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Sa Neter's “Deafening Silence” on Khalil Amani!
By Khalil Amani
*Deafening Silence. Oxymoron. A conspicuous and striking lack of noise or sound. A silence or lack of response that reveals something significant, such as disapproval or a lack of enthusiasm.
New York is the birthplace of Hip-Hop. For years, New York rappers dominated the game and then the West had their run—and then the South. New York fizzled out and internecine fighting kept New York from resurrecting its greatness and leader as the rap capital of the world. And so it is with the conscious community. When we think conscious community we think New York—Harlem to be exact! But clearly, a day cometh when this phantom conscious community will outgrow the cozy confines of New York.
Those YouTube videos, where interviews of different black people about their religious, nationalistic and political understanding of things—supposedly devoid of white supremacy thinking are captivating! Leading the charge is Sa Neter, a once member of the New Black Panther Party who’s now become the unofficial leader of this thingy called the "conscious community." But what is the “conscious community?” Where do you sign up for conscious community membership? How much does it cost to join the conscious community? Is there an official listing of conscious community membership? Who is eligible or ineligible to be part of the conscious community? Is the conscious community headquarters in New York? Is there an official spokesman for the conscious community?
It appears that Sa Neter is that nigga; that he is the (unofficial) head of the conscious community. His YouTube shows, Sa NeterTV and BlackNews102 are his platforms. Getting air-time on his shows means you’ve arrived—that you are somebody important (or is it impotent, because there’s lots of flaccid dick-swinging going on!)—in the conscious community movement.
I’ve reached out on two occasions to speak on Sa Neter’s platforms. Like Sista Trina, who was recently on Sa Neter’s YouTube channel talking about her experience in a Hebrew Israelite cult and a book she wrote. I too, was part of a murderous Hebrew Israelite cult and wrote a book, “My Id: Ignant & Dissfunkshunal! Life in the Yahweh cult and the Witness Protection Program” (iuniverse.com 2007) My story is also told in Pulitzer Prize winning author, Sydney P. Freedberg’s book, “Brother Love: Murder, Money and a Messiah” (Pantheon Books 1994).
But Sa Neter is curiously avoiding speaking my name, even though Israel Doctrine has spoken my name on his platform and Star of Star in the Morning has sent Sa Neter an email with a c.c. to me. Sa Neter doesn’t wanna have me on his platform because he knows I rep for gay rappers and I’m a gay rights advocate! Clearly, Sa Neter doesn’t want voices of opposition on his platform! I’ve been baiting Poppy to debate me on homosexuality on Sa Neter’s platform. In terms of homophobia, Sa Neter and Poppy are two birds of a feather, having a common hate for gay people. Sa Neter will say he "loves" gays and then use demeaning language like, "faggot" and then confess, "I am homophobic!" What gives?
Wanna know what’s so ironic about Sa Neter NOT having me on his platform?
I’ve been on many platforms, waaaaay bigger than Sa Neter’s! I was recently interviewed on The Opperman Report (Jan. 5, 2018) by a white dude out of Las Vegas for being in a cult. I’ve been on national TV about my cult experience, first starting in 1988 on CBS’s, “West 57th Street”—and then in 2010 on The Biography Channel’s, “I Survived a Cult”—and then again in 2013 on The Biography Channnel’s, “Escaping Evil: My Life in a Cult”—and just a few short months ago, I was in New York filming for an upcoming (2018) national TV show on my cult experience on the ID (Investigative Discovery) channel! I do big shit when it comes to interviews, yet I cannot get on a simple YouTube channel? Something is amiss here!
Khalil Amani in 1988, 28 year old on CBS's, "West 57th Street" National TV.
Khalil Amani 2010 on The Bio Channel's "I Survived a Cult" National TV!
Khalil Amani in 2013 on The Bio Channel's, "Escaping Evil: My Life in a Cult." National TV!
Khalil Amani Jan. 2018 on The Opperman Report!
As hip-hop goes, I'm a 57 year old writing mofo who still commands face-time on, "The World's Most Dangerous Site, Allhiphop.com!
