In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,
“What reveals itself to me ceases to be mysterious—for me alone: if I unveil it to anyone else, he hears mere words which betray the living sense: Profanation, but never revelation.” — African Proverb
A lot of Black people do not want to end Police Brutality. They don’t. What it takes to end Police Brutality is likely going to cost the life of those who attempt to end it. white people are not that stupid to make it easier than that. Police Brutality is institutional. The Police train in martial arts–Military arts–Brutal arts. There’s no such thing as “Police Brutality,” it’s only white people policing Black people during a time of war. white people never treated their prisoners well. Go visit the prison today. You won’t find a prisoner being well-treated. Your Black ass is a prisoner of war. You are just in minimum security. But you are still in prison. Your commissary may have vegan options but you are still in prison. It does not take a rocket scientist to tell you what prisoners need to do to solve their problems. I studied rocket science. It’s interesting. It’s very interesting. But I could have passed on studying it and I still could tell you what a prisoner needs to do to solve his problems.
I do not want anyone to misinterpret what the following list is. This list is not a guideline. Only you know what you should be doing. These are five facts that you already knew that you might not have put into perspective on the issue of Police Brutality. Do not confuse what I am writing. Read it in its entirety. Share it if you will. Print it out. Distribute it. Save it on your harddrive (as whites aren’t fond of the distribution of facts). You can even get the T-shirt. But remember it’s not a guideline. These are just,
Five Facts You May Need to Know to End Police Brutality
By Onitaset Kumat
1. It’s not about Police, it’s about Race.
Police brutality is a misnomer that confuses more than it clarifies. It’s akin to the phrase ‘war criminal.’
As African people we should understand the definition of a ‘war criminal.’ Crime is not a matter of ‘deeds’ but a matter of who has Power. For instance, when the germans lost europe’s second european war, many were tried for ‘war crimes,’ and yet the british who did the same or worse, weren’t. Separately, the deeds that the british have done in their 77-nation empire were reprehensible. Yet where were the tribunals for the british in Kenya? In Azania? In Nigeria? cecil rhodes, one of the more despicable europeans, who killed Africans for sport and once even celebrated a 5,000 man afternoon genocide with champagne is considered a war hero; not a war criminal–in fact the “Rhodes Scholarship” is considered the most prestigious in western society. Even Mugabe was considered a war hero up until he turned against white people. The reason being that ‘war crimes’ like ‘police brutality’ are institutional. Invading a nation and raping their women is a matter of policy, as much as tackling a Black man and shooting him on the ground; or during Azania’s apartheid, police shooting student protestors en masse. Individual ‘officers’ do not make these skills up on the fly; they are institutionalized. They are drilled and trained. It’s martial arts with the intended purpose of brutalizing and killing Black people.
It’s not police brutality; it’s a white interpretation of policing. It’s white people as a collective financing/employing a subset of white people to brutalize and kill Black people. The police are the other branch of the military; they deal with intranational warfare on a city level. America’s intranational war is against Black people. It’s not about Police, it’s about Race.
2. whites put their children above even their money.
The white man’s god is his money. But white people would gladly sacrifice their money for their children. Maybe not all of their money; but to white people, their children are worth at least some money. That’s actually why Al Sharpton is a “Black Leader” today. Back in 1989, Al Sharpton, C. Vernon Mason, Moses Stewart and Alton H. Maddox, Jr, held a powerful boycott against white businesses that eventually crippled their economy. The whites called a meeting to negotiate an end of the boycott; but when Alton H. Maddox, Jr, told them to hand over their sons that murdered one of ours, the whites told him plainly, “We do not snitch on our children.” To Alton H. Maddox, Jr, that meant the end of the meeting, but to Al Sharpton, it has meant the beginning of his career. Sharpton got paid and has been selling out ever since.
All said, it’s interesting that white people who aim to make statements to the white community perform school shootings or, in other countries, school/bus/public slashings. To date, Black people don’t. But it’s an interesting fact that white people speak to their community by targeting their most vulnerable.
One white boy who performed a school shooting sparked so much change in the white community it’s almost comical in retrospect. In 1999 some cracker shot up Columbine High School under the pretext of being bullied. It doesn’t matter how many kids committed suicide before that for the same reason, only after that incident did white society take anti-bulllying seriously.
