“The Game’s Chess, Not Checkers!”

Chess.

A game filled mainly with pawns (US), ruled by a King and Queen (the ruling class), with the able assistance of bishops, rooks and knights (the white collar buffer). The colors, black and white, generally, differentiate the opposing sides.

The pawns are far more numerous and thus more expendable. They take the hits; they are used against each other, to gain more ground (for ‘royalty’) and they are sacrificed for this purpose. Black and white pawns engage in conflict with each other while the King and Queen stay behind a protective phalanx of wealth and fodder, aka, your dumb ass. To rule another day.

The invisible hand of the Kings and Queens direct the bishops and rooks to move you scientifically, to get you to think and act in exactly the desired manner.

Your self-hate is programmed, synthesized and output as religious piety, political reverie or pseudo-nationalistic fanaticism. Your dividing yourselves into different classes and sub-classes as human beings is a classic symptom of ‘divide and conquer strategy’ and the ruling class’ wet dream: “dreaming negroes vs. real black folks,” “assimilationists versus the pro-black clergy,” “liberal stooges vs. conservative cadavers.”

This is a mind divided against itself. A mind that gives thinking a bad name. An educated fool. You will know them by the contradictory nature of everything they say; ultimately, they will siphon discourse into a well-meaning cesspool of negativity, a cesspool educated and trained into them. Scientifically.

Check.

But the game is deeper still. Some of you think that the white man is unified and that they have complete solidarity. Granted, superficially, they appear to. Look deeper, if you can. You will see a people who have embraced a deadening psycho-spiritual philosophy of total compartmentalization that has thoroughly dehumanized them. Wrapped in a massive inferiority complex, they are constantly triggered to demean the one they’ve been ‘taught’ to feel superior to – like Pavlov’s dog. And by whom? Manchurian candidates in white face, with just a little more pep in their step thanks to a placebo dosage of R/WS.

Believe it or not, they weren’t always this way. Have you ever studied the use of racism as a tool to divide po’ white from black, black from Indian, Indian tribe from Indian tribe – back in the day? Have you ever read how white indentured servants ran off to the same illegal communities that African slaves had, joining up with them and Indians to create free societies that had surprising harmony?  These communities were targeted by the ‘Man’ who feared the ‘threat of a bad example:’ people unified by class and condition working together and living in relative harmony and equality.

The white landowners worked overtime – using masterful doses of racism/white supremacy on these indentured white folks, teaching them that they had no common cause with those low-life black/Indian *%#@!! And they bought it hook, line and stinker. Now, you buy it on the other end.

Check mate.

Can the pawn learn to think like a Queen or King, not in a manipulative way, but in terms of seeing the big picture, seeing the entire board instead of the little square that they’ve been assigned, see beyond his or her petty hurts and injuries, see the connections between all of the pawns?

Game over.

18 Responses to ““The Game’s Chess, Not Checkers!””

  1. Sometimes the best, most expeditious, and most cost effective therapy comes out of the barrel of a sniper rifle.

    Consider that the sentimental pity party is not a one-size fits all palliative maxjulian. Today I read this one and decided not to blast this one after obtaining a little sage feedback. Doesn’t mean I plan on making a habit of not taking the shot when it’s there for the taking and the target is richly deserving…, just means I wasn’t feeling it today and the target is potentially worth sparing.

  2. Cnulan said: Sometimes the best, most expeditious, and most cost effective therapy comes out of the barrel of a sniper rifle.

    For true. And the purest love.

    But I need you to break down the last para and contextualize it for me cuz I’m not clear on the lesson I’m supposed to be learning.

  3. nah, no need to belabor it – there’s no lesson there. just a passing comment on how the first piece that you wrote gave me pause to axe somebody before I squeezed the trigger on an irritating digital nullity in my crosshairs…,

  4. call it a WWP6D (what would P6 do) moment….,

  5. To this was good. With a game of chess, you’re definitely forced to think in that chess dynamic. I definitely see the contrast with checkers, too, because at least in checkers you can hit up a bunch of other pieces all at once. In chess, you only got one move, and that’s it. And even if you do get a fancy move, you look like an ass.

    HA!

