Thursday, March 27, 2008


The Conscious Rasta Rant March 27, 2008 / 6248

The following is an exchange I had with a woman (Euro-American I presume) in which I responded to her insulting criticism on a message board. There are a couple of preliminary comments before she inserts herself into the message thread. Yeah, this type of discourse really doesn't contribute a whole lot to the long term vision of Afrikan empowerment. Still, it is fun to engage in "Intellectual Warfare" from time to time with an arrogant cracker. Check it out.

Keidi wrote:
A Response to Christopher Hitchens on 03/27/2008

After reading the vitriol spewed by Once again another media appointed journalist darling piles on the heap of crap slung at Blacks across the social economic spectrum within America. It is of course ironic that this son of the British Empire, the most racist and genocidal governance in modern history, would be standing on top his heap of moral superiority in order to condemn two black men.

With regard to Hitchens' dismissal of the research that has been accumulated that there have been numerous conspiracies involving a spectrum of government and law enforcement agencies involved in drug trafficking and condemnable medical research, to which one could add a long list of worse racist policies including assassination, I would challenge Sir Hitchens to a public debate on the subjects. To make the exchange even fairer, I would tie half my brain behind my back. The evidence is overwhelming and spans over a century.


Good post.

Keidi wrote:
Let me quote once again from one of my most referenced books on the status of Africans within America, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (1944, Gunner Myrdal):

If we forget about the means, for the moment, and consider only the quantitative goal for Negro population policy, there is no doubt that the overwhelming majority of white Americans desire that there be as few Negroes as possible in America. If the Negroes could be eliminated from America or greatly decreased in numbers, this would meet the whites' approval—provided that it could be accomplished by means which are also approved. Correspondingly, an increase of the proportion of Negroes in the American population is commonly looked upon as undesirable. (from page 167)

Keidi wrote:
Last peice on Sir Christopher Hitchen's vile condemnations:

The fervor that arose over the association of Candidate Obama with his former Pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright has brought the national dialog once again to a fevered pitch over racial antagonism. From high-brow mainstream media pundits such as Patrick J. Buchanan and Ben Wattenberg, through numerous respected blogs, from the bitter vitriol of working class Whites on web forums and YouTube comments, to the blatant ranting of Nazi sympathizers, we can observe a consistency: Blacks, as a distinct and empowered group, are no long wanted in America.

So at this point, I see the whole Obama campaign in a new light. Now I see why the Democratic Leadership Council handpicked him in 2004 to elevate to national prominence above many others with more measurable records and equal competence. Yes, I am crying conspiracy once again.

Vivian Darkbloom wrote:
you're insane. just thought i'd let you know...

Keidi wrote:
Of course I must challenge your determination. Please, expand your knowledge and take some time to reference the following:

An American Dillemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, by Gunnar Myrdal

Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, by James H. Jones

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans, by Harriet Washington

Excessive Force: Power, Politics and Population Control by Information Project for Africa

Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras and the Crack Cocaine Explosion, by Gary Webb

Inventing the AIDS Virus, by Dr. Peter Duesberg

A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, by Samantha Power

International Aspects of Overpopulation, edited by John Barratta and Michael Luow

The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States by Ward Churchill

Racial Matters: The FBI's Secret File on Black America by Kenneth O'Reilly

High Crimes of Murder, by Keidi Awadu (my own 17th book)

I could suggest to you dozens if not hundreds of other references to support my positions. Beyond your embarrassing one-line personal attack, we would all perhaps be more impressed with a substantial refutal worthy of signing one's name to.

Note that most of the references listed above were from "good white sources." I trust that will make you feel more confortable.

Vivian Darkbloom wrote:
alrighty, i'll be sure to read some book written 70 years ago about our collective "Negro Problem" to gain much needed insight into 21st century America... i'll follow that up with "Mein Kampf" to understand contemporary German society...

like i said... Cuckoo!

Keidi wrote:
You make my very point, thank you. I gave you a list of some 11 books spanning 70 years and you refute the entire list because of the publication date of the largest published study of Blacks in America by the Swedish Nobel Prize winning economist; the work commissioned by the Carnegie Institute and presented to Rosevelt during WWII.

This type of ignorance-based castigation is typical of what has kept black intellectuals from the mainstream of thought in America. I suggest that continuance of intellectual xenophobia will only hasten the downfall of this society.

But, I suppose that within a nation that can sustain the Bush/Cheney regime as primary leadership for 8 years, one should not expect too much brilliance amongs a mass of its citizens.

And yes, I did read "Mein Kampf" and do believe it gave me a insightful grounding into the evolution of fascism and European racism; but I didn't stop reading there.

Vivian wrote:

Mein Kampf was the delusional rantings of a lunatic, nothing more, nothing less; i'm not terribly suprised you found it insightful. perhaps inspiring, too?

Keidi wrote:
Thou dost make many spacious presumptions Mrs. Dark Bloom. The thing that I did, which I don't expect you to comprehend, I KEPT READING. Your lack of depth would indicate to me that perrusing blogs is about the hight of your literary engagement. What a pity. I do hope you can cook better than you can critique. Luckily for your family, there's a Burger King down the block. I can see that cheesy grease running down your chin now...

