Recently in the Jamaica Gleaner, there were reports of many babies and children ending up in Hospitals with indications of severe physical abuse. A few days later in the U.S., a study suggested that black parents were seriously abusing their children, more than any other race. Still no one wants to visit the root problems that afflicts Negroes uniquely. Which is, that Post Traumatic Slavery Disorders in Negroes are real, and needs to be addressed once and for all.
Such a thing is Politically Incorrect we’ve been made to believe. And many who are not affected similarly, claims that such an idea is just a “cop out”. Therefore we continue to ignore the cries of our youths for loving attention. Then when they act-out; out of frustration; some beg for more Prisons to be built; more laws to be enacted to increase their restrictions. And the viscous cycle continues unchanged.
But how can Post Slavery Problems not still be with us, I want to ask us? When all Negroes in all parts of the Americas (North, Central/Caribbean and South) have had an exponentially longer period as enslaved people; than the time since we’ve been free. Are we forgetting that its only in the 1960’s when Negroes in the U.S. marched en-mass, that real freedom started for Negroes the world over? Even though slavery had ended at least a century before?
And are we forgetting that on plantations our people had no right to their own bodies. That a black girl and woman could be raped in-front of her children and men at any time of day, by any white boy or man? Then as punishment for the rape (they had no power to stop) white women would increase our women’s workload, and harass them in any way they could. And since anyone could be sold from their kin at any time without notice; the best strategy for our people was not to develop any bond with their children, opposite sex, or even themselves. And to ensure that they had the best chances for surviving, harsh physical punishments had to be employed, in preparation for the later physical abuse that most were sure to receive.
So let us think about it seriously people. Was it possible for a race of people to disconnect themselves from themselves; (as a strategy of survival) for centuries; and after not even 100 years, not have passed down such dysfunctional life strategies in the gene pool? And further think about. Has slavery not just morphed into new ways, by new names since abolition was gained? Are we believing that we’re fully free at this time? Is there one black country in the world, where the abuse that poor people visit on their children, is not repeated by leaders who care nothing about people with black skin?
So it is with those thought in mind, that I am attempting to present a different way of thinking, in hopes of helping the many as myself, who suffered from severe depression for most of my life; therefore was most self abusing and sabotaging to myself and kids. And no! I did not break any veins or bones. But I am sure I broke their hearts numerous times, with harsh words, from just not knowing how to properly think, cope and give love.
So, concerned fellow Negro humans; listen-up, a secret I have to tell
I envisioned a God in our own Image, with our own best interest in mind.
Not the Judeo-Christian (implied) White God image.
No! This was the God from whom enslaved Jews in Africa, crafted their God.
This Negro God heard our cries for solutions to our continuing dilemma
And said we must loose the Gods of other People’s Images
That are obstructing the better results we seek.
The God in my vision told me to tell you
That our answers must come from inside ourselves
We must fully SANKOFA our minds to Know Ourselves again, fully
Its a law of life to which every race should conform.
As predominantly or exclusively embracing the Gods of others
Will lead to despising and negating ourselves
It will lead to fulfilling the wishes of others
While suppressing and sabotaging our own race needs.
She said to feel no more guilt or shame for the pain we’ve been attracting
Just start with new thinking from this moment on.
She said we couldn’t do better before a reasonable period of pay-back had ensued
And for the past 500 years, survival, necessarily consumed our minds.
She said to expect the majority of ears to be hardened against this new message
That my life will be threatened to shut-up and go away
But she reminded me that I’m a Spiritual being manifesting in the physical
Eternal Energy, that can only be transformed, not destroyed.
She said we reaped what we long-ago sowed, by our enslavement
And we should’ve moved up, like all other groups who too were oppressed
But it was never intended to end our exploitation after emancipation
Therefore various tools were devised and automatized to keep us not realizing
our still enslaved condition
Wherein; seemingly innocent institutions like the Bible and Western academia (verbatim),
daily poison our collective psychic
By subliminally instructing us to hate our image while loving everyone else.
And just like on the plantation when it was dangerous and unwise to feel attachment
to each other
Today a significant amount of us, from the elite to the lowly are unconsciously displaying
Which is obviously more conspicuous in the poor and uneducated
But is no different when Negro leaders act like Puppet Contractors for outsiders
With whom they collude to extract and extort community resources
While a majority of their constituents are kept abjectly poor.
English dictionaries then tell us that we’re inherently: Wicked, Evil, Immoral,
Worthy of Condemnation, Soiled, Dirty and more.
Thus we were criminalized and dehumanized even before we were babies
And subconsciously we saw ourselves as worthless; and deserving punishment;
just everyone else is subconsciously programmed to see us too.
So how could many not now punish our children more severely than other races
When we’re the only race so Officially and Universally criminalized, dehumanized,
and demonized by books we can’t just forsake?
Against all those odds, however, we accumulate billions in our communities annually
like all others, not so maligned.
Which we seem subconsciously compelled to turn over hastily
To those who provide us with toxic hair and skin altering products,
To augment the image we’ve been programmed to despise
Millions more go to maintain our boys and men in Prisons; built by our tax dollars
The millions more as tithes, for Churches, implying we’re cursed.
Subconscious guilt keep us seeking such great punishments
Along with unending fear of a God who requires our exclusive allegiance
While demanding that we do so, with unending fear of his wrath.
Belief that life is only a One Time Shot keep us stuck in bad situations
Thinking that any kind of living we must dearly maintain
As we might never get another chance.
But everyone’s eternity is a given God informed me to tell you
And that eternity cannot be revoked, no matter how evil one has been
What matters is that we purify our consciousness in every moment of living
With loving, empowered thoughts, feelings and deeds.
She said to look around at many who seem most blessed and lucky
Yet, aren’t necessarily doing good deeds for the abundance they reap
They simply believe that they’re worthy and deserving
And unflinchingly expectant, til what they perceive, manifests
We’re perishing from incorrect knowledge about life’s mystic workings
And are programmed to hold tightly to the tools of our demise.
Just as we first used our Scriptures to trick others to also put themselves last
And instead, focused on fulfilling our needs with their lives.
Enslaved Jews simply copied those lessons from ancient Egyptians
Then later, with collaborative translations of others, got us to deny ourselves
In favor of everyone else.
So Enough Is Enough she is saying
We’ve paid and overpaid
And we must now end this prolonged period of unnecessary suffering
By putting the needs of selves and race, foremost and first.
Stop joining everyone in condemning the reactions of our youths to the
constant harassment and obstruction they face.
We all have been hurt severely by each other
Many have already given up on trusting any who look like ourselves
But we must forgive as we have learned to do for others
Who (in the greater scheme of things) have done us exponentially more wrongs.
So, stop trying to do or say anything, that might make others feel guilty
While, our youths’ heart cries we refuse to hear and address.
Stockholm Syndrome is understandable in us collectively
Which we must acknowledge in order to properly remove
There’s much hope for us still, and we just need to decide and commit
To end the abuse we’re all doing to each other to some degree
We couldn’t do better, when our state of siege has never ended
But now; with attention to individual and Race Love
We can finally fully overcome.
We will! regain race health and dignity she reiterated
By the simple act of looking at each other close up everyday
Say things like: I love you, How can I help you to be happy
Let us work together from this moment onward, to heal our collective pain.
Seek to know the God inside ourselves and each other
And loose the Muslim/Arab/Allah Image
The Asian/Indian/Buddha Image
And the White/Christian/Image we most adore.
Those images are all Good, Holy and Right for people of those Image
But we will only OVERCOME she said
By embracing the God in our own image.
In the action of mutual loving,
With every breath we breathe; when we meet and greet!