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Cornel West on the Election of Barack Obama

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“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#167 Dec 7, 2008
Ric Ricland wrote:
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And now, failing everything else, Savant resorts to outright lying.
I never started a thread bragging I like to beat women and send them to the hospital. Where do you get lunacy like that?
If you claim I did, produce the cite. That's the way scholars do things, Savant, something you'd know were you a scholar yourself.
Your theme has been Cornel West supported Obama. But Cornel West condemned Obama every time he got the opportunity-- more often than not using racism to do so.
He said Obama's white campaign people can't be trusted. You know this by now because I've linked to the video where he says this.
So, instead of spreading likes about me, why not explain how saying we can't trust Obama's white campaign workers is supporting Obama.
This is the fifth time I've asked you to do this.
ricland
For the record, Ric DID have such a thread bragging about beating a sister so bad she had to go to the hospital. I don't recall the name of the thread. I seem to recall that the woman put him out of her house, and I think that's why he beat her up.
In another thread started by Ric: HAVE BLACK COLLEGES OUTLIVED THEIR USEFULNESS?--a sister wrote in specifically to take him to task for this. I forget her name, but you can find this and endless rantings by Ric (as usual) on that thread also.
The man--or subman named Ric---is little more than a pestilence. He probably should be in jail.

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#168 Dec 7, 2008
Ric Ricland wrote:
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And now, failing everything else, Savant resorts to outright lying.
I never started a thread bragging I like to beat women and send them to the hospital. Where do you get lunacy like that?
If you claim I did, produce the cite. That's the way scholars do things, Savant, something you'd know were you a scholar yourself.
Your theme has been Cornel West supported Obama. But Cornel West condemned Obama every time he got the opportunity-- more often than not using racism to do so.
He said Obama's white campaign people can't be trusted. You know this by now because I've linked to the video where he says this.
So, instead of spreading likes about me, why not explain how saying we can't trust Obama's white campaign workers is supporting Obama.
This is the fifth time I've asked you to do this.
ricland
Something else that readers might like to know: In that thread Ric made on Black colleges, he stated about three or four times that W.E.B.E DuBois was a supporter of Hitler and a number of other things. Each time I demanded he provide proof, he REFUSED but continue making the same claims. Finally, he said something like "You're supposed to be the professional intellectual, you stupid bitch. Why don't you do the research?"
Then he posted some stupid link as evidence--which would cause an undergrad to receive a D or get a real source.
And he's also show himself to be so primitive as not to know that his ADVERSARY is not obligated to defend his claims--that HE'S obligated to prove his own assertions.
Again, I refuse to have any further exchanges with this mental midget.
Besides, wouldn't it be more fruitful to discuss the interview between Amy Goodman & West?

Ric Ricland

“"Same as it ever was..."”

Since: Jan 07

Middletown, OH

#169 Dec 7, 2008
Savant wrote:
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For the record, Ric DID have such a thread bragging about beating a sister so bad she had to go to the hospital. I don't recall the name of the thread. I seem to recall that the woman put him out of her house, and I think that's why he beat her up.
In another thread started by Ric: HAVE BLACK COLLEGES OUTLIVED THEIR USEFULNESS?--a sister wrote in specifically to take him to task for this. I forget her name, but you can find this and endless rantings by Ric (as usual) on that thread also.
The man--or subman named Ric---is little more than a pestilence. He probably should be in jail.
Oh, boy...

The more I try and teach you how scholarship works, Savant, the more hopeless you get.

You were asked for a cite for your lies directly above.

Honestly, Savant, do you even know what a cite is?

ricland

Ric Ricland

“"Same as it ever was..."”

Since: Jan 07

Middletown, OH

#170 Dec 7, 2008
Savant wrote:
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Something else that readers might like to know: In that thread Ric made on Black colleges, he stated about three or four times that W.E.B.E DuBois was a supporter of Hitler and a number of other things. Each time I demanded he provide proof, he REFUSED but continue making the same claims. Finally, he said something like "You're supposed to be the professional intellectual, you stupid bitch. Why don't you do the research?"
Then he posted some stupid link as evidence--which would cause an undergrad to receive a D or get a real source.
And he's also show himself to be so primitive as not to know that his ADVERSARY is not obligated to defend his claims--that HE'S obligated to prove his own assertions.
Again, I refuse to have any further exchanges with this mental midget.
Besides, wouldn't it be more fruitful to discuss the interview between Amy Goodman & West?
Still dodging your claim that Cornel West "supported Obama"?

