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Fri Aug 28, 2015, 01:37 PM

 

Notable African Americans: WASP Deletion/ Disregard of Historical Facts

For those of you who are not aware, WASP is the nym for "White Anglo-Saxon Protestant". Chances are, if you are one who thinks, in any kind of way - WhatSoEver - that Caucasians are superior, then you are a WASP.

And you suck!

Back to the title.... there's an unrelenting effort, by most WASPs, to make sure that the notion of superiority maintains plausibility. Of the many strategies out there, the most prevailing are systemic and incestuous quests of making sure the history books and the web - neglect - the facts apropos. Even minority politicos are compelled to join the denialistic fray. You can bet your bottom dollar that there are white superiorist (secret) think tanks out there - currently - plotting to make sure Barack Obama gets no credit, where it's due.

Here's an example of the way the elitist mindset works;


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This pic above, is provided by AnniePaul.net at her Wordpress site, who credits that the Cartoon titled ‘Edited for Clarity’ by Mike Luckovich of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and that Melody Winnig brought this to my {Annie Paulose's} attention.
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[center][font size=5 color=burnt] White Supremacy Denying Truths About African American Legacy[/font][/center]

We are, and shall remain, a racist nation, until truth is paramount. Mexican, Native American, Jew, Asian and/or African American's have contributed - GREATLY - to modern society; but elitist white people don't want you to know that. History books are written (and/or destroyed) by those who achieve a conquest and their propagandist.

Here's an example from a DU post, by Ian David, in 2007, of the fact that Paul Revere got the notoriety (a poem sung throughout history); but the real rider (Israel Bissel) doesn't get any attention. The DU thread is appropriately titled by Ian David - "Israel Bissell outrode Paul Revere, yet didn't get a poem". If they can do so to U.S. yids, then what's the big deal about doing it to Negros!

Here in Los Angeles, they have the African American Museum. It's not what moi thinks it should be. Even the website U.S. History.com page on "Important and Famous African Americans" appears to be a Who's Who pop culture chart. It has lessor known names that are archived; but it also focuses on Kareem, Jordan and Johnson.

Do you know who this guy is?
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He is not listed in U.S. History's website, as one of the top 100.Yours truly had NO idea who this guy was, until today. He was Eugene Jacques Bullard, the 1st ever African American aviator who did not fly for America. He left this country because his father was hanged. Prior to Eugene's dad being brutally murdered, he spoke of how France was a nation that respected all men, regardless of the color of their skin.

His story was brought to me by a Kossack (Mary Helen Gass) who shared "Michael Bannerman's" photo from a series that I'm now following titled "Ask a Slave: The Web Series". You can read the entire history of Eugene Jacques Bullard upon the African American section of Airpower's Military website (here). The website has these opening remarks that;

America’s first black aviator did not fly for the country of his birth America, but for his adopted country of France. A country for which he was severely wounded and received many medals for valor. Gene himself was a man who hesitated to speak of himself but one who stood on the principles of honesty and integrity. He treated everyone as he wished to be treated and because of that he was very well liked. He lived by the belief that all men were created equal and should be treated accordingly.

Eugene Jacques Bullard was born on October 9, 1894, in Columbus Georgia, the seventh of ten children born to William (Octave) Bullard, a black from Martinique, and Josephine ("Yokalee" Thomas, a Creek Indian. Eugene’s father could trace their family roots as far back as the American Revolution. His family came from Martinique, an Island in the West Indies and spoke French as an everyday language. They arrived in America as slaves when their French owners fled the Haitian revolution. His mother died at age thirty three when Eugene was only five, leaving his father to raise him. Eugene said his father was an educated man who worked hard as a laborer and treasured his hours at home telling his children tales from the books he read. It was his father’s influence and those stories that would shape Eugene’s direction in life.

