First off, I wanted to say thanks to the people left the kind comments about my blog, I really appreciate them, and though I may not have responded I did read them.
I have one other announcement. After this next post series, I most likely will be going on a month hiatus and returning next year.
Anyway, on to the post.
It seems that since the last time that I wrote a post, black women walked away from my post feeling completely smug about their lots in life and literally in a matter of days the black women all over the internet came back looking something like this:
For those of you who weren’t aware of the big kerfuffle many black women are now incensed because the character Joss Carter,got brutally murdered on Person of Interest and now they are crying foul.
Now was I surprised or shocked to see that her character bit the big one?
And either I’m psychic or I simply looked at past history, made a logical analysis and saw this coming a mile away. I’m not usually one to say I told you so but when black women, come on my blog, insult me and my intelligence, and even (if I’m not mistaken compared to a tyrant ) then I have to get a good gut laugh because usually in these situations I always call it accurately.
I simply can’t make this crap up!!!!
Anyways, For the black women who continue to head for the hills, sit tight, knowing that you didn’t get played for the millionth time. For the black women who continue to get played I’m going to make this brief, (well as brief as I can before I move on to the next post in this series):
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH! *caps off*
You may or may not be wondering what that phrase means,may not have heard it before.
It is a phrase my 12th grade government teacher used to tell our class constantly. And at the time I didn’t get it/ care. Now I get it completely. Simply put it means there is nothing in life that is given away GRATIS. YOU will always pay in some way. For those who knew that this statement is true, were spared the indignity of being surprised and hurt.
For those who refused to do for self, you may be feeling angry right about now. I will say again, warn black women, just because there is a black face on a television show does not equate to black women not being expendable.
Many black women continue to gravitate towards any show presented as having a brown face, or “token”. These black women may think that because YOU as a black person were sold the show (or trolled) into thinking that the show had a black character it was a show for YOU that you should watch. In actuality in most of these cases the shows are not for you and instead for the intended white audiences that the writers designed them for.
Trust, they will always tell you TO THE LEFT when they’ve had enough of you.
But.. but.. but… They showed the character in depth! You’re probably thinking to yourself.
Ironically they made the character its most well rounded, Hell even gave her the shot at being the love interest of the white lead and as expected she had to pay for that. The only reason why they gave this character the storyline they did was BECAUSE they were going to kill her off. Otherwise she would have continued to go under the radar.
Say it with me… “There is no such thing as a free lunch.” This means that no matter how “non stereotypical the character starts out the show will always, always SHOW THEIR ASS before long. In the case of Joss Carter on Person of interest there were many warning signs (we’ll discuss this in another post in this series) that shit was about to hit the fan.
Muslim Bushido described this phenomenon, in which black women are used as body counts.
The Sojourners have more common sense than to waste their time with such mess. Sojourners know that the traditional opening strategy for many upstart, minimal-quality cable TV networks is to pimp the AA consumer zombies. These networks use cheap, low-quality Black-oriented programming to build an initial audience of faithful AA consumer zombies.
After establishing a stable base audience of AA consumer zombie-viewers, the cable network uses the financial base created by AA slave viewers to develop more expensive programming designed to appeal to their true target audience: White viewers.
Once the new network develops a stable of programs favored by a sizable audience of White viewers, the network then discards the AA consumer zombies and the Black-oriented shows used to attract AA consumer zombies. The network throws the slaves away like yesterday’s trash. Two good examples of this strategy are the WB Television Network and UPN.
Black women and AA are simply there to bolster rating before reaching WHITER BRIGHTER audience. Do not mistake because they at some point care about their black character that means that they show is there for you.In fact white audiences aren’t tuning into (weren’t sold on the show for “diversity”) Case in point, while AA went off the rails about the character being killed off, many other viewers were unconcerned and the biggest problem they had with the episode was that they thought the Kiss between the now dead character and the lead was “forced”
These people were sold something different they were told that the “white “characters are the protagonists and that the other characters are simply “tokens “or props for them.
Their thoughts wouldn’t matter if Hollywood wasn’t targeting these people and not using black women to bolster ratings.
Let’s note that after having the large AA American audience bolster and talk up the show they brought in two white actresses (yes I know Shahi is part Iranian but we all know in the good ole US of A “passing” is what matters. NOT the Bio on IMDB”
The way I see it from writers interviews they always PLANNED to kill of the character, though they didn’t say that BEFORE HAND. They also hired a bw actress who supposedly stated that she only wanted to be on for a few years, instead of hiring an actress who wanted to stick around.
Despite the excuses of authentic story “they will NOT kill off the major characters that are white. Remember in TV world that’s what the bw characters are for.
What is my point?
There were those who practically mocked and jeered me for saying that black women shouldn’t support a show until a few seasons in. That they shouldn’t help a show gain popularity by or help promote because it never ends well.
I can’t make this crap up because it is the perfect example of setting black women up. “Twisted Style”I will say again that black women need to be extra careful not to be Loki’d AGAIN with shows like Sleepy Hollow. Because again this show will most likely also show its ass (and sooner rather than later)Probably by the end of season 1 but no longer than season two when the wife gets a bigger role on the show.
Do not be fooled. Know what time it is.
Do for self (again this will be another post)
Note: Not my gifs.
Until Next Time,
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