Friday, January 29, 2010

Black History Month at SBPDL

The month Black people anxiously await for is nearly upon us, and February can barely contain the narration we are soon to be inundated with as Black History Month prepares for 28 days of chronicling the trials, tribulations and overcoming against all odds that Black people continue to endure on a daily basis.

We at SBPDL believe Black History Month to be a special time to reflect upon the contributions of Black people to the United States of America. However, the endless and comical quest of locating individuals worthy of admiration and remembrance is a task on par with cleaning the Augean Stables.

Peanut butter? Traffic lights? Compared to the people who built rockets that have sent man-made objects out of our solar system, conquered the atom and created the iPhone, stories of refusing to get off of a bus in Montgomery appear a tad overblown in their historical importance.

It seems Black History Month is an exercise in futility, an endless search for relevance in a sea of achievements by other people of surprisingly monochromatic color.

Outside of the Civil Rights struggle for equality and sports achievements, Black people and their historical resume in the United States appears surprisingly dubious and nearly without merit.

It is commonly pointed out that February is shortest month of the year and the 2010 edition of the month only graces us with 28 days to enjoy the serenity and ecstasy of Black history. And yet, Black people and their achievements in the United States amount to a mere footnote in history (see the history of the Nobel Prize and Black people), unless history is stripped to a continuous deconstruction of white peoples intolerance and racism that had to be overcome.

The historical tableau of Black people and their collected achievements is nearly a blank page, and when you consider the Out of Africa theory of life and the sorrowful state of Haiti – the Black-run Island devastated by the twin disasters of an earthquake and possessing only a population of Black people – Black History Month seems superfluous.

Thankfully, Stuff Black People Don’t Like is here to rectify certain inequities, and beginning on February 1st, we will dedicate each day to sprucing up Black history with the advent of the “SBPDL Guide to Fictional Black Characters”.

You see the need for fiction to augment the desolate pages of Black people and their chronologically listed contributions to the world – outside of sports – showcases the inadequacies of the historical significance of Black people.

Thus, we will fill the void and provide the top 28 fictional Black individuals from television, cinema and literature that show Black people succeeding in a contrived setting and we will plead the case that these characters from imagination should qualify as Black people worthy of gracing the pantheon of Black achievement.

We have stated that film and television have helped “mainstream” positive images of Black people to the general public, and without Dr. Huxtable and The Cosby Show (and countless other images from cinema and TV) where would Black people.

This Black History Month, we honor the true stars of Black history. Not Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman or Barry “Mein” Obama. No, these Black people are merely creations of Disingenuous White Liberals and their importance is buttressed by the incessant rantings of Crusading White Pedagogues bent on reinforcing fabrications packaged as truths.

No, we honor the true heroes of Black history, those fictional characters that can be watched with reverence in films and television, who have the capability of filling our hearts with joy and work to disprove negative stereotypes of an entire people.

Black people have come far in America, and it is through movies and television shows that this occurred and how this situation is preserved.

Something wicked this way comes. Stuff Black People Don’t Like is excited about finally contributing true Black history to February’s festivities, through the medium of television and cinema characters that Black people brought to life.

These Black characters from movies and television are the true muses of this current epoch we live in, not the Black people peddled by politicians, corporations and teachers.

So sit back and come February 1st, be ready to learn the true stars of Black History; fictional characters from film and television.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Black State of the Union (SOBU)

Francis Fukuyama declared the end of the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union the “end of history”.

Interesting, a Cold War between the historical population of the United States of America and Black people existed until January 20, 2009. Pre-Obama America was defeated upon that glorious day and Black people finally had their Ozymandias-in-Chief - Mein Obama - the General Zod of Black America.

Would the historic election of a Black man to the whitest office in the world – The Oval Office - finally drive a stake through the vicious and inherently racist heart of white America and be enough to prove to Black Americans that Pre-Obama America had declared a détente and capitulated to change and hope?

Well, no. Black people find the current state of America awash in the same racism that stained the Pre-Obama America era with a tarnish no amount groveling could ever remove. You see, Black people will never be happy until every institution in America has a Black person in charge.

Black head coaches for every NFL franchise; Black CEOs for every Fortune 500 company; Black presidents for every college and university, public or private; and of course, Black senators representing all 50 states in the union. To Black people, only when these prerequisites are achieved will the true Cold War end, for the collectivist desire to get back at white people for centuries of injustice – real or imagined – can only occur when all power is bequeathed to Black people.

Thus, the maddening response to the end of The Black State of the Union or the State of the Black Union (SOBU):

The State of the Black Union (SOBU) symposium has been one of the most anticipated events for millions of African Americans during the last decade, but after 10 years of conversations, founder Tavis Smiley has announced the end of the series.

"When we started SOBU there was only one Black nationally-syndicated radio show and only one Black television network. Ten years ago, there were just a scant few African Americans offering political commentary in mainstream media.

Over the years, the landscape has changed tremendously with multiple radio shows, television networks and the explosion of commentary in the blogosphere," Smiley said.

"While I still think there is comparatively speaking a paucity of Black commentary in the mainstream, there are currently many more avenues available for discourse on issues impacting African Americans. Ten years later, Black folk no longer have to wait for SOBU in February to hear issues that matter to them being discussed by them.”

Not everyone understood the importance of the SOBU, but the value can’t be understated. It offered Black people the chance to hear grievances aired by leaders in their community, instead of the Disingenuous White Liberal leader who loves getting Black votes but forgets them once in office.

The problem though, is the current Black State of the Union, or The SOBU – not be confused with FUBU – should really read FUBAR, for like Haiti, Black people in America find themselves in a situation that only SBPDL dares point out:

A hundred and fifty years ago, Charles Dickens opened "A Tale of Two Cities" with the now-famous phrase: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ...

Those words resonated with me recently while contemplating the impact of the Obama presidency on blacks in America. So far, it's been mixed. Blacks are living a tale of two Americas--one of the ascension of the first black president with the cultural capital that accrues; the other of a collapsing quality of life and amplified racial tensions, while supporting a president who is loath to even acknowledge their pain, let alone commiserate in it. This has had a sobering effect on blacks. According to a Nov. 9 report from Gallup, last summer 23 percent of blacks thought that race relations would get a lot better with the election of Obama. Now less than half that percentage says that things have actually gotten a lot better.

The racial animosity that Obama's election has stirred up may have contributed to a rallying effect among blacks. According to a Gallup report published on Nov. 24, Obama's approval rating among whites has dropped to 39 percent, but among blacks it remains above 90 percent.

