A black man has no rights which a white man is bound to respect, said Chief Justice Taney in that infamous 1857 Supreme Court decision. And so it is in 2013. Surely Black America could get the drift of the Zimmerman. America has long made Blacks the villains and themselves the victims in their perverted white supremacy mythology and delusional psychosocial pathology.
What should be our response? The Art of War teaches us that one cannot make war unprepared. To respond emotionally will not suffice. We have been at war with America since kidnapped and brought to this wilderness of North America. The primary objective of the American social system has been and still is containment of the African population, to make sure they don't revolt and overthrow the slave system now known as global capitalism and free trade. While injustice to the descendants of slaves is pervasive, revolt must be kept to a minimum, thus the primary source of control is the unjust system of justice, economic deprivation rather than independence and of course, the Overseer, in the form of house niggers, teachers, preachers and politicians. They shall now come forth to convince the oppressed to remain passive and obedient to the Master. They will inform them no amount of violence shall be tolerated and they shall be looked upon as terrorists , even though we've had centuries to know the real terrorists, such as the one found innocent of murdering an unarmed man, Trayvon Martin.
Again, what should be our response? North American Africans must have a long range plan to bring our war with America to a conclusion. It must be a united plan based on self-determination, land and sovereignty. Sorry, voting will not suffice, jobs are not the answer long-term. We will never gain true freedom while we are merely consumers rather than producers. As long as we are consumers, we shall be exploited by anyone who desires to enter our communities to make us victims of bloodsuckers.
The murder of our people by others should not bother us more than the murder of us by us. This is what disturbs me more than police murder or murder under the color of law. We can stop all murder by standing together as a people and stop thinking we are Americans or that we are ever going to be Americans. Real Americans don't need the Voting Rights Act renewed.
When we collectively decide to jump out of the box of disunity and self hatred into the box of unity and love, we shall continue are reactionary behavior to every instance of white injustice. We must plan for the next 50 to 100 years, not for tomorrow or the next day. We must know where we want the next generations to go so all their needs are fulfilled as divine beings in human form.
We should know by now college is not the panacea for everyone. How many billionaires went to college? For that matter, how many college graduates can find a job these days? We must think of creative ways to solve our economic morass.
Although economic security is a partial solution to our mental health issues, bread alone will not solve the problem of life in a hostile environment. We must carve a space for those who love to live in peace and not remain victims of savage beasts full of hatred for those who have done them no wrong.
At all times, we must think and plan, not emotionally react to every incident, killing or injustice under the color of law.
We know what goes around comes around, thus we should know something bad is coming to America for her sins against the innocent. Let us pray we are not around when the God of Justice arrives with sword in hand. Let us wear the amour of God and stay ever on the alert as we travel through the Valley of the Shadow of Death called America!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Tuesday, September 16, 2009
Denial is quite simply the evasion of reality. Denial can be personal or communal, for sometimes an entire nation can be in denial about its abominations, for they are too painful to make adjustments in the collective psyche and the personal reality, for to do so would incriminate the mythology and ritual of said society, and thus the normal daily round would be disrupted and dysfunctional, for painful adjustments would be in order, and as long as we can avoid the painful the better, after all, the status quo can be maintained.
America has lived in grand denial. In the words of Baldwin , white supremacy has caused this nation to believe in rationalizations so fantastic it approaches the pathological. Racism has survived among slaves and masters and the descendants of slaves and masters far too long without any meaningful degree of reconciliation or compensation, even apology is long overdue. Other colonial societies such as the French and Australia recently apologized for colonialism, but not America , the chief colonizer of the modern world.
She is mainly guilty of domestic colonialism, having enslaved the Native Americans, and then kidnapped millions of Africans who were brought to these shores for eternal servitude. After emancipation, America promised the freed Africans a few acres and a mule, but never delivered. She promised freedom after her slaves provided 200,000 troops who were decisive in the Civil War, but disarmed them and returned them to virtual slavery called Reconstruction, which was short-lived and essentially put the freed slaves in neo-servitude, at the whim of terrorists known as Klu Klux Klan.
