Black Panther: Symbol of Black Power in the Caucasian Paradigm

Submitted by Margaret Brito PhD

“A melanated big cat, called a panther, is a solitary, fearsome creature.”

Let us welcome Margaret Brito to the BU family. Do not ever forget that the BU forum is about a melting pot of ideas, opinions- a forum where academics and ordinary share a single space.

David, blogmaster

The image of the black panther is a symbol of Black power in the Caucasian paradigm. I use Thomas Kuhn’s definition of paradigm developed in his essay “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”¹ published in 1962. In this essay, Kuhn, a Harvard scholar, defines a paradigm as a conceptual box which validates and legitimizes the ideas within it, and invalidates and renders invisible whatever is outside it.

A paradigm defines what is known and how it is known. It defines the relevance of what is known. A paradigm dictates what can be known and should be known, as well as that which is not known and should not be known. It dictates what’s included in one’s experience and what’s excluded. It defines how people should understand and respond to their experiences, both those which should be and are included, and those which should be and are excluded.

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  • Well Well @ Cut and Paste @ Your Service

    Yet the black jackass political stoolpigeons are still demeaning black people by putting them in jail and financial purgatory for growing and using the God-made plant from which the white business people are now making millions.

    they are making billions Miller, soon to be trillions, while black idiot politicians collude to steal their peoples money then scratch their asses trying to figure out how to get forex to rise from 4 weeks to 12 weeks in 90 days, when they could not do it in 10 years…

    a shame and disgrace.

    remember John Liesalot and the fraud pelau Vincent were hot to get the known minority thieves to take over the marijuana trade should the laws be relaxed, never mind that they have controlled the black market marijuana trade for decades, pure nastiness and greed…that is all they know.

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  • Thanks Bernard, always look forward to reading your erudite postings. We live in a world these day where credence is not given to the wise souls who walk among us. It is something we can still learn from the old societies where the elders were given respect for the knowledge they had acquired and there was opportunity given to share.

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  • Bernard Codrington

    @ David BU at 6 :07 PM

    Thank you for your kind words and the opportunity to exchange perspectives.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ lawson March 10, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Hope you haven’t deliberately excluded from the “dope” category the uppers and downers amphetamines and barbiturates the licensed drug dealers are allowed to peddle daily in their surgeries/doctor offices.

    Based on the amount of bullshit that comes from the mouths of so-called people holding ‘high’ offices including ministers of the Crown you must concede these guys must be always on ‘some thing’ to keep them so ‘hyped up’ and full of themselves in order to be able to convince themselves that they are God’s gift to the man and woman in the street.

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    millertheanunnaki March 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM “Christianity was used to denigrate and outlaw the use of marijuana by denouncing it to be a plant created by Satan and used like the tree of evil in the centre of the Garden of Eden.”

    I’ve spent a lot of time in Christian churches, some may say too much time, but in nearly 70 years I have NEVER heard marijuana mentioned in my Christian churches. Not mentioned in a bad way, not mentioned in a good way. Not mentioned at all.

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    And to besides where has this myth come from that marijuana in black people’s herb? Marijuana is NOT indigenous to anywhere in the Caribbean. Marijuana was introduced to the Caribbean from South Asia in the late 19th century at the same time that indentured servants were brought to the Caribbean, specifically to Jamaica to replace the freed slaves who were moving away form the sugar plantations to farm whatever Crown land or marginal land that they could find.

    Marijuana in NOT indigenous to the Caribbean. It is a relatively late import. Three of my four Barbadian grandparents were adults before the end of the 19th century. They all lived long lives, they died when I was almost an adult. I NEVER heard or saw any of them mention marijuana.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    While nit indigenous to Africa, marijuana was in Africa from the 14th century well known in Nirth Africa where our ancestors originated…long before it came to the west from Asia, yes our ancestirs chewed the leaves and made clothes from hemp..the slaves knew, but as with all things African culture, it got forgotten in the Caribbean. .wioed from memory and later demonized by the whites who never stoped using it.

    “Cannabis Comes to Africa

    The use of marijuana by the indigenous people of Africa can be traced back to 14th century Ethiopia. Since marijuana did not originate in Africa, the ancient tribes who used it had to acquire it through trading with outsiders. Archaeologists now believe that marijuana was introduced to African societies by trading goods with their Arab neighbors. Soon, through seed sharing and careful cultivation practices, cannabis culture had spread to other tribes throughout Africa, giving birth to a commodity that would become more valuable than gold.

    Originally, African tribesmen chewed cannabis leaves, but they soon learned the art of smoking the plant, which changed African culture in many ways. New skills, like pipe-making, had to be learned and smoking marijuana became a large part of ritual and recreation which was performed in groups.

    The Riamba Cult

    One tribe, the Bashilenge, formed their entire religion around the use of cannabis. The Bashilenge call themselves Bena-Riamba, which is translated “the sons of hemp”. This ancient culture regarded marijuana as a god and the pipe as a symbol of peace. They believed that cannabis had universal magical powers and was used extensively to ward off evil spirits.

