What it Takes to Liberate You represent an interesting group of Blacks on the planet. You are the direct opposite of your ancestors. Whereas, in African centered societies, the focus was the collective, and family efforts, eurocentrism points you towards focus on the individual and selfish ambitions. We were taught yesteryear to reverence our elders, where now a simple placement in the nursing home and injection of mind altering medicine disconnects us easily from those that could light our paths. I contend the challenges faced by today’s youth is comparable to those that have come before them, especially the Black male. The war against him is triple fold, for he’s sometimes hated in his own home, his own community, and in the corporate world, particularly if he doesn’t adhere to the stereotypes white media tosses his way. My people, understand that though the same melanin has blessed you with the complexion of our ancestors, you are the most contrary group of Blacks on the planet, being that you are at an economic, political and social disadvantage because of the American racial hierarchy. Below are some of the logical fallacies that white supremacy has imposed on the minds of African people,and which African people have long accepted as veritable. #1The “Voting Democrat Saves the World” Logic: This is erroneous thinking and but trades one snake for another, albeit one is more slippery than the other, but you get the point. Stop falling for the “lesser of two evils”, and realize that being Black in America disqualifies you from voting immediately. I would never advocate not to vote, but we have to be cognizant of our position on the chess board. If we don’t first control the economics, the politics is fruitless. My people have to rid themselves of this clinging to one group of white folks over another. Yes,that european liberal may appear to be your friend, but I believe the concern shouldn’t lie with the european that calls you a derogatory name, but it should be fixated on the european that creates a system that keeps you in a derogatory position. “What have you gained by voting? You didn’t even get the voting rights act by voting.”- Dr.Amos Wilson, 1992 #2 White Jesus on the wall Stop with the pedestals of white people over our own(watching Scandal, letting our teenage girls lust over gay white men in Twilight movies,etc.). Have you ever caught yourself doing this? You idolize european standards of beauty over a beautiful, natural Black woman,or you pray to a white Jesus on the wall cuz “passa” said so. Pastors have to be revolutionary soldiers these days, and if they can’t be, it’s time for you to switch membership. white Jesus has to come down for there to be any progress. I wouldn’t soapbox at this point about, “ Christianity is the white man’s religion!”, because that’s stagnated us before in our revolutions and held us back because we alienated good, race minded people that just so happen to be deacons, church mothers, etc. Instead, use Christianity, as a liberation tool for our people. Teach our people about the true, African, historical origins of scripture. #3 “I’m everybody’s Negro” syndrome Aren’t folks like this annoying? It’s that Brother that always has to be the butt of jokes for whites at the office or that overly proper prep school educated sista that laughs at everything whitey says in hopes of gaining more favor with the other folks. Or, they may not go that far. They’re those Blacks that claim everything but African. Ask them their derivation or compliment them on hair/texture/eye color and they give reverse geography that nobody asked for. Everything but Africa appeals to them and they have no interest in their ancestors. This syndrome is large in our revolutionary movements because we have a horrible habit of taking on everybody else’s struggle but our own. Tell me, where were gays when you were getting lynched, hit with bricks and barred entry into places of business? Where were Latinos then? They weren’t here. They waited until the Rockefeller sponsored “Civil Rights” bill was legislation was passed and they jumped on the bandwagon. Understand, the African has no friends on the planet but the African. Melanin dominant man and woman, you are the embodiment of God on this planet and your Maafa isn’t comparable to anybody. Only a people that were destined to rule again would suffer this long. #4 The “My white friends aren’t like that!-We’re all equal” logic. Yeah, that sounds great in theory, but I have this theory about theories. No other race governs themselves with this mindset. It’s time for you melanin dominant man and woman to go for yours, and forget all this “equality”. In the context of dominant white terrorism, you will never be considered equal to them. Obama found this out after eighteen months in office, Tiger Woods fell from grace, Colin Powell and Jay-Z will soon remember that he is Black as well, because with white supremacy, they will eradicate you when they see fit, when you think you’re fitting too much into their schemes. What are ways in which you cure yourself of the dominant white terrorism rituals of the day? I’m going to post more in a bit, but posters, what methods do you use to correct the white dominance that has so shaped who you are as an African in the diaspora?