Black People : HOw you gone build a nation when you can't build a table?

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  1. Lrae

    Lrae Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So I have taken on the responsibility of caring for my 88 year old uncle who lives alone. His home is paid for, but in need of 30 years of repair. He gets a pension and SS so he has money coming in, but the problem has been actually finding black men to do the work! Now I was raised by a strong man who owned several homes and "worked with his hands", back in the day when you had to! He taught all of his children some skills in that area. For example, He made me learn how to change all four tires on my car before I drove off to college and we all had to help him at his rental properties! This makes it difficult for me to understand the lack of skilled black laborers today. Everyone seems to be able to work in a factory and put a leg on a table, but can't MAKE the leg or build the top if their life depended on it! I actually had to convince a brother who worked for a yt contractor to go and get his license and I would have plenty of work for him. Well he did, hired a Mexican crew to put the roof on and I haven't heard from him since! smh Heard he got locked up on an outstanding warrant...

    Anyway....long story short, I asked my daughters boyfriend, who works in the warehouse industry, if he knew any one who did "man's work" and he looked at me crazy! LOL, after I explained, you know work with their hands, build, fix, create THINGS that require analytical and physical prowess, he knew NOONE, However, if I ever need a telemarketer, lawn care worker, or rapper, he got me....OMG! Is this what it has come to? Reminds me of something I heard recently where some celebrity twitted how he was tired of seeing all of these soft *** men posing all over social media and suggested they " GO BUILD A HOUSE!" :)

    In this article ;
    The Subtle Subversion of Black Manhood - 101 , the question is asked, "How did so many Black males today miss, undoubtedly, the most critical part of their lives… the part about becoming honorable Black men?" To answer that question we must dissect the two most critical words mentioned above. The words: subtle and subvert.

    To be subtle means: 1. So slight as to be difficult to detect or describe. 2. To operate in a hidden, usually injurious way. 3. To be cunning and crafty. In Genesis 3:1, the Word of God reveals, “Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field…” We’ll come back to that later.
    To subvert means: 1. To overthrow from the foundation. 2. To hinder the normal operation of. 3. To sabotage. 4. To undermine the character, morals, or allegiance of. 5. To pervert, as the mind, and turn it from the truth. 6. To corrupt.

    "Ladies and Gentlemen, please note: For over the past 40 plus years, there has been a very sever subtle subversion of Black manhood. Thanks to very common yet very destructive entities such as; the stereotypical movie industry, the violent music industries (namely Gangster Rap), deadbeat fatherhood, young inexperienced motherhood, drugs, alcohol, feminism, poverty, substandard education, racism and more importantly, cultural peer pressure, Black manhood is slowly diminishing. All of the above entities play a major roll in the rebellious process, and more importantly, the emasculation process of Black manhood. All of the above negatives collectively destroyed the normal process of properly transitioning our Black sons from boyhood to manhood. "

    http://bmawufbp.blogspot.com/2012/07/subtle-subversion-of-black-manhood.html
     
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    can you cook a chicken? i mean a whole chicken. feathers, feet, skin and all. that's is what my grand mom could do.
     
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    Heck yeah! Catch it and bleed it too...and I don't even eat meat! lol
     
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    Then there are females who can't string a bean...
     
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    the times are different now. we don't live in the country no more.
     
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    you right about that!

    now we live in their cities, live by their rules, shop in their stores, work in their jobs, go to their schools ... and don't have to worry about doing our own vehicle maintenance!!

    guess that's why we are where we are today, eh?

     
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    LOL, I have a garden in my back yard that feeds my family all year long, in the middle of the city! Let's just say that if I wake up tomorrow and all the yt people are gone...I'll be okay ;) but only because I have some basic knowledge of electricity, plumbing and irrigation! Ijs, without basic survival skills, education is failing the digital generations, especially black youth!
     
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    sure do miss the do-it-yourself era!! haven't learned surveyin', but i reckon if someone dumped me on 10 wooded acres with the tools i could get the land cleared, lay out and pour a foundation, do the framing, plumbing, wiring and roofing, build my furniture from the clear off and more'n likely build my appliances! sounds like funs!!!
     
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    That's what I'm talking about! That is what it takes to be "independent" and all of the freedom black people think they need is worthless without independence!
     
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    :11100:lets see. here we are on the internet talking about living off the land, independent. ok
     
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