Don’t get it twisted! No one’s begging to be on Sa Neter’s little YouTube show, but as the oxymoron goes, there’s a “Deafening Silence” surrounding Khalil Amani coming from Sa Neter. Could it be that Sa Neter is afraid of what I have to say about gay rights? Gay rights aside, I’m a fascinating little fellow! He never thought about interviewing the first person to speak on the Afrika Bambaataa “shit-uation?” (Me!) I openly talk and write about my experience as a government informant—working for the FBI and having to join the Federal Witness Protection Program and the inner-workings of all that that entails! I have a wealth of information relating to the government! These conscious community folk throw around the word “agent” with reckless abandon—and then when a real, bona fide “agent” (Me!) is in their midst—niggas get spooked! LOL. That’s why I respect Israel Doctrine so much! He knows he’s talking to an agent and he deals with Khalil Amani brilliantly!
I’m an ex-Hebrew Israelite turnt Kemetic thinker (like Sista Trina). How ‘bout dat Sa?
But I’m also an advocate for gay rights! You might see this as paradoxical and contradictory to your Kemetic thinking, but I don’t! Your problem is that you’ve been conditioned and spoon-fed what Kemetic ideology is—as though you and other New York personalities have a monopoly on Kemetic thinking. We are not monolithic on Kemet and this is why you have The Amen Ra Squad, Brother Jabari, Shakka Ahmose, Brother Reggie, Young Pharaoh, General Seti, etc. etc. etc. who don't agree on Kemetic ideology—and now a gay rights thinking Kemetic thinker, KHALIL AMANI!
I'm the former student of Yahweh Ben Yahweh! I've dined with Kwame Toure' aka Stokely Carmichael (A former Black Panther!) I'm not impressed with you Sa Neter! You should be impressed by me!
Instead of feigning that Khalil Amani doesn’t exist, how about me coming on your show an explaining how one can be of Kemetic ideology and still a gay rights champion? Unlike the aforementioned Kemetic thinkers, Khalil Amani doesn’t run from Egypt’s homosexuality! Unlike the aforementioned Kemetic thinkers, Khalil Amani doesn’t start buck-dancin’, jive-talkin’, foot-shufflin’ and stuttering when Hebrew Israelites point out Kemet’s homosexuality! I embrace that shit, while at the same time, masterfully pointing out that those ancient Hebrew Israelites wrestled with homosexuality as well! It fucking is what it is! Deal with it! Here’s a blog deconstructing both Kemetic and Hebrew Israelites homo-problem.
"Notes From an Ex-Hebrew Israelite on Homosexuality & Kemetic Thought" on The Khalil Amani Reader: https://khalilamani.ning.com/profiles/blogs/test-1
Yes Sa Neter! I wrote this blog, not to diss you, but just so you and I both know that you’re running from dealing with me! I received your text, “Lol you funny A gay advocate.” You might think I’m funny, but I’m dead-ass! Enjoy your New York conscious community run, but New York doesn’t own black consciousness! I assure you that!
You think being a “gay advocate” is some funny shit, eh? That’s because you’re ignorant about true revolution! You, Sa Neter, were once a member of the New Black Panther Party, but the original Black Panther Party, founded by Chairman Huey P. Newton didn’t think “gay rights” advocacy was so “funny!”
He actually spoke on gays! What did Chairman Huey P. Newton say? Here's what he said!
"We should be careful about using those terms that might turn our friends off. The terms “faggot” and “punk” should be deleted from our vocabulary, and especially we should not attach names normally designed for homosexuals to men who are enemies of the people, your personal opinions and your insecurities about homosexuality and the various liberation movements among homosexuals and women, 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. ... Remember, we have not established a revolutionary value system; we are only in the process of establishing it. I do not remember our ever constituting any value that said that a revolutionary must say offensive things towards homosexuals, or that a revolutionary should make sure that women do not speak out about their particular kind of oppression. ... 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.”