This is the sixth time I'm asking you, Savant: If Cornel West said on national TV, "We have reason to mistrust the white people in the Obama campaign," how is that supporting Obama?

ricland

“I AM WHO I AM”

Since: Apr 07

Knoxville, Tennessee

#171 Dec 7, 2008
Savant wrote:
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Knoxie, I told you that Ric is delusional or a liar, and that he simply makes things up. Since i KNOW he makes things up, the only question now is whether he believes his own fabrications. If so, then perhaps psychological counseling is what he needs.
Have you ever asked yourself why he keeps stating what I say about West or anyone else in my classes when he has never been in any such classes, and doesn't even know what classes I teach?
Have you considered why he posted only comments from writers whose were unfavorable toward West, but not those who were favorable? Doesn't his tell you something about his lack of honesty?
And if I'm a charlatan, why are my books and other writings be used by philosophy professors and classes at Johns Hopkins university, Brown, Princeton, Duquesnes, Purdue University and numerous others I can think of--not to mention some in England and France?
Is the entire academic world incompetent, leaving only half-educated Ric with a clue to what's going on?
How likely is this?
Oh! You've written a book? Impressive!!!

Ric Ricland

“"Same as it ever was..."”

Since: Jan 07

Middletown, OH

#172 Dec 7, 2008
Knoxxie wrote:
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Oh! You've written a book? Impressive!!!
He's lying.

You've seen his comments. Savant can barely write his own name.

ricland

“I AM WHO I AM”

Since: Apr 07

Knoxville, Tennessee

#173 Dec 7, 2008
Ric Ricland wrote:
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He's lying.
You've seen his comments. Savant can barely write his own name.
ricland
Huh?

Ric Ricland

“"Same as it ever was..."”

Since: Jan 07

Middletown, OH

#174 Dec 7, 2008
Knoxxie wrote:
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Huh?
Savant is no writer.

He doesn't have the wit, discipline; and mainly, he doesn't have anything to say.

He's been here a year already -- has he written anything even remotely interesting or informative?

And he has absolutely no discernment. Cornel West was not supporting Obama, yet Savant continuously tells us he did.

Cornel West was going through schizophrenic hell over Obama. Cornel West has supported every crackpot who's ever run for president without reservation, but when Obama came along West could not talk about him without condemning him -- "We have reason to not trust the whites in Obama's campaign."

Besides being racist, what does a comment like that suggest about Obama -- that he's an Uncle Tom, right? So how can Savant say West supported Obama when West was running around implying Obama is an Uncle Tom?

Point being, Savant's "Cornel West supported Obama" mantra marks him as a person with no discernment, a quality writers must have.

Savant hasn't written any books. If he had he'd list the titles so we could check them out.

ricland
John Gotti

Shirley, NY

#175 Dec 8, 2008
Savant wrote:
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Those aren't Ric's sunglasses. In fact, the picture looks like a photo of Eldridge Cleaver, author of SOUL ON ICE.
Previously, Ric had a photo of Malcolm X in his avatar.
But with or without shades the REAL Ric is obviously blind--mentally, culturally, spiritually and otherwise. Obviously not physically since he still prints junk.
In a way, Ric does have one thing in common with Eldridge Cleaver--his primitive chauvinism.
You may recall that Cleaver, in SOUL ON ICE, claimed that rape was a revolutionary or insurrectionary act.
Ric Ricland started a thread earlier this year or late last year in which he BRAGGED about beating a sister so bad she had to go to the hospital.
And he invited other moronic men to testify as to all the female butt they kicked--which quite a few of those thugs actually did.
The gutter is Ric's natural element. I not only regard him as mentally incompetent, but as an INFERIOR MAN by virtue of his debased character.
I will no longer speak to him because I do not converse with my inferiors.
WOW: Ric hits woman? How cowardly!

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#176 Dec 10, 2008
Knoxxie wrote:
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Huh?
Meanwhile,Ricland couldn't even correctly spell the title of his own thread: Have Black Colleges Outlived Their Usefulness?

I've shared some of my writings with SoulBrother from London, an Afro-British brother. I am circumspect about personal information in the crazy arena of Topix. And I certainly wouldn't pass around any information in view of a weirdo like Ricland.
Interestingly enough, a French critic wrote of some of my essays that they were "Elegant, concise and on the mark."
In his opinion, my non-existent writings weren't half bad.
Now I don't remember the title of that thread in which Ricland brags about beating a woman so bad she had to go the the hospital. But in his thread on Black colleges (posted around about the same time) a woman specifically posted to CALL HIM OUT on this violent misogynistic conduct.
I'm going to look up at least that comment. If his post boasting of beating a woman didn't happen, then I'm apparently not the only person in Topix imagining things.

