Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Impending Collapse of South Africa and the Implications for the 2010 World Cup

We at SBPDL went on record that a Nelson Mandela death prior to the 2010 World Cup would ruin the chances of a successful futbol (soccer) tournament in that downtrodden nation.

But two months away from the first kick, soccer fans everywhere are counting down the moments until their beloved nations compete for the FIFA World Cup Championship from the haven for criminality or, the nation of South Africa.

SBPDL has been reading the unworthy tome A Country at War With Itself: South Africa's Crisis of Crime, and were it not for our knowledge of the racial makeup of the nation the reader would be unaware that the crime is committed almost entirely by the liberated Black people. The writer rarely discusses race is in book, hoping the reader still maintains the view of South Africa as depicted in Lethal Weapon 2.

The author assiduously avoids mentioning the unmentionable and seemingly immutable bond between crime and race, inadvertently denying the reader the knowledge that Black people have turned the once relatively peaceful South Africa into a nation that even John Carpenter would have grave difficulty having Snake Plissken escape from in one piece.

South Africa will host the 2010 World Cup, but it will also continue to be host to a murder rate of nearly 50 people per day. Compound that shockingly high murder rate with the influx of hundreds of thousands of tourists sporting cash and other tangible goods on their person and we at SBPDL expect a 30 - 50 percent increase in the murder rate during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa (already, soccer fans from countries participating in the World Cup are afraid of the crime rate and will stay at home in droves, denying a major economic impact to not only merchants in South Africa, but looters and muggers as well, not to mention prostitutes).

Two recent stories showcase life under Black rule in South Africa. One, includes the war against White farmers that the African National Congress (ANC) has been waging since the takeover (handover) of that nation in 1994:

THE gunmen walked silently through the orchard. Skirting a row of burnt-out tyres, set ablaze months earlier to keep the budding fruit from freezing, they drew their old .38 revolvers.

Inside his farmhouse Pieter Cillier, 57, slept with his 14-year-old daughter Nikki at his side. His 12-year-old son JD was having a sleepover with two teenagers in an adjoining room.

As the intruders broke in, the farmer woke. He rushed to stop them, only to be shot twice in the chest.

In his death throes he would have seen his killers and then his children standing over him, screaming and crying.

The attackers, who were drug addicts, simply disappeared into the night. Cillier’s murder, at Christmas, was barely reported in the local press. It was, after all, everyday news.

Death has stalked South Africa’s white farmers for years. The number murdered since the end of apartheid in 1994 has passed 3,000.

In neighbouring Zimbabwe, a campaign of intimidation that began in 2000 has driven more than 4,000 commercial farmers off their land, but has left fewer than two dozen dead.

The vulnerability felt by South Africa’s 40,000 remaining white farmers intensified earlier this month when Julius Malema, head of the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) youth league, opened a public rally by singing Dubula Ibhunu, or Shoot the Boer, an apartheid-era anthem, that was banned by the high court last week.

The Times Online of the London mentions the song Shoot the Boer, and yet another story discusses the egregious refusal of the ruling Black people to denounce the signing of this song, only further fanning the flames of racial violence by the ruling Black people against the dwindling white population whose ancestors dared to build a nation out of the wilderness of Africa:

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling party on Tuesday defended the singing of an apartheid-era song with the words "Kill the Boer" in a row that has raised fears of increasing racial polarisation.

The African National Congress dismissed a ruling by a regional high court last week that uttering or publishing the words would amount to hate speech and violate the constitution put in place after the end of white minority rule.

"These songs cannot be regarded as hate speech or unconstitutional," ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe told a news conference. "Any judgment that describes them as such is impractical and unimplementable."

The recent singing of the song by firebrand ANC youth wing leader Julius Malema, who argues that black South Africans have not benefited enough from 16 years of democracy, drew anger from whites and other minority groups.

The lyrics of the song, sung in Zulu, translate as "kill the farmer, kill the Boer", referring to the former ruling white minority.

"Most people realise that this is a struggle song but many whites cannot help but feel that they are being targeted," said Marius Roodt a researcher at the South African Institute of Race Relations.

"The ANC needs to be sympathetic to the feelings of minorities especially if there is a perception created that they endorse inflammatory statements.

President Jacob Zuma has repeatedly stressed the importance of reconciliation in what became known as the "Rainbow Nation" after the relatively peaceful transition from apartheid.

The World Cup will be a failure (here is a great, balanced, website about crime in South Africa). If Mandela dies before or during the World Cup, "Kill the Boer" could become "Kill any White Devil" in the country.

Black people in not just America, but around the world must understand the serious implications of what a disastrous World Cup in Post-Apartheid, Black-run South Africa will mean: Black people are incapable of running anything significant; from a county in America (like Jefferson or Clayton); to a city (like Detroit); or to a nation they earned by killing every white person on the island (like Haiti); to a simple sporting event.

Sports create the idea of equality through the vast inequality of the athletes participating in the games. White people receive positive images of Black people and thus, Black people are allowed to participate in a society that would otherwise reject them.

For the sake of the future of Black Run America (BRA), the World Cup must be moved from South Africa. If not, be prepared for the destruction of the egalitarian myth that holds together this nation (and world) with the strength of badly stretched rubber band.

It's almost ready to rip apart. The World Cup in South Africa will supply the final amount of pressure necessary to cause it to break apart forever.

If Mandela passes away then "Kill the Boer" will transpire, and yet the spirit of Epic Beard Man will manifest itself with righteous indignation across the globe.

Again, SBPDL encourages the cancellation of the World Cup from the unsafe cities and stadiums of South Africa.

If not, the irony of the sporting world destroying the fragile world order it helped create will not be lost (see the film Invictus and any American movie made about race and sport).

