Sorry, But I Just CAN’T Co-Sign Revisionist Slave Narratives

Oh and I have a few other thoughts. Like the massive EU bailout. One of Jerry Sandusky’s children accusing him of molestation. Awkward Black Girl Season Two. Twitter getting hacked again. Artificially-flavored packaged bubble-gum apple slices. How about that economy?

I think a recent schedule change has me confused about what day it is. Yup, I Thought It Was Thursday!! So ya’ll get a free-form post fresh. I do have lots of posts in-progress. I’ve banked about 10 Inspirational Quotes for example. This is not a lazy post, but it’s my bedtime (been up since 11am yesterday). Despite my near delirium after a sunrise bubble-bath, there are a couple of things worth the convo. Consider this your Open Forum. Ask questions. Share a link. Spill some tea. It’s all good.

Abe Lincoln As Paranormal Action Hero

THIS is ridiculous. The hipster version of misdirection about how Lincoln’s mother is killed by vampires. Who align with slave-holders because those enslaved are their food supply. I’ve been told the graphic novel the movie’s based on is cool. Ok then.Slay away Buffy.

While not as bad as I suspect Tarantino’s “Let’s Make A Blaxploitation Joke” of the horrors of systematic brutality will be, coupled with the direct rewriting of facts (i.e. the KKK is no longer identified as a domestic terrorist group) in schools across the country, this can’t be ignored.

I sarcastically joked the aftermath of a movie like The Help would be some “happy slave” nonsense. I’m crossing my fingers because based on casting alone Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave will potentially be a game-changer.

Why not give us a Harriet Tubman meets The Matrix  biopic then? Or finally bring Octavia Butler’s Fledgling to light?   The lack of proper stories needs to be corrected.

Yeah, I know that’s not gonna happen anytime soon – if ever. In the meantime here’s Funny Or Die spoofing the ax-wielding nascent President. If he could kill vampires, why not anticipate an extremely irate actor/assassin? It’s a valid question!

11 Replies to “Sorry, But I Just CAN’T Co-Sign Revisionist Slave Narratives”

  1. You make an interesting point about the vampires' pro-slavery stance. Not to mention Lincoln himself wasn't anti-slavery but being pragmatic about the warring factions and how their power play impacted the US. That was a trickle-down, secondary result of a larger agenda. As for the EU, Germany & France just bailed out Greece again, as well as Italy and Spain. The new Grecian gov't didn't win with a sizable margin of support. Portugal wants out. There's only so much debt a nation can carry -- look at the US and our depression that's been called everything but. Reality show escapism lasts but so long. Blacks are still betting on Obama and the typical aid organizations/safety nets everyone else looks to. There's still a LOT of wealth being generated. I'd focus on taking steps to position myself and being confident it will be done, enjoying the lessons and experiences along the journey.

    1. Ok. I will. I also want to learn more about investing in the long term but I think they make it confusing on purpose. Lol! I am hoping to become an author. The creativity I have but it's the discipline I am working on. I am going to try to write at least 3 well thought out posts per week for my blog and use that as a practice as well as my regular novel writing. I just started and I have my prolog and first chapter done but of course it needs revision. You are consistent and write well. Have any tips for the bumbling novice?

      Peace

      1. That's funny because an editor told me I use too many big words and am too formal. Another said I had a looong way to go…but after 1,000 posts I'll just continue fumbling my way through all of this! Check out http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/ and keep writing consistently. You can fix it later.

          1. Yeah, that's why I give many so-called liberals the side eye. Besides you have crappy books like 50 Shades of Grey selling boatloads, so it all comes down to opinion. I'm working on a few projects and while I appreciate legit criticism, I'm well aware how having certain agendas informs the feedback. Unless you're building your blog for specific reasons (go to ProBlogger site for tips) I wouldn't worry about doing 3 posts a week. it's very time consuming doing research, looking for info from different sources so your blog has more unique content and of course writing it. Just something to consider. Get your ducks in a row FIRST.

          2. Thank you! I recently started a blog and this is advice that I can use as well.
            I would love it if you could stop by my blog and read what I have written. There’s only 2 posts. This is my first blog and I’m sort of finding my way.

            I am interested to know what real bloggers like you, and others who tackle the subject of BWE, think.

