Monday, February 16, 2015

Health Is Wealth, Part 2: Get Out Of The African-American Echo Chamber

STAY OUT Of The African-American Echo Chamber

In this post, I’m only talking to those African-American women who are serious about surviving and thriving in the future.
NOT those women in the BWE reading audience who are reading these posts as entertainment-only. While they refuse to take action on any of the life-saving and life-enhancing strategies that have been discussed over the years at various BWE and Common Sense blogs.
I’ve been working on my next novel and ramping up the time I spend writing (I hope to one day reach what Dean Wesley Smith has called “pulp speed”), so I’ll be taking a break from reading much of anything online that’s outside my writing-related materials. Before I do that, here are some things I’d like you to consider.
Most of all, stay OUT of the “mainstream” African-American (AA) echo chamber if you’re serious about surviving and thriving in the future. New school AAs have a suicidal habit of coming together in verbal “circle jerks” to cheerlead, support, and affirm each other’s dysfunction.
You hear the mainstream AA echo chamber in effect when morbidly obese AA women come together to call each other “curvy” and cheerlead each other’s obesity. You hear it in the AAs who celebrate and affirm the Bastard Baby Lifestyle. You hear the AA echo chamber in the many self-defeating things* AAs celebrate and affirm.
The first step in achieving any sort of health (physical, financial, emotional, spiritual) is to stay FAR AWAY from the AA echo chamber.
Preparedness Is The Next Step After Mastering The BWE Basics
Sometime back, a commenter named Rhonda Marie gave some excellent commentary on Breukelen Bleu’s Facebook page about this. In part, Rhonda Marie said (emphasis in bold):
"Most of my life centers around self-sufficiency. That's why I homeschool, why I'm working on building a homestead, and why I'm into prepping. If you've read Muslim Bushido or paid attention to the things brought up by Breukelen Bleu and several others, you'll see why this is very necessary.
Few BW will be able to survive in the coming years, simply because they lack basic living skills. They don't know how to cook and bake from scratch, put food by, wouldn't be able to tell you how to get along without a washing machine, can't do basic first aid, sew or mend clothing, don't know how to fish or hunt, or how to live well without electricity, sanitation systems, and running water.
For BW who have already moved past the basics of BWE, self-sufficiency and learning survival skills should be the next step.
As always, the internet is a great resource. Here's some of my favorite homesteaders and preppers on YouTube:
2 Guyz Fishing -

- Good if you need to get used to the idea of hunting and fishing, or want to learn more about gear.

BexarPrepper -

Demcad -

- He keeps on top of events, and actually made the move from Detroit to Kentucky this past year so that he could prepare and be more self-sufficient. He's divested from the BC and is self first. Imagine that...a Black male doing exactly what Black women need to do.
John/jnull0 -

- A really positive guy who is a REAL man. He takes care of his disabled wife, kids, and keeps their homestead going while prepping. He also has some good recipes and food prep advice, and has some videos of how to prepare/eat game.
Growing Your Greens -

- All about the ins and outs of organic gardening.

Noreen's Kitchen -

- A good stop if you need to learn from scratch cooking, baking, and learn about food preps.

Beverly/Our Half Acre Homestead -

- She's a Canadian living with her husband on 1/2 an acre. They raise animals, farm, and she has good from scratch recipes.

Linda's Pantry -

- I've known how to can food for most of my life, but once I started watching Linda's channel, I took it to another level. She has THE best canning videos IMO, and her recipes for canning haven't failed me yet.
After looking through that list, I don't want to hear any of you ask why there's no Black women on it. It's because we're damn near non-existent in this realm, and I shouldn't have to explain why that's the case at this point.
Look through their video archives, start small, work on what you can, and prepare in any way that you can. It's great that we're now aware and have decided to divest from the BC. Preparedness and self-sufficiency are the next steps that I feel are essential for Black women in the coming years."
Rhonda Marie is correct, and I deeply appreciate her taking the time to break it down like that and list all those resources. THANK YOU, Rhonda Marie!
Over the next few days, instead of watching the same gibberish mainstream AAs are watching, I would strongly urge you to sit down with your loved ones and watch THIS docudrama ("After Armageddon") which aired on The History Channel a few years back. The interviews with experts discussing various practical aspects of preparedness and survival are priceless.

Start with learning a new skill that looks like fun! {smile}
[*A Word About Made-Up, Invented, New School AA Names

You also hear the AA echo chamber in the AAs who celebrate and affirm the practice of giving their children names that consist of: (1) random syllables strung together; (2) car, perfume, and liquor brand names; (3) medication names, etc. Such persons have the claim that such naming practices represent AA culture.

NO, they represent Bastard Baby Lifestyle, Welfare Recipient Lifestyle, Mass Oppositional Defiant Disorder practices that began at the point in time 45-50 years ago (mid- to late 1960s) when the AA family structure began falling apart. These literally cursed, made-up, invented names are a toxic side effect of the rise of mass out of wedlock (OOW) childbearing among AAs. These made-up names are rooted in—and intertwined with—the final death of the intact AA family. Which, as far as I'm concerned, is why those names are under a curse.
A name is an important thing. On all sorts of spiritual and material levels. Slapping together random syllables reflects zero understanding of (or respect for) the value of a good name. For nominally Christian AA slaves to pretend like they don’t know this very BASIC point is . . . peculiar: 
 “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.” Proverbs 22:1 King James Version (KJV)
“A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. Ecclesiastes 7:1 King James Version (KJV)

