By: Chief Gazi Kodzo
(Before I start any juicy story I always begin with that line. It feels like the ghetto oath of honesty)
This article will accomplish two things. First, give y’all a behind the scenes play by play of what happened. Secondly, give a summation of the reaction that I received from the people.
A few weeks ago, I went on The Jesse Peterson Show. Jesse Peterson is a vile neocolonial sellout that has received his claim to fame by relentlessly making unprincipled attacks on African and other colonized people. All while clamping his lips to the ass of white nationalist straight cis males.
Jesse is a Black man in his 70’s with a career based on being an online troll. Like Kanye West, he believes he is doing something so much greater, unique, and radical than any other Black person. Instead of acknowledging that oppressed people must have an oppressor, they are ignoring that material fact and holding onto the metaphysical belief that we, Black people, are oppressing ourselves. Also, he believes that we are in this situation because we just ain’t being ‘proper humans’. When I say ‘proper humans’ I mean white people. We are not being as ‘white’ as we can be therefore we are faced with the vast contradictions of colonialism. However, this is not how oppression works.
White people live a life better than African and other colonized people because white people live at the expense of African and colonized people. No matter how many degrees we have, how much money we save, how we dress, how eloquently we talk, or even if we become better Christians than white folks, we will still be the host and they will always be the parasite. The Haitians, The Chinese, The Cubans, and etc. did not claim their liberation through becoming better white people, but from tearing the parasite of white people off of their backs!
Jesse Lee Peterson is neither nuanced or groundbreaking. He loves to talk about the Africans that sold other Africans into slavery. Well yes, a minority of Africans were sellouts. Jesse Lee Peterson is a modern-day continuation of that sellout traitor.
So why did I decide to do the interview?