By Kia Morgan-Smith-July 26, 2018
Tipnation.NYC and the BnB Liberation Movement Declare War on HBO and the Confederacy—We Will Make Them #FeelthePainBoy
HBO’s Confederate will be a TV show set in a modern America where the Confederacy never lost the Civil War and slavery still exists. On behalf of the 40 million descendants of slaves in America and 1 billion descendants worldwide, we will not standby idly and let HBO continue the practice of psychological warfare against people of color, which will take a toll on our children and future generations.
We already have to deal with Nazis marching in Virginia and killing counter protestors while President Trump tweets that: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.” To be clear there is only one side at fault here. And the Alt-Right must be stopped. Not encouraged with a series that brings their fantasies to life.
We will not tolerate HBO using our ancestors’ generational suffering at the hands of the Confederacy to entertain people. We will not stand by as they turn our heritage into the next Game of Thrones.
We will not allow them to profit from our pain.
Clearly, HBO executives never stopped to consider the psychological harm this show will do to children of color? When they go to school after an episode, one can imagine the comments and looks they will get from white students. It’s not hard to imagine children raised in Trump’s America and confused by a show like this saying, “We still own you, nigger.” TV has the power to create a false reality, especially in the minds of the young.
HBO, we don’t trust you to tell the true story of slavery especially an Alt history written by two white men.
The truth is:
Slaves were punished by whipping, shackling, beating, mutilation, branding and imprisonment. Punishment was most often meted out in response to disobedience or perceived infractions, and masters or overseers sexually abused slaves to assert dominance. Pregnancy was not a barrier to punishment; methods were devised to administer lashings without harming the baby. Slave masters would dig a hole big enough for the woman's stomach to lie in and proceed with the lashings.
Frederick Law Olmsted visited Mississippi in 1853 and wrote:
A cast mass of the slaves pass their lives, from the moment they are able to go afield in the picking season till they drop worn out in the grave, in incessant labor, in all sorts of weather, at all seasons of the year, without any other change or relaxation than is furnished by sickness, without the smallest hope of any improvement either in their condition, in their food, or in their clothing, which are of the plainest and coarsest kind, and indebted solely to the forbearance or good temper of the overseer for exception from terrible physical suffering.
The words “we apologize for slavery” never have made their way into a formal resolution by U.S. lawmakers to be signed by a sitting president. No one—not even Hollywood—gets a pass on creating an alt history on slavery until America confronts its racist past, which still haunts us today.
HBO, the tremendous amount of backlash you received from the press release is nothing compared to the resistance movement that is brewing. We realize that reality gets distorted from your ivory towers, but make no mistake, America is a powder keg ready for a full-blown Civil War. Don’t become collateral damage in a cultural war that you didn’t start.
Either respect the 40 million descendants of slaves and their allies by mothballing Confederate or we will consider it an act of war that puts you on the side of the descendants of our ancestors’ slave masters. We have HBOFeelThePainBoy.com and #HBOFeelThePainBoy at the ready, waiting for your next action.
HBO, please continue with your plans and ignite the match setting off our generation's cultural war. We dare you!
From this day forward, we'll tell our ancestor's story. And we are willing to die protecting our children from continued psychological slavery and from any act of warfare from the race that enslaved our ancestors.
WE ARE NOBODY’S SLAVES REAL OR IMAGINED IN 2018, PAIN IS A TWO WAY STREET HBO.
Tipanation.NYC is a group of historians and social tourism activists launching our “Feel the Pain Boy” resistance, reparations and travel movement. We plan to disrupt both travel and politics by making them one in the same. The Tip in our name stands for Travel in Peace, which is exactly what we all want to be able to do—travel in our daily lives and around the world without fearing for our safely, without barriers, without worrying about being a woman or a person of color or LGBTQ. Trump won’t allow for that, so we need a change.
We recognize that Red States voted to reignite the Civil War. And we are prepared to fight back. We declare war on those whose economic privilege is deeply rooted in and build upon generational slavery and who make no effort to extend that privilege to those to whom it's owed. The thirteen original slave-holding confederate states must atone for their treason and sins against humanity. So we are boycotting them and redirecting their clients to places that support progressive causes. We will not allow Republicans voters to hide behind their elected officials without inflicting pain on their economy. In 2018, pain is a two-way street.
Join the BnB Liberation Movement @Tipnation.NYC
A Message for Democrats
To the DNC and the Democratic Senators, Governors and Mayors, we have supported your causes and your political party for generations, and what did it get us? TRUMP. Throughout history, political parties either evolve or perish. After losses to Trump, Giaforte and Handel and the DNC's unscrupulous handling of Bernie Sanders, we will no longer blindly follow you off the cliff of political irrelevance.