Also, this hasn't exactly been a good year for black men in the news. Plaxico Burress was locked up for accidentally shooting off a gun in a club. Henry Louis Gates Jr. was locked up for intentionally shooting off his mouth at his own home. And Michael Jackson died after being shot full of propofol. Chris Brown brutally beat Rihanna. Former Representative William Jefferson was convicted. And most recently, the "personal failings" of Tiger Woods portray him as an alley cat. Meanwhile, the most critically acclaimed black movie of the year, "Precious," features a black man who rapes and twice impregnates his own daughter. Rooting for the president feels like a nice counterbalance.”

2009 is simultaneously the year that Black people saw the ascension of a Black person to the White House, a blow that some believed would eradicate Pre-Obama America forever, and yet, the seemingly universal collapse in all things Black. His election could ultimately prove to be Pyrrhic victory in the Cold War, as 2009 also saw the return of a Black Michael Jackson; Tiger Woods fall dramatic from grace; and the augmenting of those who can see.

Consider the current state of Black employment, a problem of Titanic proportions that continues to run into iceberg after iceberg:

Joblessness for 16-to-24-year-old black men has reached Great Depression proportions -- 34.5 percent in October, more than three times the rate for the general U.S. population…

Young black women have an unemployment rate of 26.5 percent, while the rate for all 16-to-24-year-old women is 15.4 percent…

The Obama administration is on a tightrope, balancing the desire to spend billions more dollars to create jobs without adding to the $1.4 trillion national deficit.”

An SBPDL suggestion: send all unemployed Black people to Haiti to assist in the cleanup and rebuilding of that island nation.

Looking deeper into the SOBU only further amplifies the unpleasant reality of FUBAR for the Black community, as a Black Depression is affecting Black families and Black people searching for work which shows no signs of letting up:

“This is accelerating an already steady decline in the once high-paying manufacturing sector for black workers. The Center for Economic and Policy Research estimates that the share of African-Americans working in manufacturing declined from 23.9 percent in 1979 to 9.8 percent in 2007, the highest drop of any group.”

The Congressional Black Caucus is stepping in to point out the true SOBU to Mein Obama, but have found the president less than receptive to their demands:

Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members on Wednesday criticized the Obama administration for not doing enough to help African-Americans through the bleak economy.

The CBC efforts underscore the deep anxiety lawmakers have as they face an economy witnessing the highest national unemployment rate in a generation. The unemployment rate for African-Americans is 15.7 percent, compared to the national rate of 10.2 percent.

The CBC members laid out a series of policies they would like to see enacted: efforts to reduce foreclosures, including through principal write-downs; better access to credit for African-American-owned auto dealerships; more aid to small and community banks that lend to African-Americans; and more federal money going to support ad buys in minority radio stations and newspapers.

Jen Psaki, White House spokeswoman, said the administration shares the concerns raised by the CBC members.

“We have not been informed of the reasoning behind their decision not to vote on the bill, but we continue to think it is important to move financial reform forward to prevent future crises from damaging our economy and disrupting the lives of millions of Americans, including African-Americans,” Psaki said in a statement.”

Black people were on the verge of losing power in Atlanta, the capital of Black America, and might also lose power in New Orleans, a city renowned for its ability to produce Haitian-esque violence as well as jazz.

Black run cities like Detroit and Baltimore continue to be home to corruption and never-ending misery and Clayton County, a majority Black suburban county of Atlanta, finds itself the poster child of life under Black rule.

A cursory glance at SBPDL and our archives will present a bleak picture that resembles the one Dorian Gray tried to hide from sight, but a picture that only hate facts can properly explain.

The Black State of the Union or SOBU isn’t pretty, and really, shows no signs of improving. Tonight, Mein Obama gives the State of the Union address to the American people and Black people, who still support him with a 90 percent approval rate, will watch closely to see if they really are FUBAR.

For sometimes life imitates art, and much like movies with Black Presidents of the United States, life in 2010 America is headed to a disaster of epic proportions.

Stuff Black People Don’t Like includes the Black State of the Union or SOBU as the prophecy of Wanda Sykes is nearing true. That half-white dude in the office is leading Black America into troubled waters and it’s obvious that Mein Obama hasn’t a clue has to righting the ships course.

Bill Cosby pointed out how Black America lost to the White man. A glance at SBPDL’s archives provide a crash-course in the reality of life for all Americans in 2010, and a glimpse at to all that we lost and that we’ve won.

The SOBU for 2010 is simply one that precious few words are needed to describe: FUBAR.

The “end of history” is nowhere near and SBPDL will continue to chronicle the State of the Black Union (SOBU) daily, because so few others dare discuss Black people outside of athletics. And that’s the only source of positive news for Black people… just ask Tiger Woods.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

No Hope for Haiti

“Hope — it is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength and your greatest weakness.”

This quote comes from the Architect in the film The Matrix: Reloaded, and in it we at SBPDL see a tragic finality to the Haitian crisis of 2010.

For the Haitian crisis can never fully be rectified as long as Haitians remain in Haiti, no matter how much praying is done and no matter how much hope is passed along to that islands Black population.

Billions of dollars prior to the earthquake failed miserably to create a sustainable government, an enterprising population proficient enough to build infrastructure in Haiti and worse, virtually anyone capable of cultivating the land for food and sustaining the exponentially expanding population that resembled the alien situation from the film District 9.

Oddly, the same scenario now befalls Zimbabwe, a nation where Black people can no longer feed themselves on the same land where white farmers once cultivated enough provisions to label that country “The Bread Basket of Africa”. The common denominator is of course, Black people in charge of both Haiti and Zimbabwe.

How much money has been raised for Haiti through text-messaging initiatives, church offerings, and the scam that is the Yele Haiti Charity of Wyclef Jean along with money from corporations here in the United States, not to mention the $100 million pledged by Mein Obama at a time when the US deficit has reached $12 trillion?

Can it be accounted for? Can it be quantified? Can an ROI be deduced from the benevolent nature of the American people? Should aid even be given?

Don’t forget the hundreds of millions of dollars that will be spent on US military personnel via the occupation of the island to keep and maintain peace (at least six more months).

Some have deemed Haiti and the crisis engulfing that land a crime of US Imperialism. This is wrong and a goofy delusion of those Disingenuous White Liberals who continue to give money to the perpetually open coffers of Haiti in hopes that every Haitian will one day love classical music.

Haiti is a crime of nature, allowed to continue thanks to the misplaced hope of millions who cling to the delusional belief in change. By throwing millions, billions, hell trillions of dollars to sustain a population of 9 million people incapable of sustaining themselves is the height of insanity.

Luckily, a solution to the problem does exist, as Haitians must be brought to America. Nine million Haitians must be brought to America now, so that every city can experience the glory of a Little Haiti (like the one in Miami).

