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Two women allegedly lured a driver to death. They may be part of a fringe sect​

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The off-grid bandits accused of killing Adam Simjee appear to be followers of Rashad Jamal, a controversial guru.

“He had absolutely no remorse whatsoever,” Burch said. “That’s probably the most shocking part of it.”
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Two college students set out on a leisurely drive along an isolated Alabama forest road last month, but only one returned alive.
Adam Simjee and his girlfriend, Mikayla Paulus, had no idea that their trip would end, according to authorities, in a sudden and deadly shootout with bandits living in the nearby woods.

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Now the story has grown even stranger: the two women who allegedly ambushed Simjee and Paulus, killing Simjee, appear to be fans of a growing religious sect, the University of Cosmic Intelligence, whose leader is awaiting trial for child abuse in Georgia. Another adherent was charged earlier this year, in a separate incident, with having murdered his mother with a sword.

There is no evidence that the organization ordered or was aware of the alleged acts of its adherents, or that its teachings condone violence.

On 14 August, Simjee and Paulus, who were students at the University of Central Florida, were on a roadtrip they had planned as a final getaway before the start of the fall semester. The couple were victims of their own kindness, according to police. While driving on a road in the Talladega national forest, a 400,000-acre nature preserve, they stopped to aid a woman who said she was a stranded motorist.

That woman, Yasmine Hider, allegedly drew a gun to rob them and ordered them into the woods. Simjee, who had a concealed pistol, tried to fight back. He and Hider shot each other, according to police. Simjee succumbed to his wounds as his girlfriend frantically gave CPR.

A companion of Hider’s, Krystal Pinkins, was allegedly watching nearby and fled into the forest. Law enforcement trackers later discovered a camp in the woods where people appeared to have been living. Police said that they disarmed Pinkins’s son after the five-year-old approached with a loaded shotgun.

Hider and Pinkins were arrested at the scene and Hider taken for gunshot treatment. Both were charged with murder, kidnapping and robbery. Pinkins was also charged with child endangerment.

It is unclear if and how they have pleaded. Due to a gag order, no one involved in the case, including police, prosecutors, defense attorneys and witnesses, can speak to the press.

“Rest in peace,” Paulus wrote in a Facebook post announcing her boyfriend’s burial. “I’ll carry you with me every single day.”

Vice News has since reported that Hider and Pinkins were followers of the University of Cosmic Intelligence, which critics describe as a conspiracy theory cult.

The group’s leader – Rashad Jamal White, commonly known as Rashad Jamal – is an Atlanta-area social media influencer, rapper and guru whose teachings mix New Age mysticism, polygamy and Afrocentric and black nationalist ideas. Jamal and his followers believe that they are demigods descended from aliens. Adherents refer to themselves as gods and goddesses.

In January, a follower of the University of Cosmic Intelligence, Damien Winslow Washam, was arrested after allegedly attacking several members of his family with a samurai sword, killing his mother.

He had absolutely no remorse whatsoever
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Paul Burch, a captain at the Mobile county sheriff’s office, told a local news outlet that there did not appear to be anyone else involved. Washam did not have a known history of violence or of mental illness. He had apparently recently argued with his mother about his marijuana use.

“He had absolutely no remorse whatsoever,” Burch said. “That’s probably the most shocking part of it.”

“He was listening to those conspiracy kind of videos and it was dumb as hell,” Washam’s father, Hubert Washam, told Vice. “I tried to look at some of these videos and I can’t even listen to them, it’s so dumb. Lizard people and aliens.”

The University of Cosmic Intelligence is prolific on social media and has what appears to be a growing following. Its YouTube channel has 129,000 subscribers. The organization sells crystals and jewelry in an online store.

“My son must have spent three to five thousand dollars on crystals,” Hubert Washam told Vice. “He got really strange,” he added. “And it didn’t seem like, you know – it was strange, but it wasn’t like a mental illness to us. It was more like – I don’t know. I don’t know how to explain it.”

The University of Cosmic Intelligence teaches that humans receive energy from the sun, that the government or other forces control the weather, and that aliens visited ancient civilizations.

These kinds of beliefs are common in African American esoteric movements and there is no reason to regard these movements as more violent than other religions, Stephen Finley, a professor at Louisiana State University, told the Guardian.

Such groups “look outward to other planets and the cosmos and UFOs” because it gives “a sense of transcendence” over the history of race and racism in the US, Finley said. “These ideas come to symbolize a new way of thinking about themselves, a new sense of depth and complexity.”

