Tuesday, April 29, 2008

RUFKM?! ( R U Fucking Kidding Me?!)

jeremiah RUFKM?! ( R U Fucking Kidding Me?!)
When keeping it real goes wrong. Talk amongst yourselves. Im too busy hollerin and throwing up both my hands.

52 Responses to “RUFKM?! ( R U Fucking Kidding Me?!)”

  1. Anonymous on 30 Apr 2008 at 2:08 am #

    I am sooooo sick of this damn man!!! Every freaking media outlet is talking about him or those damn Miley Cyrus’ pics.

    I hate that people are connecting his thoughts and statements to Sen. Obama’s candidacy like he(Wright) is the spokesman for the Obama presidential cabinet.

    If we all were held accountable for the sh*t that other people around us say, hell we would all be screwed!!!!

    Now, we final have a decent Black man running for office and all these damn idiots are running tryna throw salt in his game.

  2. ron brokaw on 30 Apr 2008 at 3:19 am #

    White folks have all the ammunition they need to run Obama right out of the race, and to turn to each other and say, “I told you so!”

    America is not and WILL NOT EVER be ready for a Black man as president. I’m calling it RIGHT NOW: YOU WILL SEE A HISPANIC PRESIDENT BEFORE A BLACK MAN OR BLACK WOMAN AS PRESIDENT.

    BELIEVE THAT! 50 is not a pinhead – I’m talking to you, Bill O’Reilly!

  3. Special K on 30 Apr 2008 at 7:31 am #

    I’ve thrown my hands up too, he could have waited for all that. What’s with all the fuckery???

    Loving your blog!!!

  4. Anonymous on 30 Apr 2008 at 4:57 pm #

    Stop y’all bitchin!!REv Wright told the truth and the truth is what it is!!!!Go Obama!!!!

  5. Anita on 30 Apr 2008 at 6:12 pm #

    Lord Chile, This man is a hot mess. I can’t wait to read your full comments about this cause I love your opinion on alot of things… You were right though.. When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong… So True! I wonder if it was done out of pure jealousy? Was it really necessary to take it this far? I know alot of things he said were correct but then there was just some things that made him look down right silly. I was rollin in the floor watching The Press Interview and at the same time feeling so bad for Obama.. I knew that alot of people were going to officially OD on hateraid and I was right….so far! So Sad… So Sad….. Who can take this man seriously, I didn’t after that event…..

  6. InTheLou on 30 Apr 2008 at 6:40 pm #

    This situation is pathetic in so many ways. The media is pathetic; Wright is pathetic; and Obama is looking pathetic (at least in the eyes of the white electorate). Some people are complaining about Obama throwing Wright under a bus. I say throw him as far as you can. Throw him off a cliff if you have to. Wright could have waited until after Nov. to go on his “media tour,” but no. He had to get in front of the cameras and look like an idiot. He deserves what he gets.

    I,too, am lovin’ your blog, by the way. I just discovered it a few days ago.

  7. NUBNQTNDC on 30 Apr 2008 at 6:59 pm #

    another stellar example of “crabs in a barrell”
    he couldn’t see past his own ego long enough to know that what he was doing was hurting the barak
    i’m all for being on the side of right and that the Lord is not a politician but in all God gives us He gives us WISDOM but all he saw was a supposed attack on the church and he just HAD to be the one to defend it
    ugh!!

  8. Anonymous on 30 Apr 2008 at 7:24 pm #

    inthelou SAID IT!! it matters NOT whether Wright was speaking the truth or not, what matters is that he despite Obama doing the HARD and RIGHT thing by not denouncing him/defending him in his ‘Race Speech’, Wright could not do what may have been HARD and RIGHTLY return to him the same respect and consideration! There is a time and place for EVERYTHING – including the truth!!!!

  9. Anonymous on 30 Apr 2008 at 8:12 pm #

    We are finally at a point where there is a high possibility that we will have a black president. Not just a black president, but an intelligent one that we can be proud of, unlike “Messy” Jesse Jackson or Al “The Ambulance Chaser” Sharpton.

    Even those two have been relatively quiet during these primaries. But no, Rev. Wright HAD to speak out. Not just speak out, but make a fool of himself doing it, at a time when Barack was just putting that situation to bed.

    Rev. Wright is selfish. He only thought about himself with these press conferences. Considering the position he is in, he should know better!

    Doggone crabs in a barrel!

  10. msjloiuse on 30 Apr 2008 at 9:18 pm #

    When are “Men of God” gone start behaving like “Men of God” and be possessed of the devil and trying to get that 15 minutes of fame…Wright, Sharpton, Weeks, and Jackson?

  11. msjlouise on 30 Apr 2008 at 9:19 pm #

    *not be possessed of the devil

  12. bwb on 30 Apr 2008 at 11:24 pm #

    Can’t wait to read your comments on this either. I think Wright is the proverbial crab in the barrel pulling another one down … truth teller or not.

    He could have waited, could have chosen his words. Trust, I’m choosing mine right now. There’s a lotta things I wanna call this man, and a child of God ain’t one of ‘em.

  13. Quesha on 01 May 2008 at 3:20 am #

    I mean really, did he have to comment after the storm had died down? If he had to talk, he could’ve done it directly after. Maybe he wanted to get as much attention as possible. I surely hope folks can take this stunt with a grain of salt.

  14. Finn Kristiansen on 01 May 2008 at 7:12 am #

    I just hope Obama focuses on campaigning. If he sticks to that, he has it made. The numbers are in his favor and the last thing he needs is to be dragged off point by Wright.

    And who was it that was rumored to have gotten this Wright stuff started in the first place? The Clinton campaign?

    And now they are dragging out that ponderous Maya Angelou to show they are down with black people.

  15. Anonymous on 01 May 2008 at 4:47 pm #

    @ finn kritiansen…same thing I was thinking about the whole Maya situation.

  16. Anonymous on 02 May 2008 at 7:02 pm #

    Okay, I was seriously waiting on the guys to come and join him at the podium in full coonery attire. I mean EVERY stereotype imagineable was in his ‘performance’. He was dancin’ a jig, shuckin’, jivin’, arrogant, rude…DEEP SIGH.
    I mean I actually liked his old skool sermon style and tuned in on Sunday’s gettin’ ready for church
    (and the Pastor that comes on after him is also good). Only recently(when the what seems to be only pic of Rev. Wright and Sen. Obama surfaced)did I realize that he was Sen. Obama’s pastor.
    I think he thought after having a good interview Friday evening then receiving accolades at the NAACP affair that he accept Reynolds( an over-the-Hillary supporter) offer to speak. I’ve heard that many people advised against him speaking, but he was fresh off 2 successful venues why not. What did he do? Hung himself from the very rope given to him.

    ~JaBe(can’t remember my password)

  17. Anonymous on 03 May 2008 at 12:53 pm #

    Yes, Reverend Wright spoke the TRUTH! The only thing slightly debateable is the notion that Aids is a governent conspiracy. However, this idea is not borne out of the ignorant imagination, but rather fear of history repeating itself. Reverend Wright is simply saying that if the Bible were being written today, the US would be the Saddom and Gomorrah (SP?), the victims of the flood; hell, even the babylonians; for all of its satanic trickery and terrorism. That aint no lie–especially if you prescribe to the notion of Karma, so heavily rooted in Christianity.

    The problem with Wright is…Did he have to come with all the bafoonery to show the world that he is brilliant, well-read and deep? No, he really could have allowed Obama to settle out of this controversy before putting on that show. But should we really expect more? This type of sabotage on behalf of our own people is what helped to keep us in bondage for 400 years.

  18. Andrea on 03 May 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    This the stupidest group of bloggers I ever saw. This is really excruciating amazing. How did you find each other?

    You repeat just what the media fed you. And now I see why Jam keeps missing the points about everything.

  19. jamdonaldson on 03 May 2008 at 9:35 pm #

    I miss the point on EVERYTHING? Well, at least im consistent.

  20. Rebeccat on 04 May 2008 at 8:32 pm #

    Hopefully Obama is far enough ahead that this won’t bring him down for the nomination. And hopefully Wright has gotten it out of his system and people will become bored with it before the election. Because if Obama is brought down by this racially charged sort of stuff rather than by something more legitimate like, oh I don’t know, his POLICIES, then I think it will speak very poorly for the American people.

    If it’s any consolation, though, I’m a white girl (and not even a liberal one) who is disgusted by the way this is being played in the media as well. I’m hoping that there are a lot of people like me who voices are just getting drown out right now.

