Taleeb Starkes is a dad, husband, and Cheyney University alumnus. For almost two decades, Starkes has been performing community service via mentorship of male juvenile delinquents and dependents in the Philadelphia area. Starkes co-wrote a 2012 documentary titled, “Mothers of No Tomorrow,” which highlights the detrimental effects of urban terrorism (black-on-black homicides) in America’s inner cities.
Frustrated by the persistent urban violence and apathy from the people most impacted, Starkes penned a controversial book in 2013 that directly confronted the dysfunctional subculture and its apologists existing within the black community. The book was provocatively titled, The Un-Civil War: Blacks vs. Ni**ers. This endeavor made Starkes a hero to some and villain to others.
Starkes’ latest book, which was released in April 2016, is a continuation of the “Un-Civil War” series but takes aim at the purveyors of the victim mentality in the black community. It’s titled, Black Lies Matter. Both books are Amazon #1 best-sellers. Regardless of whether Starkes is cheered or jeered, he remains dedicated to using truth as a means to stimulate positive change.
Alexis: You argue that the ideological purpose of movements like Black Lives Matter is “to start racial infernos.” People in those movements, you say, “racialize not harmonize….The Race Grievance Industry’s sole purpose is to profit from racial strife under the guise of pursuing racial peace. Its modus operandi is rooted in a lie that refuses to die: blacks are permanent victims of racism and no amount of effort will overcome it.” Expand on that for us here.
Starkes: There’s often talk of the Prison Industrial Complex, Military Industrial Complex, and even Academia Complex, but there’s another entity that’s just as prominent; yet, it continues to escape scrutiny: the Race Industrial Complex a.k.a. Race Grievance Industry.
This Race Grievance Industry cunningly and unremittingly utilizes three schemes to sustain itself: black victimhood, white guilt, and political-correctness. In other words, it reinforces black victimhood by propagandizing America as an inescapable, racist labyrinth.
Secondly, it exploits white guilt because white guilt is simply the gift that keeps on giving. Lastly, political correctness is both its shield and its weapon against criticism; critics are easily broad-brushed as racists or disagreeable right-wingers. Overall, I refer to these three schemes as the “Unholy Trinity.”
Furthermore, with unchecked liberalism as its ally, the Race Grievance Industry is culpable for today’s racial divisiveness and anti-cop commotion plaguing America. However, this troublesome reality partly exists because we, as a nation, have ignored this cancer as it metastasized. Consequently, we’re suffering for our deliberate ignorance.
Understand that the Race Grievance Industry has many front organizations and troll groups, but Black Lives Matter (BLM) is its militant wing and general purpose mob. Although BLM attempts to present itself as a modest grassroots movement spawned from injustice, it’s actually an AstroTurf movement spawned to generate racial agitation/division, civil unrest, and lawlessness — while pushing a Marxist, anti-police agenda— under the pretext “black issues.”
This is why this wholly-owned subsidiary of the Race Grievance Industry isn’t on the front line in inner cities fighting against true “black issues” such as single-parent homes and urban terrorism (black-on-black homicides). Alternatively, BLM is on the front line at cherry-picked locations rallying for the worst elements in the black community — black criminals killed by cops, specifically white cops. Community liabilities (e.g. Freddie Gray the serial heroin dealer) who should’ve been toe-tagged and summarily dismissed as cautionary tales to black youth are instead hashtagged and held up as martyrs. At face value, BLM is actually Black Lowlives Matter.
Undoubtedly, BLM realizes that the victim mentality it peddles will evolve into racial vendettas, which then manifests as racial violence. In fact, the parents of two young men who recently shot at police blamed BLM’s rhetoric for their sons’ actions. Emphasis must be placed on the fact that Black Lives Matter isn’t a bridge to cross into racial harmony; it’s a bridge to burn.
Alexis: You say that Al “Shakedown” Sharpton, who was an FBI informant, “has enriched himself by threatening companies with bad publicity if they didn’t financially support his agenda.” You quote the New York Post saying,
“Anheuser-Busch gave him six figures, Colgate-Palmolive shelled out $50,000 and Macy’s and Pfizer have contributed thousands to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s charity. Almost 50 companies—including PepsiCo, general Motors, Wal-Mart, FedEx, Continental Airlines, Johnson & Johnson and Chase—and some labor unions sponsored Sharpton’s National Action Network annual conference in April.”
Sharpton is obviously a nutcase. But there is no doubt that he is a product of what you call the “Race Grievance Industry,” which has been supported by powerful forces like George Soros. We know by now that Soros gave at least $33 million to subversive movements such as Black Lives Matter under the name of “social justice organizations.” Talk about these issues here.