Vivian wrote:
wow, many thanks for your kind words, Adol- i mean Keidi... did you mean "specious" as regard to my presumptions, or are you satisfied with "spacious" as being the proper adjective there. no big deal, just carious. <cough>. i meant curious.

as Hitchens so masterfully puts it "the sick cults of paranoia and victimhood" has really done a number on your psyche! and your writing comes across as very stilted; where are you from, btw, perhaps you could give me cooking lessons? i'm so sick of that stupid BK!

i hate to break it to you, but you're really not as intelligent nor learned as the voices in your head tell you you are. i suggest reading more Hitchens, with a smattering of David Bohm, Richard Rorty, and, of course, Vladimir Nabokov!

Vivian wrote:
mmmmm, cheesy grease... that's my cue. lunch! i'll be back...

Keidi wrote:
You were right about the typo. Generally I'll edit my writings several times before publication. In blogs and forums, even a person too dysfunctional to hit the caps key from time to time can be a literary critic.

You have not given me reason to study your reading list (which values Nabokov's child pornography as well as Rorty's concepts on your religion of "Relativism" - I am an Afrikan and such a concept is culturally foreign.)

You are the very type of cultural supremacist (your racial background irrelevant) that believes you and you alone can determine whose contributions to social discourse have public merit. They used to call people like you McCarthy-ites and book burners. Had you not introduced your exclusionary mindset into a legitimate critique of Hitchens' piece, I would not be forced to engage in intellectual warfare with you; even though I wish you would arm yourself with more than a twig.

You seem to be out of your league here. A wise person once said, "If you're gonna climb into the ring with Muhammed Ali, don't start talking shit before the fight."

I can credit 18 published books, 80+ published research reports, numerous lectures, debates and presentations on college campuses across America as part of my credentials, for which I am quite proud. I am a full time professional journalist, among other things. If this indicates lack of intelligence according to your criteria then this country is in bigger intellectual trouble then I perceived.

Snuggle up tonight with your copy of Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita." Perhaps it helps you to recall those lovely days when you were a desirable young maiden. Make sure you wash your hands when you're finished. You so nasty!

Vivian wrote:
yes, so true... but you're retarded!

i'm guessing your psychological problems are hopelessly irreversible... you'll be taking them to the grave, i'm afraid. very sad for you, huh?

oh well, there's always the next life... ;)

Keidi wrote:
Thank you for the material which served me well in an article I just published entitled "Intellectual Warfare With An Unarmed Cracker." Please don't fault me for using you and then just discarding you in the trash like a condom which you have undoubtedly felt too many times throughout your life. Actually, I woke up this morning praying that some dim-witted airhead would prod me into a battle of intellects.

Whatever psychological problems you perceive within myself won't matter much according to your Relativist religion, right? Seems fitting when, according to your moral values, child porn merits recommended literature.

No, what I gained from this discourse with you was empowering and fortifies my own perception of my skills at intellectual warfare. I challenged you from the beginning to step up your game and the best you could confront was typos?

As a black man growing up in rural America, being called "insane", "Cuckoo" and "retarded" has no impact. I remember nearly knocking out a cracker out over calling me, a second grader, a "nigger." That word doesn't affect me today because I realize the depravity of the culture which spawns the cracker mindset and created the concept of a so-called "nigger." But perhaps according to your Relativist viewpoint such insults have a valued place.

For those who can rise above such xenophobic and sophomoric name calling, we still have to battle over what type of society we want to live in. I'll be honest with you: Your religion of Relativism and cultural supremacy are at the core of why the rest of the world, including much of Europe, has problems with "the Ugly American."

Lastly, speaking of psychology, your reference to "the grave" blatantly reveals that, in the face of someone who has demonstrated intellectual superiority over you, your only retreat suggests mortality...Over a damn message board debate? That's sick and I will add necrophilia to your menu of personality shortcomings. This probably ties in with your moniker of Mrs. Dark Bloom.

Goodbye Mrs. Dark Bloom. I'll be sure to mention you on my next broadcast. Thanks for the material; I couldn't have paid someone to have taken your place. Your reading suggestions were priceless.

P.S. To make an uppercase letter, use the key found at the bottom of your keyboard, on both the left and the right.

Keidi Obi Awadu is the founder of Black Star Media. He is the host of a talk radio show on and shares his video documentaries on Contact Keidi at


Yolanda said...

I loved it!!! I see I'm not the only one who loves to wage a little "intellectual warfare" from time to time, with lesser species. ;-)

It's turned out to be such a great stress reliever--especially when the only thing they can tell me, because my knowledge and language base exceeds theirs, is "you're full of shyt," or "if America is so bad, why don't you go back to Africa and swing from trees."

Good times, I tell ya! The truth makes them want to rip out their heart--or should I say, your heart? Because it definitely brings out their true nature.

And we all know that a snake is not going to change its slither just because you ask it to. Again, good times!!! ;-)

Vivian Darkbloom said...

intellectual warfare, eh? i completely obliterated your facist pretensions with my laser-guided nuclear rhetoric missile, that's for sure...

can't say it wasn't a lot of fun, tho! thanks for hangin in there, the pleasure was all mine.


Tim Neal said...

I think the recent comments of the nation's first black attorney general,Eric Holder,apply to Vivian.

Holder said Wednesday the United States was "a nation of cowards" on matters of race, with most Americans avoiding candid discussions of racial issues.

"If we're going to ever make progress, we're going to have to have the guts, we have to have the determination, to be honest with each other. It also means we have to be able to accept criticism where that is justified," Holder told reporters after the speech.

Tim Neal said...

One more thing,I would ove to get Vivian's comments on the following paper by Peggy McIntosh: