Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Some Folks DO Wait.....


I saw this on Google+.

I don't disagree with the sentiment. I disagree with posting it. If you are posting... you aren't doing anything.

I read this on “Field Negro's” blog:
"People of color] are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to
educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. The oppressors
maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions.' —Audre Lorde "

It falls in line with the same sentiment. You cannot say that you want improvements in life and then beg your oppressor to do it for you.

If you want a Black wall street... to stop police brutality... to improve our children's education... or any of the other things that Black people have been demanding since I can remember... then we are going to have to stop waiting on external validation and assistance to make that happen. him/devil ain't gonna aid us (11:40). Posting on the inter webs ain't gonna help either. Think about all the information that you have watched on social media since Trayvon Martin.... Has any of it worked? Do you know why? It's unfocused and has no true goal. The only goal I see, it to let the police and other devils know we are sick of their shit. They know... They don't care.

We have to throw off the shackle of slavery in order to make that a reality. And many of us don't realize we are still enslaved. That's one of the 1st devils I took off my planet.

I have often said that if the revelation actually comes, the majority of Black people won't be ready. We are used to him/devil taking care of us in some aspect. I'm not just talking about folks on assistance. That's way too obvious. We work for them. Many of us trust their services better than our services. We swallow anything they tell us. We emulate everything they do. We change the way we behave in front of them. For many of us he has never stopped being “massa.”

A few years ago I spent a year striving to only patronize OUR business. It was easier said than done. That's when I realized we don't have anything of our own. No grocery stores.... but plenty of soul food restaurants. I couldn't find 1 gas station. Not many banks. Maybe 1. And all my utility money went to the him devil. We ain't ready.

What we need to do is GET READY. Getting ready isn't just about stock piling resources like them white folks in the mountains. It's learning useful skills that our people once had, but traded for the trinket of living like them. Not with them... like them. We need to break that dependent mindset and instead posting what we need on the internet, manifesting it. Do you think during the times we had Black Wall Streets that it was bankrolled by the devil??? Nope. Our people showed some solidarity and made it happen. And they didn't ask for help. Also did you wonder what happened to the Black Wall Streets? Why did they stop? Race riots. Everyplace where Black people where doing well without the devil, a race riot occurred. So they know... If this is something we want, we need to have a plan for when they come for us... again. Tired of the way our schools teach our children? Well... are you teaching them anything at home or are you solely relying on these schools? When I was a child, my mother taught me Black History year round including the summers (which then I resented, but now appreciate) at home as a supplement.

Positive change will not happen for the lazy. They haven't earned it.