Black People : TEN POINT PROGRAM

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  1. Pharaoh Jahil

    Pharaoh Jahil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WE WANT FREEDOM. WE WANT POWER TO DETERMINE THE DESTINY OF OUR BLACK AND OPPRESSED COMMUNITIES.
    We believe that Black and oppressed people will not be free until we are able to determine our destinies in our own communities ourselves, by fully controlling all the institutions which exist in our communities.


    WE WANT FULL EMPLOYMENT FOR OUR PEOPLE.
    We believe that the federal government is responsible and obligated to give every person employment or a guaranteed income. We believe that if the American businessmen will not give full employment, then the technology and means of production should be taken from the businessmen and placed in the community so that the people of the community can organize and employ all of its people and give a high standard of living.


    WE WANT AN END TO THE ROBBERY BY THE CAPITALISTS OF OUR BLACK AND OPPRESSED COMMUNITIES.
    We believe that this racist government has robbed us and now we are demanding the overdue debt of forty acres and two mules. Forty acres and two mules were promised 100 years ago as restitution for slave labor and mass murder of Black people. We will accept the payment in currency which will be distributed to our many communities. The American racist has taken part in the slaughter of our fifty million Black people. Therefore, we feel this is a modest demand that we make.


    WE WANT DECENT HOUSING, FIT FOR THE SHELTER OF HUMAN BEINGS.
    We believe that if the landlords will not give decent housing to our Black and oppressed communities, then housing and the land should be made into cooperatives so that the people in our communities, with government aid, can build and make decent housing for the people.


    WE WANT DECENT EDUCATION FOR OUR PEOPLE THAT EXPOSES THE TRUE NATURE OF THIS DECADENT AMERICAN SOCIETY. WE WANT EDUCATION THAT TEACHES US OUR TRUE HISTORY AND OUR ROLE IN THE PRESENT-DAY SOCIETY.
    We believe in an educational system that will give to our people a knowledge of the self. If you do not have knowledge of yourself and your position in the society and in the world, then you will have little chance to know anything else.


    WE WANT COMPLETELY FREE HEALTH CARE FOR All BLACK AND OPPRESSED PEOPLE.
    We believe that the government must provide, free of charge, for the people, health facilities which will not only treat our illnesses, most of which have come about as a result of our oppression, but which will also develop preventive medical programs to guarantee our future survival. We believe that mass health education and research programs must be developed to give all Black and oppressed people access to advanced scientific and medical information, so we may provide our selves with proper medical attention and care.


    WE WANT AN IMMEDIATE END TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND MURDER OF BLACK PEOPLE, OTHER PEOPLE OF COLOR, All OPPRESSED PEOPLE INSIDE THE UNITED STATES.
    We believe that the racist and fascist government of the United States uses its domestic enforcement agencies to carry out its program of oppression against black people, other people of color and poor people inside the united States. We believe it is our right, therefore, to defend ourselves against such armed forces and that all Black and oppressed people should be armed for self defense of our homes and communities against these fascist police forces.


    WE WANT AN IMMEDIATE END TO ALL WARS OF AGGRESSION.
    We believe that the various conflicts which exist around the world stem directly from the aggressive desire of the United States ruling circle and government to force its domination upon the oppressed people of the world. We believe that if the United States government or its lackeys do not cease these aggressive wars it is the right of the people to defend themselves by any means necessary against their aggressors.


    WE WANT FREEDOM FOR ALL BLACK AND OPPRESSED PEOPLE NOW HELD IN U. S. FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY, CITY AND MILITARY PRISONS AND JAILS. WE WANT TRIALS BY A JURY OF PEERS FOR All PERSONS CHARGED WITH SO-CALLED CRIMES UNDER THE LAWS OF THIS COUNTRY.
    We believe that the many Black and poor oppressed people now held in United States prisons and jails have not received fair and impartial trials under a racist and fascist judicial system and should be free from incarceration. We believe in the ultimate elimination of all wretched, inhuman penal institutions, because the masses of men and women imprisoned inside the United States or by the United States military are the victims of oppressive conditions which are the real cause of their imprisonment. We believe that when persons are brought to trial they must be guaranteed, by the United States, juries of their peers, attorneys of their choice and freedom from imprisonment while awaiting trial.


    WE WANT LAND, BREAD, HOUSING, EDUCATION, CLOTHING, JUSTICE, PEACE AND PEOPLE'S COMMUNITY CONTROL OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY.
    When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience hath shown that mankind are most disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and usurpation, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
     
  2. Pharaoh Jahil

    Pharaoh Jahil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Does anyone feel this is outdated?



    Peace.
     
  3. havilandks

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    In a word


    Yes!!!!!! I will make it on my own as I always have!!! I don't need handouts!!!
     
  4. Ralfa'il

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    PJ

    Does anyone feel this is outdated?


    No, actually it's more relevant now than 40 years ago since so many of our people are lacking those basic needs now.
     
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    thanks for sharing.
     
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    The only thing that is dated is the word "Want". We have been in a state of want long enough, it is time to for us as a people to secure the needs of our community. An internal revolution must take place, putting those among us who are an impediment on notice and on trial... it is time.
     
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    one word, unrealistic.
     
  8. pdiane

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    I remember this back in the day. I think we need to preface these demands by saying "AFRICANS AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA ARE GOING TO ORGANIZE AT ALL FRONTS TO GET..........


    Then go about the business of making it happen.

    This, to me, is outdated, and I was a Panther back in the day. None of these things really happened because we were begging white folks. Now it is time to do for ourselves, we got the money, we got the intellegence, we got the power and it us up to us to make this happen. Making demands like this to anyone but ourselves is fruitless.

    I guess back in the day we thought devils had hearts ane would see the error of their ways. Wake up Black People!
     
  9. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Pdiane, how you doing, Beloved???(smile!)

    Actually, the Ten Points are addressed to African Americans, as it is the information arm of the Panthers getting their message out to the community, and not allowing the Grey Folks press to TELL us what they're about instead...
    The Nation of Islam, also, had our Ten Points, as well, and I don't believe anyone would say there was any begging going on...

    Again, African people are taught to be polite - and we are for the most part... Especially in those times, we just had that sweet and simple way of addressing each other... That's the thing that blew white folks minds in the 1960's, our militancy came out like a rushing river, and they couldn't deal with it... Thats also why Malcolm told us to stop "sugar coating things", and tell the man just how we felt... I think we dropped most of our politeness in the urban centers of America... Now you can't get nuffin' from Black folks but mad attitude... Can't get a damned cup a coffee and donut without, "what'choo want - come in hyuh, bollin' me!(Heee-Heee!)

    Just trippin!(smile!)

    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
  10. river

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    We don't really need more stuff on paper. What we have is a mass of people who have gone past disillusion to dispair and past that to self destructive resignation punctuated by feeble and misdirected fantasies of self-respect. What's the purpose of putting stuff on paper if they can't read?

    The lesson we have learned over the last forty years is that those of us who consider ourselves to be among the talented tenth cannot just write off our masses and expect real change to occur. If we make up 12 per cent of the population and only ten per cent of that is wort anything even to us then it's easy for politicians and the NAACP to write us off as a race that is only 1.2 per cent of all the voices out there screaming for their rights.

    Either we move together or we son't move at all.
     
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