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The process of healing pt.3

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  • The process of healing pt.3

    In looking back at our story in America which is always 20/20 because the
    events have already taken place and are available to look at from every
    angle as a means of studying them for the truth, a horrific picture of our
    real sickness begins to emerge. The horrific nature of our sickness is not
    one that began with us but with our historic enemy and oppressor that we
    over time began to incorporate into our lives as if it was our own way of
    life. Let us then examine who we were, who we became and who we now
    are as well as the reasons why.

    There are times when a spade must be called a spade and in the alcoholics
    programs and drug programs, the very first thing that they learn is that
    they have to "admit that they are an alcoholic or drug addict." It is only
    when we are man and woman enough to admit what our problem is that we
    can begin the road to recovery or healing. I'm going to begin this writing
    with slavery in America because there are too many of our people who do
    not know what our African reality was prior to coming here. Sure, some of
    us saw "Roots, Shaka Zulu" and other stories made for television...but in
    all seriousness, those shows don't even begin to inform our people of the
    history and legacy of our reality that the present world now functions off
    of.

    We often read in books about the different numbers of slaves that were
    brought to America, South America, Jamaica and the Carribean Islands
    that we now call Puerto Rico, Domenico, Haiti and Cuba. The truth of the
    matter is that "no slaves were ever brought to the western world." What
    was brought here were "prisoners of war." Why were they prisoners of
    war? They were prisoners of war because they were prisoners who knew
    their history, culture, language and everything else. You can not make a
    slave of anyone who knows who they are...they can "only be prisoners of
    war" who have to be constantly monitored and kept away from the rest of
    the Africans. Why would this be so? It would have had to be this way
    because it was the newly arriving Africans who would pose the greatest
    threat of rebellion.

    In light of understanding this, just who was it that the terminology of
    "slave applied to?" The terminology that we now call "slave" had to apply
    to the offspring or children of those prisoners of war from Africa. It was
    the born children that were separated from their parents who would learn
    the new language of their masters. It was the born children who would be
    non rebellious and loyal to the white conqueror because they were born
    into a life that they would have perceived as being natural. With no
    languages, culture, beliefs or history other than what their oppressor
    exposed them to, they were literal beast of burden or work horses from
    childhood on up. In fact, in certain states of the south there were breeding
    plantations for just this purpose.

    We tend to look at slavery as a southern reality when it was not always that
    way...at least not in America. In America the north and south were
    essentially divided. The south was agricultural while the north was
    industrial. The north needed the cotton for manufacturing. They equally
    needed the sugar and food produced by the south. Because the north was
    industrial, it was the north that produced the slave ships to go to Africa
    and bring them back to the south. In fact, outside of South Carolina which
    had the largest slave population, New York was number two. Since many
    of our people incorrectly believe that these ships came from Europe to
    America,you will be able to review the following information in part four.

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    I really wish ones would take the time to read some of this information on process of healin.

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