What Did Kevin Samuels Do to Be Put in the Same Company as Historical “Black” Men?
This post is going to kick off a theme/series of what I call a “Hot Summer”. Yes, summer isn’t official until June 21st, but why not get things started early? My Hot Summer series pertains to controversial topics — not for the sake of being controversial, just speaking my mind and calling things how I see it — and there are quite a few that I have in the queue. It came to me recently that the topics that I’m going to cover will get heated, and I thought to myself, “It’s going to be one hot summer.”
Speaking of controversy, recently controversial YouTuber Kevin Samuels passed away from cardiac arrest, from my understanding. He was at height of his career; his video of telling a woman she was “average at best” — which I thought was a compliment because she wasn’t even average to me — went viral, his subscription count soared, reaching over 1 million subscribers, and he was mentioned by the likes of some celebrities.
After his “Show Your Work” gimmick in 2019, he became increasingly popular through his latest gimmick, “High Value Man”. This High Value Man stuff is another post in and of itself, but I will say right quick from what I’ve heard of some of the criteria, the man has make beyond six figures. The reality is most men don’t make that kind of money, much less Afro-American men.
As for me, I’m not going to celebrate his death as a lot of negro women have done, but at the same time, I didn’t care for him. I wasn’t a fan. I tried watching his channel around mid-2018, and by late 2018, I stopped watching him. It was something about him that I found suspect, and it didn’t sit well with me.
The one thing I remember him saying in recent years — I heard it in passing when this self-righteous YouTuber, who’s still making videos about him, played and critiqued a livestream he was on — that I agree with is most women tend to overvalue themselves when to comes looks/appearance. I couldn’t help but agree because I’ve been saying that for years, but part of that is due to these pandering dudes gassing them up, making them think they’re more than what they are.
I saw an image recently that I found disturbing. It was an image with Malcolm X, Dr. Martin King, r., and Kevin Samuels, which I know what the picture was implying, and I found it insulting. It led me to ask a burning question: What did Kevin Samuels do to be heralded as some “Black” leader or be put in the same company as historical Afro-American men?
Before I go further, let me say this: I don’t pedestalize or idolize anybody, however, there are some people I have a lot of respect for, and Malcolm X is one of them. Granted, that wasn’t always the case because for a long time, in comparison, I leaned more towards Dr. King’s philosophy than Malcolm’s until I got older and started seeing the world the way I do now. That’s when I switched more to Malcolm — again, in comparison because I encourage thinking for yourself. I think the switch started around my late 20s, but definitely by my 30s.
Also, I stopped listening other people telling lies on the man, claiming he was evil, racist, and hated white people. Yes, he was for self-preservation, so am I, and he was against the system, and I don’t blame him, but there’s no record or quote of him giving a “hate whitey,” “kill whitey” speech.
To me, Malcolm X had the potential to become the next Mao Zedong. By that I mean I think he had the potential to do what Mao and his party did for China in the 20th century, turning things around and making them the world power that they are today. I think Malcolm with the right backing had the potential to do the same thing or similar. There’s no way one person can turn around a nation by himself, but “Blacks” have a habit of searching for a hero, and expect that one person to do everything, and I think that’s lazy and selfish, but that’s a subject for another post.
Anyway, I think Malcolm had the type of influence to do these things had he lived long enough, but who killed him? Of course, his own fucking people! I’ve been saying for years we are our own worst enemy, and that’s a microcosm of what I’m talking about. In case one is wondering what makes me think that way about Malcolm X is: one, the way he did a 180 and turned his life around, which he could’ve used to continue to teach and help others. Two, how the Nation of Islam members increased in time after Malcolm joined, who turned on him later when he realized the one he was following wasn’t practicing what he preached, and he called him out on it, but I digress.
I’m not a big fan of Dr. King’s philosophy/approach, however, it had its place. I found it to be, for the most part, passive, which is why I’m not a big fan of it. Sometimes, it’s better to walk away, if possible. Sometimes, no response is the best response. Key word: sometimes. It shouldn’t be a most-of-time, every time or all-the-time thing.
You can’t let people just walk all over you, and definitely not physically harm you, but at the same time, there are smarter ways to deal with things, you don’t have to solve everything with your fists. His movements did bring about national attention to the plight of so-called Blacks in America, and in my opinion, made a few changes, which why I think it had its place, but a lot of the plight we dealt with back then still exists today.
With that being said, I still have more respect for Dr. King than Kevin Samuels. Malcolm X and Dr. King’s efforts made or attempted to make a difference, all Kevin Samuels did was tell off “Black” women and hold a mirror to their faces, so to speak, which he wasn’t the first to do, and he made a career off of it.
There were a lot of YouTubers such as the late David Carroll, Sergeant Willie Pete, Jason Black, and so on, who were saying the same things long before Kevin Samuels. This is the reason why some content creators have accused him of stealing their material.
To me, he was all about money. He didn’t a fuck about “Black” men, the ones he claimed he was trying to help, yet these negroes became dumbfounded and starting blindly following him, giving him money hand-over-fist because he was telling “Black” women about themselves. Honestly, that’s not a hard task, all you have to do is grow a pair and tell them what you have to them, but most of these dudes don’t have it in them to do that — they’re too worried about not getting any punani — so they lived vicariously through him.
Some of his lackeys and worshippers saw that he went viral, so they jumped on his bandwagon and kissed his ass because they were trying to get on, go viral and become popular like he did. On a side note, I thought he was gay or a switch-hitter — same thing as far as I’m concerned. I’m not the only one with that thought; a lot of “Black” women and others viewed him that way too, but I think most “Black” women said it because he was saying things they didn’t like.
While I’m the subject, it seems to me that most “Black” women think they’re above reproach. It seems that you cannot critique them under any circumstances. I’m not talking about something over-the-top or pushing the envelope, it could be a legitimate critique, if they don’t like it, it gets labeled as “misogyny” or “sexist”, so it’s hard for me to take them seriously in that regard.
The reason why I think he was gay is because of his mannerisms, behavior, and there was one particular livestream, which I heard in passing again, when evaluating a young man to see if he qualified to be a high value man, he asked him about the size of his “package”. What the fuck does the size of one’s package have to do with being a high value man?
No straight man is going to ask another man about his package, specifically, the size of his package. Period. There were some people who made videos calling this out, but most of his colleagues gave this a pass. Apparently, they didn’t see anything wrong with that, but as I mentioned earlier, they were on his bandwagon, hoping to gain popularity like him, so they overlooked it.
This brings me to the sad state of affairs of “Black” people, in this case, “Black” men. Kevin Samuels told some Afro-American women about themselves, and they’re uplifting him as if he was this great “Black” leader, as if he ended poverty in most “Black” communities. It shows most of these dudes are lost and are followers. Instead of being leaders or developing leadership qualities, or least having the ability to think for themselves because I know not everyone is cut out to be a leader, they rather be led.
I know some will accuse me of “hating,” and/or being “jealous” because I know this negro. If you have a difference of opinion about someone they like, you’re “hating” or you’re “jealous” of them. Call it what you want to, I call it how I see it (i.e., I go by what you demonstrate). It’s the same thing I say to white folks who accuse me of being racist. It’s a sad day for so-called Black folks, the bar has really dropped when they’re putting the likes of Kevin Samuels — who was out for himself, and he made a lot of money off these negroes — in the same company as Malcolm X or Dr. King.