White America benefited from four centuries of slavery and neo-slavery. The neo slaves fought in her imperial wars against fascism abroad but were subjected to fascism upon returning home. A few slaves benefited from slavery, even having slaves themselves, yet in the end found themselves facing the glass ceiling, especially when they refused to be running dogs for imperialism now called globalism.
General Colin Powell is the most recent example. America duped him and made a fool of him before the world when he gave his fabricated United Nation's speech to justify the invasion of Iraq . He was replaced with a more pliant Negress in the person of Condi Rice. We are urged to recognize racial progress in her shameful role as Secretary of State. We have achieved equality, for have we not placed ourselves (African Americans) in the position to be charged with war crimes, having justified the slaughter of a million Iraqi men, women and children in the unprovoked occupation and destruction of the jewel of Arabic culture and civilization?
But in our grand denial, blacks as well as whites will attempt to convince the world this point of view is left wing poppycock, the thoughts of a disgruntled segment of the black Americans who have failed to enjoy the benefits of capitalism, now globalism--no matter the disparities in birth and death, education, wage parity, incarceration, housing, health care, homicide and suicide, in every aspect of Americana.
To mention race is to open a can of worms best left unopened because it makes Americans nervous, uneasy, and disturbed mentally if not physically. White Americans are made to feel guilty, thus etiquette demands no mention of race in civil discourse or casual conversation because we are all too sensitive and the endgame might be violence of the worse kind.
And so we are mostly silent on the subject until this ugly monster of ours its head as it inevitably does from time to time, then after the most brief discussion, all sides are urged to sweep it under the carpet until the next round. Thus this racial drama continues ad infinitum without any real resolution and certainly no reconciliation. We may have a plethora of interracial marriages with the resultant biracial children, yet nothing has been solved except for a kind of donâ€™t ask donâ€™t talk racial harmony, along with the children growing up in racial confusion called the tragic mulatto syndrome, whereby they try as best they can to choose sides in this racial drama without end.
Clearly, Barak Obama is caught between the racism of his preacher and white grandmother. His endgame will be of great interest to the world at large, and even if he doesnâ€™t become president of the US , he will have a role to play in racial politics globally. Obviously, his persona is bigger than America , having an African father and a Muslim middle name (Hussein) than has endeared him to the Islamic world, no matter the outcome of the presidential election.
With his now classic speech on race, putting himself in league with Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Compromise and Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream, Obama, much to his dismay, has now become a Race Man, in the classic sense of that term whose definition escapes all but those of historical consciousness, which is most of us, black and white except that we must now realize there is only the human race, except for those in league with me who claim membership in the Divine Race.
Detoxification includes deprogramming our white supremacy values of domination and exploitation, including patriarchal authority and capitalist greed that has lead us to the present economy is nothing more than pimping by gunboat diplomacy. You sell me your labor and natural resources at the cheapest price or I will take them at gunpoint, under the guise of bringing you democracy” an advance from the naked colonial era of spreading Christianity.
Recovery is discarding the Grand Denial that there is a problem or that the problem has been remedied, therefore stop making whites the villain and blacks the victim, in fact, forget the entire matter although blacks already suffer acute amnesia to the degree that they are a danger to themselves and others.
And who would tell a Jew to forget the Holocaust? And does not the Jew remind the world at every turn what the Germans did to them? We have a thousand times more right to tell the world what happened to us than any Jew, for our suffering lasted four centuries, not four or five years. For their four or five years (1939-1945) the Jews were given a state while we have not acquired one acre for four centuries (1619-2008) of slave labor and government sanctioned terror that even Hitler emulated with his destruction of the Jews.