For African Americans, the Civil War never ended. The Northern States never truly punished the South for their treason or their sins against humanity. That is why so many arrogantly and ignorantly believe that the Confederacy will rise again.
The Democratic Party does not need to rebrand so “The People” know your principles. The Democratic Party needs to RISE UP and get in the trenches with us and rally YOUR base. Not compromise your principles to convince the enemy to turn blue. America is not a monarchy. Political power is taken, not handed down to the next person in line. Trump took power from the Republican party. Fortunately for the country, Trump is not a true politician or great negotiator.
But the damage he has done so far to appease his Republican voters is a cause for Civil War. From his attempted travel ban to putting known racists in positions of power to chipping away at LGBT rights to encouraging police brutality, he’s been blatant in his disregard for civil rights and equality.
Abraham Lincoln, called for a 75,000-man militia to fight at the start of the Civil War. We are once again heeding that call. Democrats can no longer afford to play defense or continue to rely on dysfunction within the Republican Party for eventually they will come together to dismantle not only Obama’s legacy, but all the gains Democrats have made over the decades. They have control of the government.
Your faithful voters stood by your side and now it’s time for you to join our efforts to cause economic harm to their voters by supporting our travel boycott. Red states clearly do not deserve our continued economic support and tourism dollars. So let’s not give it to them. This movement is growing. When California ends all official travel to the confederate states, others will follow. When New York ends all official travel, even more will follow. DNC, this is how you rally the base and regain our trust, votes and start winning elections. This is how we get the international community on our side.
Additionally, we want to know where/who is the voice of the DNC resistance? Today all we hear is Bernie Sanders, the Women’s Movement, ACLU, Michael Moore, April Reign, Colin Kaepernick and Black Lives Matter. You need to step up today or when it’s time to ask for our vote again, we'll Hillary you.
The BnB Liberation Movement is working feverishly to consolidate individual resistance efforts into one formidable force —the Tip Political Party, which will be the Democratic counterpoint to the Tea Party. When we rally the base and take back the White House, we'll be hard pressed to compromise with fellow Democrats who sat on the sideline as we fought our generation's cultural war. Your base needs you to cover their flanks while we’re moving forward in the trenches. The lesson Democrats should learn from Russia is that traditional warfare kills people, but cyber warfare changes governments
America is at a tipping point with Trump at the helm. We are tired of watching our sons, fathers, daughters and mothers being marginalized, brutalized and murdered. We are tired of our hard fought rights being stripped away by a madman, and we refuse to take a wait-and-see approach. The people are already at war. But the time for marching is over. It's time for economic resistance, .
Join the BnB Liberation Movement @Tipnation.NYC
The BnB Liberation Movement seeks to disrupt both travel and politics by making them one in the same through redirection of travel dollars.
The BnB Liberation Movement will morph into the TIP Political Party. Our mission is to take back the White House re-enter the Paris Climate Agreement and dominant the U.S. tourism industry, fostering both world peace and prosperity.
Democrats and allies, let's kick-off Civil War II- Cyber Edition by making HBOfeelthepainBOY.
The tremendous amount of backlash you received from the Confederate press release is nothing compared to the resistance movement that is brewing.
We realize that reality gets distorted from your ivory towers, but make no mistake, America is a powder keg ready for a full-blown Civil War.
Don’t become collateral damage in a cultural war that you didn’t start.
Respect the 40 million descendants of slaves and their allies by mothballing Confederate.
If you don’t, HBO airing Confederate will be our rallying call to unite the 1.2 billion members of the Pan-African diaspora and our allies.
"Your dragons are make believe. Our demons are real".
Stand down, don't be "A Man Without Honor." We will consider it an act of war that puts you on the side of the descendants of our ancestors’ slave masters.
Are you prepared to go to WAR for Confederate traitors?
Our entire team has their affairs in order.
We are willing to die protecting our children from continued psychological slavery and from any act of warfare from the race that enslaved our ancestors.
Are you ready to die for the Confederacy?
On behalf of 1.2 billion descendants of slaves, we declare the Slavery Era dead. We will NOT allow any race to place us in bondage either physically or mentally, ever again.
TipNation is embracing and harnessing the economic and political power of the Shared Economy Era. We are creating our own future for our children and future generations in the cloud.
We need to know your plans within the next 96 hours. You can find us @HBOfeelthepainBOY
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