Eugene, divided by family loyalty and a quest for freedom, tearfully left his Columbus, Georgia home in 1902 at the tender age of eight. The catalyst for his early departure was the near unjust lynching of his father. The latter incident brought to Eugene’s mind the words his father had spoken earlier to him: in France a man is accepted as a man regardless of the color of his skin. He left home seeking this paradise, this France.


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Eugene Bullard later in life wearing many of the decorations and medals he fought so hard to earn. The photograph is courtesy of the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Hall.

At the nightclub, Le Grand Duc, where he was the host and part owner, Bullard entertained the likes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gloria Swanson and England's Prince of Wales. He opened his own club soon after his marriage which soon became one of Paris’ most famous entertainment spots for singers and musicians of the time.


More significant (and telltale germane to this thread's title) is the fact that Eugene Jacques Bullard was a hero many times over. Wounded in the head and other parts, he was deemed unfit for duty. Being a fighter (in every sense of the word - he was even a Boxer), Eugene Jacques entered into the French Flying Corp, first as a gunner and then becoming a pilot, making him the first Black Pilot in recorded history. His accolades never stopped, even when, in WWII, he became a spy for France (as his nightclub was famous).

According to the website, these are his French awards and notables;

Perhaps through disinterest or uncaring, America never recognized or realized the legacy of the brave and noble Corporal Eugene Bullard. But France never forgot.

In 1954, the French government requested his presence to help relight the Eternal Flame of the Tomb of the Unknown French Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Eugene, along with two white French men, was presented the honor of relighting the flame. Yet, when he returned to America, it failed to recognize him as the hero he was.

In 1959 at age 65, he was named Knight of the Legion of Honor in a lavish ceremony in New York City. Dave Garraway interviewed him on the Today Show, still America did nothing to acknowledge this honor or acknowledge his place in history.

President-General Charles de Gaulle of France, while visiting New York City, publicly and internationally embraced Eugene Bullard as a true French hero in 1960.


What that website appears to fail to note, is something that "Ask a Slave" details with particularity - that French President DeGaulle, upon visiting the United States, wanted to first meet Eugene Jacques Bullard.

This sent White House staffers scrambling - who had NO idea who Eugene was.

When finally located, Eugene was operating an elevator in New York City!
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[center][font size=4] Other African Americans Greatly Noteworthy - But Mostly Unheard of [/font][/center]
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Currently, there are nice attempts to correct history and document contemporary persons contributions. Blacks in Technology.net brings attention to persons who own patents a (here). This paragraph sums up moi's same feelings on the matters, where the writer states;

That being said let me be straight up for a minute. After 3-4 years of reading about these inventors (and many others) as a kid I grew tired. I wanted to hear something new and these stories just didn’t cut it among the modern day Bill Gates and Steve Jobs who were juggernauts in technology and business. Benjamin Banneker certainly didn’t compete very well against BET, rap music and East Coast/West Coast Beef (that’s in Wikipedia too)! Luckily, I didn’t have long to lament because at some point a chain email came across my hotmail (I’d bet it came across your desk too) about Mark Dean and his contributions to the ISA Bus and the gigahertz computer processor chip! Now we’re cooking with grease! Then I learned about Jerry Lawson, Marc Hannah, Shirley A. Jackson, and last but not least Lonnie Johnson (best known for his invention of the Super Soaker) who in more technical circles is known for his contributions in the energy space from the Johnson Thermo-Electrochemical Converter System (JTEC). Learning about these individuals gave me an anchor for African American technology advancement in the present, not just the past. Sadly though, my discovery of these amazing African Americans in tech was a fragmented experience over many, many years. The names of these people came to me through one-off random occurrences, a gchat message from Greg Greenlee with a link to an article on Paul Judge in August of this year, a conversation at a networking event with William Hammons in 2012 about Jerry Lawson, a random google-surf-bug over Thanksgiving weekend discovering Lonnie Johnson, a conversation at the Community College Computer Lab with Thaddeus Howze in 2002. You get the picture! With so much technology at our fingertips finding people in the present day who look like us to be inspired by ought not be so random but the truth is, it is stochastic.

