Saturday, June 22, 2019

Predicting the Browns 2019 Record

How I Think the Browns Will Perform in the 2019-2020 Season


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(Division games are in bold.)

(*indicates a Primetime game)

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Week 1: vs Titans

Prediction: Win

Why: The Titans have historically struggled to beat the Browns at their worst (a 28-26 victory over the 1-15 Browns in 2016 and a 12-9 OT victory over the 0-16 2017 Browns), so expect them to lose at a modest two-score margin. Plus, this is a home game, so expect the Browns to come out swinging.


*Week 2: at Jets

Prediction: Win

Why: Both teams have gotten better, it's just that the Browns will have improved more. Expect a close finish


*Week 3: vs LA Rams

Prediction: Win

Why: Expect a shootout, with the Browns getting a last-second clutch stop against the Rams.

Week 4: at Ravens

Prediction: Win

Why: Baker Mayfield will avenge last year's Week 17 loss by taking advantage of a weakened Ravens defense, along with the Browns defense using QB-spy and blitz packages to expose Lamar Jackson for the mediocre QB he is. Don't be surprised if the game starts off close, only for the Browns to reel off 21+ unanswered points to put the game out of reach.

*Week 5: at 49ers

Prediction: Loss

Why: East coast teams don't play very well traveling to the West Coast; plus, the 49ers will down the Browns offense due to a much improved defense.

Week 6: vs Seahawks

Prediction: Loss

Why: Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson will find a way to somehow pull off a victory vs the Browns.


Week 7: Bye


Week 8: at Patriots

Prediction: Loss

Why: The Browns have struggled to beat New England on the road, so expect it to continue even without Rob Gronkowski.

Week 9: at Broncos

Prediction: Win

Why: Last year's game was a tight affair, but an improved Browns offense since then will ultimately be the difference in this game. Expect a close game throughout.

Week 10: vs Bills

Prediction: Win

Why: Browns will look to pounce on the Bills in order to increase their division lead. Bills defense will be tough, however, so expect a low-scoring affair (24-10, or something to that effect)

*Week 11: vs Steelers

Prediction: Win

Why: A balanced offensive attack and a ferocious pass rush will down the overconfident, yet offensively depleted Steelers.

Week 12: vs Dolphins

Prediction: Win

Why: The Dolphins will look to tank for next year's draft. As long as the Browns don't underestimate them, they'll win easily.

Week 13: at Steelers

Prediction: Win

Why: This will be the game that the Browns finally snap their 15-year road losing streak against the Steelers. Expect Kareem Hunt to save the day for the Browns with a big performance. Also, don't be surprised if this game is decided by a missed kick by Chris Boswell.


Week 14: vs Bengals

Prediction: Win

Why: The Browns outscored the Bengals 61-38 in two meetings last year, with 28 of the 38 points scored by the Bengals coming in garbage time. The Browns have made major improvements; the Bengals haven't. Expect the blowouts to continue.


Week 15: at Cardinals

Prediction: Win

Why: A potential trap game for the Browns. However, by then, they will be looking either to wrap up the division or to fight for a 1st-round bye. Therefore, they won't get caught sleeping on the Cardinals. (Not to mention Baker's vendetta against Kliff Klingsbury.)

Week 16: vs Ravens

Prediction: Win

Why: IF in fact the Ravens are somehow neck-and-neck with the Browns at this point in the season, they will utilize this opportunity to eradicate all false hope that the Ravens will have of winning the division.

Week 17: at Bengals

Prediction: Win

Why: The Browns will be looking either to clinch the division or a first-round bye, so expect them to cruise to another victory. The Bengals, however, might look to play spoiler.


Final Record: 13-3


Worst-Case prediction: 10-6


Best-Case prediction: 15-1


Games that can go the other way: Week 3 vs Rams, Week 5 vs 49ers, Week 6 vs Seahawks,  Week 8 at Patriots, Week 9 at Broncos Week 11 vs Steelers, vs Week 13 at Steelers


Monday, May 13, 2019

Ten Reasons Why the Browns Probably Win the AFC North in 2019



Making a Strong Case as to Why the Browns Will Snap Their Playoff Drought in 2019


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10) John Dorsey


Since the Browns have been back in the NFL since 1999, they've been notoriously bad at drafting due to incompetence in the front office, which is also why turnover is so high at the General Manager (GM) position. The Browns have finally shored up these problems by hiring John Dorsey at GM, who is largely responsible for this Browns turnaround since he's been hired. He's pulled no punches in regards to cutting dead weight and/or hoarding talent, which include trading away DeShone Kizer, Carlos Hyde, and Kenny Britt in favor of acquisitions such as Damarious Randall, Jarvis Landry, Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Sheldon Richardson, and Kareem Hunt. He was also bold enough to trade away Kevin Zeitler and Jabrill Peppers in favor of Olivier Vernon and Odell Beckham Jr. On top of that, he helped to put a merciful end to the disastrous Hue Jackson era in Cleveland (also kicking out Todd Hayley), whilst promoting the unassuming Freddie Kitchens to head coach. With the recent emphasis on defensive players in this year's draft (2019), John Dorsey is showing that he is incredibly serious about turning this league laughingstock into serious SuperBowl contenders.

9) Bengals in disarray


Simply put, the Bengals are not going to look to be contenders due to their injury-riddled team and atrocious defense (who also lost their most intimidating defensive player in Vontez Burfict to the Raiders), ranked as dead last in the league. Plus they have a huge question mark at head coach after firing notoriously underachieving head coach Marvin Lewis (0-7 in playoff games) in favor of Zac Taylor. Bottom line is, the Bengals are stuck in the AFC North basement; however, don't feel sorry for them, because they, like the Steelers and Ravens, loved to beat up on the Browns in the AFC North.

