"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.