The Last King of Scotland
or Kamala the Ugandan Headhunter
by Saab Lofton
"From cradle to grave, much of America has drilled into black men the notion that they are less than men. This has made many black men believe and accept the gender propaganda that the only real men in American society are white men. In a vain attempt to recapture their denied masculinity, many black men, mirror America's traditional fear and hatred of homosexuality. They swallow whole the phony and perverse John Wayne definition of manhood, that real men talk and act tough, shed no tears, and never show their emotions. These are still the prized strengths of manhood for many black men. Whether it's Rapper 50 cent, and his other rap buddies, grabbing their crotch on stage, or the mindless male testosterone driven gang violence that wreaks havoc in black communities, the hunt is on to wave their prized tough guy male virtue to the world. When men break the prescribed male code of conduct and show their feelings they are harangued as weaklings, and their manhood questioned."
--Earl Ofari Hutchinson
I myself have been a victim of white supremacy in general and police brutality in particular, but I don't give a three-legged rat's ass if Ronald (SIX letters) Wilson (SIX letters) Reagan (SIX letters) crawls out of his pit in Hell in order to conjure up another Hurricane Katrina, NO amount of racism can justify black homophobia ...
Huey P. Newton -- co-founder of the Black Panther Party -- was about as macho as an alpha male can be, and yet even he stated the following on August 15th, 1970: "Whatever your personal opinions and your insecurities about homosexuality and the various liberation movements among homosexuals and women -- and I speak of the homosexuals and women as oppressed groups -- we should try to unite with them in a revolutionary fashion. I say, "Whatever your insecurities are," because as we very well know, sometimes our first instinct is to want to hit a homosexual in the mouth, and want a woman to be quiet. We want to hit a homosexual in the mouth because we are afraid that we might be homosexual; and we want to hit the women or shut her up because we are afraid that she might castrate us, or take the nuts that we might not have to start with. We must gain security in ourselves and therefore have respect and feelings for all oppressed people ... we must relate to the homosexual movement because it is a real thing. And I know through reading, and through my life experience and observations that homosexuals are not given freedom and liberty by anyone in the society. They might be the most oppressed people in the society."
As of this writing, the country of Uganda in Africa is considering legislation which will make the practice of homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment or death. As James Nsaba Buturo, Uganda's Minister of Ethics and Integrity put it, "Homosexuals can forget about Human rights."
What Uganda has planned is potentially genocidal and I will NOT tolerate it. If it turns out that Heaven is in fact part of the Religious Right, then I'm surely Hellbound for having said the following so often, but I'll gladly take that risk: God created homosexuality for the express purpose of keeping our population down since Humans ain't bound by mating cycles like animals are. Remember Soylent Green -- the 1973 Charlton Heston movie about an overpopulated dystopia in which there's forty million in New York City alone (and resources are so scarce a jar of strawberry jam cost $150)? Well, that's exactly what The Lord Almighty is trying to prevent by having a certain percentage of Humanity be born gay.
If anything, we the people should be THANKING the gay community for NOT having children. According to The Washington Post, "From 2003 to 2050, the world's population is projected to grow from 6.4 billion people to 9.1 billion, a 42 percent increase. If energy use per person and technology remain the same, total energy use and greenhouse gas emissions (mainly, carbon dioxide) will be 42 percent higher in 2050."
Getting back to Uganda, the country hasn't exactly been known for its adherence to Human rights anyway. Almost half a million people were killed during the regime of Idi Amin during the 1970s -- and when that fat bastard finally died in 2003, George Ngwa, a spokesman for Amnesty International said Amin's death was, "A sad comment on the international community's inability to hold leaders accountable for gross Human rights abuses."
There's a movie about Amin's reign called The Last King of Scotland, and in it, you'll see one of the worst torture scenes in cinematic history; Rob Zombie would be hard pressed to top it, visually speaking.
Blacks have been denied so much for so long that all too many in the black community have turned a blind eye to such atrocities in the name of paying homage to a suppressed past. Sure, Cleopatra looked like Halle Berry and NOT Elizabeth Taylor (Hollywood racism be damned), BUT that doesn't mean she believed in civil liberties; in all likelihood, your head would've been chopped off if you so much as looked at her funny.
Instead of lionizing fascistic African royalty out of an understandable desperation to see people in power who look like Wesley Snipes and Lauryn Hill, dark-skinned Humans should have role models that actually make the world a better place. That's why I'm always promoting black superheroes such as Captain Sisko from Star Trek, Mace Windu from Star Wars and the Green Lantern John Stewart -- I'll take a fictional character over a genocidal ruler any day of the week ...
Which brings me back to Uganda. I found out about this abominable proposal to legislate homosexuality out of existence thanks to a group called the Human Rights Campaign. Log onto www.hrc.org and see what you can do to help.
And don't you snide, cynical fucks dare claim the situation is hopeless! In the summer of 2007, Rwanda of all countries abolished the death penalty, which means the Rwandans of all people are more civilized than the great state of Texas, so there! According to Nobel Peace Prize winning Amnesty International, "[Rwanda] is the first country in Africa's Great Lakes region to call a halt to executions and the 100th country worldwide to abolish the death penalty in law. Another 30 countries are abolitionist in practice. Fourteen countries in Africa, including Rwanda, are now abolitionist for all crimes and a further 18 are abolitionist in practice. It is hoped that Rwanda's move will spark a pattern towards abolishing the death penalty in Central Africa. There are encouraging signs from Burundi, where a revised version of the Penal Code, currently pending promulgation, has excluded the death penalty as punishment for all crimes."
It's times like these when the cost of censoring my work becomes glaringly apparent: If I had the same amount of airtime that Paris Hilton's goddamn Chihuahua has been given; if movies were based on my stories, I'd donate most of what I make to Humanitarian organizations. As it stands, all I can hope is that enough people read this before it's too late ...
... before a single homosexual loses their life to Kamala the Ugandan Headhunter.