8) Backloaded AFC North schedule


The good thing about the Browns 2019 schedule is that most of their toughest opponents come in the first 8 weeks, with four of the seven teams (Seahawks, Patriots, Rams, Ravens) having made the playoffs in 2018. In fact, past Week 8, the Browns only play ONE playoff team from the previous season, which is a home game against the Ravens. Plus, Kareem Hunt will be able to come back after Week 10, right in time to play 5 of the 6 divisional games. Even if the Browns get off to a slow start (3-5 or 4-4), the last 8 games are set up for them to go somewhere between 6-2 and 8-0 over the second half of the season, a similar situation to last season.

7) Elite Offensive/Defensive Line


The Browns offensive line, thanks to the second-half team resurgence, was ranked #2 according to Pro Football Focus (PFF). Though Kevin Zeitler is gone, the Browns hope to fill that void with Austin Corbett. On defense, the Browns upgraded their defensive line through the acquisitions of Olivier Vernon and Sheldon Richardson, both of whom are expected to be excellent run stoppers and pass rushers that compliment the likes of Larry Ogunjobi and Myles Garrett. As long as everyone is healthy, there's no reason why both sides of the line don't improve over the course of the 2019 season.


6) Ravens' Obvious Flaws


After the end of the 2018 season, the Baltimore Ravens, with their elite defense (ranked #1 overall according to ESPN), ended up losing many of their best players to free agency, which include Eric Weddle, Terrell Suggs, and C.J. Mosley (although they did sign Earl Thomas from the Seahawks). With the acquisition of Mark Ingram, the Ravens have shown that they are fully committed to being a run-heavy offense, which is good and bad for them, especially with Lamar Jackson as their QB.

Despite leading them to a playoff berth, the major flaw with Lamar Jackson is that he's not nearly as good of a pocket passer as he should be, especially throwing outside the numbers. His stats scream mediocrity when one examines them. As a rookie, Lamar Jackson started in 7 games (16 games played) and finished with 1,201 passing yards, a 58.2% completion rate, with 6 TD passes and 3 INTs. With these numbers projected out over all 16 games, had he started every game, he'd have finished with approximately 2,745 passing yards 14 TD passes, and 7 INTs. Not exactly "franchise quarterback" numbers.

Now, compare those numbers to Baker Mayfield, who started in 13 games (14 games played) and finished with 3,725 passing yards, a 63.8% completion rate, with 27 TD passes and 14 INTs. With these numbers projected out over all 16 games, had he been named the starter from the beginning, he'd have finished with approximately 4,257 passing yards, 31 TD passes and 16 INTs.

Let's also not forget that Browns Hall of Famer and Ravens long-time GM in Ozzie Newsome recently retired as well, creating a gaping hole with stability at GM.

We can also point out how, outside of the turnovers, how well Baker Mayfield has played against this elite Ravens defense. For one, he and Patrick Mahomes are the only two QBs to pass for more than 300 yards against the Ravens in 2018, with Baker being the only one to do it twice. For two, Baker has averaged approximately 359 passing yards and 2 TDs against the Ravens as a rookie. With their losses on defense and the Browns significant improvements at wide receiver, how well do you think he will do passing against that Ravens defense the next time they meet? 

To put it bluntly, the Ravens luck WILL run out against the Browns. It's not a matter of IF, but WHEN. The last time these two teams met, the Ravens needed almost 300 rushing yards, 3 Baker Mayfield INTs, a missed field goal AND TD pass by the Browns, as well as an early whistle on a Lamar Jackson fumble that should have gone the other way for a defensive TD for the Ravens to barely beat the Browns by 2 (26-24). Ravens will not keep getting all of these breaks going their way.

(As a personal aside, I predict the Browns beat the Ravens Week 4 on the road 34-17, with Baker throwing for 420 yards and 4 TDs, with, at worst, 2 INTs, simply because the Ravens have Earl Thomas.)

5) Steelers' Flaws/Dysfunction


The Steelers are in a position similar to the Ravens, but on offense. Despite making upgrades to their defense with the acquisition of Devin Bush, Jr. from Michigan (along with their offensive line being ranked #1 according to PFF), the Steelers lost a lot of talent offensively with the departure of starters Jesse James (Tight End), Antonio Brown (Wide Receiver), and Le'Veon Bell (Running Back), who went to the Lions, Raiders, and Jets, respectively. Now, Vance McDonald, JuJu Smith-Shuster, and James Conner are good players in their own right. However, the issue here is that they are still a tier below the starpower of the previous starters; plus James Conner has problems with holding onto the football.

As Steelers fan and YouTube sports commentator Urinating Tree has pointed out, despite being hailed as a model franchise, the Steelers have had a ton of dysfunction behind the scenes, which include their starting veteran QB Ben Rothlisberger, who is surprisingly immature and a team cancer, despite his future Hall of Famer (HOF) statistics.

Not to mention that they still have Chris Boswell, who missed the most kicks in the NFL in 2018.

Something tells me that despite their depth, critical mistakes will cost them a handful of games.