According to reporting by Vice, Hider previously worked at a Walmart in Oklahoma, where she also attended a college but did not graduate. Pinkins is a certified home health aide who had worked for a health company in Tennessee, her LinkedIn account says.

Over the past couple of years both began following the University of Cosmic Intelligence and sharing its content. Hider left home and stopped talking to her family. She and Pinkins seem to have set out on some kind of trip, run out of money, and been ejected from a hotel.

Scholars who study new religious movements tend to be skeptical of the idea that people who join such organizations are brainwashed or coerced; rather, they’re spiritual seekers drawn to gurus with compelling and attractive world views – “visions of a better world or of higher states of consciousness”, Susan Palmer, a researcher at McGill University, told the Guardian.

Charismatic leaders with a knack for rhetoric “capture your imagination and take you on a journey and also make you feel that they care about you and that you’re close to them”, Palmer said. “I mean, I’ve felt it listening to leaders whom I totally disagree with – I still feel swept up in it.”

Rashad Jamal was arrested earlier this year on child abuse charges including a charge that he molested an ex-girlfriend’s child. He denies those allegations, and has said that he has “never, and will never, harm an innocent child”.

According to Vice, Jamal previously pleaded guilty to battery and strangulation. He was also previously charged with murder and attempted murder but not convicted. He has not been implicated in the allegations against Hider and Pinkins or Washam.

Jamal, who is jailed in Georgia pending the outcome of the child abuse case, denies that his organization is a cult. “I’m not a cult leader,” he told supporters earlier this year. “I stand for righteousness.”

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Barnor Hesse: Program in Critical Theory - Northwestern University

Barnor Hesse Associate Professor of African American Studies, Political Science and Sociology Ph.D. University of Essex (UK) Website Research Interests: Post-structuralism and political theory Black political thought Modernity and Coloniality Blackness and Affect Race and Governmentality Conceptual Methodologies

Huge program:

Weinberg College

of Arts & Sciences

Northwestern, together with the University of California at Berkeley, houses the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded initiative to document, connect, and support the various programs and projects that now represent critical theory across the globe. A major component of Northwestern’s contribution to the Consortium is the Critical Theory in the Global South project, which exists to develop new critical theory curricula integrating intellectual traditions from the Global South.

EDIT: added link to Andrew Mellon, who was directly responsible for The Great Depression. Mellon's banks were the only ones that did not fail in the Black Tuesday stock market crash in 1929.
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critical theory​

social and political philosophy
critical theory, Marxist-inspired movement in social and political philosophy originally associated with the work of the Frankfurt School. Drawing particularly on the thought of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud, critical theorists maintain that a primary goal of philosophy is to understand and to help overcome the social structures through which people are dominated and oppressed. Believing that science, like other forms of knowledge, has been used as an instrument of oppression, they caution against a blind faith in scientific progress, arguing that scientific knowledge must not be pursued as an end in itself without reference to the goal of human emancipation. Since the 1970s, critical theory has been immensely influential in the study of history, law, literature, and the social sciences.

In a nutshell, those who believe they're oppressed become the oppressors, who then criticize anything and everything possible, whether real or imagined, no matter how insignificant and put the blame on any and all kinds of racism and publically call White people racists, then cancel them which means ostracize them from society into an involuntary exile.

It's biblical, exile, John of Patmos.

Adela Yarbro Collins, a biblical scholar at Yale Divinity School, writes:
Early tradition says that John was banished to Patmos by the Roman authorities. This tradition is credible because banishment was a common punishment used during the Imperial period for a number of offenses. Among such offenses were the practices of magic and astrology. Prophecy was viewed by the Romans as belonging to the same category, whether Pagan, Jewish, or Christian. Prophecy with political implications, like that expressed by John in the Book of Revelation, would have been perceived as a threat to Roman political power and order. Three of the islands in the Sporades were places where political offenders were banished. (Pliny, Natural History 4.69–70; Tacitus, Annals 4.30)[6]
University of California at Berkeley,
Created by Jews, hippies, yippies, black power, gay libs, etc.

This expansive, curated archive—with 700 documents organized across sixteen main projects, delving into the East Bay’s political and cultural revolutions and their aftershocks—is the result.

