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Monday, February 29, 2016

The Magic Negro Myth is Older than Sidney Poitier Movies; Indeed, It is Older than Movies, Period

 

 

[Re: “Oscars, RIP: The Red, the Black, and the Nation of Islam.”]

By A Reader

The rise of the Magic Negro myth was not born of Marxism brought to these shores starting in the final two decades of the 19th century. It was made an inevitability by Honest Abe deciding to be the Great Emancipator. Once that move was made, the Union winning the War would mean that forever more (unless overturned by another revolution), the centralized new nation would feature a romanticizing of Negroes and a demonizing of at least some whites. The nation took a break from that suicidal insanity from the collapse of Reconstruction through WWI, but it was revived with a fury.

That is central to the paralysis. All kinds of basically “conservative” white people see Lincoln as the greatest of heroes. And that means they are easily twisted against themselves and their kind.

Karl Marx, living in London and working as a journalist, wrote editorials praising Lincoln and his war effort. Marx knew who was acting to advance basic Marxist goals long term.

N.S.: This is a brilliant letter, and yet I must say a word on behalf of Abe Lincoln. In The Birth of a Nation, D.W. Griffith’s brilliant, notorious, and reportedly faithful adaptation of Thomas Dixon’s pro-KKK novel, The Klansman, Lincoln was referred to as “the Great Heart,” and was depicted as showing compassion towards defeated slavers and freedmen alike. Though I was raised to deify Abraham Lincoln, and in recent years have been known to consort with men who hate Lincoln with such a fiery wrath that they still blame him for crop failures, I consider him the most tragic of presidents. Keep in mind that Lincoln’s plan was to repatriate the freedmen.

 



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Anonymous said...

34 people indicted on using IDs of Battle Creek vets, prisoners, for tax fraud

POSTED 12:38 PM, MARCH 1, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – 34 people have been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Tax Fraud by allegedly using the identities of patients and employees of the Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center and inmates at the Michigan Department of Corrections.

U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles announced the indictments Tuesday that the 34 defendants tried to defraud the IRS by using the identities to file false tax forms.

The indictment alleges that the group, led by Derrick J. Gibson, filed 4,668 false tax returns from 2007 through 2014, totaling fraudulent refunds of over $22 million.

Twenty four of the defendants have been arrested so far, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  All 34 defendants are from Battle Creek.  Each faces a possible sentence of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The 34 people charged are:

Derrick J. Gibson, 52Stephanie T. Baker, 34Alvin E. Stephenson II, 46Sandria M. Blakely, 34Edward Warden, Jr., 47Darwin Gibson, 25Bobby Crabtree, 45Deqynn Gibson, 24Darrien Gibson, 25Devoine Gibson, 51Prentis H. Gibson, 74David Haymer, 48Diallo Dotson, 42Romell Bolden, 25Labrisha Porter, 23Kypree Taylor, 22Rosemary Boyd, 53Patricia Riddle-McClinton, 60Joseph Jeremy Johnson,.
This is a scam by blacks working at a Veterans Hospital and as corrections officers who stole elderly vets social security numbers in order to receive refunds totalling 24 million dollars over 7 years.No mugshots yet.Unbelieveable story--not unbelieveable that blacks were involved in this.
--GR Anonymous