And he said more! Here’s the link below on how Chairman Huey Newton, Ph.D.—and Angela Davis, a lesbian herself, (who was the catalyst for showing Newton the common ground between blacks and gays)—and David Hilliard. https://www.workers.org/2012/us/huey_p_newton_0524/
Sa Neter! Look at me king! Do you still think being a "gay advocate" is a funny notion or idea? Would you bar The Honorable Chairman Huey P. Newton, Ph.D and lesbian revolutionary Angela Davis from speaking on your platform? Wouldja nigga? How does it feel to know that the organization you once were part of (The New Black Panther Party)--that its founders, its progenitors--your eponymous ancestors who birthed the New Black Panther Party were down with "The gays?" By default, Sa Neter, you are a gay rights advocate because your founding father (Newton) was a gay rights advocate! Now wipe that silly sarcasm off your homophobic conversation!
In 1970 the Black Panther Party invited Jean Genet, the famous French gay writer and activist, to the U.S., as many black Americans already considered him an ally because of his play The Blacks. In 1991 in Paris, lesbian Panther Angela Davis spoke about this time, recalling her first meetings with Genet. It was gay Genet who influenced Angela Davis who influenced Huey P. Newton from jail to form an alliance with gays.
Lesbian Black Panther Party member Angela Davis and famed writer Jean Genet.
Sa Neter! Your text to me, “Lol you funny a gay advocate” only proves to me that you are ignorant of the organization you once ran with—The New Black Panther Party! It also proves that your so-called “conscious community” movement in 2018 is light-years behind the progressiveness of Huey P. Newton’s Black Panther Movement of the 70's! Nobody was more radical & revolutionary than Huey P. Newton & Angela Davis! I shit on your new-jack consciousness Sa Neter!
If the Black Panther Party in 1970 can invite gay Jean Genet to America to speak on black and gay rights—then why can’t the son of former Black Panthers (You Sa Neter!) invite a gay rights advocate (Me!) on your platform? I’m just fucking sayin’…
But Alas! Khalil Amani is already in your backyard—in your hometown! You ain’t gotta invite me to New York via your little YouTube show! I’ve been writing for Harlem, New York's own son’s, “The Drama King,” DJ Kay Slay’s Straight Stuntin Magazine for eight years and counting! My first article for his magazine was entitled, “Why Gay Hip-Hop/Rap?” I came to DJ Kay Slay advocating for gay rappers!
I know you see Khalil Amani, but if you don’t—that means you don’t have your ear to the streets! If you don’t know who iconic deejay, DJ Kay Slay of Harlem, New York is—the one who refereed the Nas/Jay-Z beef, you ain’t no real hip-hop head! The next time you run across a Straight Stuntin Magazine in Harlem—thumb through it until you see Khalil Amani sir!
At the end of the day, not having Khalil Amani on your platform boils down to a few things: #1. You were/are unaware of who Khalil Amani is (which we know isn’t the case!), #2. Hateration, OR #3. Afraid to deal with the gay movement. No guest Sa Neter has ever had on his YouTube show (barring no one!) comes with the wealth of information/knowledge, controversy and pedigree—who is nationally and internationally known for cult awareness, gay rights, and the inner-workings of covert government!
Again! Don’t get it twisted! I don’t need to be on Sa Neter’s YouTube platform. I’m simply pointing out that there’s a “Deafening Silence” when it comes to Khalil Amani. What is Sa Neter really afraid of? Let’s get this Hassan Campbell/Khalil Amani debate on Homosexuality poppin’!
Khalil Amani is "Gay hip-hop's Straight Advocate." A Miami native who writes for Allhiphop.com, DJ Kay Slay’s Straight Stuntin Magazines. He’s been featured in L.A. Times, Spin Magazine, DaveyD.com, DJ Kay Slay's Streetsweeper Sirius XM Radio Show, The Opperman Report, The Biography Channel's, "I Survived a Cult"(2010) and The Biography Channel's, "Escaping Evil: My Life in a Cult" (2013). Amani is the author of seven books, including the groundbreaking “Hip-Hop Homophobes…” (iuniverse.com ’07). Amani majored in English and Black Studies at San Diego Mesa College and the University of Nebraska. Follow on IG @khalil_amani, Facebook, Twitter @khalilamani. Email @email@example.com