Starkes: Yes, Al Sharpton’s short resume includes FBI informant and even tax dodger, but race hustler extraordinaire is his foremost qualification. Dumpster diving for racism is unquestionably his favorite pastime, and his mastery of the shakedown should make La Cosa Nostra envious.
Nevertheless, despite Sharpton being the Michael Jordan of race hustling, billionaire George Soros chose to invest with this new generation of race agitators, Black Lives Matter.
BLM is his Trojan horse to advance his anti-American, globalist ideology. In fact, more than 60 social justice organizations or anti-social justice organizations, as I call them, have recently allied with Black Lives Matter to release a series of demands. The demands range from “a progressive restructuring of tax codes at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure a radical and sustainable redistribution of wealth” to “an end to public jails, detention centers, youth facilities and prisons.” Of course, a reparations demand for blacks was included.
Alexis: We have presented just one side of the political equation here. In the next few days, Mark Dankof and I will be discussing the other side, which is “the Israelification of the police force.” But the complete insanity of the BLM movement has been really getting out of hand over the past few weeks.
How ironic that BLM thugs and gangsters and shakedown artists have been screaming to the top of their lungs saying that “Black Lives Matter” while wearing Planned Parenthood T-shirts. What’s wrong with that? Well, plenty.
Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, largely launched “The Negro Project” in America. It was Sanger who wrote that “We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population…” So, what did Sanger do to “exterminate the Negro population” in a covert way? Here is Sanger at her best:
“What I wish to see is the employment of an up and doing modern minister, colored, and up and doing modern colored medical man, both to come to New York and train at the Clinic [her clinic] and at the [International Planned Parenthood] Federation until they are oozing with birth control as well as population.”
This black minister would spread her ideology “as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach.”
Sanger got what she was looking for in 1929 when a black social worker by the name of James H. Hubert, executive secretary of New York’s Urban League, answered her call. Historian Cathy Moran Hajo writes,
“Opened in February 1930 with the backing of Harlem’s elite, the branch clinic had its own fifteen-member advisory board of African American doctors, clergymen, nurses, journalists, and social workers who advised and promoted the clinic.
“The clinic was publicized in the African American press, in the pulpits of some of Harlem’s most respected churches, and through medical channels.
“Sanger funded the clinic through grants from the Chicago-based Julius Rosenwald Fund… The Harlem Branch treated 1,737 patients in its first year, about half of them African Americans. Sanger continued funding the branch, asking its advisory council to focus on ways of increasing black attendance.”
Sanger wrote in 1938,
“The mass of Negroes, particularly in the South, still breed carelessly and disastrously, with the result that the increase among Negroes, even more than among whites, is from that portion of the population least intelligent and fit, and least able to rear children properly.”
Sanger was proposing the same thing among Europeans—the elimination of the “unfit.” She got those ideas from Darwin and his cousin Spencer. Sanger’s ideas eventually got spread like wildfire, even in far-distant lands such as Japans, where she received a medal for “her birth-control work.” (Obviously Japan is now paying the price.)
Keep also in mind that Sanger was also a flaming feminist. She saw sex as a form of spiritual enlightenment. After deconstructing the moral law with regard to sex, she moved on to postulate:
“Through sex, mankind may attain the great spiritual illumination which will transform the world, which will light up the only path to an earthly paradise. So must we necessarily and inevitably conceive of sex-expression?”
Sanger followed that philosophy throughout her life. She quickly got involved in a sexual relationship with Havelock Ellis, who was a sort of precursor to Alfred Kinsey. But Ellis was hardly Sanger’s only sex machine:
“Anarchist Lorenzo Portet, Jonah Goldstein, Hugh de Selincourt, Three-in-One oil magnate J. Noah Slee (whom she later married for his money and made sign a marriage agreement that allowed her complete freedom, no questions asked), H. G. Wells, Herbert Simonds, Harold Child, Angus MacDonald, Hobson Pitman, and many others…all, in turn, became her lovers. Such was the pattern of her entire life.”
Biographer and sympathizer Madeline Gray writes that “Margaret was seeking poise and surcease from her recurrent depression through astrology, numerology, sex, religious cults, and friends. No wonder, despite all the talk of her twinkling laughter, most of the pictures of her taken after 1925 reveal her as sad.” Gray goes on to write,
“As she believed in astrology more than ever, she was convinced that part of what had gone wrong was due to the fact that she had not listened to its voice [astrology].”
