exposure was very poor. For example, you “know black people” because you have black people that work for you. And you assume that their professional persona holds nothing back.

Racism is often confused with prejudice which accepts stereotypes which are most likely created by racists for the purpose of programming the masses, like a magic show, to believe they “know black people” because of what they see on TV which reinforces stereotypes to the point that the police racially profile the same way that employers racially profile. Just because it isn’t reported doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Generally, that’s not something you want to tell people. At the same time, not every case is racism because more common than racism or sexism is something called favoritism. Why is this person your favorite? Because they’re white? No…. that would only allow them to beat out black candidates. Often these decisions are made because they are friends or relatives or the friends of relatives or the relatives of friends. And because we are typically outside the social circles of a lot of white people (because its difficult to integrate beyond class borders) we are not typically benefited by favor. But this could look very racist depending on how much favoritism is involved in hiring practices. And at the end of the day, how much do you care about facts when you didn’t get the job?

Racism is magic because it’s real and at the same time it can also be in the eye and mind of the beholder. What seems racist to me may not be racist to you. And what may be racist to you may not be racist to the person who you think is being racist. The more a magician thinks that magic is real the more cases of magic they will report being responsible for, just like the more a person believes in miracles the more they will experience events that they deem miraculous. Race, is unfortunately not the only class separator. You could be favored by your skin to one person and favored by your body shape to another.  And at the end of the day it is going to be very difficult to tell someone to stop doing something they aren’t doing. Because even though it absolutely exists and is felt, getting it wrong makes racism look more like the kind of magic that doesn’t exist.

Jonathan Sinclair
Black Wall Street 2.0

 

 

Slavery 2.0

There’s a lot of talking about what we’re not doing. People want to explain why we’re not more successful as a group. The truth is that there are a lot of factors mostly related to socio-economics. Racism is a contributing influence but cannot be blamed totally.

We can blame an action but we have to account for our reaction.

It is important that we understand the game, the system, whatever you want to call it. It has rules. You can cheat but you run the risk of the system catching you. You can minimize risk the same way an investor does.  Whether business is legitimate or not you’ll find that risk in all situations is minimized by the amount of intelligence you apply.

Often criminal business gets transformed into legitimate business as it evolves because the criminals influence the law so that the law protects their gains.

Our interest at BWS2.0 is only on the legitimate side of business. However, we do have to, at some point, recognize how it is effected by the other side. What Europeans have been able to do in the US is evolve slavery and racism to a higher level. What does that mean?

It means you can offer free shipping on a product if you add the cost to the product itself. Sure, the product is more expensive but psychologically people see the word FREE and think you have saved them from paying the cost of shipping.

The cost of owning a slave can be similarly transferred. Instead of paying for the slaves basic necessities you simply give the slave the money to take care of this themselves. Instead of owning a plantation an investor can simply own pieces of multiple companies. Of course the employees at these companies may be members of all races but within these companies there may be racial bias and even before black people are accepted into positions that offer better pay they have to more so conform and assimilate as well as pay the cost of a college education.

It’s no longer about keeping you on one man’s plantation. It’s now more about keeping you in your own neighborhoods and projects and ghettos. It’s about controlling how much money you can potentially earn and what you’ll do with it.

When you analyze the cost of living versus the cost of education, starting a business, buying a home, and other costs, you find that the more money you have the easier your life will be and the easier you can make more money. Many will say this works because of compound interest. I say this works because of “Soylent Green”. In other words… the rate that money increases is largely due to the way the system grinds up the poor to increase the portfolio value of the rich. Remember that the object of any business is to make money and the object of a corporation is not to employ you but to make as much money as it can for its investors. It cannot be expected to care about anyone when it has this purpose.

The more money you put into the system the more it grinds people and the more it pays you in return. The idea you can be successful in the system without participating in the system is simply not reality. You may not realize it, but when your money leaves your hands, it goes places. And some of those places that money goes will add to the oppression of you and your family. It is inevitable.