  21. Jefferson Sergeant on 05 May 2008 at 3:57 am #

    I disagree with Jam and the rest who feel that Wright was wrong in his actions at the various conferences.

    The media, namely FOX created a false paradigm in which Rev. Wright was a racist lunatic whose 40 year legacy in ministry was reduced to an edited 3 minute soundbyte.

    When Wright justifiably defended himself against this false characterization he is then also marked as an “arrogant opportunist” by the same media pundits who came up with the false characterization in the first place.

    Rev. Wright should not be compelled to allow his image and legacy to be tarnished by individuals who could care less about whether their accusations are accurate as long as they hurt Obama.

  22. jamdonaldson on 05 May 2008 at 1:06 pm #

    I think its about timing Jefferson. I believe most would absolutely agree with what you said. But this is a case of keeping your eyes on the prize. Rev. Wright worked so hard in advancing civil rights for black folks just so a Barack Obama can exist–and he risked torpedoing that chance just so he can clear up his good name? Which he would be welcome to do come January 2009. Why should his ego and hurt feelings trump the importance of Obama’s winning the nomination? He’s retired, he’s chilling, probably writing a book now–just hang on a few more months before you do your grand media tour. I think thats what most are saying–its a matter of whats more important in the grand scheme of things.

    Also, to imply that Obama really does believe what he says but has to say he doesn’t because he’s a politician, is sooo insulting. Its so narcissistic. I mean, it is possible to admire you as a pastor but not necessarily believe that the govt created AIDS to kill black people. Its just so short-sighted. How often do we talk about the dnagers of immediate gratification? I feel that was what Wright opted for instead of holding fast and letting Obama do what he needed to do. Then he could have had the rest of his life to champion his cause. His cause being himself.

  23. Anonymous on 05 May 2008 at 2:36 pm #

    My fingers don’t always type what my mind is thinking; do forgive me.
    I don’t disagree with Rev. Wright defending himself, but the manner in which he did he did so was wrong. He is well versed and very intelligent and could’ve effectively gotten his point across without being rude, discounting or condescending. Prooving a point about the bands is one thing, but throwing up Que signs is entirely different and, imo, unnecessary. Seeing his theatrics put me mind of coonery, shuckin’ and jivin’.(I’m not suggesting that fraternity signs are synonomous with the latter. I am saying that there’s a time and place for everything). The personal attacks to Sen. Obama weren’t necessary. He definitely had every right to defend himself, his decades of pastoral leadership and his name. HOW he did it is where I feel he did more harm than good. Him being a Pastor, he could’ve/ should’ve shown more Christian principles merely by being kind and making his points without being curt and abrasive. Possibly showing a little love even if he wasn’t shown any. Iknow, he’s human like everyone else and it’s easy for me on the outside and say what should or shouldn’t have happened. Perhaps that is why those, who knew him best, advised that he NOT attend the event, perhaps.

    ~JaBe

  24. Anonymous on 05 May 2008 at 5:06 pm #

    Like Jefferson was saying, I just felt that somethings should be said after Obama made office not before. I was not condemning him for what he was saying, matter of fact, I havent even been watching or pay any attention to any of this foolishness. Because its getting ridculous and out of hand. Its no longer about what the people of America wants but about who can find the most dirt on whom. I just wished he (Wright) would’ve waiting until November or January to make these statements. And of course “Fix News” was going to blow it out of proportion.

    And again everyone is entitled to their own opinion, that’s what blogs are for.

  25. Blackeychan on 06 May 2008 at 3:54 am #

    What the hell is wrong with all of you people??? Shame on you for thinking that just because white America finally stamped and approved of a Black presidential candidate that they could stomach, we were finally going to get 60 acres and 10 mules!!!

    For the final fucking time, A BLACK MAN IN THE OVAL OFFICE (an interesting historical footnote, but little else) IS JUST THAT!!! When embroiled in a struggle against an enemy who enslaved you, you don’t fight to become a part of the enemy’s apparatus. If you do, you will simply re-enslave yourself. It’s backwards thinking, driven by a psychotic desire to be loved by someone who has never loved you.

    But what the fuck do I know…?