4) The Huge Chip on Baker Mayfield's Shoulder


Baker Mayfield is notorious for being a fiery competitor. Going from being a walk-on to Oklahoma and Texas Tech to winning the heisman in 2017 and being the #1 NFL draft pick in 2018 is no easy feat, especially for someone who is considered to be "undersized" at the QB position. Being doubted because of size and/or "undraftability" despite his insane accuracy and surprising level of maturity and leadership at QB is something that he takes personally as an athlete. Add to the fact that he was snubbed for Offensive Rookie of the Year despite winning Rookie of the Week seven times (compared to Saquon Batkley's three times) and setting the NFL rookie TD passing record, and you have a recipe for a guy who's gonna be looking to prove the doubters wrong. Another element adding fuel to his fire is the keen awareness that he still is not respected by some as an elite passer simply because he is proud to rep the Black Sheep of the NFL in the Browns. With all of this as motivation, don't be surprised if Baker throws north of 4,500 yards and 40 TDs (and no more than 20 INTs) and is competing with the likes of Patrick Mahomes for NFL MVP.

3) Browns are (Low-Key) Desperate, Steelers & Ravens are Arrogant


It has been said that some people cannot begin to change until they hit rock bottom. For the Browns, that occurred when they went 0-16 in 2017, removing all false hope of "it'll be alright" that come with previous seasons of winning between 3-6 games. This immediately created a shift in mindset from "wait til' next year" to "win right now". And so because of this, the Browns, if you observe their electrifying playing style, has an underlying hint of desperation that comes with it. Simply put, the Browns have been backed into a corner over the last 20 years when it comes to losing that they simply have no other option to retain relevance and fan support than to win as much as they can right now, even if it means winning (gasp!) the SuperBowl.

The Steelers and Ravens, on the other hand, are incredibly arrogant when it comes to facing the Browns in the AFC North. Especially the Steelers, whom many fans of the organizations still insist on believing that this is "da same old Browns", despite a) their major departures, and b) the Browns major additions.

Don't be surprised if the Ravens finish 8-8 (due to teams finally "getting tape" on Lamar Jackson) and the Steelers finish somewhere between 7-9 and 9-7 (due to costly mistakes by the likes of James Conner, Ben Rothlisberger, and Chris Boswell).

2) Extremely young and talented playmakers


What do Jarvis Landry, Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward, Nick Chubb, Odell Beckham Jr., Myles Garrett, Joe Shobert, Genard Avery, and Greedy Williams all have in common (besides playing for the Browns)?

Answer: They're all currently under the age of 27.

What that means is simply that as long as their is enough cap space, this team's championship window will be open for a while.

1) Browns are simply overdue for a playoff appearance

 

If, over the last decade, perennial NFL laughingstocks such as the Saints, Seahawks, and Eagles can all win SuperBowls, the Jaguars go from 3-13 in 2016 to 10-6 and making an AFC Championship game appearance in 2017-18 (led by the likes of  the underachieving Blake Bortles) as well the Buffalo Bills snapping a 20 year playoff drought that lasted longer than the Browns (led by the notoriously conservative Tyrod Taylor at QB), along with the Los Angeles Rams going from an abysmal 4-12 in 2016 to 13-3 in 2018 and making a SuperBowl LIII appearance, than it isn't too much of a stretch to say that the Browns can snap a playoff drought. 

(*Note: formatting errors due to blogger.com, not personal error.) 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Five Times the Browns Narrowly Missed the Playoffs (Since 1999)


Five Times the Browns Should Have Made the Playoffs...........But Didn't


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Following the NFL fallout from the Browns signing notable players such as Kareem Hunt, Olivier Vernon, Sheldon Richardson, and Odell Beckham Jr., many fans and analysts have picked the Browns to win the AFC North, as well as ending their (now going on 17 year) playoff drought. However, many people have also predicted that due to the Browns past of being a consistent loser, that the acquisition of so much talent could turn the organization into a dumpster fire. This is always a possibility. However, what most of the naysayers overlook is that if not for bad luck (and bad offense), the Browns could have made the playoffs several times outside of just the 2002 season. Here are the five biggest times the Browns came oh-so-close to playing in January/February.


5) 2010 Browns

Record: 5-11

It probably doesn't make sense to have a team that finished 5-11 listed as someone narrowly missing the Playoffs, but this Browns team is notable for their stingy defense (only allowing more than 20 points 4 times all season), as well as the sole breakout season of Peyton Hillis, who would later grace the cover of Madden 12 the following year.

They're also notable for losing seven games by a touchdown or less. Some of this games include losing Weeks 1 (17-14) & 2 (16-14) to the Bucs and Chiefs, respectively, as well as a stunning 24-20 Week 11 loss at Jacksonville, despite the defense forcing five straight turnovers (one of them being a fumble recovery touchdown).


Had the Browns simply scored one more touchdown in all of those close contests (or, had the offense scored exactly 21 points every single game of the season), this Browns team would have finished at approximately 11-5.

4) 2001 Browns

Record: 7-9

This Browns came up just short of missing the playoffs primarily due to offensive struggles and letting a handful of winnable game slip right through their fingers. Some examples of these include getting edged out at home Weeks 1 (9-6) and 9 (15-12) to the Seahawks and Steelers respectively, as well as an embarrassing Week 8 27-21 OT road loss to the Bears in which the Browns blew a 21-7 4th quarter lead. On top of that, who could forget the infamous Bottlegate incident?

Had the Browns scored just one more touchdown in each of these four games, they would have also finished 11-5 for the year.


3) 2014 Browns

Record: 7-9

This Browns team was notable for getting off to a fast start, only to fall apart at the end. The 2014 Browns lead the AFC North Division at 7-4 at one point, only to lose their last five games.

One noteworthy loss included Week 1 at the Steelers, the same game that Antonio Brown kicked the Browns punter in the face. Trailing 27-3 at one point, the Browns made a furious rally, tying the game at 27, only to lose on a last-second field goal, 30-27. (They would overcome a 28-3 road deficit against the Titans the following week.)