Astrology and religious cults are hardly scientific enterprises. Therefore it was really ridiculous for Sanger to dismiss, ignore, or abandon the moral law and practical reason using “scientific” terms. It turns out that she was using the sciences to buttress her wicked ideology. She wanted to be emancipated from the moral law, but she obviously found out that the price was quite high.
Sanger abandoned her children to pursue her own sexual adventures, but once age began to take a toll, when Sanger could no longer attract men virtually across America and England, she started to be depressed, and that led to alcohol and pain killers. Her life was one sad story.
The central point here is that Sanger, like her intellectual antecedent Charles Darwin, was morally and intellectually lost precisely because she abandoned practical reason and metaphysical Logos. As I have argued elsewhere, a person cannot deliberately dismiss practical reason and still remain rational and logically consistent. It just doesn’t happen. Sanger is one example among many. Of children, she wrote:
“The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
Sanger was born into a large family, as “one of eleven children, four girls and seven boys. In addition, Margaret’s mother had seven miscarriages.”
Suppose Sanger’s mother had put her dogma into practice? Would she even have been born, to write such foolishness? What would the history of Planned Parenthood be like, or even the history of abortion itself, if Sanger happened to be one of the babies her mother miscarried?
It is one thing to hold an essentially wicked ideology, but it is a completely different issue to apply it realistically and consistently to oneself. Obviously BLM thugs and gangsters cannot see this. They have been bamboozled by the Powers That Be for so many years that they have now become complete puppets. BLM thugs are at war with the moral order, and this is one reason why they cannot their own problem:
“Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) numbers indicate the horrific fact that nearly 72% of black babies are aborted in Mississippi. “In other heart-wrenching news, there are now more black babies aborted than born in New York City, according to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Vital Statistics. The number of black abortions in NYC is over 42%, while Hispanics are not far behind at 31%
“The abortion figures are more staggering when you consider that 82% of New York City abortions were onblack or Hispanic babies; in Georgia, 73%; and in Texas, 64% of abortions were on minorities…
“Another tragic abortion-related death took place after a counselor strongly advised 18-year-old Marla Cardamone to abort her baby. Marla died at a Pennsylvania hospital from complications.
“Her Mother, Deborah Cardamone, vowed to expose the truth; so at Marla’s viewing, Deborah Cardamone requested an open casket–even though Marla’s face and body were still swollen. She hopes to raise awareness about the abortion industry and wants people to understand that abortions may be legal, but are not always safe.
“Also largely unreported is the fact that the anguish and trauma of abortions often cause women years of emotional pain, torment, and guilt. Many young women try to act normal and hide the fact that they are in physical or emotional pain, often experiencing severe trauma soon after receiving an abortion.
“Moreover, countless women have experienced increased alcohol or drug use, eating disorders, depression, nightmares, self-destructive behavior, and suicidal thoughts or attempts.”
 Kieran Corcoran, “Billionaire George Soros spent $33MILLION bankrolling Ferguson demonstrators to create ‘echo chamber’ and drive national protests,” Daily Mail, January 16, 2015; see also Kelly Riddell, “George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action,” Washington Times, January 14, 2015.
 Angela Franks, Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Female Fertility (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2005), 44.
 Cathy Moran Hajo, Birth Control on Main Street: Organizing Clinics in the United States, 1916-1939 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010), 85.
 Franks, Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy, 266.
 Madeline Grey, Margaret Sanger: A Biography of the Champion of Birth Control (New York: Richard Marek Publishers, 1979), 441.
 Margaret Sanger, The Pivot of Civilization (New York: Maxwell Reprint Company, 1969), 246, 271.
 See for example Paul A. Robinson, The Modernization of Sex: Havelock Ellis, Alfred Kinsey, William Masters (New York: Cornell University Press, 1989).
 Donald de Marco and Benjamin Wiker, Architects of the Culture of Death (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2004), 294.
 Grey, Margaret Sanger, 249.
 Ibid., 270.
 I am currently reading the work of William Pierce, and I have been really appalled by many of his sophomoric arguments. He reminds me of Friedrich Nietzsche and Wilhelm Marr, who found themselves in a quandary of contradictions when they left practical reason out of their weltanschauung. Pierce was a critic of Zionism, but his own ideas about Darwinism and eugenics logically ended up supporting the Jewish revolutionary spirit. Pierce was a physicist and it would be really strange if he didn’t know about blatant contradictions from within his own writings. I will be discussing some of these issues in due time.
 Quoted in Grant, Killer Angel, 115.
 De Marco and Wiker, Architects, 287.
 David Fiorazo, “Margaret Sanger’s Mission Accomplished?,” Western Journalism, March 4, 2014.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.