Of course, this misses out on important point: Haitians are Black people and Black people currently enjoy a horrible unemployment rate in America. Compound that number with an additional 9 million Black people who are virtually unemployable in any meaningful field in America, and you create communities that will quickly resemble the island nation they were just rescued from and perpetuate the vicious cycle of madness that “hope” creates.

Oddly, “Hope for Haiti Now” is new collection of songs that would bring a tear to Pandora’s eyes, and better, dollar signs to those Crusading White Pedagogues eyes:

"Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief," drew a cumulative audience of more than 83 million viewers and a gross average audience of more than 24 million viewers in the United States, according to Nielsen Media Research. The telethon has now raised more than $61 million in donations from the general public to date.

"Hope for Haiti Now" aired on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and 7:00 p.m. CT, across networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, CMT, PBS, TNT, Showtime, AMC, CNBC, COMEDY CENTRAL, Bravo, E! Entertainment, MSNBC, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, G4, CENTRIC, Current TV, Fuse, MLB Network, EPIX, Palladia, SoapNet, Style, Discovery Health, Planet Green, CNN en Espanol, HBO Latino, Logo, MTV2, MTV Tr3s, MTV Hits, VH1 Classic and VH1 Soul.”

Thankfully, white people are flocking to the aid of Haitian children by adopting them in the hope they will grow up to be the next Michael Oher (and not the next Raymond Martinez).

We at SBPDL had the audacity to point the reality of adoption and now, white people again do what few Black men wish to do: take care of Black children.

No amount of money can ameliorate Haiti. No amount of aid can save Haiti. Importing vast amounts of Haitians will only have the alchemical effect of turning America into Haiti.

Hope in the hands of Disingenuous White Liberals and Evangelizing White Emissaries (EWE) creates a world of universal misfortune. Look at the success of “We are the World” and “Do They Know Its Christmas?” from the 1980. Wait…

Nothing changed. Not one thing.

Gallup polls show not all Americans are in favor of Haitianizing the United States by bringing in more Haitians, but we at SBPDL disagree. It’s a Black world now, and all capable families should have one Haitian child to show them this obvious truth.

Hope can be a powerful entity, but it can also empower the delusional. In the case of Haiti, the source of our greatest strength continues to empower our greatest weakness. Black Americans, already experiencing record levels of unemployment, will now see that “Hope for Haiti” is an idea that will never come.

Stuff Black People Don’t Like understands one idea today: There is No Hope for Haiti... now or ever.

Don’t forget to buy the album Hope for Haiti Now, iTunes number one selling album of all-time, because it is vital that we help save a nation through our continuous gift of hope. That same nation – mind you – was labeled by the United States Department of State (as of November 23, 2009) as being completely devoid of hope:

“CRIME: There are no "safe” areas in Haiti. There is a persistent danger of violent crime, which can be subject to periodic surges sometimes not obviously explained by other events or conditions. Haiti is among the four most important countries for drug transit to the United States. Law and order in Haiti has steadily deteriorated as a result. Kidnapping, death threats, murders, drug-related shootouts, armed robberies, home break-ins and car-jacking are common in Haiti. Generally, these crimes are committed by Haitians against other Haitians, although several foreigners and U.S. citizens have been victimized.

The incidence of kidnapping in Haiti has diminished from its peak in 2006 when 60 U.S, citizens were reported kidnapped. In 2008, there were 27 reported kidnappings of U.S. citizens, and as of September 2009, one U.S. citizen had been reported kidnapped. Many U.S. citizens who were kidnapped reported being beaten and/or raped by their hostage takers. Kidnapping remains the most critical security concern. Kidnappers have frequently targeted children.”

The above quote was from the United States Department of State, issued on the 23rd of November in 2009.

There is no hope for Haiti and there never was. Sorry to burst your bubble George Clooney, for not even you and every star in Hollywood can shine bright enough this time to change nature. It didn't work for Bob Geldof and Africa, and it won't work for Haiti.

Monday, January 25, 2010

#601. The New Orleans Saints Losing

Sports will always matter. People who refuse to acknowledge the power of sports in changing American minds and influencing individual perceptions lack a basic understanding of the world.

Consider what Jackie Robinson did for Black people when he integrated baseball (a sport Black people oddly refuse to play now) in 1947:
“The integration of organized baseball preceded the civil-rights revolution, and in reality baseball helped make later reforms politically feasible by giving white Americans black heroes with whom to identify.”
We have briefly discussed Invictus, a film that explores why the Afrikaners finally capitulated to African National Congress (ANC) rule in South Africa: the ability to play international rugby.

It is anecdotally stated that the 1970 Southern California- Alabama football contest did more to bring integration to the Southern states than any Civil Rights activists could ever have hoped to attain.

The defeat by a racially integrated Trojan team over the all-white Crimson Tide was enough to convince Bear Bryant that to compete in college football, Black players would be necessary.

More importantly, the winning ways of the 2009 New Orleans Saints have propelled that town into a euphoric sense of racial solidarity that not even the election of the post-racial Mein Obama could create:

“Few things unite New Orleans in this way: Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest and now -- perhaps more than ever -- the Saints.

With every victory, the Saints (13-0) improve not only their record but also the city's infamously complex and oft divisive race relations.

"It's not that it will cure race or magically make disappear the racial tensions, which are rooted in real issues, structural problems, historic inequalities and resentment. But it does remind you that in this city people have more in common than they realize, " said Dr. Lawrence Powell, who teaches southern history, race relations and Holocaust studies at Tulane. "That we can share in this special moment in the athletic history of the city should remind us that we can sit down and talk, as well as cheer and chant and have a good time."

You see, there has only been one murder (!!!!) in New Orleans this season when the Saints have been playing a home game, a nearly implausible trend when you consider the horrible crime rate that the city has long suffered:

“Maybe you use bizarre trends, such as an NOPD cop telling me the 911 calls almost stop when the Saints play and there's been only one murder during a game this year.”

The Superdome, French Quarter and Bourbon Street are the scenes of true “Beer Summits” that have done more to bring a town - notorious for a deep racial divide – together than any piece of legislation, initiative or Act of God could (although some would say the Saints making the Super Bowl is an act of God). The Saints are a franchise that was so hapless, fans would wear grocery bags on their heads lest they be seen attending a game:

“That history includes years in which the team lost a lot and was nicknamed the Aints, and some fans wore paper bags on their heads in shame."

Yes, the “Chocolate city” is seeing a revival of sorts after the horrors of Hurricane Katrina exposed a Haitian-esque constituency living amongst the citizens of New Orleans.

In fact, that deep connection to Haiti that former New Orleans’ citizens exhibited has been transferred to other cities:

“New Orleans police say they have never seen so much peace and quiet on the city's streets.