See here where South African President Jacob Zuma assures fears of the South African World Cup are misguided.

See here where HIV will explode during the Cup.

Monday, March 29, 2010

#19. Snitching

Cooperating with police has long been an act Black people find unnecessary and in some cases, reprehensible. Doing so creates a disconnect between the Black person who finds common ground with the officer of the law and thus, they turn their back completely on the Black community at large, long suspicious of cops ulterior motives.

Life in Black communities across the nation can be difficult, as the constant struggle "to get rich or die trying" plagues those who find the notion of Acting White a pathway to riches. These idea are constantly at war with one another and never the twain shall meet.

Cities with a preponderance of Black people provide one constant regardless of the latitude or longitude: crime.

Crime is a gateway to riches in the Black community, but also represents a door to either the penitentiary or the morgue. Drug sales represent a thriving Black Market - no pun intended - that help fund gang activity, but beset a community already ravaged with hardship and heartache further, creating a vicious cycle of death and governmental promise to help eradicate the problems of the economic depressed areas.

The United States Government has worked hard over the past 50 years to help Black people in their communities succeed by spending quadrillions of dollars (factor in opportunity costs) to uplift the Black race in America.

These efforts have largely failed, providing one of the worst Return on Investments (ROIs) in the history of investments, but have yielded a net growth of corruption in majority Black cities and a complete hollowing of the infrastructure that made these metropolises (Detroit, Baltimore, New Orleans) so attractive in the first place.

Black children fed a steady diet of ESPN believe that financial rewards await them in the NBA or NFL and if those hoop dreams fade, a career in rap will yield money, women and prestige that surpasses even those of sports stars.

And when they make it big, an entourage of childhood friends and family will be "made men" and living the life of luxury provided by the one kid from the 'hood staying true to his roots.

But few Black people taste the success that is surprisingly fleeting for many Black sports or rap stars, and having eschewed education as a form of Acting White, the only way to make a living revolves around a life of crime.

It would be misguided to quote crime statistics now, for a glance at the nightly news cast reminds even the most faithful Disingenuous White Liberal of why they send their children to private schools.

Yet one thing is certain in Black communities as many crimes go unpunished thanks to one of the unwritten rules that governs Black Run America (BRA): never, ever turn your back on a brother or sister.

Black people view anyone who fails the paper bag test or whose skin appears darker than a glass of 2 percent of milk as a member of their tribe, a permanently disadvantaged group that is discriminated against by outside agitators bent on destroying their communities through clever ruses and guile.

No matter how heinous or insidious a crime is done within the Black community by a Black person, none dare dissent from the rule of never turning your back on a brother. To do so would have you branded with a letter far worse than one Hester Prynne was force to wear in The Scarlett Letter.

Black people must never be branded with an "S", a dreaded word that is on-par with an Uncle Tom or a Clarence Thomas. Deviating from the script of perpetual victim-hood and admitting that Black-on-Black crime is a hindrance to community development and trust would jeopardize the whole enterprise of Black Run America.

One must always work for the betterment of Black people and if that means turning your back on wanton criminality and violence, then so be it. Better to allow the endurance of evil then to admit that white people aren't the cause of Black peoples lot in life.

The "S" word is the true "whose name must not be spoken" and the fear of being labeled one in the Black community is greater than that of Voldemort in the Harry Potter stories.

Black-on-Black crime doesn't happen. Rapes, murder, petty thievery, larceny, drug deals and violence are all creations of "The Man's" mind intent on keeping Black people in their rightful place.

Snitching is that "S" word that Black people fear to utter in any speech, for the repercussions of being branded one are rarely survived. You see, Black people don't like snitches and have placed an imaginary bounty on any head of the Black person who dares go against their one and sides with the police and the corrupt United States judicial system that dares go after Wal-Mart PA announcers who demand the involuntary expulsion of all Black people from the store.

Those who snitch are no better than the police who patrol the Black community hoping to engage in a Rodney King incident of their own.

In fact, a campaign was started to Stop Snitchin' and to protect Black criminals:
Stop Snitchin' refers to a controversial 2004 campaign launched in Baltimore, United States to persuade criminal informants to stop "snitching," or informing, to law enforcement. Some public officials and others[who?] say that it is a campaign used by criminals to frighten people with information from reporting their activities to the police.[citation needed] "Stop Snitchin" is the name of a specific Baltimore-based home-made DVD that threatened violence against would-be informants, and the name or theme of several hip hop recordings.

While the slogan "Stop Snitchin' had existed since at least 1999, when it was used by Boston-based rapper Tangg da Juice,[1] the Stop Snitchin' campaign first gained national attention in late 2004 in Baltimore, Maryland, when a DVD released by Rodney Bethea [2] titled "Stop Snitching!" began to circulate. In some footage, a number of men claiming to be drug dealers address the camera, and threaten violence against anyone who reports what they know about their crimes to the authorities. This threat is directed especially towards those who inform on others to get a lighter sentence for their own crimes. Notably, NBA star Carmelo Anthony, a former Baltimore resident and now a part of the Denver Nuggets basketball team, appeared in the video.[3] In subsequent interviews, Anthony claimed that his appearance in the video was a joke,[4] the product of his neighborhood friends making a home movie. Anthony claims that the film's message should not be taken seriously.[5] The publicity of Stop Snitchin' identified several drug informants and corrupt police officers in the Baltimore area such as former BPD officers William King and Antonio Murray who were sentenced to 315 and 139 years in prison, respectively, following an investigation caused by the DVD which identified the officers as drug dealers.
The important book Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice painstakingly documents the reality of the stigma that has been placed on Black people who dare snitch. The are pariahs, shunned by the Black community and in some cases end up beaten or worse, dead.