In order to recover from the addiction to white supremacy, America must make a searching and fearless moral inventory; she must admit to God the exact nature of her wrongs; be ready to have God remove her defects of character (being saved by the grace of Jesus Christ has not and will not solve Americaâ€™s white supremacy addictionâ€”the white Christian mythology allowed us to be burned on the cross or lynching tree, yes, strangely similar to Jesus). Rev. James Cone suggests America can only recover from the addiction to white supremacy by coming to an understanding of the relationship of the cross and the lynching tree. Listen to Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit and ponder the life of Jesus Christ.
You have had Jesus in your midst for over four hundred years and crucified him on a daily basis, even unto this present hour. America must examine her census, her graveyards in the south and north, the bills of sale, the prison inmates, the mental hospital patients gone mad as a result of white supremacy addiction then make a list of all the Africans harmed, the Native Americans, the poor whites treated worse than you treated niggers then make amends to such people, including reparations in the form of land and sovereignty. Discovery for America in general will be when she accepts the radicalization of her culture to bring it in harmony with the global village, which involves the dismantling of institutions that perpetuate domination and exploitation of her citizens and other peace loving peoples throughout the world. If America persists in her Grand Denial, then she must prepare for her self destruction, for it shall come at the hands of the man in the mirror, not from any external forces. --Dr. M
How To Stop The Killing in the Pan African Hood
A Response to "Killing in the Pan Africa Hood"
By Rudolph Lewis
Marvin, there is great wisdom that should be heeded in your essay "How To Stop the Killing in the Pan African Hood." I am aware that a new set of values (though possessed by our enslaved ancestors but now abandoned under the "new world order") and a new perspective of our place in the world, of our past and future are earnestly needed in these dire times. The most important of these new perspectives is couched in your paragraph that reads as follows: Has Africa asked forgiveness of herself, yet she wails for apology from the slave masters' children. Has she given reparations to her descendants lost in the wilderness of North America? Has she ever sent a symbolic ship or plane to bring them home? So Pan Africa lives a slow death because she allows corrupt, boastful, arrogant leaders to control her nations, her leaders shelter each other, covering their multiple sins, protecting themselves from people's justice that would rightfully hang them like Mussolini and his wife.
Even though there was a sense of justice, and right and wrong. There were some practices or acts that were just horrid, unnecessary, and "evil." If true be told, there was more evil in Africa than one could shake a stick at. The process of empire building in Africa by Africans themselves and the perennial struggles for power and the retention of power included the wholesale slaughter of tribes (genocide), butchery, debauchery of every sort (religious, political and social), cannibalism, incest, and so on—all these acts of evil existed before modern Europe stepped onto the soil of Africa or worked out its first deal for a cargo of slaves. The emperors, kings and queens, and chiefs—to whom we have become so inured (and want to imitate by dress, manners, and religion)—did not achieve those aristocratic titles by their sweetness and benevolence but by the same means we are familiar with today in those who strive to rule and conquer. That is, they did it the old-fashioned way—by violence, exploitation, and oppression.. The aberrations we see in Africa and at home are not new. This violence for wealth and power is just as old as the first time one brother killed another for his wife or his ass. This contest for dominance has always been bloody and this violence and evil were not invented by Europe or whites. We must do away with this myth—the white man alone as incarnate Devil. Otherwise, in a perverse way, we make Africans less than human—we make them into externally corrupted angels. There is no sanctity in having a black skin or in Africanity.
This type of mythologizing gives our leaders too much credit and too much room for collaboration with corporate power and a means of duping the masses of the poor and the black working classes. It is no longer sustainable that we ask or recommend that the masses of "Pan-Africa" live vicariously by distant observation and/or proximity to power and wealth. That an elite should live in comfort and security while the great masses attend them hand and foot with all their hearts and souls is no longer acceptable if we truly have egalitarian goals for our society.
With these reservations, I support heartily the sentiments contained in your plea for earnest black work, black renewal, and black progress. http://www.nathanielturner.com/