  26. inthelou on 06 May 2008 at 4:09 pm #

    BlackeyChan,

    Just a reminder about what this election is and isn’t about: This about a black man assuming the highest level of power in the United States. This is about a black man directing US foreign policy, this about a black man appointing Supreme Court justices to the bench, this is about a black steering our economy –and the global economy — in a new direction for the 21st century.

    This isn’t about being “loved.”

    Do you get how many people around the world want this to happen? Do you get that other countries are sick and tired of US imperialism and hubris and believe having Obama in the White House can make a difference?

    Seriously, wake up!

  27. Blackeychan on 06 May 2008 at 6:15 pm #

    inthelou,

    I see you’re missing my point. Let me reiterate. If Senator Barack Obama wins the Democratic nod and the general election in November, wonderful; good for him. The problems that face Africans in America will remain OUR PROBLEMS. Senator Obama’s presence in the White House will not signal a mystical metamorphosis within the the American socio-political dynamic, as it relates to us. You are asking for far too much from white America to expect them to capitulate after centuries of brutality, exploitation, outright lack of respect for the humanity of the African worldwide (if you think I’m exaggerating, take a look at New Orleans sometime or visit New York and ask Sean Bell’s family).

    I would suggest that all of you read or re-read Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s “The Mis-Education of the Negro”. Understand that education has one noble purpose and no other: that is to teach the student to be a proper handler of that elusive element known as POWER. Should the day come that The Creator is so cruel that he would let the meek inherit the earth, then the strong will inherit the week and the status quo will remain the same. POWERFUL PEOPLE NEVER EDUCATE POWERLESS PEOPLE IN WHAT THEY NEED TO TAKE POWER AWAY FROM THEM. It’s just too much to expect. If I were in power, I would never educate powerless muthafuckas in what they need to take my power away from me.

    Trust me, my ass is WIDE AWAKE.

    Please, think about this.

  28. Anonymous on 07 May 2008 at 4:22 am #

    I smell a rat and his name is Jeremiah Wright. My dude is in serious need of a can of ass whoop-STAT!

  29. Blackeychan on 08 May 2008 at 1:50 am #

    What was so wrong about what Rev Jeremiah Wright’s comments? Even if I were to the far right, I could still see that he was stating historical fact. And how far have we really come if we’re still denying our own truths? I’m sick and tired of people of any shade attacking Black men and women who’s only crime is voicing their resentment over criminal misdeeds towards our people as being guilty of damaging this mythical “progress” we’ve supposedly made.

    If you’re Black in 2008 and have an issue with what Rev. Wright stated at the National Press Club, I have no problem telling you to your face to get back in the alley and out of the way. Because if you have this much of an issue with the truth, you have zero understanding of what our struggle in this country has been about. Your goal was to integrate, so congratulations: mission accomplished.

    Enjoy being a non-people.

  30. Anonymous on 08 May 2008 at 4:45 pm #

    Sometimes it’s not all about what you say, but HOW you say it and WHEN you say it and WHAT you do when you’re saying it that turns people off. Lets just say that we all agree with what Rev. Wright said. Ok fine. But why say it RIGHT NOW and not AFTER the election? Why add dancing around in it instead of acting professional? It looks like it was nothing but a show for Rev. Wright and an opportunity for Clinton’s camp to “shed light” on him and his beliefs as being anti-American and unpatriotic. No one’s tracking down white pastors who have said the SAME THING and asking them to do a press conference. If they did I bet they wouldn’t act the war Rev. Wright did.

    Just some thoughts…..

  31. Anonymous on 08 May 2008 at 4:46 pm #

    I’m sorry “act the *way* Rev. Wright did”

  32. Lise on 08 May 2008 at 10:14 pm #

    The best response in this situation would have been no response. His “setting the record straight” was really no more than ego-feeding. His silence showed more wisdom IMHO.

  33. Quesha on 09 May 2008 at 12:34 am #

    I don’t understand you Blackeychan. In order to make some progress, don’t we kinda have to make some progress? Don’t we have to start breaking some boundaries and getting into some positions of power? What would be your suggestion? Just not try. We need more managers, more CEO’s, more governors, and senators. But reading your posts, it seems like you just want us to give up. Should we just keep bending over and taking it? Or should we try to make some changes? I really don’t think that we are dillusional enuf to think that errthing is going to magically change overnite.