Witness a rape? Better not snitch, or else your family will pay! A drug deal gone wrong that takes a turn toward violence and ultimately homicide? Best be keeping those lips sealed, boy!

At a subsidiary of The Black Planet Universe (Blackplanet.com), a writer questions the validity of snitching:
The main misperception about the controversially popular “Stop Snitching” ideology that is now considered a staple of the Black community is that it’s ubiquitous. Black people are, in no way and under no circumstances, ever supposed to volunteer, aid, assist or even acknowledge law enforcement efforts in our communities.

Of course, the origin of the “Stop Snitching” ethos made a lot more sense. The term was originally coined to govern the conduct of coexisting criminals, sort of a Black take on the Mafia’s omertá-or code of silence.

In other words, if you and I were together in a criminal enterprise and I got busted, I was not supposed to snitch on you. I was supposed to do my time like a man or a “standup guy” and trust that you’d be on the outside handling my affairs in return for my silence.

Michael Vick could have used such friends. So could TI.

Eventually however, both the expression “Stop Snitching” and the mentality behind it extended to the point where it more or less suggested that if something, even something criminal, didn’t have a directly adverse affect on you then you should mind your business and stay out of it.

Now “Stop Snitching” has ballooned to the point where we’ve had to cringingly watch our dear friend, rapper Cam’ron, explain to Anderson Cooper on 60 minutes that even if he lived next door to a serial killer, he’d move away before he’d tell the police.

Needless to say, “Stop Snitching” has gone way too far.

We no longer live in Africa, folks, where our elders police our communities. If a gang of us were to get together now to beat up or kill some pedophile or serial killer, we’d all go to jail!

SBPDL lives by one motto: Those who do evil to others must be punished. Black people live by an entirely different ethos: those who do evil to others within their community must be protected from snitching.

Stuff Black People Don't Like includes snitching, one of the highest offenses against Black solidarity that can be occur (up there with Acting White), as the Black people must maintain strength through the unity of their community.

It is said snitches get stitches. In the Black community, snitches get worse judgment handed down whose verdict they can't supplicate: they are a traitor and performing an act of treason to their Blackness.

Black life expectancy is low and Black levels of incarceration are high. Black people commit more crime, thus the reason for the high level of incarceration and low levels of life expectancy. There is a correlation between the two.

What do you think would happen if snitching was tolerated? A lot more Black people in jail and a life expectancy rate much, much lower.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rev. Wright on Health Care and the War against Covering Everyone

Black people don't want to pay for health care. The Obama Administration turned to a Webster look-a-like to ensure that his cuteness would deflect criticism of his Health Care Bill.

Marcelas Owens
- the Emmanuel Lewis, Webster wannabe - is the beloved Black boy capable of engineering tears of pity in even the sternest heart of Randian Objectivism and will be the poster child for the forthcoming Michael Oher Act (more on this later) that removes deprived Black children from broken homes and into the loving arms of white families capable of turning around the 80 percent illegitimate rate that plagues the Black community.

Thankfully, the good Rev. Jeremiah Wright is back to bestow theological wisdom upon the masses.

Enjoy the video. SBPDL is on vacation (and has some great entries forthcoming), but wanted to post this clip for your enjoyment.

Friday, March 26, 2010

#564. Attacks on Marcelas Owens

In the annals of literature, the image of pitiful Tiny Tim resonates deeply with readers of Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, as the handicapped infant represents the personification of hope.

His frail body is the embodiment of nature's cruel neglect, yet the grief stricken Scrooge - after three ghosts persuade him to drop his miserly ways - bestows riches upon the Cratchit family that rescue Tiny Tim from an early grave.

Tiny Time Cratchit fate was reversed by the generous largess of Scrooge, thus enabling him to give breath to the fitting denouement of the story: "God bless us every one!"

Black people love this tale, for they feel emboldened by the tale and notice similarities in the wake of the passing of Universal Health Care (UHC). Black people don't like to pay for their own health care and now find Congress voting to mandate that this unfair practice is no longer a nuisance after a visit with a doctor is greeted with open arms by the Black community.

The health care bill that grants provisions for the training of more minority doctors would never, ever have passed were it not for the ace in Mein Obama's hand, Marcelas Owens, or the Tiny Tim that represents hope and inflicted the change on America's indifferent health care system that caused his mother to pass away:

Marcelas Owens, an 11-year-old from Seattle, headlined a press conference with Senate Democratic leadership on Thursday, telling a packed room of reporters that he wanted the president and Congress to come together and pass health insurance reform.

"I am here because of my mom," said Owens. "My mom was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension in 2006. She missed so much work she lost her job. And when my mom lost her job, she lost her health care. And losing her health care ended up costing her her life."

He continued, "I don't want any other kids to go through the pain that our family has gone through. My grandma and I want Barack Obama and Congress and everybody to come together and to help get the health care bill passed."

Owens became the crutch that those desiring the takeover of the medical industry by the government leaned upon and was championed as the human face of pity and malevolent neglect of the insurance agency to those uncovered.

Were it not for Bob Cratchit's suffering son Tiny Tim, Scrooge wouldn't have a familiar face to represent the poor and downtrodden of London and thus, might never had converted from a greedy, selfish accountant to one prepared to right every societal wrong.

Were Owens not paraded around as the poster child and victim of a pitiless, capitalistic system that allows citizens to perish when they lack the medical coverage, the Obamacare would never have passed.

Strategically though, Owens became a real-life Tiny Tim through the marketing genius behind Brand Obama and helped shape the health care debate into the framework of eradicating an evil system that denies coverage to 40 million + people who decide to spend money pursuing happiness elsewhere.

A quick back story on his mother's illness:

Joshua Welter, spokesperson for the family, states Marcelas' mom lost her job in October 2006 where she had worked as an Assistant Manager at a fast food restaurant. After she got sick and couldn't work, she lost her job and couldn't afford regular doctors' visits.

