Black People : SLAVERY: WHY SHOULD WE FORGET ABOUT IT?

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  1. DA BROTHER LOVE

    DA BROTHER LOVE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "Never again" "We will always remember you" "You are not forgotten"

    Everytime an American tradegy happens we are bombarded with these sayings. From every event from the Holocaust, to Pearl Harbor, to 9/11.... We are told that we should never forget about these tradegies. What is the reason, you ask? Well if you were to ask that question you would probably be answered with the famous saying "Those who do not know their history are dommed to repeat it"


    This is a common attitude for almost ever tradegy.


    Except for one. Slavery.


    I am curious to know, how is it that we are told that we should never forget about Pearl Harbor where 2,400 died, 9/11 where 3,000 people died, we are told to never forget the Holocaust where 6 million have died, yet when someone speaks about the humanity crimes that were done to the Africans where an estimated 80 million have died, (Yes, 80 ******* million) do we hear the same sentiments? Nooooooooo. We hear "You have to get past slavery" "It happened a long time ago" "We have to move on".

    Well, judging from America's standard of remembering and further preventing tradegies from happening, I guess it is safe to say that basically America is telling us that they dont give a **** about what happened to us, and that black people shouldnt give a **** either. this is the country that yall so vehemently love and will fight for?

    Before you begin to recieve what I am going to tell you, I want you to ask yourself the question... who would profit from telling us to forget about the slavery, the greatest tradegy that ever happened to us? Where did this idealogy come from? Did it come from the slaves? Or do you thnk it came from the slavemasters? What do you think would happen if black people began to keep slavery as a constant reminder of who our enemies are? Do you think we would be more aware of the slavery that still goes on today?

    Well Im glad you asked that question. The answer is: you are damned right. Hearing you ask that question reminds me of a movie I saw. I once saw a futuristic movie about a man who was put inside a cage with an invisible force field. The interesting thing about this cage was that the walls were completely invisible, and when the prisoner was put inside of it, he didnt know he was in a cage. Until he tried to step outside of the box. I use that analogy for a reason. Everyday we are constantly bombarded with American bull**** propangda, telling us that we are in the land of the free. Come to America, the land of opportunity. Yet, when black people made an honest attempt to make it outside the box, we find out that the forces outside the box will push us back to where they want us to be. This is a fact that has been historically proven.

    COINTELPRO anyone?

    Bottom line, while white America reaps the benefits of slavery every day. Black people reap the consequences of it. From everything to the dissolved family unit, to the long generations of poverty and oppresion. If anyone would say otherwise, you are in denial, and should be whipped. I think that for a black person to suggest that we forget about slavery, should be classified as treason. Cat of nine tails for all of you.


    I have so much more to say about this, but for the sake of those who complain about my articles being too long, I will end it with this:

    The moment that we forget about slavery, will be moment that we have accepted being slaves.
     
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    slavery...

    have you ever done something wrong and just wanted it to go away?well america REALLY did it with slavery,that's why we always hear about[MOVING ON]and while we don't dwell on it 24-7,we should NEVER FORGET the greatest injustice done to one group of people in human history.
     
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    Soon as they forget and stop treating us as such, then maybe we will!
     
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    This seems to be most of our brothers and sistahs attitudes today.
    The only time they remember slavery is when they've been treated as such.
    All of a sudden they began to reflect,
    during racial comments,
    injustice with the police,
    loans being turned down,
    serving time,
    rudeness and nastiness from white folks
    Or when they are called the n word without remorse from an opposite race.
    We should always remember slavery,
    how can you be black/african and forget!
    We might be free physically but mentally we have some work to do!
     
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    SLAVERY: WHY SHOULD WE FORGET ABOUT IT?

    My spirit is naturally enraged when dealing with certain (spirits of) whites. It is similarly so when I hear reasons that we should just forget about slavery.
    As Sister Destee so eloquently iterates "How dare you?"

    There is perpetual NOW. No past or future exists outside the gift of now (that is why it is deemed the present). But what kind of gift is the 400 years we endured? It is not at all unlike a new born Fetus being ripped from the Mother's womb and stepped on until it is but a vague memory of what the child once was. Right before the very eyes of those Parents. So traumatic that they choose instead to close tight their eyes and mystify themselves with any illusion conjured so they may not need remember this horror.

    That having been said, OPEN YOUR EYES WIDE. This IS indeed the brutal reality. I am simultaneously in the now of my Ancestors being hanged, burned, spit upon, and split in half while white folks watch eating ham sandwiches and play with their children. I am constantly in the now of my Mothers, Sisters, and Wives being savagely beaten and constantly raped while my Children get kicked back in the field with wooden planks brutally shoved in their rectums to control their loose bowels. I feel the tears running down their faces like some lucid nightmare from which there is no awakening.

    This is what they offer us Brethren; a false awakening. One that serves to sooth our wounds and make us content that those tears are not our own. But rather, those of some historic figure to which we no longer have any connection.

    I am forever in the now of my Family being treated literally as animals with no ties to me. I am justifiably that "Angry Black Man" who just happens to have mastery of his emotions. In fact, any "Man" not angry is questionable. And I personally find any One who thinks/believes/feels we should just forget about slavery most insulting. I am truly serious when I say I feel the will of my Brother being whipped and strung high. I hear his mind because I am his mind. And I always have his back.
     