"We haven't seen a robbery since the beginning of August," said Lt. Troy Savage, who patrols what was once the city's most violent neighborhood.

"We're probably at this point, one of the safest communities in the United States," he said. .

Since Hurricane Katrina forced most of the residents to relocate, police say, the daily shootings and killings have stopped.

"This was the most lethal criminal underclass in the United States," said Dr. Peter Scharf, director of the University of New Orleans Center for Society, Law and Justice. "We were heading for a murder rate of 72 per 100,000. New York City is at seven."

Scharf says, according to city records, there were 265 murders in New Orleans last year, 258 murders in 2003, and 275 in 2002…

By some estimates, hardcore criminals in New Orleans numbered in the tens of thousands, and they're now living in other cities -- Baton Rouge, Dallas, Atlanta, and Houston.

Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt says crime is up in neighborhoods where large numbers of evacuees have settled.

He says he needs 400 new officers and has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency for financial assistance.”

Crime through the relocation of Black people was New Orleans top export from 2005 - 2007 and the city rallied around the Saints football franchise and clung to the success of the team like a security blanket.

Sadly, that lone murder occurred during a game that they were losing (although they did come back after the murder had transpired), thus bringing a correlation to the Saints losing and crime since both have such an intricate to the city.

Consider that prior to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans – the former District 9 of the United States – Black people had created a city that was virtually a case study in the nightly news phenomenon that we cited at SBPDL :

In 2003, New Orleans’s murder rate was nearly eight times the national average—and since then, murder has increased. In 2002 and 2003, New Orleans had the highest per capita city homicide rate in the United States, with 59 people killed per year per 100,000 citizens—compared to New York City’s seven. New Orleans is a New York with nearly 5,000 murders a year—an unlivable place. The city’s economy has sputtered over the past generation partly because local and state officials have failed to do the most elementary job of government: to secure the personal safety of citizens.

The president wasn’t alone in his misperception of what ails New Orleans. In the aftermath of the storm, hand-wringers wondered why they hadn’t noticed before that so many American blacks live in Third World conditions—supposedly only because they’re black. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer voiced white America’s knee-jerk best: “You simply get chills every time you see these poor individuals. . . . So many of these people, almost all of them that we see, are so poor, and they are so black,” he mused on the air…

But the grisly truth is that awful violence in New Orleans is never an aberration—whether before or after Katrina. Just consider the following snippets from the Times-Picayune, all printed in the month before Katrina hit. They seem just as hysterical as some of Katrina’s wildest tales.

“Violence tests the limits of mortician’s art.” “Some neighborhoods are being terrorized by thugs who have figured out that they have little to fear from the justice system.” “Almost nightly images of violent crime bludgeon New Orleans.” “Violent crime has emerged as . . . an ongoing source of national embarrassment.” “Murders are so common we have become numbed to their sting.” “Killers are killed, Orleans police say.” “The city is becoming scarier.” “Violence shows no signs of letup.” “Three men killed in seven hours; all are shot to death on New Orleans streets.” “After a short reprieve from murder and mayhem in New Orleans on Friday, six men lost their lives.” “This is Iraq right here in New Orleans. By 2020 there might not be any black people left.” “There’s a different type of murder occurring now and a different type of criminal out there.” “New Orleans area continues to log murder after murder.” “Something must be done to curb the violence festering in New Orleans.” “Now we’re in a bloody war nobody’s safe from.”

The history of the New Orleans Saints is one of a morbid franchise situated in a city renowned for its motto - Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez – and an incredible amount of Black crime that is now displaced among neighboring states largest cities.

The football team though is working overtime to bring together racial harmony in a town plagued by racial animosity that few wish to acknowledge (even though the Superdome is packed with white and Black fans high-fiving in jubilation every Sunday the Saints are in town):

“In one of the clearest signs yet of Hurricane Katrina’s lasting demographic impact, the City Council is about to have a white majority for the first time in over two decades, pointing up again the storm’s displacement of thousands of residents, mostly black…

Since the mid-1980s, black politicians have held virtually all of the reins of power in a city where interest groups are sharply factionalized along racial lines and blacks were once two-thirds of the population. Saturday’s vote indicated a transition is in the making, perhaps similar to the one that occurred at the end of the segregation era here.

White candidates made other gains on Saturday, taking two New Orleans seats in the Louisiana Legislature long held by blacks, and a state court judgeship that had also been occupied by a black judge.”

And like Atlanta, Black people are on the verge of losing power in New Orleans with the election of a white mayor, Mitch Landrieu:

Black professionals refer to the office (of mayor) as “the franchise,” the counterweight to the economic power of New Orleans’s white elite. For the past three decades, the black private sector — the lawyers, businessmen and architects — has relied on the franchise: they may not always be able to become board members at the city’s white-owned firms, but black professionals turned to the city government for contracts and jobs.

But after Hurricane Katrina, Mr. Charbonnet said, the importance of keeping the franchise often paled next to immediate crises, like the city’s shortage of health care facilities, the slow recovery of the black middle-class neighborhoods of Gentilly and New Orleans East, and the widespread scattering of the city’s population. Some members of the city’s black middle class found Atlanta, St. Louis or Chicago to be more welcoming; though blacks are still in the majority here, their numbers have shrunk.

“We’re not attuned to politics as we once were,” Mr. Charbonnet said. But that is unfortunate, he added. The prospect of a white mayor, he said, is “an earth-shaking event.”

Sports help create myths. Sometimes the myth endures, becoming a legend in the process. Other times, the myth dies a violent death, as many have at the hands of the Black underclass in New Orleans.

The New Orleans Saints have developed a myth surrounding them since 2005, as they have become a team of destiny thanks to Hurricane Katrina.

Heath Evans, a white fullback for the Saints, had this to say about the team chemistry in pre-season (notice how it reflects the mood of the city):

"You have some teams that are racially divided. You have some teams that are positionally divided. Some teams divided between offense and defense. Everyone has to buy in and be on the same page."

Nurturing such an environment in the "me generation" can be difficult. If not managed properly, the wealth and fame associated with the NFL can be hazardous to a locker room's cultural health.

"I believe the difference between winning and losing, between first and last place, is this much," Evans said, holding his thumb and index finger an inch apart. "Not every team has great leadership."

This team will appear in the Super Bowl to face the Indianapolis Colts, with a chance of bringing home the Lombardi Trophy for a parade the likes of which New Orleans has never seen.

However, like Black businesses returning to New Orleans, the prospect of a loss in the Super Bowl strikes citizens of the city with a deep sense of dread.