In December 2006 she was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension at an Emergency Room visit. It is believed if she could have afforded to continue doctors' visits after she lost her job, she may have been diagnosed earlier. During the half year between her diagnosis and her death, it is believed if she had health insurance, she could have been receiving proactive, ongoing treatment for Pulmonary Hypertension. According to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, while many Pulmonary Hypertension patients go too long without an accurate diagnosis, some receive prompt, effective treatment and are able to manage their disease for 20+ years.

Without health insurance, Marcelas' mom had little chance to survive. She went to the ER when things got really critical – it got to the point where Tifanny was vomiting blood three or four times a day. She died in June of 2007.

With health insurance, it is believed she would have had a fighting chance to battle a tough disease. Marcelas has been advocating for health care in honor of his mother since she died in 2007.
Washington CAN believes everyone in America deserves a fighting chance when they get sick to beat back the disease and be there for their family. No kid should lose their mom because they didn't have health care.

Fact, Marcelas's story is the story of millions of people across the country. 45,000 people die every year because they don't have health care. Every minute 8 people are denied coverage, charged higher rates, or discriminated against due to pre-existing conditions
We at SBPDL won't even bother to pose the question of where the father was in this melancholy story, for the answer is one we have already addressed.

Owens, an 11-year-old child who suffered the tragedy of losing a mother, made the decision himself to enter the health care debate and as a minor has became the target of attacks from a hateful right-wing media bent on destroying the credibility of an administration using him as impenetrable edifice of hope, deflecting all criticism with but a wry smile:

Marcelas Owens, whose mother got sick, lost her job, lost her health insurance and died, said Thursday he's taking the attacks from Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin in stride.

"My mother always taught me they can have their own opinion but that doesn't mean they are right," Owens, who lives in Seattle, said in an interview.

Owens' grandmother, Gina, who watched her daughter die, isn't quite so generous.

"These are adults, and he is an 11-year-old boy who lost his mother," Gina Owens said. "They should be ashamed."

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., told Marcelas Owens' story to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House health care summit last month. Murray also has spoken about it on the Senate floor. Last week, Owens was in the nation's capital to speak at a health care rally and to meet with Senate Democratic leadership.

Limbaugh, Beck and Malkin are skeptical about the story, saying there were other forms of medical help available after Owens' mother, Tifanny, lost her health insurance. They lambasted Democrats for using the story.

All that was needed to pass Health care was a young Black male child complete with sorrowful biography to create sympathy and a human face to create the ultimate misery machine that was unbeatable in its ability to tug at your heart strings.

Marcelas Owens accomplished this task. Although the father is suspiciously never mentioned - you see, DWLs automatically assume Black men are incapable of taking care of their own, hence the Michael Oher story - Owens is paraded around as Tiny Tim for the 21st Century.

Stuff Black People Don't Like includes attacks on Marcelas Owens as the indefatigable remarks about the usage of him to pass health care are unwarranted and disgusting reminders of the uncivilized time when health care wasn't a right.

History will remember Owens as the human symbol of Pre-Obama America, for only Mein Obama could muster the political clout needed to pass such a revolutionary bill. He joins the pantheon of Black crusaders who reinvented America into a paradise free of hate and bigotry.

Scrooge needed his Tiny Tim to seal the deal on his dramatic moral turnaround, just as Obama needed a young Black face with a tale of woe to transform the debate into a true Black vs. white, disadvantage vs. privileged story that only a Grinch could ignore.

In the end, we at SBDPL believe Marcelas Owens will be merely the 21st Century version of Nurse Nayirah:

Nayirah al-Ṣabaḥ (Arabic: نيره الصباح‎), called "Nurse Nayirah" in the media, was a fifteen-year-old Kuwaiti girl, who alleged that she had witnessed the murder of infant children by Iraqi soldiers in Kuwait, in verbal testimony to the U.S. Congress, in the run up to the 1991 Gulf War.[1] Her testimony, which was regarded as credible at the time, has since come to be regarded as wartime propaganda.[2] The public relations firm Hill & Knowlton, which was in the employ of Citizens for a Free Kuwait, had arranged the testimony.[1]

Yes, we dare question the validity of his story, which is why the media continually states that his mother is believed to have died because she lacked medical coverage.

Again though: where in the hell is Owens father? And to paraphrase Rev. Wright, it is fitting to leave you with the revised ending of A Christmas Carol, as Owens has ensured to: "God damn us every one."

Thursday, March 25, 2010

"Flash Mobs" in Philly; "Smash and Grab" in Atlanta.. 365 Black!

Flash mobs in Philly. Smash and grab in Atlanta. All thanks to Black people!

First, The New York Times on the Black Flash Mobs in Philadelphia:

The flash mobs have raised questions about race and class.

Most of the teenagers who have taken part in them are black and from poor neighborhoods. Most of the areas hit have been predominantly white business districts.

In the flash mob on Saturday, groups of teenagers were chanting “black boys” and “burn the city,” bystanders said.

In a Feb. 16 melee, 150 teenagers spilled out of the Gallery shopping mall east of City Hall during rush hour and rampaged through Macy’s, knocking down customers and damaging displays.

The police arrested 15 of the teenagers and, according to one report, some had not been allowed to call their parents six hours after they were detained.

Clay Yeager, a juvenile justice consultant and former director of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in Pennsylvania, said he believed the flash mobs were partly a result of a decline in state money for youth violence prevention programs.

Financing for the programs has dropped 93 percent to $1.2 million in this year’s budget compared with $16 million in 2002. City financing for such programs has dropped to $1.9 million in the past three years compared with $4.1 million from 1999 through 2002, a 53 percent drop.