    Deeply engrained in the fabric of African culture, cannabis was used in ancient times in a medicinal capacity to treat common conditions such as dysentery and malaria. In some tribes, marijuana was worshipped as a god and its use permeated almost every other aspect of societal life, as well”

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    But then again I heard someone say recently that the so called Barbados green monkey is indigenous to Barbados. It is not. It was introduced to the Caribbean by the same European people who introduced plantation slavery and South Asian indentured servantship. It is an invasive species, damages human food supply and should to hunted to extinction.

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    However tobacco is indigenous to the region, including to Barbados, but I would not recommend using that either.

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    @millertheanunnaki March 10, 2018 at 7:09 PM “you must concede these guys must be always on ‘some thing’ to keep them so ‘hyped up’ and full of themselves in order to be able to convince themselves that they are God’s gift to the man and woman in the street.”

    Testosterone.

    Wunna men full of it and it does cause wunna to be full of it (especially the political class)

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Dr. Simple Simon March 10, 2018 at 7:40 PM #
    “However tobacco is indigenous to the region, including to Barbados, but I would not recommend using that either.”

    Is rum indigenous to Barbados?

    Would you recommend its use but only if exported to turn foreigners into rum bibbers to earn foreign exchange?

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Dr. Simple Simon March 10, 2018 at 7:48 PM
    “Wunna men full of it and it does cause wunna to be full of it (especially the political class)”

    So what the females are full of including those in the political class both with and without children?

    Bitchestrogen?

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  • Barbados has a lot of legalizing to do.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Dr. Simple Simon March 10, 2018 at 7:34 PM
    “It is an invasive species, damages human food supply and should to hunted to extinction.”

    The green monkey was brought to some parts of the Caribbean like St. Kitts and Barbados as a source of food (protein) for the black slaves as it was seen in parts of their native West Africa just like the hog and cow was brought in to supplement the white people’s diet.

    The quickest was to ‘control’ monkey population is to cull them through the same method that was applied to the flying fish, sea eggs, sea cow and Amerindians; hunt, eat or poison them out of existence or turn them into an endangered species like ‘good’ black men.

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  • It is said that Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan are already discussing their next film project – the story of Mansa Mousa, who was the Emperor of the African kingdom of Mali during the so-called 14th Century. Mansa Mousa is acknowledged as being the richest man who has ever lived. It is hoped that a story about a real-life super rich Black monarch who ruled a real-life advanced African kingdom that in real life was untouched by the Caucasian paradigm will be financed by Black billionaires and will reach the heights of the allegorical film, to become an even greater inspiration to Black people.

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    More comedy and make believe!!!

    https://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/richest-person-of-all-time-muslim-king-mansa-musa-of-mali-gained-wealth-from-the-arab-slave-trade/

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  • It really is time to grow up and put foolishness behind you!!

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Liesalot..you cannot stop anything positive happening for the black race, so you may as well stop ya whining and hating, the tables are turning in full flight.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    These same beasts from North running around to join marijuana boards in the Caribbean and everywhere are the same hateful, vicious people who helped to demonize the plant and prompted the creation of laws for Caribbean governments to lock up their own people for marijuana..

    …but now it’s suits them and is in their best interest to exert even more control over the distribution of the plant, to put even more money in their own pockets, so suddenly everything is fine with medical marijuana, but it’s the same plant, so everything has been fine with medical marijuana for centuries.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    The lies and fraud created by europe over the centuries now completely unmasked, the truth refreshingly revealed.

    “Europe’s standing in the world would not have been possible if it weren’t for barbaric colonialism, violence and enslavement, says professor Kehinde Andrews. The myth of Europe as an enlightening force across the globe helps us to sleep at night, he argues, but is ultimately based on racism. It’s time we faced that..”

    More proof europeans have no culture beyond their evil actions of enslavement, violence and racism..

    They have no spirituality, no soul, just empty vessels and demons who have walked the earth for far too long…stealing from everyone.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    This is a white dude educating Black people about the evil whites whon wake up every morning and plot to keep Black people poor…a white dude putting the information out there.

    “White Supremacy is 100% against black progress. The countries in the Caribbean and Africa are poor, because white people wake up everyday planning the exploitation of black people.”

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  • LOL WW blacks in the Caribbean are like the gang that couldn’t shoot straight. You guys trip all over your selves trying to grab for the brass ring then blame whitey when it doesnt work out. So here is a little advise so you can stop being disappointed in life, its every man for himself and dont under estimate the greed of the other guy. If you know this going in to lifes game you wont see the world as a black white thing but a phucker and phuckee thing

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Lawson….same lessons we are trying to put out there, but if we dont put it out in black and white the white phucker will not stop exploiting the black phuckee and the black phuckee will never recognize it……get my drift,

    The demon beast phucker from buckingham palace elizabitch, who has been a liar and exploiter from the day she opened her eyes is about to croak and leave this earth but refuses to do anything better than has been her life long goal and focus, lie to and deceive Catibbean people to keep them as phuckees for another 4 centuries, steal from them and keep them brainwashed generation after generation…the best example yet.