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    Forever and always have his or her back without question:blowkiss: :blowkiss: :blowkiss: :blowkiss:
     
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    Does Slavery define us?

    I like to remind people that nearly 20 years ago the White South African’s sent their army into Angola to help Jonas Savimbi’s UNITA topple the MPLA. They ended up completely surrounded by the MPLA and the Cuban expeditionary Army.

    Their defeat was so complete that the Afrikaners had no option about freeing Namibia [which had been their protectorate] and dismantling Apartheid in South Africa [which is why the West will never forgive Castro] or have over 60% their army put to the sword.

    These FACTS are never even admitted to or mentioned in the West [defeat saps morale and generates trauma] whereas we constantly review and highlight the African HOLOCAUST of the last 500 years.

    Our TRUE history is the ideal tool for dismantling the White Supremacist Racist hype that we’ve always been LOOSERS [i.e. like father like son is a very common human perspective].

    Our ongoing but continually sidelined and ignored brilliance [as superbly exemplified by the African Olmecs who established the first technical culture in the Americas, which is why the Olmec Heads are ALWAYS ignored by White historians] in every area of human activity NEEDS to be projected and promoted more in our communities and countries [which is the challenge of the 21st century], because Slavery doesn’t define us.

    We Africans (as opposed to the many lost baffled and confused Coloureds/Negroes/Blacks in the USA the rest of the Diaspora and even Africa) have the information from our own scholars, now we must take the responsibility for teaching the truth (of African contributions to Civilisation past and present) to our community, thus administering our own post-traumatic stress therapy to attack this self-hatred and all the other socio-economic dysfunction we suffer from at source.

    The difficulties of feeding this uplifting information into our communities in general our children in particular are very real, however we must overcome them; as I cant help but feel resentful of the fact that with over 20 years of study I (can you do any better?) still struggle to name 10 African monarchs, whereas I can name more than 30 European ones without thinking (because they were ingested in my early years and I literally cannot get rid of them without going mad).

    As long as we allow [our enemies, and a diverse range of other ethnicities to have input and major control of our Education system] this situation to persist, as an ethnic group we will continue to be in chaos.

    Escapism is a very necessary form of relaxation (but reading matter is a method of both exercising and programming the brain), however there is a mountain of useful information that we need to ingest and digest if we’re going to deduce how to constructively develop ourselves and our communities in the USA the rest of the Diaspora and Africa in the 21st century.

    The Destruction of African Civilisation (Chancellor Williams), and Blacks in Science (Ancient & Modern), They Came before Columbus (Ivan van Sertima), The Maroon Within (Asa G Hilliard III) and the Browder Files I & II and Nile Valley contributions to Civilisation (Anthony T Browder) are all interesting and uplifting books.

    The intellectual heavyweights can attempt Dr Frances Cress Welsing’s book The Isis Papers-The Key to the Colours, which is an in depth analysis of Racism and White Supremacy and all the relevant Symbols that pervade every aspect of our lives. She literally puts forward a program at the end of the book as to how to limit the damage done to us collectively as we attempt to survive in this blatantly hostile White Supremacist Racist environment.

    Yurugu [An African Centred Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behaviour] by Marimba Ani, literally leaves no stone unturned in it microscopic examination of Caucasians and their psyche. This book is the ultimate factual, spiritual and intellectual workout, along with being easily the most rewarding read of my life. Have any of you guys read Yurugu, it is truly superb?

    Yurugu-as defined by the Dogon of Mali=a being born prematurely without his female twin-soul. Realising that he was flawed and therefore deficient, forever incomplete, who was and is doomed to perpetually search for completeness that could never be his. How do they know so much about Silva/Stamfordrocks and his ilk [all the other Caucasian BATTERING RAMS on the Internet especially BV posing as Africans]?

    Anyone who genuinely believes they are not programmed is graphically illustrating that their programming is COMPLETE!
    [HASTY my alter ego]!​
     
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    We should never forget slavery
    " " Jim Crow
    " " Benign Neglect
    " " Red Lining
    Or any other forms of racism!:teach:
     
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    Very well put
     
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    Who said we should forget?

    I first learned about slavery as a young child. My grandmother was born in 1907 and died in 2004. Her father was a former slave, and was still living when I was a very young child. I heard some of the stories about the horrendous treatment the slaves received, and have never forgotten them. However, I can't afford to dwell on that dark era in human history and maintain my sanity. It's hard to be reminded of that part of our history. I recently visited the Blacks in Wax museum in Baltimore for the second time.

    I don't think most blacks or any other American citizens are going to forget what that was all about, not even in ten thousand years. But, with that being said, I can't become paralized with fear and hate and anger, to no avail. I don't know how it could ever be possible to compensate any of those of us who are descendants of slaves, in a significant way. Or in a way that would make us feel that justice has been done.

    So, I haven't forgotten, but I hope that all people have learned from this tragedy, and that it never happens again to any other people. Some people want revenge, they are stewing in their own juices. I look forward most of the time, to proving that we can get past that era, and once again show our true majesty.
     
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