Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by RAPTOR, Oct 17, 2011.
Dr. Sizemore is speaking some serious truth and her last words are deafening, "we can't even get control of our largest organization, the NAACP". We are not equipped to deal with the reality of our conditions and those who are, we despise.
Thank you for posting this RAPTOR.
In the Spirit of Sankofa,
.......The good Dr. Sizemore properly, enthusiastically, powerfully and passionately framed the issues facing our black community or group, perhaps even better than most that have done the same; no doubt about it Proverbs31Woman.
So that when her lecture is finished or heard, we are all the better because of it, but, as she so aptly said; black people still don't get it, even after listening to her message in the fullness thereof. This brings, or at least should bring to the mind of the average black person the question, which begs to be answered, why is this...we still don't get it.
To answer that, one would have to consider the answer to be wrapped up in Divine Intervention, there is no other plausible answer to fit our scenario, since we have the capacity to organize, as all others, which is to say, groups of people. Otherwise, we could explain why after 100 years we still don't control the NAACP, or should have taken it back and over by now, surely after 100 years.
So behind this continuous struggle we face, as a group of people, we find there's plenty of work still yet to be performed, if we are, as a mass, to survive, agreed? Then it seems to me, we must try and understand if Divine Intervention plays a valuable and significant role in this conundrum; and if it does, those that find that, will survive.
Your Welcome Proverbs31Woman.
There is actually more to the lecture as I was motivated to post
it after listening to it on a wpfw radio stream. Unfortunately the rest
wasn't uploaded to youtube. The naacp was never ours to gain control
of in the first place, but certainly I get her point.
just had a chance to see this, and the sad thing is that venues that allow sisters like this to provide real knowledge, have been closed, the UAM at the Slave theater, NOI at Worlds collide, and Patrice Lumumba Coalition at Harriett Tubman JHS
And the sad thing is that there are not at least a million folks brainstorming, the solutions to the hell she makes clear,
becuase unless that occurs we are guilty of collective child neglect!
Black Nationalism; we dont get it
and that it takes a village to rase a child!
not by a country mile!
because, myAfricans, "we" insist on carrying forth this externally given label of "black". this is a label given to take away from us OurStory, OurCulture, OurNation, OurFamily.
the fruits of these efforts are readily apparent in that:
we have no "unity in the community" as per design;
we are, apparently, unable to formulate any sort of strategy to build anything for ourselves;
we seemingly take pride in not having "blue collar" skills(power generation, food production, municipality building ("wiring and pipes"), no major manufacturing, etc.) but revel in being all about being "intellectuals" in those skills that do nothing to actually BUILD anything (psychology, anatomy, astronomy, history, world theology, ancient languages, geography, science, math, biology, exoteric["exotic"?] and esoteric philosophies, the kemetic mystery systems inner and outer, music, meditation, diet, sexology, homeopathic medicine, politics, law, sociology, art, anthropology, business, public speaking and universal law structures as it relates to the seen and unseen....warfare);
looking for "answers" in the "great bye and by" ("heaven", "divine intervention", etc.);
seeming to feel that some of our "best answers" involve "killing the white man", letting "his" house burn down (while we are in it? smh);
and taking on patterns, structures and systems that have demonstrably only created the messes that we, and everything else on the planet, are dying of ... ("if we are going to hell in a hand basket, i want to have my hands firmly on the handles!")
In the Spirit of Sankofa,
.......Thanks for selecting my post to enter the thread. And your response to why we still don't get it has merit, in my view:
A matter of choice
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