    Wright has the right to freedom of speech. We all do, fabulous. But his motives seem very self serving.

  34. Blackeychan on 09 May 2008 at 2:11 am #

    Let’s understand something: first and foremost, I am a fierce advocate for change. What I will not abide is change that benefits the establishment whose origins lie in the holocaust that got us into this mess in the first place!!! Since when can a system that was born out of terrorism of the African and Indigenous Peoples on this continent and relies upon the continued terrorism of peoples of color worldwide, all of a sudden provide a way for us to thrive? Again, you’re asking too much from white America.

    You want a solution? Fine. Start giving our children a nation-mission before sending them to school! Give them a geographic and historical reference that provides them with an anchor to their culture and thus creates a standard of performance similar to what our ancestors established before the first European wore shoes or lived in a house that had a window. By doing this you’ll create a generation that has some fucking COMMITMENT TO OUR PEOPLE.

    Our mistake is simple: we didn’t take the Japanese approach. That’s where you line up the young men and women and say, “sociology for you, engineering for you, oceanography for you, etc.” They understood what went into the making of a nation and they put 15 men and women on each category and they didn’t say “please”. We have wasted precious time trying to integrate ourselves into a position of power within an enemy structure that was never designed to benefit us. We have wasted precious time trying to appeal to the conscience of our tormentor, not realizing that in a game of power, AN OPPRESSOR HAS NO FUCKING CONSCIENCE.

    To think for one moment that more government officials (be they congresspersons, senators,etc) will provide some semblance of power is to continue playing the fool. Like any other Black politician, Senator Barack Obama was, is and will still be required to sacrifice whatever connect he has to the masses of Black people if he wishes to achieve what he believes will be the ultimate victory in November. I’m not suggesting that we “give up”, as Quesha so eloquently put it. I’m stating that we must understand what our struggle has been about so we can understand today’s struggle in its proper context.

    We must understand what goes into the making of a nation if we our to accomplish our true objective: reclaiming what slavery and colonialism took from us. What’s that, you may ask? OUR MANHOOD/WOMANHOOD, CONTROL OF THE STATE (not someone else’s state; sorry, Barack) AND OUR OWN DESTINY. I absolutely believe our situation can be changed. However it will not be changed by relying on money-changers for the establishment, self-appointed “leaders” whose sense of commitment to us is questionable at best, a socio-political and economic system that was born out of our enslavement and thrives on continued aggression towards us, and certainly not by a senator whose first caucus triumph took place in a state that incarcerates African Americans at 13 times the frequency that it locks up whites, the worst record in the nation.

    Only the slave can abolish slavery…

  35. Anonymous on 03 Jun 2008 at 2:04 am #

    Blackeychan,
    I can’t believe you are not excited about the probability of a black American making it to the highest position in the USA and most likely the world. You strike me as someone who will never ever ever be satisfied with the progress made in the last 30 years.

  36. Anonymous on 14 Jun 2008 at 5:40 pm #

    “You want a solution? Fine. Start giving our children a nation-mission before sending them to school! Give them a geographic and historical reference that provides them with an anchor to their culture and thus creates a standard of performance similar to what our ancestors established before the first European wore shoes or lived in a house that had a window. By doing this you’ll create a generation that has some fucking COMMITMENT TO OUR PEOPLE.”

    First of all, lets get one thing straight and I know that you are going to take issue with this. OUR people are a combination of races and ethnicities created in America.
    WE have created science, art forms, and elements of society that have impacted the WORLD. WE, BLACK AMERICANS. If you want to hang on to the accomplishments of cultures that predate our own and whose descendants come to America and look down their noses, go ahead. In fact, move to Mali, Benin, wherever and watch them call you a “white person” especially if your skin is not quite like theirs.
    As far as Reverend Wright is concerned. Prior to the NAACP dinner, I thought okay, I can accept what he has to say as only restating history. However, the performance at the aforementioned dinner made me question his motives.
    You mention expecting too much from white America. You shouldn’t expect anything from them. You know the score. Every time one of us achieves personally, it is a foot in the door for someone else and if they slam the door in your face, don’t wait for another to open. You go back and kick the F—-in door down.
    I currently live in Italy. I represent a people who have created a culture of which people all over the world admire and attempt to emulate and I am not talking about “hiphop” alone. What American blacks need to do is step up to the plate and own that culture. One that WE created.