For, Stuff Black People Don’t Like includes the New Orleans Saints losing, for the team’s success at bringing racial harmony to the city is predicated upon them winning. Most of their history was spent losing football games, which resulted in massive loss of life.

With only one murder during the 2009 season (when the Saints played a home game), we have now seen how to bring about safe New Orleans. The team must win, to keep Black people from committing murder. The power of sports can create strange delusions.

The New Orleans Saints seem to be bringing a city together by winning, but reality paints a much different picture. Remember, sports are just entertainment. “Let the good times roll?”… if the Saints lose the Super Bowl, expect business as usual in “the Chocolate City” that same night. Not even the Saints winning can keep nature at bay for long.

Friday, January 22, 2010

#56. Duke Basketball

It has been stated many times that white men can’t jump. This generally accepted fact has an equally acknowledged truth that everyone knows, but few admit publicly: Black people can jump, which is punctuated by the nearly 80 percent of NBA players being of primary African descent.

However, to admit that white people might be impaired when it comes to leaping abilities is to invite a whole slew of stereotyping that could be detrimental to white basketball players development and instead, turn him into primarily an assist machine, or a mere spectator:

“This is a perfect example of the stereotype threat, a theory postulated by sociologist Claude Steele. This stereotype threat is the fear that one’s behavior will confirm an existing stereotype of the group which one identifies.

The white basketball player, no matter what his particular skill set is, fears that he will be grouped with other white players, because he might exhibit those characteristics commonly associated with them (perhaps a legitimate fear). According to Steele, this may greatly affect his performance. In a basketball sense, a white basketball player with just as much or more athletic ability than his black counterpart will fail to perform in many instances because he is aware of the stereotype that “white men can’t jump.”

Racial divisions in basketball have been brought to the forefront of the national discussion with the recent news of an all-white basketball league potentially forming (All-American Basketball Alliance):

“According to the Chronicle, Lewis said he wants to emphasize "fundamental basketball" instead of "street ball" played by "people of color."

Basketball is played differently by white people and Black people, a fact that any connoisseur of the sport could point out. Darryl Dawkins, a former NBA all-star, pointed this out in an interview back in 2007, validating the point made by Lewis:

“White basketball is pick-and-roll, spot-up, guy got his toes together and he shoots. And white guys will box you out until the ball hits the floor. Black guys will jump over you. They had all kind of shake-n-bake and would do everything to entertain the crowd. Nowadays, people appreciate both styles of ball; but back then, they didn¹t appreciate when a black guy just played white ball. They just said, "Hey, man, ain't you got no flash in your game?"

Black people know this to be true and find the individualist aspect of basketball to be liberating, considering most of the Black mentality centers around group cohesion and collectivism. Strangely, white people perform with unity on the basketball court, executing complex plays and distributing the ball equitably in an attempt to produce the highest percent scoring opportunity. Dawkins again makes a valid point on the difference between the Black and white styles of play in basketball:

"Black basketball is much more individualistic," he told Charlie Rosen of FoxSports. "With so many other opportunities closed to young black kids, … if somebody makes you look bad with a shake-and-bake move, then you've got to come right back at him with something better, something more stylish… It's all about honor, pride, and establishing yourself as a man."

Dawkins, whose showboating Philadelphia 76ers lost to Bill Walton's Portland Trailblazers in an epic 1977 NBA Finals confrontation between the black and white games, now says, "The black game by itself is too chaotic and much too selfish… White culture places more of a premium on winning, and less on self-indulgent preening and chest-beating."

ESPN and its parent company ABC are the main purveyors of basketball on television (outside of the CBS when they broadcast the NCAA Tournament in March), and this method of distribution supplies the nation with one of the few positive images of Black people in America.

The sights of Black people gracefully jumping to execute a towering jump shot over outstretched Black defenders hands is a route visual on ESPN’s Sportscenter. Without the numerous images of Black people dunking a basketball, where would positive images of Black people and their contributions to the world come from? Haiti? The Nightly news? Riotless high school basketball games? Gilbert Arenas?

One venue where Black people find themselves appreciated for their conformity to the notion of white basketball is also a safe-haven for white basketball players: Duke University.

Yes, Duke University, coached by the venerable Mike Krzyzewski, offers a sanctuary for the style of white basketball in the United States that Dawkins referred to above. And white players flock to this shelter in North Carolina to display their particularly skills, with the help of Black players (who have the academic ability to get in to the elite private school) who strive to replicate the white methodology of play on the hard court, acting white in the process.

Duke’s 2009-2010 is almost as lily-white as the one that appeared in the 1980s basketball film Hoosiers, and the past few years have seen teams that reflect Pre-Obama America demographically. Star white players leading those teams include J.J. Redick, Josh McRoberts and Mike Dunleavy, all whom currently play in the NBA.

The team is almost universally hated outside of their campus, as many basketball fans live by the acronym ABD - Anybody but Duke - when filling out their NCAA tournament brackets for March Madness. Strangely, opposing teams find their fans chanting homophobic chants -directed primarily at the white players - when Duke is in town for basketball game. Perhaps this is because the fans are less threatened by the white players, who see the Blackness of the Black players threatening?:

As to why Duke suffers so many such jests, Seyward speculates that it "has something to do with race and class." Explains Seyward, "Disparagers of Duke typically frame their opposition to the school, and its basketball team, in terms of anti-elitism," and continues on with, "Duke, according to this view, is a private school plopped in the Carolina Piedmont, where it caters to wealthy, mostly white elites who have zero regard for the local community--in Will Blythe’s words, ’those obnoxious students and that out-of-state arrogance.’" Seyward finds that to be "a defensible sentiment, as far as it goes, even a liberal one in many respects. "But, in the world of sports, being white as well as wealthy often translates into a perceived softness. (And Duke’s white players seem to attract the lion’s share of the homophobia directed at the team.) "For many Duke bashers, expressing anti-gay sentiment seems to be just one more way of delivering the message that Duke players are whiny, wimpy, pampered products of privilege.

“Duke Hating” is a popular pastime among basketball enthusiast, as they see in this asylum for white basketball an evil that must be stamped out completely. Is it a class issue (since Duke is an elite private institution) or is it primarily a racial issue (since the basketball team provides a glimpse into what an all-white professional league would look like)? Obviously, it is racially motivated:

But there’s another element we alluded to earlier, and there’s not too many ways around this: antipathy towards Duke often coalesces around the successful white players.

Whether it’s Danny Ferry, Christian Laettner, Bobby Hurley, Chris Collins, Wojo, Chris Burgess, Taymon Domzalski, Mike Dunleavy, J.J. Redick, or Greg Paulus, being a successful white player at Duke calls forth a peculiar racial response that didn’t happen at Stanford in their glory days under Mike Montgomery, nor at Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, or any other schools which tend to be perceived as elitist white-bread schools.