More noteworthy losses included getting edged out by the Ravens (23-21) and Colts (25-24) at home, as well as some tough road losses to the Panthers (17-13) and Ravens (20-10), the last of which included letting go of a 10-3 4th quarter lead due to an exhausted defense. Had they been able to successfully close out these five games, they would have finished an astounding 12-4.

After 2014, the Browns would eventually let go of their starting quarterback for most of the season in Brian Hoyer, the only Browns QB as of the end of the 2018 season to have a winning record as a starter (10-6).

2) 2018 Browns

Record: 7-8-1

We can't talk about the Browns narrowly missing the Playoffs without talking about last season. Behind record-setting rookies Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb, the Browns fell juuust short of the postseason, despite a coaching change halfway through the season.

The failure of the Browns making the postseason in 2018 can be primarily blamed on three things: kicking woes, coaching, and bad calls by refs.

Refball cost the Browns crucuial games against the Raiders Week 4 (a bad spot) and Ravens Week 17 (early whistle on a Lamar Jackson fumble that would have gone for a touchdown the other way).

Kicking woes cost the Browns critical wins vs the Steelers (Week 1), Saints (Week 2), and Ravens (also Week 17).

And lastly, bad coaching played a part in the Browns failure to make the playoffs as well. Todd Haley's predictable offensive playcalling and Hue Jackson's "nice guy" demeanor were serious impediments to the team attempting to turn things around in the W-L column. It also doesn't help that he tried to "strategically" bench rookie stars Baker Mayfield AND Nick Chubb  (who didn't start until Weeks 4 and 7 respectively, due to Tyrod Taylor getting injured and Carlos Hyde getting traded to the Jaguars). With Hue Jackson and Todd Haley, the Browns played in FOUR overtime games and struggled to a 2-6-1 record. After those two were fired, the Browns proceeded to go 5-3, including going 5-2 the last seven games of the season. At the end of the 2018 season, Baker Mayfield broke the NFL rookie TD passing record (27), and Nick Chubb broke the Browns rookie rushing record (996 yards).

All-in-all, had the Browns had better coaching and kicking (and even better refs), they would have finished the season at 12-4.  

1) 2007 Browns

Record: 10-6


Many people vividly remember this season, for, as of the end of the 2018 season, this is the last time the Browns finished with double-digit regular season wins since 1994. Coming into 2007, expectations were low, seeing as how the Browns offense could barely average 14 points a game in 2006. Expectations were even lower after a 34-7 opening day home loss to the Steelers. After that game, the Browns suddenly came alive, finishing the season at 10-6 and narrowly missing the playoffs due to the Titans edging out the Colts in Week 17.

What is notable about this Browns season is 1) the (late) resurgence of Jamal Lewis at RB, 2) the breakout season of Derek Anderson, and 3) a brief flash of greatness from Braylon Edwards (who caught a Browns franchise-record 16 TD passes).

It's also notable how many games they lost came down to the wire. Out of their six losses, four of them were decided by less than a touchdown. These include a Week 3 26-24 road loss to the Raiders (due to a last-second blocked field goal after nearly overcoming a 16-0 deficit), a Week 10 (31-28) road loss to the Steelers (noted by this amazing kickoff return TD by Josh Cribbs), a Week 13 (27-21) road loss to the Cardinals (despite Larry Fitzgerald being sidelined with an injury), and a Week 16 (19-14) road loss to the Bengals (in which the Browns fell just short of erasing a 19-0 deficit)


Had the Browns scored just one more touchdown in each of those four close losses, they would have finished the season at a staggering 14-2.


All-in-all, let's hope that the Browns adopt a killer instinct coming into the 2019 season and accomplish what all these other Browns teams failed to do.....which is make the postseason.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Google+ Post Dump (Part X)

(Posted on February 27, 2017)


Examples of women that have been in far worse situations/circumstances than the typical "Black" American female:

The dire situation of Hispanic women crossing through Southern Mexico:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddAqe2HiIkw

Armenian women in the Armenian Holocaust

http://www.armenian-genocide.org/genocide.html

Ukranian women that were victims of the Soviet terror-famine/Holodomor

http://www.holodomorct.org/history.html


Australian Aboriginal women brutally raped and tortured by British slaves/colonists

https://www.instagram.com/p/BH2siMTjCo8/?taken-by=elijah_ws187

Chinese women/female soldiers caught up in the Taiping Rebellion:

https://www.britannica.com/event/Taiping-Rebellion

Congolese women caught up in the Rubber terror under the regime of King Leopold II

http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/08/30/daily/leopold-book-review.html

http://www.historytoday.com/tim-stanley/belgiums-heart-darkness

Tutsi women caught up in the Rwandan genocide

http://www.history.com/topics/rwandan-genocide

East Indian women under both Bengal famines

http://www.academia.edu/6977392/A_Forgotten_Holocaust_The_Bengal_Famine_of_1770

http://www.ibtimes.com/bengal-famine-1943-man-made-holocaust-1100525

Arab women under shariah law

http://www.cfr.org/religion/islam-governing-under-sharia/p8034

Japanese women that were victims of the atomic bombings

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/bombing-of-hiroshima-and-nagasaki

European women that were caught up in the battles of WWI, WWII, and chattel slavery here in the Americas

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/world-war-i-history

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBfwlMYu068





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(Posted on March 8, 2017)




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(Posted on May 4, 2017)


As I, 1000gohead, Safa Karu, TYRONE ST., etc. have been telling y'all, time and time again, the vast majority of the "Pro-Black"/Afrocentric/Pan-African crowd (especially the radical ones) are a bunch of hypocrites/professional victims and actors. Especially in regards to the "Pro-Black" female. Who you really are genealogically is your business and your business only.

