Black People : Why Do We Continue to Depend (So Heavily) on this Government?

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    Why do we continue to depend so greatly on this government, when it has proven time and time again, not to have our best interest at heart? Even now, we sit around blaming them, waiting for them, complaining about what they are not doing for us ... knowing our history with them ... while failing to do any of these things for ourselves.

    Why do we do this?

    Is the failure in them or in us?

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    Training and indoctrination via public schooling for starters.
    Learned dependency.
     
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    Lets face it, who will protect this site from haccking or attack? who will protect our homes from being snatched or simply burnt down? who will protect the food from being poisoned and the water from being poisoned.

    We are really so far from those days right off the plantation when we had no rights or safety whatsoever???? that we have forgotten the rights we have battled and died for from government and laws made???

    we want to sit here and think the struggles of Fannie Lou Hamer, Dr King, Medgar Evers,Bobby Seale, Kwame Ture, Malcolm X, and the hundreds of thousands of others that went through hell for us to get what we have toady,

    means nothing becuase we do not desire folsk to criticize a black president, or examine his actionsas though we were in a dictatorship???

    The plan of the OAAU was for us to make the best of a worst government and make, so lets not forget how the civil rights struggle forced a racist president LBJ not take us for granted, and forced him to make laws in our favor;
    or how the black Power movement forced a fascist president Nixon to enact affirmative action

    government for black folks is like a muscle, if we fail to use it it will atrpohy and the body will become sick;

    Malcolm gave us the imperative of not only voting but for having as he said back in the 60s
    "a 10 billion dollat lobbying concern in Washington to put forth our interests the Black Panther party, gave classes in political education in civics, to the grassroots community, so that they were able to make demads for what they pay thier dollars for, so really it is a 2 way street, yes we are dealing with a wicked government for sure but it is only as wicked as we allow it to belets face it what movement has there been in this nation to demand anything, since the black Power movement of the 70s????????
     
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    To spend inordinate amounts of time complaining about what someone or something else, is not doing for you ... especially when that someone or something has historically, repeatedly, mistreated you ... and you never create a way to do for yourself, never lessen their hold on you ... is ... well ... a classic example of an abusive relationship.

    Our relationship with white people, this government, can be likened to an abusive relationship.

    The woman stays, even though the man continually beats her, she never tries to get away.

    We stay, even though they've continually beat us, never trying to get away.

    We just cry and cry and cry about how no good our man is, then climb back in the bed with him.

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    We're in an abusive relationship, waiting, hoping, and begging our abuser to do right by us.

    If you knew a Sister in an abusive relationship, what would be your advice to her?

    Is it advice that can be applied to our relationship with this government?

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    I've never been in an abusive relationship (except the one with this government), but can imagine that each one must be managed carefully. What works for one, gets one person out safely, may not work for all. Many folk die at the hands of their abusers, so caution is needed. Some victims of abuse can just leave, while others must strategically position themselves to break away. A little at a time, begin hoarding some money, some essentials of life, slowly separate themselves from the abuser ... reducing dependence on them.

    Yeah ... each victim responds different, specific to their situation, as they try to empower themselves.

    Unfortunately, some choose to do nothing but cry, numbed by the abuse and empty promises.

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    i depend on this government because it takes my money in taxes. i want something back.
     
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    Abused women often give their money to their abusers, hoping for more than abuse, in return.

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    be that as it may. the government TAKES my tax money. i want it back and i am getting it back.
     
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    Protecting a site from hacking is easy. I could show you and anyone else how to do that.
    The real term is cracking to be honest. Hacking is clever creationism or implementation.

    Many people have sizable families. People can always be aware.
    I'm not sure anyone can snatch a house aside from a foreclosure.

    If you grow your own food and store your own water, what is there to fear?

    We have rights. Just need to excise them and most of all defend them.
     
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