We Were Here First Reflecting Reparations From Another Perspective
The Black Blogger Looks At Reparations From Another Perspective:
Our Black Ancestors Were On America's Southern Shorelines Before The Jamestown Landing
We Need To Take the Wool From Our Eyes Black America We Were Here First
Reparations Don't Begin At Slavery They Begin With A Stolen Nation
Read my blog today about my thoughts on our stolen history, our stolen land, and how to interpret the true nature of white imperialist thievery. While many Black Americans are focused on nonsense that is created by a nation sworn to keep us distracted. The wool continues to be pulled over our black collective eyes. OK, let me use that damn Bill Cosby him again. He may now be imprisoned for allegedly raping women after drugging them. However, before that Dr. Bill was going around this country telling us that pulling up our pants would solve our problems. He called it the Poundcake speech and many, many people clamored to hear Dr. Bill's solution to black community progression.
Just pull up your freaking pants young black man or be forever condemned to the outer sphere of craziness. Well, now our black communities are still languishing and the fifteen minutes of focuses on Bill’s sexual plight are gone. I think Dr. Bill should've changed the focus of that speech from pants being pulled up to our land being stolen. I mean Dr. Bill is one of the most intellectual black men in our community. If he had spoken from our level of true solutions just maybe Dr. Bill would've had more black community support when he really needed it. That railroad train of injustice that captured Dr. Bill would have been derailed even before it started. If Dr. Bill would've said look at these obvious facts almost 98% of the enslaved 4,000,000 blacks were below the Mason Dixon Line. The skin tones of those blacks were the same skin tone as the people Magellan described in the 15th Century. All the historical markers say that southern Indians were not red-skinned but were of dark ebony skin. Dr. Bill could've started the true cause of black reparations not just from slavery but from the standpoint of stolen lands.
Today's political reality is that every democratic candidate running for the presidency in 2020 must address the issue of reparations due to the institutional oppressive system of enforced slavery. We, our black community has even created a moniker for the movement ADOS. Which either can mean African Descendents Of Slavery or American Descendents of Slavery. Well, how about Black Native Americans Descendents Who Land Was Stolen. Black Americans continue to ignore the reality of what really matters to us; in terms of having real cultural connections to a land that was stolen from us almost 500 years ago. What land do you ask, Brother Hall, what land? We Black African Americans came here all bundled up like sardines in the belly of ships from the shores of western Africa, didn’t we? Of that truism is what every historian of any consequence has told us, whether they were black or white it seems. Every history book discusses the cycling disgusting system of all of our ancestors were stolen away from the African continent. I am not going to argue that a great percentage of our ancestors weren't stolen from Africa. I am however going to say that a significant percentage of our ancestors were already here. That makes the argument for reparations far more compelling if you also add the 250 years of enforced slavery, along with another 100 years of racialized oppressive conditions that mirrored another type of slavery.
That is why when we have these discussions we as a collective community are historically informed. That is why rather than Dr. Bill tell our young black brothers to pull up their pants, or telling our young black sisters to respect the hemline of their skirts. Dr. Bill should've been telling them to research our history and demand our fair share of this American economic pie. It is said that history is the key to understanding one’s self-identity. History defines who you are, we are, and why we are the way we are. So if that is indeed the case. We had better understand the magnitude of our brothers and sisters continuing to adopt false history rather than claiming the true story of our black historical genesis.
You heard before, it’s so damn hard to believe, we were indeed here first. This morning I heard it from the lips of one Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he wailed we are refugees in our own land. Yes, you heard it correctly Dr. King indicated that black Americans aren’t African Americans, but part of this nation's original peoples who were encountered by those savage Europeans. Those Europeans then proceeded to blitzed our ancestors land and resources without a neer' bit of human sympathy or care. Those people of fair skin took what was rightfully our ancestors and made it their own. They haven't paid one damn penny in penance for the viciousness we as black people endured since they have been here.
I can now only believe what is placed in front of me that is different from what those fair skinned historians want me to believe. Rather then Bill Cosby telling our communities to pull up their pants maybe Bill should have added and pull that wool from over your black eyes. For if we indeed were here and I now believe we were. We who have sacrificed so much of what we had stolen and have gotten back so damn little for that sacrifice. While our red brothers were almost exterminated off the face of the earth. The black Americans and I use that term loosely because what was this nation before it was America? The land was a collective group of tribes and communities definitely not America. A collective group of black brothers and sisters who welcomed these invaders on to their lands thinking the best and getting the worst.
Those same black brothers and sisters were worked into the ground, enslaved, whipped, shipped, and devoured by the hatred extolled by those of the fairer skin. Then as if that wasn’t enough damage. Those of fairer skin created the mythology of every one of our black ancestors coming across the Atlantic Ocean on slave ships and then being bartered by those of fairer skin. Of course, they also added the reprehensible breeding story which made it all the more appalling. Those fair skinned people stole was what great from us that endured us to this savagery. They stole every single solidarity bit our damn history. Yet, what is done in darkness does indeed eventually come to light. The footprints of our ancestors are now being uncovered and questions are now being asked.
The wool of history’s injustice continues to be pulled over our eyes evermore. Some black Americans find decency in the story given to us that every one of our black ancestors came to America in the bellies of slave ships covered in feces and piss of themselves and others. I simply do not find that appealing one damn bit. Our peoples were stronger mentally than that folks. They were mentally strong but just too damn trusting of those of the fairer skin. Hell, before they knew it wham, bam, thank you, mam. They and their black sisters and brothers were shipped to other parts of a nation already there own. They were force fed a religion that endured and taught them that living in hell now would provide them with a life in heaven after death. This all done while little by little building the BIG LIE that we as a majority of black brothers and sisters all believe today. Don’t get mad at this post it was only intended to inform and reflect on truisms. It surely wasn’t met to spread any hatred or continue that lie. Hell, most of White America most likely believe the African story anyway because it is the only story those who know the truth want to be told. Yet little by little, inch by incredible inch, the real story is unfolding and soon that wool over our eyes will indeed be transparent.
Then every one of us will have to make a decision.