#Frauds

#Anglophiles

#ProBlackShitTalkers

Also check out Shawn James' blog posts on this very subject:

http://shawnsjames.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-afrosimptricks-part-i.html

http://shawnsjames.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-afrosimptricks-part-2-bohoe-chick.html




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(Posted on June 8, 2017)


I found this section in a book recently and wanted to share it. Sound familiar to the conditions in many of our communities?








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(Posted on November 6, 2017)


(Just another quick post.)

One of the most prevalent myths about Antebellum slavery is the large amount of so-called "slave-breeding" going on. Guess what? Most of it is bullshit. Why?

1) The "Black" (Amerindian slave) fertility rate was much higher in 1870 (after the Civil War) than in 1820 (during chattel slavery). If "Blacks" were being bred like rabbits, this would have resulted in (most of) our ancestors once again becoming a dominant majority of the population, which would have possibly resulted in even more slave rebellions than the 250+ that had occured back then (especially since the men were doing most of the heavy lifting). Simply put, the lower fertility rate during chattel slavery was merely a means of population control. Same reason as to why they didn't recognize slaves marrying and why abortion is pushed so heavily in the "Black" community since Margaret Sanger established Planned Parenthood (who aimed to eliminate "the colored population" and was a notorious Klan sympathizer).

2) More than half of the Southern states did not have slaves counted in their population until after that territory became a part of the Union (seen in the picture below). That's the real reason for the "sudden" jump in the slave population from the time of the first U.S. Census to the Civil War.

3) Remember the 3/5ths compromise? That technically meant that the "Negro slave" population was DELIBERATELY under-counted by 40% (which, if I'm not mistaken, meant that the ACTUAL "Negro slave" population was closer to approximately 5.5 to 5.6 million people).

4) *If most "Black" Americans are so "heavily mixed" with European blood, then why aren't most of us light-skinned?



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All in all, we seriously have to stop regurgitating talking points from Eurocentric pseudo-historians and fake "woke" people. This shit is getting really annoying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB1iLFWo8Bc&t=55s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dII7nte198M&t=3s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgpIckp0eqE



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(Posted on May 31, 2018)


Here's an excellent breakdown of the "I.Q." debate made by Kirigakure Jones/Kumogakure School.

Link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FmZp_bJ8ER375OFi5PTc_RN7Lat8nXcf/view?usp=sharing


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(Posted on July 5, 2018)

I rarely, if ever speak on celebrities, but this is just too hilarious to pass up.

#SMH

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkyx5c8hxn2/

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Google+ Post Dump (Part VIII)

Debunking Misconceptions About Colorism and "Da Legacy of Slavery" as it Relates to Gender Relations Amongst "Black" Americans


(Posted on January 5, 2017)


This post might hit a little home for some, but it needs to be addressed. For years we’ve been told the story about how “no one’s more unprotected than the ‘Black’ [American] woman” and how she is pretty much synonymous with inherent and perpetual victimhood in American society. Well, I hate to have to burst everyone’s bubble, but this narrative needs to be put in line amongst the rest of the bullshit myths that we’ve learned in school and through mainstream media (“indentured sevitude myth, Civil War being fought over slavery myth, etc.).

This “damsel-in-distress” paradigm in “Black” AmeRican society can basically be boiled down to three main points (myths):

1) That “Black” AmeRican men somehow owe “Black” AmeRican women something/their undying loyalty.

2)That “Black” AmeRican women need to be “saved”.....from themselves, that is.

3)That being a victim is somehow a position/the ultimate position of power and that they somehow have more of a right to be angry/indulge in victimology than everyone else.

…………………………………..

If you have been following my earlier posts, you would have been made aware of the fact that the vast majority of so-called “Black” Americans are indeed Original Americans; in particular, the maternal lineage of “Black” Americans is overwhelmingly and undeniably Amerindian. In my very first post here on Google+, I briefly touched on the fact that the “mass rape” claim was specifically exaggerated to a large degree. Well now, with more information being made available, one can be safely assured that the “mass rape” claim is indeed the “mass rape” myth.

Do not mistake what I’m saying; I am not denying certain circumstances in which American females were victimized (such as lynchings, actual rapes, victims of violence, etc.), but rather debunking the artificially traumatic and misleading narrative that somehow all/most American females in chattel slavery were “viciously raped”. If you research the laws back then, you would have been made fully aware of the “anti-miscegenation” laws that were being passed heavily in those days, especially in the Deep South/Southeast. As well as anti-miscegenation laws being passed back then, if you were to look into the history of places such as Louisiana, you also would have been made aware of something called placage: a system of common law marriages in which mainly French and Spanish men married and/or courted full-blooded/enslaved/free “women of color”/”Negro” American females (see: Octoroon balls). This was so prevelaent in some areas that there were even Tignon Laws passed to have these women cover their hair to keep these European men from hitting on them too much. (Question: if all American females in bondage were supposedly subhuman and being rape continually and giving birth to mixed babies, why did the European colonists bother to pass anti-miscegenation laws in the first place?) Also, if you were to read books such as “Sex, Race, and the Negro: Vol. 2”, you’d learn that many of the Ame’Rican females in bondage were having sex with Union soldiers (including orgies) during the end of the fighting of the Civil War. Here’s an example of an excerpt from that book:



“DURING the fourteen years the Northern army was in the South a vast amount of miscegenation took place between the white soldiers and the Negro women so much so that many Southerners contend that "there was no amalgamation until the Northern soldiers came down during the war and remained in garrison during the Reconstruction."*~ What such Southerners really mean is that *the Northerners mixed with the Negro women openly, not taking them into dark alleys and hidden corners. Whenever Union troops marched into any part of the South, the Negroes swarmed out to welcome them. Were they not the liberators that were freeing them from labor that had galled them and their ancestors for centuries? Parton says that so many Negroes came out to receive General Butler and his men in one Louisiana sugar parish that it was like thrusting a walking stick into an ant-hill. Quitting all work they became servants and camp followers of the Union Army. Numbers of Negro women actually flung themselves at the white men. Chestnut says, "The colored women, dressed in their gaudiest array carried bouquets to the Yankees, making the day a jubilee."*~Mrs. Eppes wrote, *"The Negro women sought the white men openly-even young boys were not safe from their solicitation."*~Hannibal Thomas, a Negro writer, who was a Civil War veteran, wrote, *"The consummate degradation" of the Negro woman "was reached during the Civil War. It may have been the outcroppings of gratitude to Federal victors, or reckless abandon to lust but the inciting cause is immaterial so long as the shameful fact is true, that, wherever our armies were quartered in the South, the Negro woman flocked to their camps for infamous riot with the white soldiery. All occupied cities, suburban rendezvous and rural bivouacs bore witness to the mad havoc wrought daily in black womanhood by our citizen soldiery. W e have personal knowledge of many Federal officers of high station, and some of strong prejudices against the race, who openly kept Negro mistresses in their 1Hart, A. B., The Southern South, p. 152. 1910. 2Chestnut, M. B., Diary From Dixie, p. 394. 1905. 3Eppes, N. W., The Negro of the Old South, p. 151. 1925. MISCEGENATION SINCE THE CIVIL WAR 261 army quarter^."^ Mrs. Avary said that she saw colored women "parading the streets with white soldiers for b e a ~ x . " ~ Mrs. E. T. Andrews, who saw much of the race-mixing between Union soldiers and Negro women in Georgia tells of a Union captain of her acquaintance who went to a Negro ball and "danced with the black wenches." And after doing that, she said, the white Northerners would expect the white ladies of the South "to share their attention with our Negro maids." Among the white men, who dined with the Negroes, she said, was General Wild and Dr. French, army surgeon. She continues, "Last Sunday a Yankee soldier with two black concubines in his arms tried to push Mr. and Mrs. . . . off the sidewalk . . . "They had a nigger barbecue out at our old picnic ground, the cool spring, where they no doubt found themselves in congenial society with their black Dulcineas. . . . "They had two Negro balls while they were here, the white men dancing with the Negro women. One night they held their orgy in Bolton's Range and kept everybody in the square awake with their disgraceful noise. They strutted about the streets on Sunday with Negro wenches on their arms."6 This lady was less shocked by the fact that her "dear old mammy, Sophia," had five children by a wealthy Southerner, who set them free, and sent them North to be educated. Mrs. M. W. Andrews, another Southern white woman, said, "The scenes enacted at that dwelling in connection with the Negro servants are not fit for female pen to dwell upon." "And yet," she adds, "these officers complain they are not invited to sit at the tables of Southern gentlemen." 7 In short, the bars were down. The panic caused by the bursting Northern shells and the privations made many Southerners realize that there were things far more important than their fetish, social equality. The greatest license in sex relations between white and black prevailed. Southern white men who had long been timid about being seen in public with their Negro concubines, no longer hesitated.”

Here’s another example:

Quadroon Balls and Plaçage Relationships
Creators: Voltz, Noël M.
Advisor: Rucker, Walter; Alexander, Leslie
Issue Date: 2008-06
Abstract: “In 1805, a New Orleans newspaper advertisement formally defined a new social institution, the infamous Quadroon Ball, in which prostitution and plaçage–a system of concubinage–converged. These elegant balls, limited to upper-class white men and free “quadroon” women, became interracial rendezvous that provided evening entertainment and the possibility of forming sexual liaisons in exchange for financial “sponsorship.” It is the contention of this thesis such “sponsored” relationships between white men and free women of color in New Orleans enabled these women to use sex as a means of gaining social standing, protection, and money. In addition, although these arrangements reflected a form of sexual exploitation, quadroon women were able to become active agents in their quest for upward social mobility. Until recently, historians have overlooked the lives of Louisiana’s free women of color during the colonial and antebellum eras. My research, therefore, expands historical knowledge about the unique social institution of Quadroon Balls and plaçage relationships in order to give greater breadth to scholarly understandings of quadroon women’s sexual and economic choices. This research formally began in summer 2006, during my participation in the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at the Ohio State University. Through this experience, I was able to begin analyzing the institution of Quadroon Balls and I have discovered the immense possibilities of this topic. While there are many directions that this research can take, I have decided to focus my undergraduate research and honors thesis on the history of the balls and quadroon women’s agency in antebellum New Orleans. In order to research these concepts, I have utilized a combination of primary sources and secondary sources written about women of color. In winter 2006, I was awarded an Undergraduate Research Scholarship and, with this money, I visited New Orleans and Baton Rouge to conduct archival research. My most recent trip to New Orleans and Baton Rouge has augmented my understanding of the topic by providing a large quantity of primary source materials, including court cases and other legal documents, as well as affording me an opportunity to experience archival research first hand in the actual historical environment in which the balls took place. Ultimately, I plan to continue my current research as my dissertation topic.”