Mayor Nutter, who is black, rejected the notion that race or the city cut in services was a factor.

“I don’t think people should be finding excuses for inappropriate behavior,” Mr. Nutter said. “There is no racial component to stupid behavior, and parents should not be looking to the government to provide entertainment for their children.
Atlanta was once burned by Sherman, but Black youth have decided to have 21st Century fun in the city by engaging in Smash and Grab techniques at stores causing massive damage and a lot of stolen property. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports:

In 2006, there were 17 so-called “smash and grab” burglaries in Atlanta, causing more than $51,000 in damages and losses.

By 2008, according to Sen. Preston Smith, that number jumped to 130 such burglaries with more than $1.4 million worth of windows broken and fancy sunglasses and hip jeans stolen.

“This has become a prolific activity,” said Smith of Rome. “Especially in Atlanta.”

To combat the sudden wave of activity, Smith passed legislation in the Georgia Senate on Wednesday that would actually make smash and grab a new crime and a designated felony act.

Senate Bill 423 creates a new statute in Georgia law that defines smash and grab burglaries as entering a retail establishment without authority with the intent to commit theft and causing more than $500 of damage. Under this legislation, these burglaries will be considered a felony, punishable from two to 20 years in prison and/or a $100,000 fine. A second conviction carries a prison term of five to 20 years and/or a $100,000 fine.

Previously, property damage and burglary were two separate crimes. Juveniles, many of whom were committing these crimes, were rarely, if ever charged, because of their ages.

Now, under SB 423, burglars under 17 would be charged with a designated felony in juvenile court and could face the toughest legal penalties, Smith said.

Smith estimates that of the 363 retail burglaries in 2008, about 44 percent of them were smash and grab.

TBW - This is a Black World - is a new game that Black youth engage in, knowing full well that public sentiment will never allow any punishment nor condemnation of these mere juvenile exploits. Indeed, the only crime worthy of police investigation and national news is the scandal of the public address system at Wal-Mart.

Stealing the PA equipment and making derogatory remarks about Black clientele is sin that even Dante himself couldn't pen a suitable punishment for in hell.

Help Stuff Black People Don't Like out: send an email to us stuffblackpeople@gmail.com about any TBW activity in your city, on part with Smash and Grab in Atlanta and Flash Mobs in Philadelphia.

What's going on in Memphis? Baltimore? Washington DC? Miami? New York City? Chicago? Durham?

How is TBW being played in your city? SBPDL is a one man operation, but we get a lot of emails that help pace editorial decisions. Thank you. Keep them coming.

We'll be back tomorrow with two new posts. In the meantime, relax. Some places exist where TBW can never be played. America and planet earth is headed to 365 Black.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Universal Health Care in a Nutshell

Black people don't want to pay for health care. The state of Black America is in shambles and Black unemployment levels is reaching unprecedented levels.

The Urban League is reporting that the gap in nearly every category that is quantifiable between white and Black people is growing and CNN is worried about the nearly irreparable damage to those who happen to be Black in America. The Urban League put out a list of how this can be accomplished and the mere redistribution of wealth can stop the growing rip in racial relations:

Grant proposes that a movement to foster equality for blacks in all realms of American life should be "fashioned" after ideas promulgated by the Obama campaign. Those ideas include blending personal responsibility and "principled ideas" with pragmatism, and building grass-roots movements crossing racial, ethnic, generational, gender and regional lines.
"We must use this moment to reinvigorate the movement and re-engage the nation in a struggle to finish the job of equality, liberty and justice for all ," she said.
The report lists policy recommendations in the areas of home ownership, jobs, health and education. Here is a sampling:

  • Increasing funding for underskilled workers' job training programs.

  • Steering workforce investment dollars to construction industry jobs.

  • Funding infrastructure development for public building construction and renovations of schools, community centers, libraries, recreation centers and parks.

  • Creating a temporary public service employee program.

  • Passing a home buyers' bill of rights that would protect and educate consumers and provide home-buying help.

  • Restoring a small business loan program and continuing tax credit funding.

  • Implementing "a comprehensive and universal health insurance system for all Americans."

  • Developing "a comprehensive health infrastructure for the delivery of health education, prevention and intervention initiatives" for blacks.

  • Studying health care in the criminal justice system as it relates to black inmates.

  • Examining economic, sociological and environmental contributors to "chronic health conditions."

  • CNN calls these facts "sobering" and an example of "racial inequality". We at SBPDL call them what happens when graduation rates are woeful for Black people; Father's Day a rarely celebrated event in the Black community and worse, nature rearing her ugly head.

    Expect a push for a nationwide Michael Oher Act (the Black guy from The Blind Side) in the vain hope that the tides will change for Black people. Sadly, they will not.

    But with the passing of universal health care, at least a few more jobs will open up in the government for Black people to fill.

    So, for those who love the inadequate postal service; trips to the DMV that last months; dealing with surly TSA agents while being treated like a hardened terrorist and a education system capable of creating a near illiterate people, then you'll love health care.

    Stuff Black People Don't Like started as a joke. We are proud to say we have been chronicling life in Black Run America (BRA) for nearly a year, and have created a most unpleasant panorama of life in the United States as the nation limps to a whimpering finale.

    Disingenuous White Liberals will never stop prodding Black people about their current failures to attain equilibrium with white people and Black people will never stop blaming the past transgressions of white people for their current failures.

    Reparations are coming to rectify historic inequities and the current inability for Black people to market themselves adequately outside of government employment. So is a financial judgment day that will make the 50,000 Black people who lined up in Detroit on the mere rumor of a stimulus check in 2009 look like a mere line for a roller coaster.

    That dear reader, will truly be a big f***ing deal.