    This is not about you grabbing my handbag, this goes much deeper…you old fraud.

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  • I remember one time my wife and I came home blind drunk and as we staggered down the path to the house my wife slipped and fell and as I leaned down to help her up I roll over her and smacked by head into a coconut tree cutting my head open, I could have blamed my wife’s clumsiness, I could have blamed the tree I could have blamed the bartender for giving us all those drinks but I knew the problem was me, I really couldn’t blame anyone else for the accident I should have parked closer to the house.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    There are no paralells to your drunkard ass taking a tumble and what has been happening for centuries, except that despite opening ya head on concrete, you still get drunk and fall down all the time, you learned nothing,

    Same difference Black get exploited, brutalized, separated from family, culture destroyed, raped, robbed, set up and murdered by the hundreds of millions for centuries and most learned nothing..

    …….they got education, though it is miseducation, degrees, false status and most still learned nothing, cant see that they are still being set up by the dying and soon dead demon beast from buckingham palace and all the other demon beasts who look like her.

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  • But if she is gone…who is gonna knight all your politicians

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    What would any of those asses who cannot even enrich their own people need bestowing pimp titles and false status on after she croaks for anyway..

    ,,..so far she is pimp titling them for NOT ENRICHING their own people, she has seen them exactly as the system her ancestors created for them is supposed to see them, as dumb house negros who are only good at selling out their own people for trinkets, beads and useless pimp titles. ..while not having any mental strength to upgrade or change a destructive system created just for them..

    They were all being rewarded for being useless to their own people for the past 50 years, what a thing.

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  • A harsh review? Very interisting critique of the Black Panther production.

    Good Panther, Bad Panther

    28 Feb 2018

    Good Panther, Bad Panther

    Good Panther, Bad Panther

    “Black revolutionary consciousness is merged with white and bourgeois Urban Nightmare images of Black ‘underclass’ ‘thugs’ and ‘Super-predators.’”

    “They are often the kinds of kids that are called superpredators — no conscience, no empathy. We can talk about why they ended up that way, but first, we have to bring them to heel.”Hillary Clinton, 1996

    The latest Marvel Comics science-fiction movie “Black Panther” is stealth ruling-class propaganda, consistent with its production by the great manufactory of mass consent that is the American corporate entertainment complex.

    Did you expect something different? If so, why?

    Afrofuturism in One Hidden Monarchy

    The plot is a little complex. There’s a secretly rich, technologically hyper-advanced nation called Wakanda magically concealed beneath the bush in the heart of Africa. This fabulous Afrofuturistic state has escaped the ravages of white colonialism and imperialism.

    Wakanda hides in plain sight through Star Trek Next Generation-like cloaking.

    It is run by smart, warm, attractive, and benevolent Black royals. Despite its technical hyper-modernity, it is not a democracy. It’s a hereditary monarchy where the ruling family makes the decisions in consultation with a handful of elders from different tribes.

    https://blackagendareport.com/good-

    panther-bad-panther

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Fastfoward from 1996 to 2018 and it’s Hillary and Bill Clinton now being rightfully called super predators in the US and on social media.

    …as is their modus, the image they project on other people, particularly Black people, of themselves, has to be shined right back on them so they are seen exactly for who they are…it is that time.

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  • Extracted from the link above:

    After dispatching (he thinks) T’Challa, Killmonger is given special royal (“Black Panther”) power and tries to militarily initiate the export of Wakanda-led Black revolution against the global white oppressors. But he is stopped at the last minute by a miraculously revived T’Challa, who (it turns out) was saved from death by one of Wakanda’s allied tribes. As he comes back to life in a vibranium-enabled resurrection, T’Challa realizes that his royal ancestors were wrong to turn away from the needs of the oppressed Black (and perhaps other oppressed) people of the world. He resolves to take back his throne and shepherd Wakanda’s de-cloaked emergence as a progressive and benevolent force on the world stage.

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  • Continued:

    “with all his superpowers, his access to the technology of an advanced civilization, its unique mineral wealth and sources of energy, what does the Black Panther do (or rather what is he allowed to do by the script writers and script doctors and directors and producers and funders of this movie)? He comes to Oakland and rehabs a decaying high-rise into a community center. He does not empty the prisons; he does not open the vaults of the banks and distribute to the wretched of the earth the wealth stored there by the 1%; he does not storm Wall Street and send all the stock brokers off for rehabilitation; he does not send all the nuclear weapons into space to travel harmlessly beyond the galaxy; he does not take back the White House and paint it the colors of Kenti cloth. No, what the poor kids of Oakland with their shitty schools and rat infested housing get is a better place to play basketball. # How sad.“

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    It is all lies..

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  • what about rastafarism another abrahamic religion…. You forgot henry the 8 ….you know that american girls new religion starter.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Yall fraud religion is exposed Lawson….It has no spirituality and never did, it is just like everything else yall created, no substance, stolen from someone else.

    At least you finally have an opportunity to get a real culture, not stolen from anyone else, now that it is all exposed as the lie it has always been.