- See more at: https://www.blacksintechnology.net/notable-african-americans-in-technology-the-wikipedia-project/#sthash.GTsPDa6F.dpuf


Here's a list of other - contemporary - African American notables (you never hear of)

As for yours truly, I'm disgusted with Trump and other racists propagandist goings on. It is unlikely that the Donald even knows what Booker T Washington is noteworthy for. In all likelihood, Trump couldn't even tell you who Thurgood Marshall is.

There were slaves who were denied patents (such as Benjamin Montgomery who actually worked for the Jefferson Davis and Benjamin invented the tilted blade for boats to navigate shallow waters). Also Benjamin Bradley, who invented a steam motor powerful enough to drive warships.

These two men were denied patents and forced to sell their creations to buy their family's freedom.

It is noted that Cyrus McCormick is considered the father of modern agriculture; but that is also another Paul Revere type farce. As is stated by a long time hand at the McCormick's farm - that...

Lester R. Godwin Jr., a retired curator of the McCormick Farm in Augusta and Rockbridge, Va., said that {Jo} Anderson “has as much to do with the later development of the reaper as Cyrus McCormick.” Adding,

“Unfortunately, history likes to put things in neat boxes … and often those who are involved in the creation of something don’t get credit for it.”


As anyone who cares for things such as truth, this is the way it goes into history. Elites get all the gelt and the glory, while those who bear the burden get nothing more than disdain.

It is the true - American - Way!

Did you know that George Crum invented the potato chip? OR that boxer Jack Johnson invented a wrench? Even when African American's are successful in court, defending what they've done - they still lose. Such is the case of Granville Woods, who was assaulted upon by patent stealing parties including Thomas Edison. When Edison gave up on trying to steal Granville's patents and hired him instead, Edison still holds onto the glory (sort of) as Mr. Woods is more widely known as the "Black Thomas Edison".

It all sucks the Whammy!

Though America is not alone in this consummate denial of Black history, heritage and ingenuity (as Egyptians continue to deny Black heritage), the truth tells different tales than rewritten/ perverted historical archives.

We are all - PEOPLE. Some tanned, some white, some black; but we all bleed red. Moi loves the possibility that Jesus was not white. Unfortunately, as the tale of Jesus is preserved through white historical (and hysterical) control, so are those "facts" of days gone by.

Where is the love?

We can never (should never) be allowed to advance through the universe, until we develop humanity into a truth telling and seeking paramount paradigm. The fact that Wall Street lovers might wind up as the 2 candidates of choice, makes me sick. Police brutality - obviously pro white/ anti black - enrages me. I'd rather see a Michele Obama verses Elizabeth Warren POTUS race, than any other one that could be imagined.

But that will never happen in WASP America!

For now, Caucasian's such as yours truly, along with others, must also endure the hate, disdain and disrespect that prevails against non-whites, by the haters and elites. They will continue to deny Black historical facts and subjugate minorities to the back of the line; because WASPs write the history books...

and that's the way it is!

Still, they can't change the facts; which speaks for themselves. Like the notion that earlier Egyptians weren't black.

Then how do explain the constant finding - in burial grounds and the tombs - of this?





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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 02:00 PM

1. I knew who

Eugene Jacques Bullard on sight!

My Great Grandfather was a French WWI Veteran (from Marseilles) that came to the US in 1921. He taught my brother and me about him when we were little. He truly was venerated by the French.

There's a neat movie 'Flyboys' which has a black character based on him. It's a fun flick to watch!

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 02:07 PM

2. Cool....

 

I'm just sick and tired of this oppression to keep people down.

If one really is so superior - then one doesn't need to put down others - in order to be exalted.

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Fri Aug 28, 2015, 02:08 PM

3. IF there was an actual question for the poll, I might have answered it.

 

It seems to me the question is the first answer.

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