Black People : The Root of all our Problems

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    We like to hash out armchair strategies. We know exactly what our problems are as a peoplee and we are not short on solutions for how we need to deal with those problems. But when the nitty gets down to the gritty we come nose to nose with the "fact" that our enemies will not let us do these things.

    That one little three letter word is the root. the core. the height, length depth and width of all our problems. LET. we need to change this situation because see we don't succeed in life because someone let us, but because no one can stop us.

    We must move out of the situation where someone has to let us do stuff to the situation where we are the lords of our own destiny. And let me tell y'all something, the white man is not going to put us in that sitution. He's not going to show us how to get to that situation. And yea, he's going to try to stop us, but so whaat? He had to fight for his own freedom. He said give me liberty or give me death. As long as we would rather live on our knees than die on our feet then that's where life will leave us--on our knees whining like children about what those mean white folks won't let us do--rebelling like teenagers who want toe previleges of adulthood but not the responsibilities. I think we can do better than this. If you're with me give me a 1.
     
  2. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    they have never "let" us have anything.
    all that we have, we had to take.
    "let's" take some more, in fact, let's take it all.
     
  3. Omowale Jabali

    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ...((1))...
    :number1:
     
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    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ...1...
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  5. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN(MIND) SO HIGH! WHEEEEEEW!

    Sister, what a mouthful you said in that ShortSweetConcise PARAGRAPH! It was like a COLTRANE SOLO!!!!

    I keep on saying that it takes a sister to make a brother REALLY FEEL like a man... That's what meant so long ago, when I asked y'all when y'all gone step up to the plate, and DEMAND that we be all we can be... You just did it so eloquently here... It's just that simple... Like Barry White would say, Keep On Doin' It - rat on doin' DOIN' IT!(smile!)


    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
  6. anAfrican

    anAfrican Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    we do need to stop even talking about them "meat-ware appliances" and get on with our own knitting! to me, they are just something that is there to be used as needed and ignored otherwise. i've even taken to walking right through them if they don't show a willingness to "share the road" ... and since they don't, i'm doing it more and more.
     
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    abstract219 ...standing on the shoulders of giants MEMBER

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    Im with you, jamesfromphilly
    until we own means of production, business / corporations of our own, we will always be talking bout "let us"

    i believe you gotta take some things from white America, and I guess that means some of us gotta die.......

    so who's first?
     
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    aye; ain't that the rub? "e'rbody wanna go heaven but nobody wan dead" ...
     
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    the problem is some can not simply be ignored (you know i tried but the message told me moderators can't be ignored...LOL)...

    but more and more i'm trying...tis a process, yes tis is....
     
  10. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    I remember that thread (shows you how far back I go witcha). If I recall correctly you got a lot of flack for it. But that is to be expected when we challenge people collectively. As a group they may feel obliged to defend their group. But as individuals late in the midnight hour when they have nothing to think about but what we said and no social barriers to acknowledging the truth, that's when it sinks in and we haven't wasted our breath.

    We have to work together--sistas and brothas. I can't rest on the laurals of my ancestor sistas. I see y'all being supportive of us, acknowledging us. This can only be meaningful if it is reciprocal. I just know that supporting my brotha is not being sycophant or just going along with whateva. It's taking what I have to show you what you have and bring out the wisdom and beauty that is already in you. I am the battery. You are the gasoline.
     
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