The only way to beat this system is to use it wisely in a way that invests in a new system and in players that are less oppressive or more “progressive”. This is not a cure. It is a healthier diet; meaning, that this is going to lessen our problems over time. This may be the long game and many people understandably don’t have the patience for it. However, the long game is the only one that will work in the long run.

Changing the world means putting better people in charge. It’s not as sexy as war is, but it is far more strategic and we have to stop playing checkers with people who are playing chess with us. We have to bet money on ourselves and help each other be more successful instead of comparing ourselves to our brother and judging our own self-worth by how other employees are doing. We have to help each other get ahead. If you’re in a higher position, help someone else under you get to a higher position. You think they aren’t doing the same? They’re not playing by the same rules.

The criminal who has achieved power makes the rules to protect their gains.

The new underground railroad has to be upgraded and evolved too. See… we have to realize that our chains will always evolve as long as the same type of people are in power. Therefore the fight for freedom has to evolve too. We cannot live in the pages of our history books. It’s important to know how our fight began and what we did to fight back. However, the answers must be born of current thinking. Old thinking has already been planned and accounted for.

 

Pseudo Racism

I want to talk about something I call pseudo-racism. This isn’t to take away from the aspects of racism that are clearly racist. However, all racism isn’t racist at its source. Pseudo-racism, in my opinion, refers to the idea that someone is using racism to hide their true agenda.  They aren’t the ones who carry out their agenda. Therefore, it looks and smells like white supremacy when below the surface they don’t care about white or black.

The race card is part of the game, not the whole game. The game is Monopoly.

There are a lot of people who say “IDGAF” and often times… that’s not true. They just don’t want you to know they are emotionally impacted. It’s a defense mechanism. The farther you are from a person in terms of relationship the less you care what happens to them. This is true about anyone whether we use race as an identifier or not.

When we don’t feel connected to someone we aren’t going to care about them like we would someone we feel connected to. It doesn’t make us racist if that person happens to be a different race. In fact, considering the race of a person is typically something racists do.

The degree that you care reflects the degree you are connected.

I’m not racist but I’m not going out of my way to make white friends. And nor would I expect them to go out of their way to make black friends. But that’s because I don’t go out of my way to make friends at all. But not knowing us is an easy way to not care about us and vice versa except we justify our lack of care because of all they, collectively, have done to us. This fixes nothing.

My children have white friends because they live across the street, but we live in a black community so they are connected simply based on shared geography. And that experience will benefit both of them.

Without that experience they might be ignorant to each other’s differences and similarities.

There are people who have absolutely no connection to us at all, even from an ideological perspective. So they simply don’t care. They don’t even care enough to hate us. Hatred requires time and energy. You have to think about the person you hate. Those who typically hate us are those who directly compete against us for jobs (survival). That competition creates a negative connection. However, there are other people who only see the potential of this larger collective competition. This is that higher level racist that sees white women having babies with black men as a threat. However, on another level there are people who will intentionally surround a black man with white women because of the influence they want to have over that man and his wealth. You can say this is racist but what if they do the same thing for the same reason, regardless of race? From antiquity people have married and given their daughter’s in marriage based on wealth and power. And there are plenty of whites who associate being black with not having wealth or power so why would they want that for their children? By saying “that’s not racist” aren’t we minimizing racism? Not at all. When racial tensions are high we need to be more clear about what racism actually is so that we’re not inadvertently feeding negative images and stereotypes that have no power outside of what we give them.  Lack of clarity only leads to misunderstanding which makes conflict easily provoked. And in order for us to focus on the work we need to do to combat real racism and white supremacy we cannot get sidetracked fighting battles that were never necessary to begin with.

The fact that these ideas get tied to race should be filed under “generalization” and “stereotyping”. It’s only racism when you use your superior position to act upon these stereotypes to keep people of that race from equal opportunities for success. We all stereotype but we aren’t all racists.

When people talk about class the general masses don’t always see how important class is to those who believe they are at the top. And sometimes those at the top don’t even realize how much better they think they are than those at the bottom. So while you think they don’t care because you’re black, MAYBE they don’t care because you’re a member of the lower class. You just happen to be black.