  37. N-quisitive on 17 Jun 2008 at 8:43 pm #

    Dang BlackeyChan!!! Chill out!!! All I could do was laugh, while I was reading your comment, it is so over the top. Slavery is over, but not forgetten.However, that is no excuse for people to get “Its the white man’s fault” syndrome. It seems like the only people oppressing you is YOU. Once you begin to think in that way, you put chains on your own self.

  38. N-quisitive on 17 Jun 2008 at 8:44 pm #

    typo: forgotten

  39. Blackeychan on 18 Jun 2008 at 12:15 am #

    Wait a minute, timeout, hold the fucking phone! To N-Quisitive (obviously not too inquisitive, else you’d realize I haven’t made one reference to slavery being the cause of our current troubles). Where in my post have I been on a “white man’s fault” tangent (LOL, really)? What I have stated is that we must examine the history of this country’s political and socio-economic system and ask ourselves REALISTICALLY – can we honestly expect things to change simply because a Black man is in office?

    I don’t hate Senator Obama; I genuinely like him. I respect his platform. I think he’ll be good for this country in terms of solving many of America’s domestic issues as well as repairing America’s tattered international image (i.e., make America appear less bestial in the eyes of the world’s two-thirds non-white population). But we so-called Black Americans (I’ll get to you in a minute, not-so Anonymous) would be utter fools to think that white America has suddenly embraced the African American as a human being.

    I am not screaming about white man this-white man that. What I am stating is that we must re-examine history so that we will not be politically butt-fucked as we have been in so many previous elections. History’s job is to tell you where you’ve been so you know where you are, so you can figure out where you’re supposed to go. Throughout most of the 20th Century and so far, the entirety of the 21st Century, we have forgotten how to use this clock that tells our political and cultural time of day.

    Just because this nation is on the cusp of electing its first (y’all really need to read Five Negro Presidents by J.A. Rogers) modern day African American president doesn’t mean we’ve crossed some invisible threshold and we’re now transformed into “Americans”. N-Quisitive, live up to your name and examine history a little more. You don’t have to go back 143 years to find white oppression against the African Diaspora. If you had an understanding of history, you would know that the last 58 years would be sufficient.

    If anything, my understanding of history (not “white man’s fault syndrome”) has given me a better understanding of how WE perpetuate our own enslavement. Oh, and you don’t do that by re-examining history. You do that by buying into that ridiculous “I’m an American now”, spilt personality silliness, 21st Century identity crisis that many of us are mired in. Perhaps you should go get yourself checked out for “we’re our own worst enemy syndrome”…

  40. Blackeychan on 18 Jun 2008 at 3:53 am #

    Oh, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous…

    I have never stated that we haven’t established a historical and cultural legacy in this country (a proud one up until the last 16 years). But as I stated in my previous post, we must re-examine the ENTIRETY of our history. This way, we re-establish our standard of performance in every aspect of our lives and strive for excellence, as opposed to remaining mired in mediocrity. I am not blaming white America for this; we have far too much access to information in the 21st Century to remain ignorant about our history, both in our homeland and in America.

    I’ve been to the continent of Africa on more than one occasion; Egypt and Nigeria, to be exact. On both trips, I was received with the love and affection due to a long-lost relative. What I’ve learned during those visits and subsequent studies is astounding; because of the 3000-year siege under which Africa has endured, coupled with the mismanagement of the aftermath of the 19th Century anti-colonial wars, the 20th Century result has been disastrous.

    In order to rule Africa, the European colonial powers felt called upon to put the varied cultural entities against one another and to create a fragmented colonial Africa that was not dismantled after “independence”. While Africa produced mainly European missionary-trained radicals who confronted the European and settler governments in Africa, they too, made the crucial mistake of attempting to appeal to the conscience of the European while failing to realize that it was the lack of conscience and concern for the African’s way of life that brought these invaders to Africa in the first place.