And Laettner isn’t the only one to have his sexuality impugned, although he managed it brilliantly and often turned it against his critics who were no doubt mortified to get their asses kicked repeatedly by a guy they thought was a bugger.

It’s long forgotten, but Tech’s Tom Hammonds regularly called Danny Ferry “fairy.” The standard taunt against Bobby Hurley “Hur-lee! Hur-lee! always struck us as being more than just his name. And J.J. Redick was taunted around the ACC for any number of things he supposedly was, but unique (thankfully) among Blue Devils, even his sisters were fair game.

Basketball inverts the American social structure which sees whites as the most powerful group and blacks as an oppressed minority. In the hoops world, whites are a distinct minority, and subject to racial taunts which are accepted, but which would be quickly shouted down if they were reversed.”

Consider the problems faced by Tyler Hansbrough – a star white player at the University of North Carolina – it is obvious that Black people find the style of play exhibited by the white minority on the hard court aggravating.

College basketball – as played by teams like Duke – is beginning to see a new crop of white players who are bringing a white style of play to a game dominated by Black people:

"African-Americans are still the dominant racial-cultural force at the high end of the college game, and (Adam) Morrison and Redick don't necessarily represent a new trend. But if nothing else, this season can serve as a reminder that basketball is an inclusive sport. It can be played on a virtuoso level by kids with braids and buzz cuts.”

What has happened to basketball fans that they feel compelled to taunt white players with chants of homosexual; denigrate their athleticism; and generally feel they are less talented and unable to compete (like the Vanderbilt team recently in the NCAA tournament)?

One reason: they fear Black people coming into the stands – like Ron Artest did – and beating the crap out of them.

Not every white player will be the next Larry Bird, but if they play for Duke they will be hated vehemently for their shocking display of whiteness on the court and flagrantly disavowing the Black style of individualistic play on the court.

Whiteness on the court means a complete lack of trust from the fans in athletic ability and any white player daring to play the Black man's game is practicing a heresy against the High Priests of the Court - Black people:

For some college basketball fans, players such as Redick represent what they believe Duke embodies: a rich private school with a privileged student body. From Danny Ferry to Laettner to Bobby Hurley to Wojciechowski, Duke's white players have often received the brunt of fans' bile. Many of Duke's great black players, such as Battier, Johnny Dawkins, Jason Williams and Hill, seemed to be respected by fans of opponents more than they were hated.

The white Duke players "seem to be so every-guy-like," said Peter Roby, director of Northeastern University's Center for Study of Sport in Society. "Guys sitting in the stands might say, 'What gives you the right to play like that when you look so much like us?' "

You want an all-white basketball league? Look no further then Duke, an institution where Black people have assimilated to the white basketball mindset and white players excel – to the dissatisfaction of opposing teams fans (current white stars at Duke include Kyle Singler, Brian Zoubek, Jon Scheyer and Ryan Kelly).

Stuff Black People Don’t Like will include Duke basketball, because this is one of the few instances where a bunch of white boys might actually rape a group of Black people, for the white style of play has chalked up plenty of titles of wins at the school.

#341. Jersey Shore

Few shows resonate with the general public like the ones broadcast on Music Television (MTV). Consider the incredible popularity of Real World, a reality show in its 24 season that puts diverse young adults into a remarkably beautiful home and merely rolls the camera as the drama unfolds.

Black people love these shows, because Token Blacks appear in each season and bring a semblance of peace to the show and act as the beacon of morality.

However, one show is currently airing on MTV that Black people find befuddling, for it appears to be a show about white people, yet curiously, the white people have a rather dark tint to their skin that can’t be explained away by prolonged exposure to tanning beds.

Yes, SBPDL is bringing up Jersey Shore, a show so incredibly mind-numbing that one finds illumination in the commercials between each episode:

Jersey Shore is a reality television series on MTV that follows eight housemates spending their summer on the New Jersey Shore. The show was filmed in August 2009 in a summer share in Seaside Heights but was also filmed in other towns such as Toms River and Neptune. It follows the eight housemates in a Real World-type style while they live, work and party at the Jersey Shore. The show debuted amid large amounts of controversy regarding the use of the words "Guido/Guidette", portrayals of Italian-American stereotypes and scrutiny from locals because the cast members are not residents from the area.

Americans of Italian descent have found the show incredibly offensive, for the varying personalities on the show all reflect certain aspects of Italian-American subculture that the gatekeepers of Italian refinement wish to be kept secret:

“The show plays upon the stereotype of the guido, prompting criticism from groups such as the National Italian American Foundation,[62][63] UNICO National,[64] and the Order Sons of Italy in America[64] for using "ethnic slurs, violence and poor behavior to marginalize and stereotype Italian-Americans".[3][64] Prior to the premiere of the show UNICO asked MTV to cancel the show because of the apparent play on stereotypes from the promos.[65] UNICO National President Andre DiMino said that the behavior in the promos is offensive and stereotype-promoting and that "MTV is using very pejorative terms, 'Guido' and 'Guidette,' to promote a program and as a corporation that is not correct."[66] After the show premiered, UNICO National claims they "can't keep up with the volume of calls" from "outraged" Italian Americans.[67]

UNICO National President Andre DiMino said in a statement "MTV has festooned the 'bordello-like' house set with Italian flags and red, white and green maps of New Jersey while every other cutaway shot is of Italian signs and symbols. They are blatantly as well as subliminally bashing Italian-Americans with every technique possible. ... (The cast members) are an embarrassment to themselves, their heritage and their families.[64]"

Linda Stasi, an Italian-American New York Post columnist, criticized MTV saying that Jersey Shore is a show " which Italian-Americans are stereotyped (clearly at the urging of its producer) into degrading and debasing themselves -- and, by extension, all Italian-Americans -- and furthering the popular TV notion that Italian-Americans are gel-haired, thuggish, ignoramuses with fake tans, no manners, no diction, no taste, no education, no sexual discretion, no hairdressers (for sure), no real knowledge of Italian culture and no ambition beyond expanding steroid-and silicone-enhanced bodies into sizes best suited for floating over Macy's on Thanksgiving.”

Wait, what exactly is a guido?:

Guido is a slang term for a working class urban Italian American. The guido stereotype is multi-faceted. Primarily, it is used as a demeaning term towards Italian Americans, as the word guido is derived from either the Italian proper name Guido or a conjugation of the Italian verb guidare.

Yet, all the fuss over the continued denigration of Italians on Jersey Shore is lost when one views the show, for the participants appear to have incredibly dark skin that shockingly might not pass the paper bag test.