Also note that after Reconstruction, you had many examples of “Black” Ame’Rican females who would even sleep with Klansmen and other “White” men (the “honkey” term derived from the fact that “White” men would honk their horns to request “Black” prostitutes) and the “Black” man that she was married to would have to raise the child is she got pregnant from the encounter. In fact, the court case that made anti-miscegenation laws illegal involved a “White” man and a “Black” Ame’Rican female (Loving vs. Virginia).

What would motivate many “black” females to sleep with these foreigners (outside of casual mating scenarios)? Pretty much for the same reasons that you have already been told about why many would agree to become mammies, bedwenches/jezebels, and sapphires on behalf of the colonial structure in the first place (just with the knowledge now that most of the women were actually Original Americans and were NOT raped): less work, menial materialism, low self-esteem, hypergamy/the promise of a pampered lifestyle, and above all; ego validation.Then when the reality set in that the majority of them would never even get a sniff at that lifestyle that they envied from Upper-class European females (one, because the elites only care about wealth and controlling everyone, and two, because no one likes or respects a straight-up traitor), that’s when the culture of “The Angry Black Woman” begun to take root.

And by the way, don’t get caught up in that myth that “Black” American men were these perpetually passive people that never fought. Not only were there some 250+ ‘slave’ uprisings in this area of the Western Hemisphere, but these Brothas were also involved in some of the biggest anti-colonial wars and campaigns here (Hatian uprising, Blackhawk War, Yamasee Indian War, and the Gullah/Seminole Wars; the latter being a continuation of the Yamasee Indian War). We can also include the various feats of bravery accomplished by Ame’Rican Brothas in every single war that the United States fought against a rival/foreign power (ex: 369th division in WWI, Buffalo Soldiers in the Spanish-American War, 54th Massachusetts in the Civil War, Tuskeegee Airmen in WWII, etc.).

People make it seem as if Everyday Brothas are the main ones to blame for the ills in the “black” communities (namely the Blue-collar Brothas and the “educated lames”), but in reality all of the entities that continually blame and shame them and scream the most about “saving the community” (White Supremacists, Pro-Black Anglophiles, other bigoted foreigners, reprobate Ame’Rican males and especially females, the federal government, etc.) are the very ones that betrayed and destroyed the communities that we live in.


Many people have said it a hundred different ways, but it bears repeating: as messed as things are here in Central North America, especially in regards to the AmeRican so-called “Black” woman, the harsh (and for many, the painful) reality of it all is that 90% of the negative reputation and serious issues that they face are self-inflicted wounds that AmeRican “Black” men by and large had nothing to do with. We do not descend from authoritarian cultures; so let’s please kill the myth of AmeRican “Black” men “forcing” the women to indulge in these destructive behaviors. It is their gullibility, low self-esteem, hypocrisy, egocentric desires, etc. that are the biggest contributors to the problems that they face. Seeking to scapegoat Everday Brothas will do nothing except make their problems worse (and really, just push away their biggest allies, which the Everyday Brothas that they scapegoat, especially the Blue-collar workers and “educated lames”). Me personally, I only feel sorry for the all of the people negatively affected by their decisions, but not for the women who make them.

P.S. If you are an Ame’Rican female that this doesn’t apply to, then great (no, seriously, great!). Do not ever allow yourselves to be shamed (especially by other women) for striving to be your best selves. Just remember two things:

1) Ultimately, the best thing that you can do you “save” and “uplift” the many, many reprobate “Black” Ame’Rican females in the world is to not be one yourself; avoid them like the plague and/or avoid taking them seriously (Law of Power #10: Infection-Avoid the unhappy and unlucky.).

2) Always remember that a society can rise no higher than the moral position of its women; you cannot adequately grow things in poisonous and corrupt soil, no matter how good the gardener is.


Other info and social commentary:

Rebecca Walker, the daughter of Alice Walker, admits that her mother abandoned her for the feminist movement.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1021293/How-mothers-fanatical-feminist-views-tore-apart-daughter-The-Color-Purple-author.html

Do women molest children more than men? :

https://thepatriotdad.wordpress.com/do-women-molest-children-more-than-men/

Are Black Mothers Beating Their Sons Into Misogyny? :

http://www.damemagazine.com/2015/08/24/are-black-mothers-beating-their-sons-misogyny

Ways Single Mothers Destroy Their Sons:

http://shawnsjames.blogspot.com/2013/04/ways-single-mothers-destroy-their-sons.html

Christelyn Karazin aka “The Girl Who Swirls” acknowledges the statistic that 59% of “Black” American women that have children have children by more than one father; tries to blame it on “Black” American men somehow (Lol!):

http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/59-black-women-multiple-fathers-im-one/

Negro Bedwenches – The Only Black Women Allowed in Corporate America:

http://shawnsjames.blogspot.com/2013/07/negro-bed-wenches-only-black-women.html

The AFROSIMPTRICKS™ PART 2 – The BOHOE CHICK

http://shawnsjames.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-afrosimptricks-part-2-bohoe-chick.html

The Myth of the Non-Protection of the Negro female in Amerikkka Series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbY5iRHjJaE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1n7yTpgpVo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JO_BUnfEtE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qrTUs7pRpo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGj-9hk8xXg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_UBou20Y6A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRrapPirYmQ

Feminist Hypocrisy Series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O7Fj2Svxis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41EIWeNSpOw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxUGDcZJutE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5boilNwa00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql55-8Ik30s

I Saw Yo Momma!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAezZxiMcdg

Hand Bag Babies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp5g0FmvWNc

That Other Form of Crack:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CVGaMPLWDM

The Black Woman is the Surrogate Mother of White Supremacy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBYT_yImdNM

Why the Negro Does Not Want Solutions to the Ills of the Black Community:

http://shawnsjames.blogspot.com/2014/11/why-negro-does-not-want-solutions-to.html#comment-form

(Some notable excerpts from the above article):

“Oftentimes AFROSIMPTRICKS, Black Feminists, Black Militants, Ejumukated Negroes, and other assorted Negroes such as Hoodrats and Dusty Negroes when confronted with facts by a self-aware Black man or self-aware Black woman will ask: What’s the solution to the ills of the Black community? And the reason they’re asking this question is actually disingenuous. Most of these Negroes mentioned don’t want to plan a course of action to help the Black community; it’s to shut down any discussion and debate.