    Monday, March 22, 2010

    Not Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Another Black Mob Riots Giving Credence to the Wal-Mart's Pranksters Polite Suggestion)

    We at SBPDL have always pictured a true mob brandishing pitchforks and torches chasing a terrorizing monster through the thick wilderness, finally cornering said beast in an abandoned, dilapidated castle.

    However, Black people in Philadelphia find the notion of the "wisdom of crowds" to be a strong ally of Flash Mobs, as yet another cast of hundreds of Black people decided to riot spontaneously in the City of Brotherly Love.

    Last time, it was errant snow balls that set off Black people and caused a riot that overtook a mall, scaring patrons and prompting store managers to get on the PA and ask, "Will all the Black people please leave the store," but unlike the Wal-Mart situation, with good cause for the request for a full racial dismissal.

    Yet again, a Flash Mob of Black people turned Philadelphia into Haiti:

    Philadelphia Police are searching for suspects in involved in at least two assaults during a massive flash mob on South Street over the weekend.

    Surveillance video shows hundreds of people invading the intersection of 8th and South Streets, filling the street and surrounding a vehicle at about 9 p.m. Saturday.

    Two blocks away, Olympia Pizza employee Seth Kaufman said he was beaten by a crowd attempting to enter the store.

    "40 to 50 punches I took. 20 kicks. I just stood my ground as best I could and fought them off," Kaufman said.

    Kaufman and restaurant operator Paul Psihogios were trying to keep the unruly crowd from entering the business.

    "I'm just trying to hold off the crowd, hold the door," said Psihogios.

    At 15th and South Street, a 27-year-old woman was brutally attacked after being surrounded by scores of people.

    "She had a broken nose and they knocked out two teeth," said Good Samaritan Rick Almeid, who aided the victim. "She was just an innocent young girl."

    Police eventually pushed the crowd up South Street and onto on to Broad Street, yelling that once curfew passed, they'd start loading up buses.

    Authorities say they got word through text messages that a flash mob might be forming and quickly deployed.

    Three males were arrested on unrelated incidents, including 18-year-old Parrish Kendall.

    No arrests have been made in the beatings.

    Police say they vow not to allow these incidents to repeat.

    "We're going to be stern, we're going to be swift and to be honest with you, we're going to do what we have to do to protect the city," said Deputy Police Commissioner Richard Ross.

    No major damage was reported during this latest flash mob incident.
    It's not always sunny in Philadelphia and for the second time in three months a mob of Black sans pitchforks gathered together to have a flashing good time.

    No errant snow balls caused this party though, but hundreds of Black people gathering together spells trouble as no block party in Black history has ever gone off swimmingly.

    Sunday, March 21, 2010

    #1002. The 2010 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen

    Hollywood dominates American life. Regional culture is gone, replaced with a monoculture from Los Angeles that governs the entertainment we watch and thus, the opinions we possess. A gatekeeper with such power that the manipulation of minds is but a film away, Hollywood reigns over the culture in an impenetrable citadel of influence no dictator in history could dream of attaining.

    The 2006 movie Glory Road is an example of this immense power, as the script for this college basketball film did everything in its power to discredit the basketball played before the introduction of Black players to game:
    Glory Road is an American film directed by James Gartner, released on January 13, 2006. The film is based on a true story dealing with the events leading to the 1966 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, in which the late Don Haskins (Josh Lucas), head coach of the Texas Western College (now the University of Texas at El Paso) led a team with an all-black starting lineup, a first in NCAA history.
    All good films need villains, and Glory Road has the five white starters from Adolph Rupp's Kentucky Wildcat squad, who would be vanquished by the conquering starting five (all-Black) of the protagonist Texas Western College. Oh, and Disney created evil villains that attempted to thwart the heroes rise to the title:
    In the game between East Texas State University and Texas Western, East Texas State fans are shown throwing popcorn and drinks, and yelling racial epithets. In a later scene, racial slurs are shown painted onto the hotel rooms of the black Texas Western players. After verification that the events never took place, Texas A&M University–Commerce (formerly East Texas State University) asked for an apology from Disney and the makers of the film.[4]

    Disney did not directly apologize for the portrayal. Rather, it explained that the movie was not a documentary and that it had been necessary to consolidate events given the time limitations of the movie, and that Disney did not intentionally set out to misrepresent any group and was sorry for any misunderstanding.
    Again, movies create false paradigms that become the accepted fact by those ignorant to the actual event and facts surrounding the game. Like the 1970 Alabama - University of Southern California football won by an integrated Trojan team over the all-white Crimson Tide squad, this basketball game stands as irrefutable proof of the dominance of the Black athlete over the athletically disinclined white person.

    "Whatever Happened to the White Athlete?" Sports Illustrated famously asked in a shockingly dishonest cover story in the 1990s. They were usurped by better athletes from a larger population sample would be a logical answer, but Black people were never more than 13 percent of the population from 1960 - to present.

    Thus a conundrum appears: if the available pool of eligible participants for college sports includes an overwhelming majority of white athletes (anywhere from 70 - 80 percent of the eligible population of age up until the 1990s and from 55-60 of the pool from then on due to Hispanic immigration), why have Black people come to dominate college basketball and the National Basketball Association by such impressive figures (60 percent Black in the NCAA/ 80 percent in the NBA):

    The NBA added its first black players in the 1950-51 season. During the 1960s, more African Americans joined the league. Then in the mid-1970s to early '80s, the shift from predominantly white to predominantly black took place.

    Last February, the NBA's black-player population was 77 percent, while the white-player population was 21 percent. Of the white players, 55 percent were American-born and 45 percent were international players.

    The NFL, like the NBA, is a sport with a black majority. Yet, according to Lapchick's most recent report card, the 65 percent black representation in the 2001 season was a four-year low. And the league's feeder system - Division I college football - was 49.4 percent white and 42.1 percent black in 2000-01.