Understanding how class fits in is important because the powerful elite class have a long history of manipulating people against each other.  The best way to manipulate poor whites and keep them from attacking the rich is to distract them with a bigger target. Black people and Mexicans. They are influenced to be afraid as if they must fight to the death over a limited amount of resources which are actually the scraps from the table of the wealthy elite. Even though the CEO is making 10-20 times more than 2 employees at the same level, they will spend most of their energy in competition with each other, not necessarily trying to get to the CEO’s level even though he has way more to do with their situation than the person they’re competing with. They just want to win against each other.

Police Officers are not rich. They’re not highly paid. They are often the children of even poorer whites who, because their parents had to suffer not having the American Dream because of government freebies for Black people (or so they say to have a scape goat) they feel like Black people are the problem for “white society”. Their society. The “us vs them” relationship is created by competition. War is just another expression of competition. Of course when they lose to us its unfair and when we lose to them its “survival of the fittest”. But at the end of the day these justifications are really just tools to combat feelings of insecurity and a lack of self-worth. Black people become the object of white insecurity and yes, even inferiority and feelings of jealousy. These are all masked by a love/hate relationship based on them caring way too much. And guess what… we care too much about them too.

When you have people that don’t care at all, what you’re dealing with is not truly racism. What you’re dealing with is more like personality disorders where the subject lacks empathy. I believe it is easy for us to connect emotionally to any other humans, but not everyone shares this. On some level maybe it is because we understand that we are all connected, both to the planet and each other. But there are those who don’t feel connected to anything and only have their desire for wealth and power to set the compass for their life. And that’s scary because it enables them to become monsters. For them it’s not about race. Race is just a card to help them get what they want; wealth and power. And what’s scarier is the more they get the less likely they are to care how they got it.

Here’s what psychopaths and sociopaths have in common:

  • A disregard for laws and social mores
  • A disregard for the rights of others
  • A failure to feel remorse or guilt
  • A tendency to display violent behavior

Doesn’t this sound eerily familiar?

Psychopaths, on the other hand, are unable to form emotional attachments or feel real empathy with others, although they often have disarming or even charming personalities. Psychopaths are very manipulative and can easily gain people’s trust. They learn to mimic emotions, despite their inability to actually feel them, and will appear normal to unsuspecting people. Psychopaths are often well educated and hold steady jobs. Some are so good at manipulation and mimicry that they have families and other long-term relationships without those around them ever suspecting their true nature.

When committing crimes, psychopaths carefully plan out every detail in advance and often have contingency plans in place. Unlike their sociopathic counterparts, psychopathic criminals are cool, calm, and meticulous. Their crimes, whether violent or non-violent, will be highly organized and generally offer few clues for authorities to pursue. Intelligent psychopaths make excellent white-collar criminals and “con artists” due to their calm and charismatic natures.

The cause of psychopathy is different than the cause of sociopathy (1). It is believed that psychopathy is the result of “nature” (genetics) while sociopathy is the result of “nurture” (environment). Psychopathy is related to a physiological defect that results in the underdevelopment of the part of the brain responsible for impulse control and emotions. Sociopathy, on the other hand, is more likely the product of childhood trauma and physical/emotional abuse. Because sociopathy appears to be learned rather than innate, sociopaths are capable of empathy in certain limited circumstances but not in others, and with a few individuals but not others.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wicked-deeds/201401/how-tell-sociopath-psychopath

If any of this sounds familiar to you in our struggle for human rights then I think I got my point across. It is better for these people to be thought of as simply racists and to disguise their agenda in racial language, rather than be seen for what it truly is. They just don’t care.

Jonathan Sinclair
Black Wall Street 2.0
www.blackwallstreet2.com

 

Resetting the Matrix

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As the leader of Black Wall Street 2.0 I like to do things a bit different from other black organizations. I look for ways to work together with other organizations and combine the strengths and the energy and the effort of our people in a way that is both powerful and strategic. We aren’t always successful but we try our best.