I’m not saying that this white boy is right (just like I wouldn’t say the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Alabama was right). But it is certainly interesting that anti-bullying is such a prevalent concept today; considering how pro-bullying america was prior to Columbine (literally arguing that bullying builds character)–meanwhile ‘anti-‘ so-called ‘police brutality’ has been a recurring theme in the black discourse but america is as pro-police-brutality as ever.
Granted, there’s, as white people say, ‘more than one way to skin a cat,’ and I wouldn’t advise anyone without a death wish to misinterpret my message as pro-Columbine. I’m really saying,
3. Your placard protests are about as effective on them as their protests are on you.
If you ever looked at a ‘bluelivesmatter’ protest or a ‘alllivesmatter’ protest or a ‘we stand with you george zimmerman,’ you may have felt something or another, but bottom line is it didn’t really impact your convictions and it definitely didn’t incite you into any constructive actions. Why? Because it’s a protest. Protests have been bastardized into an ineffective showcase of signs, poses and calorie burning. The common manifestation isn’t at all what a protest is supposed to be. Just a joke that Black people somehow adopted but never ‘got.’
An effective protest is the fire squad watching your house burn down, the common occurrence of the police breaking into pro-Black activist homes and demanding a cease and desist, or the KKK burning a cross on your lawn. The reasons tie in with the fourth fact on this list:
4. The threat of violence backed with capacity can be as effective as the practice of violence.
Like the KKK burning a cross on your lawn, because you know who the KKK is and that its numbers are vast, even burning a cross can pass a message onto the person whose lawn has been desecrated.
Going back to the second fact on this list, to those who wrongfully find white children as innocent or unrelated to police brutality or war crimes, if a Black Organization even proportionately as dispersed but numbered as the KKK declared that unless certain demands were met, they would attack white schools (not precincts but schools); there would be negotiations and not a single child would need to be harmed. But if a single Black man said it, he’d either be taken for a fool or taken. Even if ten Black people said it, it could be interpreted as a joke. Like, if a child threatens a group of men, not one man flinches.
If Black people are in the business of making ‘threats,’ in order to negotiate, having the capacity to undertake that threat makes all the difference in the world. Because white people would attempt to have intelligence on a significant Black Organization (or BlacK Power) [i.e. infiltrators, informants, espionage], and if they can crunch the numbers and ‘neutralize the threat’ easily, they would and you can’t negotiate squat; but if they can not effectively neutralize without risking disaster, you’re sitting at the table. Which brings us to the final fact,
5. The Black man can’t do it alone; but Black men can.
Despite Rambo, Conan the Barbarian, Call of Duty, or whatever your particular fantasy is, one man can not defeat an army. But Armies can and do defeat Armies. If Black people will understand the Warfare that is being waged against them and white people will not be bluffed, if nothing else Black people need to understand that we have the better troops, pound-for-pound and neuron-for-neuron. We just have less troops and less technology; but organization can fix that. You must study how quickly whites (as police officers) respond to an alleged crime. Notice their patterns of having backup for their backup. And see how they number themselves to the threat (at minumum 3:1 as per KKK policy). Then ask yourself, how quick you can mobilize your people? And how much backup does your backup have?
You have a group organized to kill you and yours. To end Police Brutality, think of your children and who they are targeting. And while I do not promise that the Black man standing beside you may not be an enemy. Why does the white policeman feel so confident about the Black policeman standing beside him? You have so much. There are so many cities. So many opportunities. Black men need to organize and put, not just the police, but the KKK to shame. When we are there. We can go any route–any; and end at the destination we will.
What the Black man needs to understand is to Organize: a leader with an idea and men to execute it will make all the difference for Black people, as long as that idea follows the principles of Pan-African Nationalism which truly gets to the heart of police brutality aka race warfare and solving your prisoner’s problem.
For further reading, please check out:
The white man’s own rules of warfare, which are undoubtedly practiced against Black people, judge for yourself.
And The Pan-African Nationalist’s Motto, the article directly before this one. An instrumental reading for all Africans.