    College basketball, like the NBA, reflects the decline in white players. According to the report by Lapchick - himself the son of a white Basketball Hall of Famer - the number of white players at the Division I level in 2000-01 season was 32.5 percent, 2 full percentage points below the 1991-92 numbers.
    Basketball, as Bill Simmons points out in his monumental tome The Book of Basketball, is a Black game. Although invented by a white doctor in the 1890s, the game was turned into poetry by Black people, as the ESPN documentary Black Magic would have us believe:
    “Black Magic” opens with the details of a secret basketball game played in Durham, N. C., in a locked gym with no fans to witness it. On a Sunday morning in 1944 the innovative African-American coach John McLendon led his fast-breaking team from the North Carolina College for Negroes in a home game against an intramural squad from Duke University’s medical school.

    It was illegal. It was dangerous.

    And the black team won 88-44. “They never saw anyone run up and down the court like we did,” a McLendon player says...

    If there is joy in “Black Magic,” it is in the dominance of African-American players (if not coaches) in colleges and the pros. Still, if there is regret that black players entered the mainstream, it comes from Clara Gaines.

    “In the end we just all wish that integration hadn’t taken place,” she says, perhaps venting frustration about her husband’s difficulty in later years in attracting top talent to Winston-Salem. “Because it did change things.”

    Black magic is indeed the potion that has driven basketball from the boring days of team basketball and supplanted it the individualistic style of play that dominates the game currently. Or so it would seem.

    In the 1980s, Larry Bird saved the National Basketball Association (NBA) from ratings obscurity and neglect as one of the true Great White Hopes single-handily made people care about the game again with his great Boston Celtic teams. Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan helped the resurgent capture fans attention again, but the emergence of Bird brought about hope in every white person that they could dare play in the game that Bird surmised simply as:
    But it is a black man's game, and it will be forever.” -- Larry Bird
    To watch a college basketball game is to view a sport dominated by young Black people who grew up in a world far removed from that depicted in Glory Road or Black Magic, but more in line with Spike Lee's 1997 film He Got Game, a movie that shows the fawning of semi-literate Black basketball players who will help lead the team to glory for a season and then split for money and fame in the NBA.

    Indeed, many of the top Black athletes opt for skipping college basketball entirely to be drafted in the NBA, seemingly depriving fans of watching top talent mature and dominate at the collegiate level.

    In 2009, The Orlando Sentinel published a provocative piece of journalism that analysed the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen (the final 16 teams out of 65) teams and found a shockingly low number diversity in the starting lineups as white players were noticeably absent:

    College basketball teams can thrive with white players.

    But the odds of a team cutting down the Final Four nets aren't good if that team is stocked with many white guys, Orlando Sentinel research shows. College basketball at its highest levels is dominated by black players even if the subject makes some people uncomfortable.Look no further than this weekend in Detroit. Only two white players -- North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough and Michigan State's Goran Suton -- will be listed among the combined 20 starters for the four teams in this year's NCAA Tournament semifinals. And two teams -- Villanova and Connecticut -- don't have a white player on scholarship on this year's active roster.

    Michigan State is the only team from this year's Final Four that signed more than nine white players to scholarships between 1997 and 2008.

    Recruiting numbers spell it out in black and white: Since the 2000 tournament, 34 of 40 Final Four teams played consistently with no more than one white starter during that particular year. The 2003 Syracuse team, with white starters Gerry McNamara and Craig Forth, was the only one to win a championship.

    The last championship team to rely on at least three white starters was Duke in 1991, its first of back-to-back championships thanks to Bobby Hurley, Christian Laettner and Billy McCaffrey, who started most of that season.

    "A lot of garbage," ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale called the notion of race playing a factor in basketball success.

    "I've never really thought about it like that," Florida Coach Billy Donovan said.

    "We don't talk a lot in the recruiting industry about race," Rivals.com recruiting analyst Dave Telep said.

    Basketball is a Black game, though analyst and coaches are timorous about admitting this simple truth, for the same reason Richard Lapchick constantly bemoans the lack of graduation rates for Black college players when compared to their white counterparts:
    The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida released its annual study, “Keeping Score When It Counts: Graduation Rates for 2010 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament Teams” which is the most comprehensive analysis to date of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament‐bound teams.

    Lapchick noted that “There is again positive academic news for the tournament teams when we examine the GSR and the APR. There was a two percentage point increase for all male student‐athletes to 64 percent. Eighty‐four percent of white and 56 percent of African‐American men’s Division I basketball student‐athletes graduate, increasing six percentage points for white basketball student‐athletes and by two percentage points for African‐American basketball student‐athletes compared to last year’s study.”

    Lapchick went on to say, “Nonetheless, the continuing significant disparity between the academic success of African‐American and white men’s basketball student‐athletes is deeply troubling. In fact, the already large gap increased by four percentage points. One of higher education’s greatest failures is the persistent gap between African‐American and white students in general. This is also true for white and African‐American basketball student‐athletes in particular. The gaps continue to widen, even though the actual graduation rates of African‐American basketball student‐athletes are increasing.”
    It is well-known that Black athlete-students don't like to graduate, however the stunning lack of graduates that are also Black is becoming an epidemic found on every college campus:
    In each of the three years from 1998 through 2000 there was a one percentage point decline in the graduation rate for black men. But for the past four years the graduation rate for black men improved by one percentage point and now stands at 35 percent. Over the past 15 years black men have improved their graduation rate from 28 percent to 35 percent.
    Historically Black Colleges and Universities graduate even fewer of their Black male pupils, threatening the academic integrity of the institutions themselves:
    An Associated Press analysis of government data on the 83 federally designated four-year historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) shows just 37% of their black students finish a degree within six years. That's 4 percentage points lower than the national college graduation rate for black students.

