“I stated that Kony 2012 is pro-imperialism, pro-militarism propaganda. Again, here is the link to the article explaining my position. http://new-possibilities.blogspot.com/2012/03/kony-2012-is-imperialistic-propaganda.html
Most of you have not provided any logical arguments refuting that assertion. Instead, many of you have resorted to ad hominem attacks. It is easy to call me “Negro pseudo intellectual” and “only a mouth”, question my level of activism and make disparaging remarks about African Americans. It is far more difficult to challenge my argument. I challenge you to debate me on substance.”
@Ana..I did not “deny that some blacks have been and are the enemies of other black people”. In my article, I condemned Joseph Kony and called for him to be brought to justice. All groups, including black people, have their traitors. I never said or implied that the victims should wait. I said that Africans should and can solve their own problems. Anson Asaka
First, I had made it quite clear in my previous post that the article and term “Negro pseudo-intellectual” wasn’t directed at nor a personal attack against you. I also directed you to analyze my definition and clearly stated: “My definition is above and if you personally don’t fit into that category, then it doesn’t apply to you.” However from your above statement: “It is easy to call me “Negro pseudo intellectual”, I can only surmise that you did analyze my definition and have determined that you do fit into that category. I will therefore defer to the substance of your superior logical argument and surrender that point to you.
Secondly, I did read your well written and well researched article explaining your position. Interestingly, I found it ironic that all the sources you used as the substance of your logical arguments were taken from “western organizations”, as you previously branded Invisible Children. You freely quote Wikipedia, ABC News, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Council of Foreign Affairs, Amnesty International and the Wall Street Journal. You are correct that I didn’t challenge or debate you on the substance of your argument. However, if I ever do wish to challenge or debate the substance of logical arguments based on an eurocentric point of view, I’ll find a white man to debate with… and not one of his black surrogates.
Thirdly, I have observed that when those of African descent outside of the USA, don’t conform to the narrow-minded beliefs, opinions and logical arguments of our African-American brothers and sisters… and have the audacity to be critical of your arrogant view of the world, you make accusations that we “make disparaging remarks about African Americans.” I have discussed this attitude before in my post and adjoining comments: “African-American Arrogance”. I invite you read the post. You may learn something about people of African descent who are not African-Americans. You may also learn something about yourself.
Finally, your above comment has inspired me to analyze the issue of the miseducated Negro pseudo-intellectual. I observed on your blog that you proudly disclose all your educational achievements. It’s impressive and I sincerely congratulate your academic successes. I am constantly teaching my son that education is certainly a powerful and invaluable tool for our people… if it is utilized as the foundation for action and enlightenment! However for the miseducated Negro pseudo-intellectual, education is the basis for inaction and narrow-minded thinking. For the miseducated Negro pseudo-intellectual, education is ghetto-ized into a quest for the debate of logical arguments to quench the thirst of the eurocentric fed ego. For the miseducated Negro pseudo-intellectual, education is not seen as a resource to turn viral awareness via social media into action, but as a tool to be wasted in another viral bitch session.
Anson Asaka said:
This is my last comment on this matter. First of all, I do not “fit into that category.” I never considered myself to be a so-called “intellectual”. In the comment section, you said “Although I prefaced my post with our Fb conversation, this article wasn’t directed or referring personally to you.” Ok, I take your word for it. However, reasonable readers may have the opposite impression. Both articles included “Negro Pseudo Intelllectual” in the title. Both articles are centered around quotes from me. Even if your readers did not interpret the articles that way, my point is simple. Instead of debating the merits, the articles and comments focus on labeling those who do not support Phony2012.
Second, I do not despise all things that are Western. However, I do have a problem with self-aggrandizing organizations such as Invisible Children manipulating public opinion and exploiting the suffering of Africans for profit. Since respected news sources are not good enough, here is what some Ugandans have said about Phony2012:
In past discussions, you have cited Black Agenda Report as a credible source. Here is what they have to say about it.
Logical and reason are universal, not Eurocentric. If you do not want to debate the merits, fine.
Third, this is not about fellow Africans having non-conformist views. It is about one of your readers making sweeping, unsubstantiated generalizations about African Americans such as “in the United States of America, whites are more knowledgeable and interested in the plight of Africans than most blacks ” and
“In foreign affairs, blacks are more interested in the Muslim struggle than in the actual struggle that black Africans are still undergoing.”
Finally, I am a civil rights attorney. Everyday, I use the law to eliminate race discrimination. In college and law school, I protested against police brutality, war and racism. My life is about action. Although I could certainly do more, no one can legitimately lecture me about being “inactive”. By the way, I do not consider intelligent discussions to be “bitch sessions”. I guess that is just another excuse to avoid debating the merits.
“In the comment section, you said “Although I prefaced my post with our Fb conversation, this article wasn’t directed or referring personally to you.” Ok, I take your word for it. However, reasonable readers may have the opposite impression. Both articles included “Negro Pseudo Intelllectual” in the title. Both articles are centered around quotes from me.”
Regardless of what you or other “reasonable readers” may believe, no doubt that this post was directed specifically to you, as well as to others who share your point of view on this issue.
I previously read the article by Black Agenda Report on Kony 2012. I believe they are also wrong in their assessment. Although I find the majority of their articles on point and enlightening, I don’t agree with everything I read there. However this recent article on Obama I completely agree with:
Good for you in being active in your fight against race discrimination, police brutality, war and racism, etc. Maybe one day we will agree on an issue and join together with others of African descent in an international effort to combat an injustice.