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#177 Dec 10, 2008
John Gotti wrote:
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WOW: Ric hits woman? How cowardly!
Ric says that Cornel West has never been in a fist fight. How he knows this, and what difference it would make, is far from clear.
But it seems Ric has his fist fights with WOMEN.
I wonder if he beats down children as well? That half-literate punk! He can not contend with a MAN physically or mentally, which is why he's my inferior. And inferior to Cornel West, W.E.B. DuBois and all other accomplished men with whom he, like a gnat nibbling at an elephant's ass, tries to quibble.
And he cannot contend with woman mentally either.
VoteVets org

Shirley, NY

#178 Dec 11, 2008
Savant wrote:
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Ric says that Cornel West has never been in a fist fight. How he knows this, and what difference it would make, is far from clear.
But it seems Ric has his fist fights with WOMEN.
I wonder if he beats down children as well? That half-literate punk! He can not contend with a MAN physically or mentally, which is why he's my inferior. And inferior to Cornel West, W.E.B. DuBois and all other accomplished men with whom he, like a gnat nibbling at an elephant's ass, tries to quibble.
And he cannot contend with woman mentally either.
Your analysis of our friend Ric's Modus Operandi rings true.

He defends a wife beater/murderer like Orenthal James Simpson proves your point!
NicoCaribe

Closter, NJ

#179 Jan 20, 2009
Savant!
You my friend is a hopeless revisionist!
Obama has exposed permanently the irrelevant, impotent, shallow crap that West, Smiley, Malveaux etal have been spewing out on the black community fopr years.
Now that Obama is elected as the next POTUS these useless talking heads want to grab some reflected shine after doing all in their power to undermine the man; and for what reason? that he did not come genuflecting to them - the self-appointed gatekeepers of the black nation within the nation.
Like I said - this is permanent irrelevance facing these fools - Obama has changed the game and the role of useless civil-rights era appendages and their hangers-ons is finally retired. A brave new America awaits and Obama by this stupendous, win has cleared out the cobwebs that have accumulated inside our heads since MLK so that we all can can finally begin to audaciously hope, dream and push to take our rightful place in the body politic.
I hope Obama ignores these pathetic chatterboxes - he does not need them for anything!

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#180 Jan 20, 2009
NicoCaribe wrote:
Savant!
You my friend is a hopeless revisionist!
Obama has exposed permanently the irrelevant, impotent, shallow crap that West, Smiley, Malveaux etal have been spewing out on the black community fopr years.
Now that Obama is elected as the next POTUS these useless talking heads want to grab some reflected shine after doing all in their power to undermine the man; and for what reason? that he did not come genuflecting to them - the self-appointed gatekeepers of the black nation within the nation.
Like I said - this is permanent irrelevance facing these fools - Obama has changed the game and the role of useless civil-rights era appendages and their hangers-ons is finally retired. A brave new America awaits and Obama by this stupendous, win has cleared out the cobwebs that have accumulated inside our heads since MLK so that we all can can finally begin to audaciously hope, dream and push to take our rightful place in the body politic.
I hope Obama ignores these pathetic chatterboxes - he does not need them for anything!
If you'd READ writings of Barack Obama, you'd know that his ideas are not so radically different from those people whom you dismiss as as irrelevant and shallow.
Indeed, Obama has a history of progressive activism and protest politics such as are now being dismissed as passe by shallow people in the corporate media and shallow centrist and conservative negroes as well.
Simply read Obama's DREAMS FROM MY FATHER. He tells you as much himself. In particular, take note of the markedly LEFT milieu in which Obama moved, and which he describes (pp.100-101) as including "The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists..."etc Or he talks about moving in circles where people discussed "neocolonialism, Frantz Fanon, Eurocentrism and patriarchy."
And guess inspiration for at least the title of his book AUDACITY OF HOPE? Yep, a powerful sermon by Rev. WRIGHT entitled "The Audacity of Hope." READ Obama's memoir from pp. 280--295, and particularly pp. 292--295 where Obama recalls Wright sermon and its inspirational influence on him.
And he has numerous other writings and speeches which show he's not alien to politics of resistance to race and class oppressio.
Don't be a dodo like Ricland. Do your HOMEWORK before you challenge someone. THINK before you post.

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