The question “What’s the solution” is actually a setup for a paradox trap. And in a paradox trap no answer anyone gives will ever be right.”……

“……*Co-dependent Negroes don’t want solutions. Why? Because if the Negro solves their own problems they cannot play the role of the victim. In the eyes of a Negro the role of the victim is a position of power. From that position the Negro and get people of other race to join them in a shuck n’ jive blame n’ shame game where they manipulate Whites and nonblacks into giving them things free instead of working for them.
Moreover, from this victim position The Negro can never be made to take responsibility or accountability for their lives. Everything is someone elses’ fault.* Like the wife of the alcoholic or the battered wife, the reason why their life is always going nowhere is The White man who is beating them down. And like the battered wife or the alcoholics’ wife the Negros way of thinking is so warped from years of abuse they always need to find a way to fit the abuser into their lives.

Not understanding the only logical solution is to walk away from the abuser. And to stop buying into the abuser’s way of thinking…..”

“If the Negro shows the world that he can solve his own problems and take care of his own community then he cannot play the role of the victim anymore. And if the Negro transitions from the role of victim to survivor the whole paradigm for Black society changes throughout America. That would have ripple effect on every person on the planet.

A lot of people benefit from the Negro race remaining in the co-dependent victim position economically, socially and politically. People like White Liberals. White Feminists, foreign business owners, Black pastors, Black single mothers, Civil Rights Activists, Simps, Manginas, Captain-Save-A-Hoes, Dusty Negroes, Hood Rats and other assorted dysfunctional individuals. These parasites hang on the body of the Black community and feed on the crumbs tossed down from White Supremacists. As long as The Negro remains in the victim position pointing the finger at The White Man, they will make 97 percent of the $3.3 trillion dollars that flow through the Black community and the Negro will remain at the BOTTOM of the world.
If the Negro were to start taking responsibility for himself and herself and the entire social food chain would be disrupted. That kind of upheaval would devastate economies throughout the world that benefit from the Black dollar and the co-dependent Negro consumer….”
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Some Bible verses for you religious folks out there:

“The sayings of King Lemuel—an inspired utterance his mother taught him. Listen, my son! Listen, son of my womb! Listen, my son, the answer to my prayers! Do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings.”
-Proverbs 31:1-3
(Translation: don’t simp for women, especially goldiggers and prostitutes.)

“Do not degrade your daughter by making her a prostitute, or the land will turn to prostitution and be filled with wickedness.”

-Leviticus 19:29

(Translation: Do not raise your daughter up to think like a prostitute. If she wants to do that on her own, let that be her decision and her decision only.)
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The Spellbound Negro Woman:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF4aQYDDnns

WHY MOST WOMEN ARE JUST LIKE MAIA CAMPBELL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33mai65E1aQ

Life in the black box part 6: Negative black exceptionalism myth #RPB:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl-CtXOPiDk&t=58s

Sexual Shadow World:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO_aPwuqtoA&t=18s

The Problem with Black Relationship Solution Discussions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73QM1rEwn_U&t=7s

Black Women are Too Focused on Looks and Swag:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HekjJV8URhU

The Nice Guy Rebellion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSSWWR9KP-Q

Black Women Reject the Men Who Want Them the Most:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-p1PA-WYEo

Lesbian couples are likely to be In violent relationships:

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/05/07/attack-of-the-killer-dykes/

The Black Girl Next Door:

http://shawnsjames.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-black-girl-next-door.html

BLACK WOMEN who are just "Pulling Your Chain...":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdt1XuOtsmQ

Life in the black box part 8: The Negro hates history therefore he shall repeat it. #RPB:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCCDuRtfWR0

Why I Refuse To Be "The Cleanup Man":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyyY7zDcYaM

Birth of A Nation’s Box Office Flop and The Unrepentant Pettiness of Black Feminists. :

https://medium.com/@inthe9thhouse/birth-of-a-nations-box-office-flop-and-the-unrepentant-pettiness-of-black-feminists-9f3f598819aa#.e3fhf5buc

Deconstructing the False Narrative of Black feminist Media:

http://shawnsjames.blogspot.com/2016/12/deconstructing-false-narrative-of-black.html

American Indian Slavery: The Sinners and Secrets of ‘Brethren by Nature’:

https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/history/events/american-indian-slavery-the-sinners-and-secrets-of-brethren-by-nature/

Christelyn Karazin: Confidential :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2EuqQi84Kk

"The Male Scale" Calculating the Ideal Man:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sclKwnOs5N8

Colorism and Negro Female Dysfunction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL0vEz4sEqA&t=421s

Colorism & The Black Woman's Double Standard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvcheC89ZRI&t=337s

Bad Boys and Good Girls - The Real Deal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jae7309ol7c&t=284s

The Swirling Game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQus-tR8-4I