    Alright then. Again, a great post. And to be honest, I think I like your other layout better, but don’t tell anybody 😀

  6. Jose: this layout’s for you.

    Cnul: Got it.

  7. That’s what I’m talkin’ about. It’s just different than everyone else’s, which is why I like it.

  8. Bro, you hit the nail on the head. We are programmed to act and re-act in a certain way. They are masters. Paris, Lohan, and Vick are minor fuck ups, but the powerful throw them out there to distract us from the real chess game, for if we really knew and understood we fuck that damn queen up.

  9. Have you ever read how white indentured servants ran off to the same illegal communities that African slaves had, joining up with them and Indians to create free societies that had surprising harmony? These communities were targeted by the ‘Man’ who feared the ‘threat of a bad example:’ people unified by class and condition working together and living in relative harmony and equality.

    The white landowners worked overtime – using masterful doses of racism/white supremacy on these indentured white folks, teaching them that they had no common cause with those low-life black/Indian *%#@!! And they bought it hook, line and stinker.

    I’ve just been reading that story again in Howard Zinn’s Peoples History of the U.S. For me personally, that story seems to cut deep.

  10. @Ross — what you said here ‘”but the powerful throw them out there to distract us from the real chess game, for if we really knew and understood we fuck that damn queen up.” that quote is one of the realest things i have heard in a while.

    @freeslave — when you said ”ruling class wet dream” is our self-divison…you couldn’t be more right. the problem is the people representing black people in the media portray all the -ve stereotypes, thus, ensuring that these divisions last.

  11. Interesting use of the concept of the system of white supremacy/racism in order to nullify the concept of the system of racism/white supremacy.

    Not bad.

  12. I read this today , and I had to chuckle ,.. My ass is supposed to be creating , but I am here reading … keep it comin , both fractions .

    tom , i read howard zinn’s books and also some of chomsky ( i am reading the asia book now ) . Both of these guys are great writers …..
    .
    —————however——————-

    I find it interesting that these guys are allowed to make money and live in comfort . While other so called revolutionary authors of color are persecuted for their writings.

    In answer to your ? freeslave , In today’s world ( i can’t speak for the future when I am dead and gone ) the pawn can’t learn to think like a king or queen w/o or w/ manipulations . Pawns are pawns , kings and queens are kings . The pawns are deliberately kept away from information , they are zombies . The kings and queens of nowdays like thier pawns rare to the thought and processes of how to win the game . The divide conquer is too big to complex without the knowledge to navigate through the squares , each square has it’s own drama and tests , from which the pawn cannot escape .

    I guess for me , it’s like the ex slave who lived to be 134 years old , i got the link for audio recordings from assaultonblacksanity … I have heard some of the slave narritives before , but yesterday the thought of living 134 years through these times , is really frightening , this must be hell right ? Its like the hallway that keeps getting longer and you just can’t seem to get to the end !!!!

  13. byrdparker, No argument from me there.

  14. @Aulelia and Byrdparker check these authors and titles;
    The Black American Handbook for Survival through the 21st Century. Volume 1: The Forgotten Truth Behind Racism in America
    Rev. RaDine AmenRa

    The Only Land They Knew: American Indians in the Old South (Chpt 11)
    J. Leitch Wright, Jr

    Lets Set The Record Straight;
    Malachi Z. York

  15. I love your site!

    “The Queenly Art of Political Warfare” series on
    http://www.blackwomenvote.blogspot.com
    uses chess to teach individuals how to identify their positions in society and how to strategize to achieve common goals.

    Regarding the use of the term “nigga/nigger”, check out “New Amerikah” by Erykah Badu in which she freely uses the term affectionately. On occasion, I use the term privately amongst friends although I, on the other hand, intellectualize the use of the word as inappropriate. In other words I cannot decide.

  16. welcome Goddess and thank you!

  17. if we manage to make a bishop slowly interact into the motherboard then you will be able to free them more.the roshade can be made only on “” !” “!&%.why sou precize.look the globes like a field and calculate the date by watching the sun exacly the same event this year.i did it my self tnx to the chess

  18. wow. i am so glad i stumbled upon this. brilliantly written. now i just wish i could sit down and bust a game of chess with you. thank you for fresh and relevant perspective.

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