Black People : Bulletin

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  1. dstny

    dstny Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is a repost from a friend. And I hope you all take heed to this info and note how important it is for us a people to have unity amongst us and to enlighten one another and most importantly, LOVE YOUR BROTHER AND SISTER. Here's the post...........


    Statement read on a NYC radio Station

    BLACK PEOPLE, PLEASE, READ & HEED. POIGNANT.

    The sad thing about this article is that the essence of it is true. The truth hurts. I just hope this sets more Black people in motion towards making real progress. Chris Rock, a Black comedian, even joked that Blacks don't read.

    Help prove them wrong! Read and pass on.

    Please Note:

    For those of you who heard it, this is the article Dee Lee was reading this morning on a New York radio station. For those of you who didn't hear it, this is very deep. This is a heavy piece and a Caucasian wrote it.

    THEY ARE STILL OUR SLAVES We can continue to reap profits from the Blacks without the effort of physical slavery. Look at the current methods of containment that they use on themselves: IGNORANCE, GREED, and SELFISHNESS.

    Their IGNORANCE is the primary weapon of containment. A great man once said, "The best way to hide something from Black people is to put it in a book." We now live in the Information Age. They have gained the opportunity to read any book on any subject through the efforts of their fight for freedom, yet they refuse to read. There are numerous books readily available at Borders, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com, not to mention their own Black Bookstores that provide solid blueprints to reach economic equality (which should have been their fight all along), but few read consistently, if at all.

    GREED is another powerful weapon of containment. Blacks, since the abolition of slavery, have had large amounts of money at their disposal. Last year they spent 10 billion dollars dur ing Christmas, out of their 450 billion dollars in total yearly income (2.22%).

    Any of us can use them as our target market, for any business venture we care to dream up, no matter how outlandish, they will buy into it. Being primarily a consumer people, they function totally by greed. They continually want more, with little thought for saving or investing.

    They would rather buy some new sneaker than invest in starting a business. Some even neglect their children to have the latest Tommy or FUBU, And they still think that having a Mercedes, and a big house gives them "Status" or that they have achieved their Dream.

    They are fools! The vast majority of their people are still in poverty because their greed holds them back from collectively making better communities.

    With the help of BET, and the rest of their black media that often broadcasts destructive images into their own homes, we will continue to see huge profits like those of Tommy and Nike. (Tommy Hilfiger has even jeered them, saying he doesn't want their money, and look at how the fools spend more with him than ever before!). They'll continue to show off to each other while we build solid communities with the profits from our businesses that we market to them.

    SELFISHNESS, ingrained in their minds through slavery, is one of the major ways we can continue to contain them. One of their own, Dubois said that there was an innate division in their culture. A "Talented Tenth" he called it. He was correct in his deduction that there are segments of their culture that has achieved some "form" of success. However, that segment missed the fullness of his work. They didn't read that the "Talented Tenth" was then responsible to aid The Non-Talented Ninety Percent in achieving a better life. Instead, that segment has created another class, a Buppie class that looks down on their people or aids them in a condescending manner. They will never achieve what we have. Their selfi shness does not allow them to be able to work together on any project or endeavor of substance. When they do get together, their selfishness lets their egos get in the way of their goal. Their so-called help organizations seem to only want to promote their name without making any
    real change in their community.

    They are content to sit in conferences and conventions in our hotels, and talk about what they will do, while they award plaques to the best speakers, not to the best doers. Is there no end to their selfishness? They steadfastly refuse to see that TOGETHER EACH ACHIEVES MORE (TEAM)

    They do not understand that they are no better than each other because of what they own, as a matter of fact, most of those Buppies are but one or two pay checks away from poverty. All of which is under the control of our pens in our offices and our rooms.
    Yes, we will continue to contain them as long as they refuse to read, continue to buy anything they want, and keep thinking they are "helping" their communities by paying dues to organizations which do little other than hold lavish conventions in our hotels. By the way, don't worry about any of them reading this letter, remember, 'THEY DON'T READ!!!!

    (Prove them wrong. Please pass this on! After Reading it..)
     
  2. jamesfrmphilly

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    why would black people accept this garbage as the "truth"?
    it does not apply in my world.
     