          3. Thanks for stopping by. If you read my commenting policy, I don’t allow random links from those who haven’t established a track record here for numerous reasons. I did visit your site and left feedback. I think if you want to tackle a conversation about AA culture, decide if you want to discuss overarching themes or specific situations to use as examples to evaluate. Your approach will determine your audience. If you want to appeal to various BW bloggers, general readers and BWE lurkers keep it simple. If you want to expound on previous conversations, you’ll need some meat on those essays/posts. I see far too many re-tread conversations that work best as a gateway for younger women not as familiar with certain blogs. 2 posts aren’t enough for me to decide on anything, so build your blog and be actively engaged in other forums. As far as culture goes, one of the core distinctions between legit BWE, advocacy (ignoring key changes that should be addressed), fake BWE/IR-LITE and various BW-run blogs IS the evaluation of the utter LACK of crucial elements necessary for a THRIVING AA community. So when you posit running a blog that’s intended to fill a “culture void” AND specifically request “BWE” feedback, I have to wonder how you came to such conclusions. If so, do you have the gravitas to pull it off? I definitely get the impression you’re an under-30 (likely under-25) y.o. blogger. Youthful bravado is a great thing! PRODUCE THE WORK FIRST and PROVE YOU’RE AN ALLY and you’ll be fine. Of course you CAN just blog on your own without any BWE-related affiliation and still offer useful information. Every BW blogger is not BWE (nor should she be).

          4. Thank you Faith! I appreciate your feedback. I think that I would prefer to write on specific situations to use as examples to evaluate, for the most part. And I should have looked for a commenting policy. Sorry.

            I had no idea that there was another blog out there on the topic of Black women creating their own separate culture. I searched for such a blog on several engines and found nothing. I wanted to get involved by commenting on such a blog, but finding none I created my blog. I do not want to "re-tread conversations" written by someone else earlier, and probably better. I want my blog to be something different, or at least more specific.

            Thanks again, for the advice. I had no idea so much research would be required to write a blog. This is going to be harder than I thought.

          5. Evia's forum, http://www.blackfemaleinterracialmarriage.com/ regularly discusses what she refers to as RUCOSS (Reasonably Uplifting Culture Of Some Sort). Khadija doesn't blog currently but left the archives of two game-changing forums http://muslimbushido.blogspot.com and http://sojournerspassport.com/ . Aimee left many great lessons at http://blackgirlshaven.blogspot.com/ . Halima runs http://dateawhiteguy.blogspot.com/and I saw you left a comment at the Betty Chambers site. I'm not trying to be overly critical, but there's a level of seriousness necessary to undertake these matters. My interest only stems from your specific mention of BWE. There are MANY blogs offering great advice and perspectives beneficial to many women. You've got to be certain of what you want to do and why. Feel free to take as much or as little of my response as you want, but when it comes to blogging with INTEGRITY and CONSISTENCY, I'm not playing. YOU have to decide how involved you want to be. If you were called to do this, by all means GO FOR IT! But you should be well-versed in the content produced and how the message was crafted and nurtured by those who ushered in BWE. I'm getting the impression you are more familiar with fake, watered-down forums run solely for profit using our work instead. If you want to make a valuable contribution you will and it requires your focused time and research. I look forward to seeing your blog evolve. Just don't let running a forum get in the way of securing your future. You can email me privately if you have any questions.

          6. Thank you, Faith! I have heard and read blackfemaleinterracialmarriage.com but haven't in a long while. I defintely need to read what they have to say about RUCOSS. Thank you for the links to muslimbushido and sojournerpassport.com. I also never heard of blackgirlshaven, I would like to check that out. I have visited dateawhiteguy, but it was more than a year ago. I was under the impression, based on what I read on the 2 blogs that I'm familiar with, that they were focused on IRR. But as I said, that was quite awhile ago.
            Thank you for offering to answer my questions, I have a few. I will email you soon.

  2. The plantation tradition meets Abe the vampire slayer? I WILL be saving my dollars. I also take offense to the idea of vamps being anti-black racists. I've been an avid vamp lover for years and this just curdles my cream.

    Sandusky story is just gut wrenching.

    The EU thing is confusing. If anybody else is confused I found this. Maybe it will help. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz6xG2YtyyE&fe

    I don't want to sound alarmist, but I have never understood WHY most people, especially black people, are not into preparedness. It's like they're sleepwalking. Like the think the Great Depression can never happen again. I know I am certainly going to be doing a lot more to prepare for the worst. I think that unfortunately preppers have a bad rap as whacked out conspiracy theorists but better than safe than sorry, I say.

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