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  • The process of healing...part two

    Part Two

    Because our people were never healed or deprogrammed from the
    experience and trauma of slavery that treated them every way but human,
    they have lived a reality that goes beyond words. Once they were released
    from physical slavery they attempted to try and live what they would call a
    "normal life." The truth however is that there was "nothing normal about
    their experience or their reaction to it", and as such, there could be nothing
    normal about how they were attempting to live their lives or their
    relationships with their women or children. The experience of slavery had a
    physical, emotional and psychological effect upon them all that would
    affect everything they thought, felt and did in life.

    Did it affect how and what they cooked for their children?...of course it
    did. Did it affect the life lessons that they would teach their children?...of
    course it did. Did it affect how they saw themselves?...of course it did. Did
    it affect how they related to each other as black men and women?...of
    course it did. Did it affect how we as black people related to each
    other?...of course it did. So what does this all mean? It means that we have
    been living out a legacy of life as dictated by the sickness of white people
    that was passed down to us and that we in turn took as being correct
    because we got it from our parents who in turn got it from theirs straight
    on back to slavery. Aren't the things I just mentioned a form of sickness
    that requires some form of healing?...of course it is.

    When did we as a people begin not trusting each other? It was during
    slavery that this happened as white people began using certain black people
    against the others by giving them privileges that he did not give the others
    as a means of making them feel that they were different or that they were
    special. Basically this is called the "divide and conquer method" by using
    one of the same group of people against the others. It worked during
    slavery and after physical slavery as well. We witnessed this with the
    downfall of Marcus Garvey, of Malcolm X, of the Black Panthers and more.

    Imagine a people so sick and in need of healing that they are not man or
    woman enough to name themselves according to their reality instead of one
    imposed upon them. Imagine a people so sick and in need of healing that
    they can not and do not possess enough and determination to even
    educate their own babies...and yet complain about how poorly our historic
    enemy and oppressor is miseducating us.

    Imagine a people so sick and in need of healing that they desire to look,
    act, live and support any and all people as long as they do not look as they
    do. Imagine a people so sick and in need of healing that they will worship,
    uphold and support the practices, the values and the interest of all people
    except their own. If any of this is touching home at all, don't feel bad
    because the one thing I have discovered about sick people is that they very
    rarely will admit that they are sick.

    If we were to be sitting down with our family watching television on the
    nature or animal channel and saw any of these actions done by animals, it
    would blow our minds. We would be so confused as to why the lion is
    teaching the leopards baby how to hunt and how to stalk...while their own
    baby lion sat in the den learning nothing. We would be confused as to why
    the lion is helping the leopard to build a nice cozy little den while it lives in
    shambles. We would be confused as to why the lion is seeking out some
    form of natural nature dye to dot itself up to look like the leopard when we
    know it's a lion. We would be confused as to why the lion is suddenly
    hanging out with leopards instead of its own kind. We would be confused
    about all of this and more when it comes to nature...but when it comes to
    our own selves?....we have all kinds of excuses, defenses, explanations and
    everything else.

    It takes "intellectual ignorance" to be able to justify actions that logically
    have none at all. It was the so called "intelligent Europeans" who came
    up with explanations, excuses, defenses and rationalizations for the
    enslavement of our people. Normal people didn't do this. The normal
    person was able to look and see for themselves that "this was not the way
    humans are supposed to be treated". It took "intellectual ignorance" to
    come up with something to make their ignorance appear to be
    justifiable....and we as African/Black people do the same exact thing today.

    In our intellectual ignorance we come up with everything and anything
    under the sun to make our state of ignorance justifiable when it comes to
    how we are, who we are, what we should be doing, how we're living or not
    living and everything else. In fact, we now have one of the most supreme
    illnesses I have ever encountered in my life or read about. This is the illness
    that recognizes that we are falling down the stairs as we now have the
    unique ability to "blame ourselves for falling down the stairs...instead of
    admitting that we were pushed and who pushed us. The point is that, once
    we were pushed, we never stopped falling!

    Last edited by General Kenyatta; 07-18-2011, 06:53 PM.

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    Because our people were never healed or deprogrammed from the
    experience and trauma of slavery that treated them every way but human,
    they have lived a reality that goes beyond words. Once they were released
    from physical slavery they attempted to try and live what they would call a
    „normal life.” The truth however is that there was "nothing normal about
    their experience or their reaction to it", and as such, there could be nothing
    normal about how they were attempting to live their lives or their
    relationships with their women or children. The experience of slavery had a
    physical, emotional and psychological effect upon them all that would
    affect everything they thought, felt and did in life.


    Brother Kenyatta I totally agree with you on this one!

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