    You dont worry about anything that has thousand year old roots found in African culture, worry about how yall will get a culture to call ya own without tiefing it or killing and brutalizing people.

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  • Your right I am thinking about joining yours , what part of an albino do you find the tastiest again.

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  • Extracted from the link above:
    After dispatching (he thinks) T’Challa, Killmonger is given special royal (“Black Panther”) power and tries to militarily initiate the export of Wakanda-led Black revolution against the global white oppressors. But he is stopped at the last minute by a miraculously revived T’Challa, who (it turns out) was saved from death by one of Wakanda’s allied tribes. As he comes back to life in a vibranium-enabled resurrection, T’Challa realizes that his royal ancestors were wrong to turn away from the needs of the oppressed Black (and perhaps other oppressed) people of the world. He resolves to take back his throne and shepherd Wakanda’s de-cloaked emergence as a progressive and benevolent force on the world stage.

    “with all his superpowers, his access to the technology of an advanced civilization, its unique mineral wealth and sources of energy, what does the Black Panther do (or rather what is he allowed to do by the script writers and script doctors and directors and producers and funders of this movie)? He comes to Oakland and rehabs a decaying high-rise into a community center. He does not empty the prisons; he does not open the vaults of the banks and distribute to the wretched of the earth the wealth stored there by the 1%; he does not storm Wall Street and send all the stock brokers off for rehabilitation; he does not send all the nuclear weapons into space to travel harmlessly beyond the galaxy; he does not take back the White House and paint it the colors of Kenti cloth. No, what the poor kids of Oakland with their shitty schools and rat infested housing get is a better place to play basketball. # How sad.“

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    You watch this sh!te?

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    @lawson March 11, 2018 at 3:54 AM “its every man for himself and dont under estimate the greed of the other guy. If you know this going in to lifes game you wont see the world as a black white thing but a phucker and phuckee thing.”

    Any room at all for altruism in your universe?

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    @lawson March 11, 2018 at 7:50 AM “blind drunk…and smacked my head into a coconut tree cutting my head open.”

    That drunken blow to your head, one of many no doubt, explains the quality of your contributions to BU.

    Lolll!!!

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Lawson…why don’t ya go Tanzania and find out…ya will get a whole new perspective on life.

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  • 139 comments …. and I bet few if any of the old fogey commenters on BU have actually watched the film!!!

    Like me!!!

    I came across an interesting finding recently … I heard it first actually on Rush Limbaugh … so I checked it out.

    Did you know that young people are more gullible than old fogeys and are more likely to be scammed on the internet and by telephone fraudsters?!!

    https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/millennials-most-likely-fall-prey-scams.php

    This film is for young people with air in their heads!!

    Did you also know that market researchers don’t waste time with anyone over 49 because they have already made up their minds??

    https://www.ama.org/publications/MarketingNews/Pages/baby-boomer-women-remain-invisible-to-marketers.aspx

    Clearly the makers did their market research well and targeted a large and gullible sector of the market!!

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  • John you haven’t seen the film but you talking bout it??? The film is very entertaining. If you liked Avatar you will like it. It was great seeing black people playing leading roles instead of being servants, pimps, drug dealers, rapists and prostitutes. I am not a big movie fan because I fall asleep, this film had be awake from start to finish. Remember it is based on Marvel comic characters created I think in the 70’s. Please go and see it before you open your mouth again about it.

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  • Having not seen the film, THIS REVIEW, obviously shines some light but not in its entirety while not fully exposing what is swiftly being unraveled. it is in part racist and seek to sow seeds of disinformation and distraction of what is primarily due to a lack of full understanding.

    Deciphering the review..https://blackagendareport.com/good- .top to bottom.

    …”“Black revolutionary consciousness is merged with white and bourgeois Urban Nightmare images of Black ‘underclass’ ‘thugs’ and ‘Super-predators.’” …

    Consciousness is not colored, but the blacks of African heritage are those who will inherently be the first recipients of the RETURN OF FULL CONSCIOUSNESS.
    Portraying blacks as underclass, thugs and super-predators are somewhat racist comments showing fear. Likewise those comments of Hillary….Hillary Clinton, 1996
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    …“Black Panther” is stealth ruling-class propaganda”…

    Hinting at stealth ruling, and knowing its import, what he alludes to that (in my previous comment ) of Africa being used as a laboratory against its own by other societies, a strong resistance against its perpetrators will result in an IMPENETRABLE PROTECTION of the entire continent not known presently. Cloaking technology.
    ……………..
    …”There’s a secretly rich, technologically hyper-advanced nation called Wakanda magically concealed beneath the bush in the heart of Africa…

    he’s surely referring to the Draco Reptilians, Zetas, Greys and the Algarthans.
    ……………..
    ..”It is run by smart, warm, attractive, and benevolent Black royals. Despite its technical hyper-modernity, it is not a democracy….

    this alludes to what I disclosed in the statement..”They will exponentially grown economically and the Governmental structures will be of a completely new order, setting the example for real governance worldwide.”, notice he reverts TOTALLY from his former judgements of “.. thugs and super-predators to that of BENEVOLENT Black Royals.
    ……………

    …”Its scientific wonders (far surpassing anything that exists in the rich white nations) “…

    CONFIRMING that Africa is on an upward momentum, here I stated in my comment..They shall rise to be the global exporter of newly discovered potent resource minerals that will be keys to the next stage of technological advancements, plus being the recipients of NEW and advanced technology,… surely none of the technology is currently present.
    ……………

    …”Ordinary Wakandans do not merit any attention. It’s all about the rulers.”..