Beyond the 1960s: A History of Berkeley in the 1970s​

This phrase “Berkeley in the Sixties” conjures a host of associations, many of them revolving around student activists in the Free Speech and antiwar movements. The phrase “Berkeley in the SEVENTIES” is less resonant, but the city in that decade was at the center of many large-scale transformations that were just as consequential in American culture and politics. 1970s Berkeley served as ground zero for the Black Arts and Black Power movements, Women’s Liberation, the movement for ethnic studies, the ecology movement, the gay liberation movement, the Disability Rights Movement, and the free school movement. At the same time, the city was also the scene of countless smaller, more personal attempts to remake society from the ground up.

By the way, the vomiting Beatles' lead singer John Lennon was a stinking blabbering idiot communist.

The misunderstood meaning of John Lennon song 'Imagine' - Far Out Magazine

Lennon later confirmed that the similarities between his ideals set out in the song and Communism were indeed deliberate: "'Imagine', which says: 'Imagine that there was no more religion, no more country, no more politics,' is virtually the Communist Manifesto, even though I'm not particularly a Communist and I do not belong to any movement."


McCartney, as were the other Beatles, was an activist in his own right. He often contemplated how to use his musical power to change the world and this was kept in mind during the birth of “Blackbird.”
McCartney performed the song on stage for the first time and reveal afterward, in an interview, that “his whole idea of “you were only waiting for this moment to arise” was about, you know, the black people’s struggle in the southern states, and I was using the symbolism of a blackbird. It’s not really about a blackbird whose wings are broken, you know, it’s a bit more symbolic.”
Barnor Hesse Associate Professor of African American Studies, Political Science and Sociology Ph.D. University of Essex (UK)

International black botthurt. I've no idea how it ended up.​

ISA joins the signatories of the open letter in defense of Dr. Barnor Hesse​

The International Sociological Association rejects efforts to silence critical scholars and scholarship on race, colonialism, and white supremacy, and joins the signatories of the following letter to condemn attacks on Dr. Barnor Hesse, Associate Professor of African American Studies, Political Science, and Sociology from Northwestern University, USA.
The letter and the signatories can be found here:

Open Letter in Defense of Dr. Barnor Hesse
March 4, 2021
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Dr. Barnor Hesse


Barnor Hesse

Barnor Hesse
is an Associate Professor of African American Studies, Political Science, and Sociology at Northwestern University.
His book, Un/settled Multiculturalisms: Diasporas, Entanglements, Transruptions, is located within the Black British context and engages the meanings of multiculturalism in the West. The book introduces a conceptual language that places emphasis on distinguishing between the multicultural as a signifier of the unsettled meanings of cultural differences, and multiculturalism as the signified of attempts to “fix” their meaning in national imaginaries.
This edited collection also includes debates about multiculturalism in the contexts of globalization, the symbolism and invocation of ‘Windrush’, the making of Black and Brown diasporic identities, and what Barnor Hesse calls “multicultural transruptions” --which he sees as resurgent, irrepressible multicultural issues.

The book on his bookcase,

Blackening Europe: The African American Presence

A review:

We all know blacks created everything, everywhere, and everyone wants to be black- here's proof
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2016

...of standard black Dunning-Kruger effect in full. An example: "German youth wearing dreadlocks". German youth had dreadlocks when they fought the Romans. Didn't take Bob Marley to get people to let their hair mat up. But cultural influence and "appropriation" is the name of the grievance game (one of them anyway), and this anthology is unintentionally hilarious in its many attempts to overestimate the influence of "black" culture, while at the same time decrying its repression/suppression. "See, we are simultaneously superior and oppressed"... the cry of every racist authoritarian from the past century. I am indeed glad the tide is turning in academia; four generations of this Cultural Marxism has nearly destroyed higher learning in the West.

This anthology will be another hilarious museum piece in a few decades. But remember, "we wuz kangs n sheeet", and we were the Greeks and Romans, too.


“White folks was in caves while we was building empires… We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.” — Rev. Al Sharpton in a 1994 speech at Kean College, NJ, cited in “Democrats Do the Dumbest Things
“White folks was in caves while we was building empires… We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.” — Rev. Al Sharpton in a 1994 speech at Kean College, NJ, cited in “Democrats Do the Dumbest Things

This edited collection also includes debates about multiculturalism in the contexts of globalization, the symbolism and invocation of ‘Windrush’, the making of Black and Brown diasporic identities, and what Barnor Hesse calls “multicultural transruptions” --which he sees as resurgent, irrepressible multicultural issues.
YEAH, YOU CATCH IT AFTER BEING NEAR THE CRIMES OR HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF VIOLENT CRIMINAL NIGGERS. Catch it and live through IT, you'll have it forever AND it will save your life.