I love history, not His-Story because almost everything we are taught via His-Story is a lie. In fact, there are lies and damn lies which is what His-Story is! However, the truth is available but you must look for it. “They” are not going to present it to you in any form factually. Further, visit your local library because there you can find where “all the lies are buried”.
Most people think racism is about skin color. No, nothing could be further from the truth. The root of racism is ECONOMICS! The so-called Negro, the lost people of antiquity, has had only one desire since being removed from the mother-land our place of origin – Africa. We asked white folk to treat us like human beings and to obtain equality as such. People of African heritage who now call themselves African Americans have from the day they were dragged onto the shores of this country have simply asked America to honor the promise they claim comes with liberty. Another lie!!!
I’ll quote Dr. King, who said, “We were given a blank check” and we would like to cash it – paid in full. Let’s be very clear, people of African descent, the so-called Negro, are the only immigrates to come to this country against their will. Once here forced into a life of bondage as chattel. The results have caused a condition called “Post Slave Condition” derived from the amoral devastation of slavery.
For the record, “a Negro” was created by the wretched souls who arrived in America to lay claim to land that wasn’t even theirs. When I say, created I mean there were no such people anywhere on earth before Europeans took the captives from Africa and brought them to America. The result was creating a nation of people placed in a strange land to live without a nationality. This was done specifically through the constitution and legislative laws sanctioned by the government.
From the very beginning, the Africans resisted their captivity and bondage that was to include the ungodly trip across the Atlantic that history calls the Mid-Passage. Once the captives arrived on land, be it in America or anywhere in this hemisphere, there was resistance and rebellion. There were many movements to obtain the promise of freedom like the Abolitionist Movement and Civil Rights Movements in varying forms. Not to mention, the many-many great leader born to affect change but killed by the wretched system of slavery and segregation. I won’t say they all failed, but I will say they did not succeed because equal treatment, particularly under the law and freedom is still absent.
Many African Americans continue to suffer from the untreated wounds of America’s forefathers and their asymptomatic behaviors. These behaviors were never unlearned and have been passed down from generation to generation. This legacy of dependency, apathy, and entrenchment of the American social order from the beginning provides clear evidence of those with a diabolical intent to bankrupt the souls of a people based on an ideology of white supremacy. These stolen souls that exist today are people who bear the burden of a system that perpetrated, in the name of God, the greatest crime known to man.
The concept of African Americans being slaves, physically or mentally, is as old as the nation itself, designed to deprive a people of its culture and knowledge through sustained policies of control. To overcome these indignities, we must realize that education is the single most important ingredient necessary to neutralize the forces that breed poverty and despair.
Regardless of how much we are held down, it is our responsibility to find a way to get up, even if the system is designed to protect the system. The great Bob Marley reminded us to “Stand-up – Stand-up for your rights”. And that’s my Thought Provoking Perspective…