    Another divide and rule tactic of the production, far from it, NEW AFRICA is about uniting and about the welfare of its people as ALL will contribute to their advancement inherent in the equal potentialities and gifts of everyone unlike the ideology of white supremacy .
    ……………

    …”The secret to Wakanda’s greatness is its possession and use of a super-powerful natural substance – a mysterious and many sided form of mineral wealth called vibranium. It is vibranium that has made Wakanda exceptional.”…

    Of VIBRAINIUM.
    Ms Brito submitted
    “.With regard to vibranium, this is an idea developed in the graphic novel series. It’s an extra terrestrial substance that powers the whole country of Wakanda. Its real-life counterpart might be diamonds, or some such substance upon which an arbitrary value has been placed which justified the destruction of Africa and the taking of Black lives. I think it might also be the African land itself, which is resource-rich, and coveted by everybody”….

    Piece o de Rock alluded…VI-BRAIN-IUM

    VIBRANIUM is just a label for the manipulation of energy, the command of thought patterns to affect vibrational fields using frequencies within a CRYTALINE matrix. The biological counterpart is structured in the coherence of the pillars of light with glands, energy vortices in conjunction with the SUBSTANTIA NIGRA fused by Adamantine Particles driving the PRINCIPLE forces of SACRED GEOMETRY.
    IT IS KNOWN AS THE CAUSAL BODY.
    ………………..

    …”Superhero vs. Super-Predator: “First They Must be Brought to Heel”

    The only thing that is brought to the heel is in the training of a dog to submit to authority.
    This is an offensive, degrading and derogatory statement and MUST BE CONDEMED and REFUTED at every turn. A vile intent by a filthy mind which would misuse such a wonderful power. Its no wonder that Blacks will be gifted, that a name like Killmonger (killary/supermacists) would be the challenger to “the Throne”.
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    SUBLIMINAL PROGRAMMING.
    Beyond the theatrics, the real intent of the movie is to relay DEFEAT/conquest in the mind of Black people still subtly asking lenience should there be hostile revenge from former exploitation OF WHITE SUPREMACY.
    ………………..,
    …”As one of his futuristic spaceships stands nearby no longer cloaked, admired by inner-city youth, the young Wakandan king stands on Killmonger’s boyhood basketball court in Oakland

    IT IS DISCLOSURE OF EXTRA-TERRESTIAL PRESENCE.

    In all, Africans must be constantly be on guard of the supremacists agendas encouraging blacks killing blacks via the narrative of good versus bad (blacks), also to guard against infiltration regardless of how genuine incorporating the “enemy” in their given territories may seem.
    Supremacy is about dominance and control

    NOT THIS TIME.

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  • If you liked Avatar you will like it.

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    Would not waste my time watching Avatar!!!

    Pure make believe!!

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  • Why would I want to watch a bunch of blue “people” … with tails!!??

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  • … and wings!!!!!!

    Pure fantasy and make believe!!

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  • …”The secret to Wakanda’s greatness is its possession and use of a super-powerful natural substance – a mysterious and many sided form of mineral wealth called vibranium. It is vibranium that has made Wakanda exceptional.”…

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    Kinda like krypton … or was it kryptonite?

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  • What utter tripe?

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  • In my childhood I enjoyed The Phantom comics, but that was in the comics!!

    I never even realised there was a movie!!!

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    John Liesalot is jealous, any progress Black people make to paint themselves in a positive light he hates, as long as he is unable to convince anyone on BU that blacks deserve to be slaves and that it is the best thing for them, he is angry and hateful.

    Liesalot is a hater, but he will have even more to hate soon, so get ready for more of his hatefest.

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  • Piece Uh e Rock Yeah Right

    De ole man shall speak a little on dis topic which seems to have moved from Dr. Brito s reasonable perspective of black consciousness and a hope and expection for us niggers possibly entertaining some self actuation while we examine a futuristic vision with potentialities a la Hollywood.

    The genesis of the comic lies in a dual experience

    It was first a mechanism for distributing literature for the not too fish but, for those of you who read real books, it was and is a modality for the most part, “the Tome” of the not so bright.

    It takes sometimes really deep ideas and condenses them into more easily graspable concepts, it falls in that Moho zone of a slowed down version of a cartoon/animation which demands greater involvement of the reader yet falls short of rather requires less mental involvement than a book.

    Where Black Panther the comic evolved from was the mind space of an artist you need to understand that first and foremost.

