Black People : (Prove them wrong. Please pass this on after reading it..)

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  1. Fine1952

    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

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    Willie Lynch, Part 2


    A Statement Made on a NYC Radio

    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. For those of you who heard it, this is the article that DJ 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.

    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, 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 during 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

    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 have 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 for aiding
    the non-talented ninety percent in achieving a better life.

    Instead, that segment has created another class, Buppie (Black Urban
    Professional) a class that looks down on their own people or aids them in a condescending manner.

    They will never achieve what we have. Their selfishness 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. I-khan

    I-khan Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this has to be the 5th time I have read that on the net......:confused:
  3. Slowly

    Slowly Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I have read this before, and ... well, a lot of it rings true. I will pass it on though. Believe it or not, but I know some Brothers and Sisters who are proud of the fact that they are dumb, can't read or write, but keep saying they got street knowledge. I tell them street knowledge is kindergarden, reading and writing is high school. Oh well, deaf ears.
  4. phynxofkemet

    phynxofkemet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I received a hard copy print of this

    last night at Brother Kweisi's lecture. It was my first time reading it, but found it poignant and true for myself. Even though I am educated, I have not read the books and informations that I know I need to, sometimes out of pure laziness, and sometimes because I convince myself that I'll never win no matter what I do, or how I try. A symptom of pure selfishness.

    Thank you to the brother who put this in my hands last night.