Some of the individuals of Italian descent appear to be light-skinned Black people and their cultural predilections appear to coincide with the Black ghetto norms.

Why is that? Why do these white people look Black? Well, we have the Moors who conquered Sicily to thank for that and these “Italians” on Jersey Shore all appear to have a plethora of Sicilian blood pumping through their veins:

The Arabs, who in medieval times were sometimes called "Saracens" or "Moors," have been identified since antiquity (in Assyrian records dated to circa 850 BC), but until the Middle Ages they were not unified as a people. In the Early Middle Ages, it was Islam that united the Arabs and established the framework of Arab law. Initially, most Muslims were Arabs, and during the Arab rule of Sicily their Islamic faith was closely identified with them. (Even today, many principles believed to be tenets of Islam are, in fact, Arab practices unrelated to Muslim ethics.)

The rapid growth of Arab culture could be said to parallel the dissemination of Islam. Except for some poetry, the first major work of literature published entirely in Arabic was the Koran (Quran), the holy book of Islam, and one may loosely define Arabs by the regions where Arabic was spoken in the Middle Ages and afterwards. Arabs were a Semitic people of the Middle East. The Berbers of northwest Africa and the Sahara were not Arabs, though many converted to Islam, adopted Arabic as their language and assimilated with Arab society. Though most parts of Sicily were conquered by Arabs, certain areas where settled by people who, strictly speaking, were Muslim Berbers. Like many Berbers, some Arabs were nomadic.

Wait, you may be wondering, what does this mean? Simply put, genetic evidence through DNA sequencing shows that modern-day Italians of Sicilian descent carry an abnormally large amount of African mtDNA and more so, genetic evidence from the Y chromosome- lineage in Sicily confirms the presence of Black ancestry.

Thus, why the Jersey Shore stars lack the skin tone of white people and reflect the darker pigmentation of their great, great, great ancestors.

Perhaps, a scene from True Romance can best punctuate the reality of Sicilians and how this relates to Jersey Shore. The scene has Christopher Walken – playing a Sicilian – and Dennis Hopper discuss the history of Sicily. Hopper’s character knows he is about to die, so he lets history speak for itself:

Coccotti: Sicilians are great liars. The best in the world. I'm a Sicilian. And my old man was the world heavyweight champion of Sicilian liars. And from growin' up with him I learned the pantomime. Now there are seventeen different things a guy can do when he lies to give him away. A guy has seventeen pantomimes. A woman's got twenty, but a guy's got seventeen. And if you know 'em like ya know your own face, they beat lie detectors to hell. What we got here is a little game of show and tell. You don't wanna show me nothin'. But you're tellin' me everything. Now I know you know where they are. So tell me, before I do some damage you won't walk away from.

Clifford: Could I have one of those Chesterfields now?

Coccotti: Sure.

Clifford: Got a match? Oh, don't bother. I got one.

Coccotti: ...your son, the cowboy, it's claimed, came in the room blazin', and didn't stop 'till they were pretty sure everybody was dead...

Clifford: You're Sicilian, huh?

Coccotti: Yeah, Sicilian.

Clifford: You know, I read a lot. Especially about things that have to do with history. I find that shit fascinating. Here's a fact, I don't know if you know or not, Sicilians were spawned by niggers.
Coccotti: Come again?

Clifford: It's a fact. You see, Sicilians have black blood pumpin' through their hearts. If you don't believe me, you can look it up. Hundreds and hundreds of years ago, you see, the Moors conquered Sicily. And Moors are niggers.

Coccotti: Yes...

Clifford: So you see, way back then, uh, Sicilians were like, uh, wops from Northern Italy. Ah, they all had blonde hair and blue eyes, but, uh, well, then the Moors moved in there, and uh, well, they changed the whole country. They did so much fuckin' with Sicilian women, huh? That they changed the whole bloodline forever. That's why blonde hair and blue eyes became black hair and dark skin. You know, it's absolutely amazing to me to think that to this day, hundreds of years later, that, uh, that Sicilians still carry that nigger gene. Now this...[Coccotti laughs]

Clifford: No, I'm, no, I'm quoting... history. It's written. It's a fact, it's written.
Coccotti: [laughing] I love this guy.

Clifford: Your ancestors are niggers. Uh-huh. Hey. Yeah. And, and your great-great-great-great grandmother fucked a nigger, ho, ho, yeah, and she had a half-nigger kid... now, if that's a fact, tell me, am I lying? 'Cause you, you're part eggplant.

Coccotti: Ohhh!

Clifford: Huh? Hey! Hey! Hey!

Coccotti: You're a cantaloupe. [shoots Cliff in the face]

Jersey Shore is a show that people find funny, amusing and infuriating. But Black people find it perplexing, for these purported Italians have a strange look to them that can only be explained through the prodigious copulation rates of the Moors and the white people in Sicily.

Stuff Black People Don’t Like includes Jersey Shore, for the “white people” featured in the show carry the genetic markers of their Moorish ancestry and, if the one-drop rule is in effect, are really Black people.

Thus, the strange behavior of the characters on the show shouldn’t create consternation among Americans of Italian descent, but merely infuriate Black people everywhere.Hey, are we lying?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Haiti as a Real-Life District 9

Much has changed in the world since this site was launched. The God-like ability of one Mien Obama is apparently gone, and it appears his ascension to the presidency is but a Pyrrhic victory for Black people.

The Haitian Earthquake – a tragedy to be sure, but Haiti and its Black population already was an exhibition of calamity before the Richter scale picked up the first tremors – has showcased to the world the truth of what happens when Black people are in charge.

Hurricane Katrina gave us a few glimpses, but Haiti sheds a light on one of the oldest Black people run nations on earth that penetrates deep into the falsities that protect egalitarianism and give fodder to those who can see.

Black people in America understand this, and despite a deep connection with the plight of the Haitians, realize the Black faces that continually are shown on television in horrific, squalid conditions from Port-au-Prince showcase the global condition of their race in poetic exactness.

Disingenuous White Liberals (DWL) are working overtime to increase the already incredibly generous donations that are sent by more than 10000 organizations annually (this was before the earthquake mind you, much like the complete lack of sanitary drinking water in Haiti BEFORE the 'quake) to sustain a population of 9 million Black people who are incapable of sustaining themselves.

It’s time to bring up a phrase that applies directly to this crisis – that affects Black people only and is merely prolonged by the intrusion of pity-intoxicated, self-righteous palefaces - and is the reason why Black people don’t like global warming and its implications: Malthusian Catastrophe.