    The Comic world as many of us knew it was a commercial outreach, one which was designed to capture the $2 dollars of non literati, not for readers of Kantz or Marx.

    Enter the social upheaval of the 50’s 60’ and 70’s and what was just a “happenstance”, two artists at a comic selling company, two men who are fortuitously permitted a latitude to create a black comic which for them was an experiment in sales

    They crafted a reading interlude, a fantasy world for a specific segment of mostly black readers.

    All that we have here is two white men who purposely, whose purpose was to sell comics to a potential black conscious segment of the then potential audience but who unwitting provided a black make believe character of notable worth to a few of the avid black readers of the day.

    The comics presented a place where, in each edition, its paladin, a black man, was strong, principled and successful.

    This was in an age when there was a panoply of white comics and where in that plethora of White Comics when the lead character was not white THEY WERE CERTAINLY NOT BLACK but were other colours or translucents a la Vision or Silver Surfer

    De Ole man would think that the purpose of this article is not to comment on how the picture has grossed $1Billion dollars nor to explore the continuously, exploitive nature of the non blacks who perpetuate the Caucasian agenda.

    I thought that Dr. Brito’s discourse sought by succinct spellean encountour to use the “Black Panther” experience and the Black Panther fantasy to look at potentialities of the African Landscape while deftly speaking to the past and current exploitations.

    She gave credit to the fact that the picture sought to rather relied on a not insignificant amount of African/Black Consciousness oriented material.

    Ultimately what came through to de ingrunt ole man is the resources of Africa after all this time continue to be lost and that while hollywood gives this hopeful AS WITH THE COMICS OF STAN LEE IN ANOTHER TIME AND PLACE no less important that this cinematic accomplishment, we niggers are still besieged by A BRIDGE TOO FAR.

    But den again de ole man is not one uh wunna brainaics and economists and christians who sees the ether that emanates from Black Panther the movie and consequently need to bring in the white man version of skull moountain and Mr Walker the ghost who walks and cannot die…

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    Errata instead of “not to fish” it should be “not too rich”

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  • Thanks Piece, we have some regulars on this blog who seem not to get it in their thick skulls that we have heard the arguments many times. Stop boring those who read for god sakes! It is about showing respect for others.

    To Margaret Brito obviously your piece required deep research but if you are targeting a general readership you must distil the information in ‘bit size’ easier to understand lines.

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  • Well Well @ Cut and Paste @ Your Service

    i think the Doc was dipping her feet in first to measure consciousness levels and exact a way to communicate going forward, she will hardly find 10 people ….who post…..able to communicate at her level,, many who can will remain silent and read only …making a gauge more difficult.

    of course those with ulterior motives will dismiss any progress for the Black race no matter how simple or difficult the language used…

    .in her first foray, she signalled that problem was well recognized.

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  • I have never come across the concept of vibranium or heard of a country called Wakanda!!!

    I stick with facts!!!!

    The comic strip has become a comedy!!

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  • Neat thing about basic facts … they don’t change!!

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    I viewed the film in the UK and tried to view it again whilst i was in Barbados but it was fully booked out. It is an excellent film and I would advice “cynical” John to watch the film.

    I tried but failed to read the academic’s article in full.

    Why would Margaret Brito PhD choose to use the Black Panther film – a Marvel comic strip -to discuss black empowerment and nationalism when we have the works of a Caribbean giant who was named Marcus Garvey to fall back on. He was a revolutionist whose teachings inspired the universal black race to fight for their independence and to self-manage themselves. Without him, Rastafarianism and the Black Panthers would never have come into existence.

    I would have preferred to have read a discourse on the works of Marcus Garvey rather then to have to wade through this rather self indulgent article.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    It is urgently important that this documented information of African civilization for 1200 years before the African slave trade and slavery is introduced into the schools of the Caribbean, there will be no progress in Barbados and the Caribbean until this is done, until the truth is finally told.

    “Black people ignore that their ancestors, who adjusted to the material conditions of the Nile valley, are the oldest guides of humankind on the way to civilization.” Cheikh Anta Diop

    International trade at the time of African empires
    The high imperial African era (from 300 to 1500) was a golden age in the history of the Black continent. The different States maintained economic relations with the four other continents. This article will give you an overview of the intensity of these trades…

    Trade with the Eastern

    Berber and Arab caravaners roamed the Sahara to exchange goods between Africa and the Arab world. The Hippopotamus skin whip made on the Senegal River thus had an international reputation according to the Arabic chronicler Bekri. Gold, that was unimaginably abundant in West Africa, was exported. Salt, wheat, raisins and figs were imported as well.

    Iranian bowls were found at Mwene Mutapa (Zimbabwe), faience of Iran and Iraq in the Swahili civilization (Tanzania-Kenya), Somali coins in the United Arab Emirates. The Arabs had settled all along the East African coast – that is, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique – and were intensively trading with Africans.