It’s not in our best interest to respond negatively to something that the minister Louis Farrakhan says but I’m also a big fan of Yvette Carnell and Dr. Boyce Watkins of breakingbrown.com and yourblackworld.net and I feel like there are some things we really need to consider as a community regardless of who stands to speak for us.

I wanted to respond to the recent words of the minister Louis Farrakhan, looking for 10,000 black men who he wants to martyr themselves in response to the police violence against our community.

There is a theory that is “problem, reaction, solution”. When you have an agenda it’s like wanting to bake a cake. you can get what you want by having the right ingredients and controlling the chemical reactions that, according to your recipe, you already know will produce the result you’re looking for.

For the people who have a global agenda there are billions of dollars involved and a lot of power at stake. Let’s assume that they are intelligent enough to know what they’re doing and how we would react. If so, all of this has been planned for a long time. It may be just happening to us now, but that has no bearing on when anything started. And let’s be real. The police did not suddenly start treating us this way. The difference is the national attention it’s getting. It’s more news to us because we’re used to getting our information from the media which will always spoon feed us what it wants, not what we want or need.

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What you need to do is set aside your emotions and really think about what else is going on. Think about the drone technology being developed and used within the US. Think about the new weapons being given to the police. Think about the political protection of having a black president to help hide this kind of agenda and absorb responsibility. Think about the zombie movies and shows mentally preparing people to fight other Americans in order to “survive”. The laws in America are like the rules of the Matrix. They can be used by ANYONE: lawyer, prosecuter, social engineer, politican, media pundit, blogger, etc. In some cases these rules can be bent, others broken.

In the Matrix the ones with the agenda are the machines. Machines, as a rule, do not care about you.

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Now if thinking about all these things makes you mad, that’s okay. But don’t let it make you stupid. Use your brain. They cannot do what they want to do unless they can push you into attacking them first.

“But Jon, the police ARE attacking us first!”

Yes, technically they are but not as a”declared war” and there are other ways to fight back. But you need power. You need leverage. You can’t attack from a weaker position. You will lose and not only will you lose but you will justify whatever they choose to do to win. Much of the shooting is based on fear. So you want to increase white fear by “sending” 10,000 emotional brothas to kill white people?? That’s not any kind of solution. That will simply add fuel to the fire and start the ball rolling on the creation of a new “BLACK” Terrorist. Yes… it is actually “TERRORISM” that Minister Farrakhan is inciting and we are already getting it enough without the justification that we might also be an anti-US terrorist. This will allow more shootings by more officers and will amount to massive casualties, resulting in far worse conditions than we’re in now as a community.

10,000 men who can no longer financially contribute to their families or take part in educating their children. 10,000 men who can no longer be parents at all. Much of the violence we do to ourselves is because of a breakdown in the family; children not having strong male role models even causing gender identity issues and confusion. The police are taking part in a CYCLE that destroys families and causes the children to grow up seeing crime as the only possible means of survival. And our children often kill each other because they view each other as threats to that survival. It’s about MONEY.

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And if you escalate things into an armed conflict then you’re giving political permission to the other side to also escalate this same war that the police have been waging against us. 100,000 soldiers will ensure that (white) American casualties are kept to a minimum. What? You think there wont be payback for your lawless revenge? Don’t be foolish. We have created a culture where disrespect is a crime. You don’t give a damn what this other person thinks until they disrespect you. But in reality, you only get mad if your feelings are hurt. The desire to fight is most often an emotional reaction. I’m not saying sit on your hands and do nothing. Again… it’s about MONEY.

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They are prepared for whatever you do which will most likely be directed at those who they don’t personally care about either. The police are their weapons. Take out a few of those weapons and they’ll be replaced. That’s not hurting the ones with the agenda, nor is it stopping the agenda or even slowing it down. Escalation will only accelerate it. This agenda is about wealth and power. It can be hidden within racism and white supremacy but that’s just the mask it wears to keep its enemies off balance and attacking each other. Letting us think that this is all about race is part of their plan. That’s why the media doesn’t mind showing you the racial component.