    It is the descendants of these “Europeans in blackface” that we deal with today who are looking down their noses at other Africans abroad. This negative attitude, as you must know, is not limited to Africans on and from the continent. You see this in Africans in Europe, the Americas, Asia, etc. A redefinition of Pan-Africanism must be adopted in order to correct this drastic error that threatens to keep us forever fragmented, and thus, easier to exploit. Because our origin IS Africa, our historical, political and cultural heartbeat should be in tune with Africa. No matter where we live on the face of the earth, we should proclaim ourselves an African people. This is our nationality, no matter what nation we were born in or what nation we choose to live in.

    In the final analysis, it must be clearly realized that we are an AFRICAN PEOPLE. We have no long-range future outside of the ultimate participation in an African world community. Our former slave masters and colonial masters have no formula for our salvation. The presence of European blood in our veins, whether minute or gargantuan, will not change our collective predicament one iota. The white father that aided in our creation has no room in his house for any of us. Any African who retreats from another African because of the degree of European blood in her/his veins is retreating into oblivion. There is no future for the African in Africa, the Americas or the Caribbean until there is a collective realization that these people are all part of the universal house of Africa. All African people, irrespective of color gradation or European parentage either have a permanent place in this house, figuratively speaking, or no home in the world at all.

    It is this realization that will ultimately do us more good than an African American first-term U.S. Senator becoming President of the United States…

  41. Anonymous on 18 Jun 2008 at 1:22 pm #

    Again….Way over the top!!!Hilarious!!! Peace.

  42. Blackeychan on 18 Jun 2008 at 1:50 pm #

    Whatever. And we wonder why we’re in our current situation. I never realized that my love for our people and desire to see us restored to a status that we lost in the world was considered “over the top”. Was John Henrik Clarke over the fucking top? Chiekh Anta Diop? What about J.A. Rogers? Frances Cress Welsing? Ivan Van Sertima?

    This is assuming, of course, that you even know who these people are…

  43. Anonymous on 18 Jun 2008 at 5:57 pm #

    Nice…Feel better now “angry, cursing black person”?

  44. Denice on 18 Jun 2008 at 6:31 pm #

    it’s so hostile in here.(The little convo between anon and blackychan). I have a question for you blackychan, I sense a bit if tension between you and your opinion of african americans. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT WE ARE DOING RIGHT IN YOUR OPINION? ARE YOU OPTOMISTIC ABOUT ANYTHING WE CAN ACHIEVE AS BLACK PEOPLE? because if so, i sure as hell can tell.

  45. Blackeychan on 19 Jun 2008 at 3:08 am #

    Number one, Anonymous, I could see if every word out of my mouth was a curse. I happen to think I’ve been rather eloquent, considering how foul I could have been (living in Brooklyn and serving in the Navy can do that to you).

    Number two, in answer to your question, Denise, it’s not so much what we as a people are doing right or wrong, for that matter. It’s that we’ve lost sight of our objective. This was never about integration or separation. The objective was FREEDOM, reclamation of humanity, achieving power to determine our destiny and once again, having the confidence and skill to rule nations.

    Many of us have gotten lost on the road; we’ve confused the method with the objective and the objective with the method. If integration was the goal or the objective, what do we have now that we have seemingly achieved “integration”? If it was about recognition and respect as human beings, I think we’re asking a little too much from whites to respect a group of people whose great-grandparents used to pull their great-grandparents plows.

    Again, I’m not saying our people aren’t doing anything right. I’m saying we need to re-examine our recent history in order to see clearly the implications of this election. This threatens to be the most explosive political year since 1964. Unless we want another trick bag used on us and are content with playing the all-too-familiar role of “political football”, we need to put our political history in this country under a microscope. I’m not saying that Senator Obama is a trojan horse, but something’s not quite right and white America’s sudden willingness to embrace this Black man has my “spider sense” tingling…

    See, Anonymous? Upbeat and with no curse words! Happy?

  46. Shante' on 20 Jun 2008 at 7:48 pm #

    Lighten UP…. Geeze!!!You are ruining the mood!!!

  47. Blackeychan on 20 Jun 2008 at 8:38 pm #

    Okay, first question: how am I “ruining the mood” by simply stating that we must scrutinize EVERYTHING about this election, including Senator Barack Obama ? By the way, his so-called Father’s Day speech was an absolute smack in the face to Black people. When will we learn to settle our issues behind closed doors and come out of the closet not arguing, but united in a common cause against a common foe? We could learn a lot from the Bandung Conference in 1954.