Few people dare bring up Thomas Malthus anymore, for population explosions are occurring among only the colored masses of the world (Africa, China, India) and anytime Stuff White People Like individuals discuss global warming they find themselves entering a world where race realism is the white elephant they dare not mention.

What did Malthus predict?:

A Malthusian catastrophe (also called a Malthusian check, crisis, disaster, or nightmare) was originally foreseen to be a forced return to subsistence-level conditions once population growth had outpaced agricultural production. Later formulations consider economic growth limits as well…

A series that is increasing in geometric progression is defined by the fact that the ratio of any two successive members of the sequence is a constant. For example, a population with an average annual growth rate of, say, 2% will grow by a ratio of 1.02 per year. In other words, the ratio of each year's population to the previous year's population will be 1.02. In modern terminology, a population that is increasing in geometric progression is said to be experiencing exponential growth.

Alternately, in an arithmetic progression, any two successive members of the sequence have a constant difference. In modern terminology, this is called linear growth.

If unchecked over a sufficient period of time, and if the ratio between successive sequence members is larger than 1.0, then exponential growth will always outrun linear growth. Malthus saw the difference between population growth and resource growth as being analogous to this difference between exponential and linear growth. Even when a population inhabits a new habitat – such as the American continent at Malthus' time, or when recovering from wars and epidemic plagues – the growth of population will eventually reach the limit of the resource base.”

Watching the Haitian earthquake unfold on television screens in the United States leaves DWLs feeling queasy and desirous of hearing “We are the World” and “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” for they only feel pride and a sense of emotional self-worth when they showcase their moral superiority over those unenlightened souls who dare point out that no amount of money could ever save Haiti (indeed, billions upon billions have done little over the past 30 years).

Worse, a film depicts the Malthusian principle at work profoundly and works to belie the notion of egalitarianism in a manner few Black people wish to admit. District 9, a film set in South Africa, shows us the most distressing situation where an impoverished alien race lands on earth and inconveniences the citizens of that nation with their increased crime and reliance on handouts to sustain their race:

“If you look at the film as an apartheid allegory, it has problems right off the bat. The aliens are loathsome, trash-eating vermin who fight endlessly, destroy property for no reason, and piss on their own homes, which isn’t a truthful or flattering allegorical comparison for actual black South Africans under apartheid.

Apartheid is terrible because humans were denied rights. The “apartheid” of these aliens isn’t that terrible – it’s kind of justifiable, because they’re actually dangerous, violent and destructive.”

Sadly, this description of the aliens in the film has a correlation to the behavior of Black people in Haiti and post-apartheid South Africa (and New Orleans and Detroit) that few wish to admit:

“It was lunchtime in one of Haiti's worst slums and Charlene Dumas was eating mud.

With food prices rising, Haiti's poorest can't afford even a daily plate of rice, and some take desperate measures to fill their bellies.”

This story is dated from 2008, before the tragic quake hit Haiti. This story is after the earthquake:

“Sanitary conditions in tent cities like this one in Port-au-Prince's once elegant Champs de Mars park around Haiti's crumbled presidential palace are worsening by the day as hundreds of thousands of survivors of last week's earthquake cram together to eat, sleep, wash and defecate.

"It's miserable here. It's dirty and it's boring. There's nothing to do but walk about," said Judeline Pierre-Rose, 12, who misses her comfortable home with its couch and TV.

"People go to the toilet everywhere here and I'm scared of getting sick. My twin sisters vomited last night," she said.”

When Black people became the rulers of South Africa, a once-glorious 54-story building in Johannesburg – Ponte Tower – was reduced to the world’s largest trashcan:

“Life in the building became truly brutal after the fall of Apartheid. As crime rose in the once-upscale Hillbrow neighborhood, numerous gangs moved into building. Ponte Tower became a center of organized crime activity, and life in the building become extremely unsafe. Owners all but abandoned the structure to decay. At one point the garbage piled five stories high in the open inner courtyard of the building.”

Yes, five stories of trash piled up inside the Ponte Tower after Black people took over the everyday affairs in South Africa. And worse, Haiti too has had tremendous trash problems as NPR pointed out in 2007!:

“First, we're starting with garbage. Haiti's trash collection system is so bad that on the streets of the capital, Port-au-Prince, garbage blocks roads and clogs the city's drainage system and canals.”

Worse, garbage and deforestation were leading to an ecological disaster that would have startled even Malthus (and this was all before the earthquake!), all eerily similar to the condition of the Ponte Tower and the city that recently saw the Pontiac Silverdome go for $500,000.

District 9 has come alive in Haiti, and a place that few wish exists is now center-stage for the entire world to see, and yet some families in America are working overtime to bring kids from Haiti to this nation, thus proving SBPDL’s view on adoption. It was that evil Steve Sailer who first pointed out the connections between that film and dire population warnings:

“A screen title at the end of the movie reveals that since the events depicted, the number of aliens (who are, by the way, bigger and hungrier than humans) has grown to 2.5 million. That’s up from 1.8 million just three years before.

Blomkamp may not have chosen those numbers randomly. At this 11.5 percent annual growth rate, the number of aliens on Earth crosses the 100,000,000,000 mark in exactly 100 years.”

Most strange is the phenomenon of dirt eating that had overtaken Black people in Haiti prior to the earthquake, which is extraordinarily similar to actions undertaken by Black people in the United States of America. Geophagia is a trait that is a Black one:

“Rena Bronson of Macon comes home from work and makes a pot of coffee before sneaking off to the bathroom to feed her habit. She pulls out a plastic baggie full of hard, crumbling white chunks and then pops a piece in her mouth.

``I eat dirt with the door closed,'' she said, laughing and a little embarrassed because she is a nurse at the Bibb County Health Department. ``I just call it eating dirt. That's what I do. Every day that God sends that's what I do. Technically, I guess I'm supposed to be crazy for eating this stuff?''

The ``dirt'' in question is kaolin, a white clay mined in Georgia and South Carolina that is used for everything from making ceramics and textiles to diarrhea medicine. For decades, it has also been a folk medicine that pregnant women, particularly black women in the rural South, have used to combat cravings during pregnancy. A recent study published in the Southern Medical Journal argues that kaolin-eating should be classed as a particular kind of problem known as a ``culture-bound syndrome,''…

Haiti as a true version of the aliens in District 9 is a difficult point that must be made, for Ponte Tower and Haiti both have one thing in common: a lot of Black people and an incredible amount of trash.

We have stated without sports, any positive images of Black people would be difficult to find. Without charity, Haiti would scarcely exist. Without pity, where would Black people in any nation and for that matter, Africa, be? That question is one that is the Stuff Black People Don’t Like to hear.

When you pop in District 9 in your DVD player, try not to think of Haiti. We dare you.