Thanks to the “Zombie Apocalypse” they are prepared for what happens next. YOU are not. The Nation of Islam is not prepared to be considered a Terrorist Front. None of the NOI brothas that I know are prepared to be labeled as terrorists. So why would you announce such a thing for everyone to hear?? I’m not saying Farrakhan is part of this agenda. All I will say is that the best way to control black people would be to control the leaders of their organizations and use them as mouthpieces whenever you’re ready, according to their personalities and organizational roles. You think they wouldn’t but if it were me… I would. I would infiltrate every last white organization I could in order to keep my own people safe. In the Matrix did they have an all out war with the Machines? No. They only fought them on their doorstep in order to survive and they very nearly died anyway.

Again… this is about MONEY and POWER.

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The ONLY way to fight back is by understanding what it is they’re after, how they will get it, and how to stop them from getting it. Starting a war isn’t stopping them from anything. It’s playing right into their hands. They can see everything you do, every place you go, everything you buy that would be a threat to them. The only way to fight back is by consolidating power among all those that are their enemies and build an economic foundation for ourselves. Again… it’s about money.

WARS ARE ABOUT MONEY!!
Wars also require justification (ie. making radical islamists want to fight you so you can take their oil)

You don’t have it so the police are going to harass you, not the son of the judge or the CEO who will sue them. You don’t scare them politically or socially so who cares how they treat us? Instead of buying guns we should be buying votes at the local, state, and national level. Put money into politics! There is a PAC that exists to try to get money out of politics. If it works this means that the people behind this agenda can’t use their money to influence the government. (http://www.wolf-pac.com/)

Socially there are a lot of white people just now finding out what we’ve been going through. This is good for us because their ability to fight wars or create them depends on not having too much domestic political pressure. People still want to get re-elected. We are a minority in the US. We need allies to win any kind of conflict, physical or political. But can you be SMART enough to see through the agenda and its use of racism as a tool to DIVIDE and CONQUER?

The LAST thing they want is for poor whites and poor blacks to work together. The only way it’s not the 1% vs 99% is if they can split the 99% into smaller groups and turn them against each other!

THAT is why it is racial. It’s not because they don’t like black people. It’s because they LOVE MONEY. The real truth is that they simply do not care about you, your family, your community, etc. And they don’t care about poor whites either. The people they care about, they make sure don’t end up poor. And because we’re in poverty we get caught in survival mode; fight or flight responses.

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We don’t need to meet to discuss what to do. We just need to support the efforts (like Black Wall Street 2.0 and others) to build and economic foundation and BUSINESS relationships that will result in wealth and power for our community. That’s Group Economics.

Understand… talking about Economics is the MOST REVOLUTIONARY THING YOU CAN DO!

What kind of fighting can you do without money? With your assets FROZEN?? Do you already have a stockpile of guns and ammo? Do your friends? Are you all military trained? Are you ready to fight the black and hispanic military they will send to kill you? No? Economics is what Martin and Malcom were talking about when they were killed. Wealth and power are not unlimited. The power you gain is LOST by someone else. Therefore, the better you become at survival the HARDER they will have to work to maintain the same level of wealth. The threat to them is REAL, but only if you TAKE THEIR MONEY, not the lives of those who don’t even matter to them.

Our sons and daughters are getting killed. Yes. Use that emotion to join hands and BUILD. Join Black Wall Street 2.0 and other organizations that propose economics solutions. THAT is how you fight back.

BECAUSE Don’t be fooled…IT’S ABOUT MONEY!!! Always has been. Always will be as long as capitalism exists. They want to stay at the top of the pyramid(scheme), but to do it they have to keep you at the base of it. It’s not even personal. It’s BUSINESS. We are an INDUSTRY to them. The bible doesn’t punish the slavemaster as harshly because it says the slave is his money. They will never destroy us completely, but it was never about that. It was about control. They simply upgraded from plantations to corporations. The last thing they want to see are rival corporations that are black owned. So before we can start doing stuff like that… time to reset the Matrix.

 

Jonathan Sinclair
Black Wall Street 2.0
www.blackwallstreet2.com