    Second question: what is this mood that I’m supposedly ruining by asking tough questions and raising the issue of understanding our political history? A mood of elation? Joy? Or perhaps, self-delusion?

    Black people are so dizzy with elation at the possibility of an African American president that we’ve forgotten one central point: we’ve been at war with America since our ancestors arrived here. From the chains to Reconstruction, to the UNIA, to the Caribbean Federation, to the Civil Rights Movement, to the African Independence Movement, to the Nation of Islam, to the Black Panthers and beyond, our goal was control of our own destiny. Recognizing each other as family, brothers and sisters. Regaining control of the state and recalling how we governed ourselves before European and Arab interference.

    Whether we choose to remain here or return to our home continent, we must remember that trying to prop up an oppressive society with a token Black man is not going to solve the problems that face us. After last Sunday, I’m more convinced than ever that something’s not right about this Obama situation. I’m not trying to turn any of you here to my point of view. All I have asked and will continue to ask is for all of you to examine our political history in this country. Put every political trick ever played on us under a microscope and connect the dots up to now. Then draw your own conclusion.

    I don’t think that’s asking for much…

  48. Intiasar F. on 26 Jun 2008 at 7:35 am #

    @blackeychan…
    Alas honey…something doesn’t smell right about the milk. I am most certainly positive and excited about potentially seeing the first Black president, but there’s just something y’all. A family member of mine went into Revelations and swears it’s the end (which I find offensive; so it’s the end because we may have a Black president? Dimwit). Anywho, I did go into Revelations (and the Quran as I’m Muslim) and when I finished reading I was filled with…hope. Revelations mentions the price of food going up, and unexplainable natural disasters happening left and right (no one can tell me a tornado whipping down Peachtree St. in downtown Atlanta had shit to do with some global warming!). But as Blackeychan is trying to explain (ever so technically; try lamens terms baby, you sound long winded and angry), Western civilization hasn’t ever been very good at recounting history and taking from it prevention for the future.
    Revelations was written during a time when Christians were being persecuted; locked away, and murdered for their beliefs. 666 was code for the emperor Nero who was a complete tyrant and beast of a man. Every year we face a new tyrant in the world, a new set of obstacles…and rather than looking back and saying “Oh, this shit happened before in nineteen fifty something, and in eighteen forty something, and the shit didn’t work, let’s 86 this idea…we say…yeah it happened and it would’ve worked too if those meddling Republicans or those damn Democrats hadn’t interfered!” Instead of taking the incident, and planning for the future with wisdom and strategy, we go to placing blame and doing the same dumb fuckery again just to prove a point to an opposing party, citing that was then this is now. Revelations was a point in history that rears its ugly head often as this isn’t the first time in history everything’s gone to shit in the hands of power hungry lunatics, greedy politicians and self-serving carpetbaggers.
    Blackeychan’s point is that Obama is not the magic bullet. He is a politician…period. Yes he has high morals, high intellect, charisma and the interest of the people in this country at heart(and I can’t wait to vote for him!), but we cannot wake up the day after his inaugeration and run to the gas station expecting to see 2 dollars a gallon at the pump (though if I do I will pump gas like no one’s ever seen; I mean I will make it an art form dammit!). We cannot be disappointed when he has to forsake something that may benefit Black people for the good of the entire country. I was, and am still absolutely appalled that there were and are people who are so for Hillary that they’ve decided not to vote at all. That’s ludicrous (damn I’m a hip-hop head; I almost spelled it ludicris). I am a Democrat,and more importantly an American and if Obama would have lost the nomination you’re damn right I would have voted for Hillary’s selfish, over exaggerating ass…and if John McCain’s scandalous ass had a lick of sense better than either of the Democratic choices, then I would have voted for him. But that whole he came back from Nam, cheated on his wife, reconciled with wife, cheated on wife with Cindy, marries Cindy (who later becomes a thieving pillhead), covers up pill thievery scandal by use of sleazy lawyer nipped that clean in the bud!
    I feel you Blackeychan…I just need you to calm down a lil and stop assuming that just because everyone else hasn’t read Carter G. Woods, W.E.B Dubois, and may not know who Menelik is that they’re oblivious to what you’re saying. Not everyone has been to Africa to know the true feeling of “Honey I’m home” as my uncle calls it. Be easy homie!

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