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    a purse out of all this, then?

    Together, Each Achieves More
    i know that it is ugly. i know that it hurts. i FEEL the hurt of these words.

    every day, in too many places, we say these exact same things; brother james, you have caught a lot of flak for saying these exact same things in different words. we all know these things but 1) "well, yeah, it may be true ... maybe ... well ok, mostly .. .but it ain't right that they be saying it!!", 2) "we don't need to be bringin all our laundry out on front street!", and 3)because it is true; it hurts much too much (for our "sensitive", "desensitized", "comfortable & convenient" westernized mindset. [oh yes; as hard as it ever gets for "black people" in america, it is still "comfortable & convenient" compared to what other peoples have deemed as the degree to which one will step for ESSENTIAL FREEDOMS TO LIVE.]

    i'm sorry that there exists anything that could give rise to such a statement as presented. i'm even more sorry that many peoples on all sorts of sides of the color barrier see, and say, this exact same thing, albeit in different words .. sometimes. the worst is that whenever this wake up call is issued, err'body get all up in arms about the "saying" and continue to effectively (prayerfully, never actually!!) "turn a blind eye" to the mess and keep on doing it!!




    :grouphug:oh, gosh!! another one. nononono :nono:, elder brother jamesfrmphilly; ain't no way i'ma ever be "pickin on you". it's just that you do so see exactly the mess! and you are ever so always coming from the really real spaces when you bring your stuff! and manage to say it in a way that gets it across with just enough of that needed little bit of "sting" to engage the attention without triggering over into a hard headed response ... (course, that's a real tricky place to try to come from: takes lots of skill and experience to pull it off ... especially considering how hard we all work at maintaining our own hard-headedness!).

    both of these responses to your posts were only because you are so always to the point, not in any sense "targetting" you ... never happen!!

    but as you know and i know, as well as others that have made the (really really hard) effort to get to the bottom of themselves; it gets a bit "ugly", almost scary even, when one first begins to actually attempt to grip them artificially media-created demons within: the programming ain't gonna let go easy and is gonna throw up all sorts of things to distract.

    and that is where i am seeing this House getting to RIGHT NOW: we know that this sort of "message" is EXACTLY the place where we need to be to working. this House is starting to try to come to serious grips with a couple of really tricky issues ... and they are being tricky ... stay at it TEAM!! it will be worth it! :grouphug:
     
  4. Omowale Jabali

    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Because one man's garbage is another man's reality.

    These are simply arguments that many of us are at odds with each other on a daily basis and simply cannot accept the reality of statements coming from white folks even if SOME of their opinions hold validity.

    as the saying goes...TRUTH HURTS...

    but what hurts even more is continually denying what has become most obvious to the international community because THIS IS THE NEGATIVE PORTRAYAL OF OURSELVES THAT WE PROJECT IN OUR OWN MEDIA!!!


    *smh*
     
  5. Omowale Jabali

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    every day, many of us do SAY THE SAME EXACT THINGS.....
    this is just further evidence to me that "outsiders" are heavily monitoring some of our actions, relaying information to each other, and then this same "relay" is coming back in a different form and then rejected when the message initially CAME FROM THE MORE SELF-CRITICAL ONES AMONG US in the first place.

    however, heavens forbid any "constructive criticism"....that has become synonomous with "self-hatred"....

    dont mention "coalition building" or "corporate investment"...that's selling out and wanting to get with whitey.....

    YET, ONCE AGAIN, MORE TALK AND NONE OF IT EVEN LEADING TO DISCUSSION OF SOLUTIONS.....

    NONE OF IT LEADING TO MOBILIZING AND ORGANIZING...JUST




    react...react...react...react...react...react...react...react...:sick:
     
  6. Bisabee

    Bisabee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Actually, one version or the other of this "bulletin" has been around on the internet for a few years now--just like that willie lynch letter. I wouldn't be surprised if a Black person wrote it to try to wake the masses up and spur them into action.

    Despite that, there's a lot of truth in it. Effective action requires organization, commitment, stamina, but key to those is sending people to the table who have the ability to communicate well with each other.
     
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