    One major reason: the struggles of black men. Just 29% of HBCU males complete a bachelor's degree within six years, the AP found.
    Now, keeping Black basketball eligible is a major problem for many colleges, but a greater problem is the shrinking percentage of eligible Black players from the talent pool, as competition from correction and incarceration facilities is threatening to pluck the top recruits from the hardwood for some hard time:
    There are more black men in jail in the United States than there are in higher education, a new study has found.

    The report, by the Washington-based Justice Policy Institute, says the number of black men behind bars has grown by more than five times in the past 20 years.

    According to the study, there were 791,600 black men imprisoned in America in the year 2000, compared to 603,032 enrolled in college or university.
    It is lamentable that so many Black males choose violence and crime over basketball, though Jeff Benedict's book Out of bounds: inside the NBA's culture of rape, violence, and crime points out that many Black players find a perfect equilibrium (as does Gilbert Arenas).

    Which brings us to the 2010 NCAA Basketball Tournament and the mindless March Madness happening across the nation. A strange sight has been viewed by millions, as teams starting majority white rosters are performing at a team level far out-pacing the individualistic mindset perfected by Black players on the courts of ghettos across the land.

    Northern Iowa, Purdue, St. Mary, Duke and Cornell boast teams that have three, four and five white players on the court at any given time, far outpacing the numbers noticed by The Orlando Sentinel for the past 10 years of NCAA Tournament racial participation.

    Even Baylor made the Sweet Sixteen thanks to the heroic efforts of a "big, tall goofy white guy" - Josh Lomers.

    Butler also made the Sweet Sixteen, and they have a team comprised of many white players who see action on the court.

    Earlier this year, a promoter made headlines when he stated a white's only basketball should form:

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

    "There's nothing hatred about what we're doing," Lewis told the paper. "I don't hate anyone of color."

    Lewis pointed out recent incidents in the NBA, including Gilbert Arenas' suspension for bringing a gun into the Washington Wizards locker room, and said, "Would you want to go to the game and worry about a player flipping you off or attacking you in the stands or grabbing their crotch?"

    Watching the 2010 NCAA Basketball Tournament, a resurgence of white basketball is obvious and a near unavoidable topic for any fan whose eyes can discern the dramatic difference in style that say Duke or St. Mary's utilize for victory than does a Xavier, Kentucky, Ohio State or West Virginia (hint, those teams play nearly all-Black players).

    Basketball is an improvisational game, where quick decisions dictate the pace of the game, and Black players excel at this individualistic style:
    White coaches long resisted their black players' ability to make it up as they went along. Yet, "playground jungle ball" eventually routed predictable white-style basketball. Obviously, the occasional Larry Bird or John Stockton show that some whites can master the black game. Still, whites seem less often able to meet modern basketball's demands for creative improvisation and on-the-fly interpersonal decision-making. As Thomas Sowell notes, "To be an outstanding basketball player means to out-think opponents consistently in these split-second decisions under stress." Beyond basketball, these black mental superiorities in "real time" responsiveness also contribute to black dominance in jazz, running with the football, rap, dance, trash talking, preaching, and oratory. Martin Luther King, Jr., for example, improvised the immortal conclusion to his "I Have a Dream" speech.
    Oddly, the 2010 Sweet Sixteen features a shocking number of teams utilizing the white-brand of basketball where a large number of passes are incorporated into the offense scheme to garner the highest percentage shot, like the movie Hoosiers depicts (a movie about an all-white basketball team in Pre-Obama America, which plays as virtual science-fiction now) :

    Q.What did you think of "Hoosiers?" Seems like some people want history to be an episode of "Friends," or go the other way and are overly sensitive about whether black folks will think a movie like "Hoosiers" is racist or willfully ignorant of the bigotry of the times, '50s Indiana, the same decade when Oscar Robertson and the Indiana state championship Crispus Attucks high school team of Indianapolis also had a compelling, parallel story, as yet to be told. Isn't that the key; if both stories are told, isn't there balance?

    A. Spike Lee: I'll say this ... I definitely had an uncomfortable feeling about that film as I was watching it. I didn't stop to analyze why I had the feeling, and haven't since. But it was there. At the same time, Gene Hackman gives a great performance in that movie.

    Watching the 2010 NCAA Basketball Tournament, the oddity of seeing white players excel as a team, as a unit and dismantle "superior" athletes is shocking, but reminds us of the line uttered by Gene Hackman in Hoosiers:
    Coach Norman Dale: Five players on the floor functioning as one single unit: team, team, team - no one more important that the other.
    Though they might not make the NBA, these white players are propelling their teams to levels of basketball not seen since the days before Black Magic took over. Oddly, the same school that once featured an all-white starting lineup Kentucky - that was featured in the film Glory Road- now has an all-Black starting roster and a near all-Black team.

    Fitting irony that in 2010, Kentucky could face a near all-white roster (and will in its Sweet Sixteen game with Cornell) for the championship. Will a similar movie be made by the powers that be like Glory Road, a film that canonizes the efforts of five Black players to vanquish the evil all-white Kentucky squad?

    Stuff Black people Don't Like includes the 2010 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen, for the 16 teams competing for the title are no longer bereft of white players and showcase a surprising number of teams playing white basketball. Five players, one unit, one team.

    Duke, a number one seed, is looking dominant.

    However, like Toby Gerhart, other teams with white players are making major headway deploying the old-fashioned concept of team basketball. Larry Bird stated basketball needs white stars to survive, and the 2010 NCAA Basketball Tournament is supplying his desire with plenty of team basketball.

    A white league isn't necessary. White players and the school's they compete for are dominating the NCAA Tournament. They might not win the title, but chances are, they will graduate.

    March Madness indeed.