It should be obvious that random syllables slapped together are not good names. Car brand names are not good names. Liquor brands are not good names. At least Muslim AA slaves tend to know better than to give their children “names” consisting of random, made-up syllables. Or auto and liquor brand names. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) would change a new Muslim’s name if their original name had negative connotations to it.
American criminal court dockets, child welfare court dockets and delinquency court dockets are jam-packed with made-up, invented names. What I always found interesting when I did those sorts of cases is that just from the sound you can almost always tell the difference between a made-up, invented ghetto name and a real name that’s foreign and totally unfamiliar (many of the caseworkers involved in child welfare cases are 3rd world immigrants from Latin America, India and Africa). Made-up, invented names have a very different “vibe” emanating from them than real names.
I find the argument offensive that these made-up, random-syllables-strung-together names reflect actual AA culture. I’m tired of AA slaves lifting up artifacts of their slavery (such as slavery-based cuisine such as chitlins, etc.) and pretending that these toxic things--which are rooted in LACK—are treasures. As if our ancestors who were suffering as slaves actually preferred to eat the cast-off portions of meat. If they had a choice, I'm sure they would've chosen to eat "high on the hog" and not pig's intestines and pig's feet.
These made-up names are rooted in LACK:
·         in the cultural self-respect void created by stolen and erased African names +
·         modern AAs’ refusal to pick up authentic African languages, cuisine, and names +
·         the mass OOW childbearing-based disintegration of the AA family unit.
I hate to in any way agree with the notion that AAs lack a cultural base. Nevertheless, these made-up names are a manifestation of not having a strong or intact cultural base of our own. Frankly, as a collective, AAs had more dignity when all of us were wearing the European slave master-derived names.
Which brings me to another reason I call bs on referring to this ghetto mess as “AA names”---Because these same people KEEP their White slave master-derived surnames. Anybody who’s truly dissatisfied with wearing their European former slave masters’ names would drop ALL of those names. You'd drop every single one of those Western names that you didn't get by way of your own personal marriage to a White man.

Slapping a made-up, invented name or a legitimate African or Muslim name in front of your former White slave master’s European surname is a bad joke. Nobody else respects that.
At the end of the day, only those folks who have the (current buzz word) “infrastructure” of their own can afford to do their own thing. Those who are dependent on others—oh, like 99.99% of AAs—will continue to pay a price for having these wacky, made-up names.
I give Asian immigrants credit for being smart. Much smarter than Latino immigrants who have Mass Oppositional Defiant Disorder about refusing to learn English after choosing to move to an English-speaking country. Much smarter than the Latino immigrant behavior pattern of stirring up a lot of unnecessary enmity by trying to force Americans to pronounce Spanish names the way Spanish speakers pronounce these names. Which is part of why there’s a lot of backlash against Latinos. Too many of them are bad guests in this country and bad news.
By contrast, what many Asians tend to do is use what I’ve heard them refer to as an “American” first name around non-Asians, and use their actual first names among themselves. Go Along & Get Along To Rise Until You’re In A Position of Dominance is why Asians will rule the planet by the end of this century.]

Note: I often refer to mainstream AAs as “slaves” because far too many of them are still operating from a place of slave emotional dynamics. They're angry and engage in Oppositional Defiant Disorder behaviors about what their White modern-day masters will or won't do for (or to) them, yet they're also unwilling to seek any kind of freedom from living under White domination in any area of their lives.

Modern day AA slaves angrily whine about the things that Whites provide for them, and the conditions under which Whites allow them to have access to White-created goodies such as White-created jobs, White-manufactured houses, etc. Meanwhile, mainstream AA slaves refuse to learn how to create their own income streams, grow a portion of their own food, or create anything else for themselves.

It's ridiculous. And the slaves will sorely miss White American domination after the Latinos and Asians take over political power in the U.S. later in this century. At least White Americans will entertain the sound of AA slaves' whining. These other people are NOT going to listen to any of that noise.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Please Read And Forward This Facebook Post By For Black Women Only

The dynamics discussed in THIS recent Facebook post over at For Black Women Only have previously been discussed in BWE circles over the years. This particular news story is simply a more extreme version of the dynamics discussed in the post Does Being A “Day 1 Chick” Come With Any Benefits? Both posts discuss an important lesson that more African-American (AA) women need to learn.
While I’m talking about this, let me mention some of the subtext underlying the conversation over at For Black Women Only. What a lot of y’all African-American women don’t notice or understand is that more than a few of these BW-centric sites that spend their time “chewing the fat” about AA women’s issues and problems* are written by African (from what I can tell, mostly Nigerian-heritage) women.
I’m sure many of the AA mammy mules caping for BM over at various BW-centric sites assume that they’re only debating with other AA women (AA women who don’t approve of caping for BM). The AA mammy mules who flock to these pages to cape for BM don’t seem to realize that they’re often arguing and debating with African women—African women who are generally NOT raised to cape for men. Period.
I give African women credit that in general they are NOT willing to be used as mammy mules. The vast majority of the African women immigrants I’ve known over the years know how to “get theirs;” they’re very similar to Asian women in that regard. I admire that about them.

I'm mentioning this because more AA women need to learn to pay attention to subtext and nuances. When interacting with everybody. Across the board.
[*Yep, these Foreign BW Publicly Talking & Preaching About AA Issues While Mostly Keeping Quiet About Their Own Ethnic Group's Issues When In Earshot of AAs websites are publicly chewing the fat about African-American issues and problems. And generally not engaging AA women readers in conversations about other types of news stories, such as:
Mother left her two children aged 10 and 13 home alone for THREE WEEKS while she went on a holiday abroad - A mother had abandoned her children to go to a family wedding in Nigeria

'It scares the Jesus outta me': Outrage as Nigerian 'Nollywood' star posts image of himself wearing Ebola mask in first class airport lounge as he flees Liberia]