    18th century painting illustrating the relationship between Africa and the Eastern
    An Iranian delegation is received by the King of Ethiopia (Authenticated by Runoko Rashidi)
    Trade with East Asia and Oceania

    The trade between Africa and Asia was mainly due to the wealthy East Coast and the Mwene Mutapa empire. Across the East Coast, an opulent class of Black traders had been created as a result of these exchanges. Africans exported their products to China and India. The discovery in Australia of 1,000-year-old coins from the lavish town of Kilwa, Tanzania, and updated by the team of the Australian anthropologist Ian McIntosh, confirms that the trade also reached Oceania.

    Chinese porcelain ware was found in the graves of Mwene Mutapa. Gold, tin, copper, were extracted from the empire’s soil. The products were exported through the port of Solafa in Mozambique. The specialists estimated at 30,000 tons the amount of tin extracted. The navigators at that time were mostly Arabs and Asians.

    Despite the existence of a Swahili navigation and the testimony of Blacks sailing on the Indian Ocean, the wealth of East Africa – where according to a saying, ivory beds were accessed by silver ladders – did not make the adventure on the high seas necessary for Africans. Mwene Mutapa’s mining activity served as an economic lever for the entire East Coast.

    In addition, coins from Vietnam and Sri Lanka were found in Somalia. These exchanges favoured the advent of diplomatic relations between the Swahili / Somali civilizations and China, which had ambassadors in the respective states.

    Swahili Coins in Australia Discovered by Ian McIntosh’s Team in 2013
    Trade with Europe

    From the time Blacks of Maghreb ruled over southern Europe, intense trade had made possible the appearance of wealthy cities. During the Black Almoravid dynasty, gold from West Africa was used to strike coins that circulated in the European part of the empire where they were called marabotins. A particularly sophisticated customs organization allowed the Black civilization of the Imperial Morocco to increase its wealth. The cities of Spain, Marseille or Genoa were hubs of commerce with North Africa.

    Maghreb’s Black dignitaries playing chess in Spain;
    Source: The Golden Age of the Moor, Ivan van Sertima, page 29
    One thus found a European fabric, the Montenfès, with which the Mansa Suleyman – Emperor of Mali at the time of the chronicler Ibn Battuta – dressed. Black and White Berbers and Arabs were the intermediaries of this trade.

    Trade with America

    Trade with America is also documented. The African-Guyanese historian Ivan Van Sertima, father of historiography on the presence of Africans in ancient America, gives us some of them after having consulted the archives of Christopher Columbus himself. The crew of the latter had seen tall Blacks in America. The Indians of Haiti had told Columbus that Blacks came in big boats to trade. The contemporary navigators of Columbus reported to him that there were ship departures from the West African coast to America.

    But the most affirmative element is that Columbus had analysed in Spain a spear of Haiti, which contained exactly the same composition in metals as those of West Africa. Aside from this trade of spears, Van Sertima reports the great presence of the Mandingoes in the Central American markets.

    And here, contrary to the relations with the Arab world and Asia, it is the Blacks themselves, of the empire of Mali, then of the Songhai empire, who travelled through the Atlantic Ocean.”

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Get the truth into the schools and stop the liars…

    Mansa Abubakari Keita II, Emperor of Mali, crossing the Atlantic in 1311
    It is this journey that would have inaugurated the intense commercial relations between West Africa and America (Illustration by Khephra Burns)
    Hotep !

    By : Lisapo ya Kama © (All rights reserved. Any copying or translation of the text of this article is strictly forbbiden without the written approval of Lisapo ya Kama)

    Notes:

    General history of Africa, Unesco
    Precolonial Colonial Black Africa, Cheikh Anta Diop
    They came before Columbus: the African presence in ancient America; Ivan Van Sertima
    Gouvernement du Maroc – Morocco Government
    CNN

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Europeans/the West are definitely going to be kicked out of Africa in this era, Africa has had enough.

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  • John said “Would not waste my time watching Avatar!!!

    Pure make believe!!” ” Pure fantasy and make believe!!”

    John yuh RH Johnny fantasy stimulates the brain, it is a creative outlet that can be instrumental and breeding ground for new discoveries and inventions.

    Didn’t your God man and his book give you fantasies that you actually believe??? Like one day he will return on a cloud from the sky, like a virgin giving birth, like a boat built to house a pair of all animals that roamed the earth except for the dinosaurs of course, like a man after being dead for three days coming to life?

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    Dr. Brito.

    Elsewhere de ole man has made reference to a layer of denizens who I called some expletives that I should not repeat those words here.

    But my idea is quite simple in that I refer to a set of us whose thoughts are so calcified that we are not entitled to enter into the Promised Land.

    This is a subset of the sentient anachronisms who are an enemy to progress and de ole man counts meself of one of those “ole dogs that are incapable of being taught new tricks”

    Might I therefore suggest the following as it relates to the much needed indoctrination of the yutes in the Message of The Caucasian Paradigm

    De ole man would break dis down to simple animated concepts simple not simplistic yet sound and of the content and gravitas to be an accredited coursework for children of African descent globally.

    De ole man would back pedal and team up wid some big wigs and get the topic translated for consumption by we niggers like how De national rifle association got big Fortune 500 companies sponsoring dem 2nd amendment educational classes and ting.

    De literature would be instructive but more importantly interactive so that you will be able to assess real-time the extent of the outreach of what is now a Bridge Too Far for some of us.

    I have no doubt that you can shift from Tchalla to the Black Star Liner and Lamming and Fanon or how to create Black Wall Street.

    The thing is that the Actualization of your Vibranium Construct of 2018 needs to use 2018 tools for your target audience of beneficiaries and facilitators

    At any rate the ole man jes making these suggestions to you cause my belly empty and de fumes of hunger got a fellow hallucinating…

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  • fantasy stimulates the brain

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Alcohol stimulates the brain, Cannabis stimulates the brain!!

    ….. but they also kill the brain!!

    I’ll stick with simple provable facts … far more satisfying …… and no known harmful side effects.

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  • My contribution has been to “Three Prominent Features of the Caucasian Paradigm” which were spoken of in the full article.

    I addressed the first and showed what she was really speaking of was Christian Civilization.

    I made the point that it is unnecessary to create a new term, Caucasian Paradigm when there is in existence a term that more accurately describes what she wants to say and one that does not need a reader to be a genius to decipher!!

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  • I addressed the third prominent feature to which she referred and showed that far from being of recent vintage, the denigration of black people arose long before the advent of Europeans in Africa and the establishment of the slave trade.

    I pointed to an Islamic Scholar who wrote in terms which categorised “black” people as not human and suited only to be slaves.

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  • I haven’t addressed the second prominent feature in this article but have done so already in other articles.

    Male dominance over females

    The thinking that changed this simple accepted fact, arose through the Quakers from 1648 who believed that God’s Light was present in all people.

    That made Women the spiritual equals of men … and children … and slaves!!!

    The Bible provided the basis.

    It is through the Bible that slavery was ultimately abolished …. both kinds.

    I won’t address the impact of Islamic civilization on women, that is left to the reader to consider and compare ….. and think!!

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  • I don’t think any other contributor on this blog has critically analysed the contribution made by MB and provided her the kind of feedback that I have ….. just using simple unassailable facts of history!!

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  • Cannabus kill a brain? …yes john look both ways before crossing the street

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  • Well Well @ Cut and Paste @ Your Service

    liesalot the couple one liners you posted and i read were pure rubbish, not worth reading especially if more than 2 lines…you have already been figured out and have nothing useful to offer.

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  • WC

    Have you seen the film?

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  • Well Well @ Cut and Paste @ Your Service

    i did, but what does it matter, its the right movie for these times, a change from and compared to the usual make believe spin off from reality and mostly sci fi we have been getting from the days of Goldwyn Myer.

    your problem lies in the predominantly black cast, which is none of your business, so it will remain your problem, get used to seeing more all black cast movies.

    am sure you had no problem with zorro and the count of monte cristo and all the other rubbish over the last 80 years,

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  • Bob Marley is a worldwide symbol,

    but don’t forget the other Wailers Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer

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  • Bend Down Low,
    Let me tell you what I know now

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  • AFRICA RISING

    Within the next 50 years, Africa will be the dominant Continent on the planet. Because of the awakening now in progress, NEW AFRICA is about uniting and about the welfare of its people as ALL will contribute to their advancement inherent in their profound equal potentialities and gifts. Unlike the ideology of white supremacy .a purging of all that does not resonate to the new frequencies upon that land will be removed.

    For the experiences that they have gained BY EVIL INTENT throughout the centuries they are being the rewarded with a new beginning. They shall rise to be the global exporter of newly discovered potent resource minerals that will be keys to the next stage of technological advancements, plus being the recipients of NEW and advanced technology, not in the sense of an assimilation of AI, as this is a subtle force working to undermine sound inherent black human potential.
    .
    Due to the authenticity of their history in which certain attributes, knowledge and capabilities is their birthright, these new frequencies upon their psyche and consciousness will again awaken them to this new reality, thus a new paradigm of actuality, this time voiding the residue of lessons learnt via psychological and biological warfare upon our chosen people.

    Africa too is rising to become the mecca of exports of pure unadulterated food and natural organic and holistic remedies not medicines. They will exponentially grow economically and the Governmental structures will be of a completely new order, setting the example for real leadership and governance worldwide.

    As Africa was use as a laboratory against its own by other societies, a strong resistance against its perpetrators will result in an impenetrable protection of the entire continent not known presently.

    AFRICA IS RISING AND UNITING..

    Why did so many Heads of States visited the continent for Nelson Mandela much delayed funeral? Why does Prince Harry see Africa as a homeland? What is amiss?

    As the movie 2012 hinted, the survivors of that global calamity and chaos charted a course to AFRICA…. A REVELATION TO THE WISE,

    the gifted technologies has commenced

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  • the gifted technologies has commenced

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  • Standing outside and inside of the caucasian and afro paradigm I can say the afro paradigm has better sounds and friendlier people. Call it the afro-asiatic paradigm

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  • Discovery of NEW unknown mineral.

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