I am responsible for what I say. Not your understanding or lack thereof. I find it flabbergasting that my love for melanin and the scientific fact that the white man is genetically weaker than the black man can be viewed as me being a racist. I could never ever be racist. Like I say time and time again my love for myself and my people should not threaten any one else cc The skin I’m in… . I uplift and praise my melanin family because society tells them to love and uplift others but not themselves. Love and uplift yourselves and you are frowned upon. In fact, you’ll hear a fellow black person saying ‘why are you uplifting just black people why not the whole human race. Or ‘why are you just uplifting black women? why not women as a whole?’ Reminds me of the #alllivesmatter crew. That viewpoint is extremely problematic.
I focus on black people because we are THE most oppressed people in history and we continue to be oppressed. Fact. Not only do they oppress us, we’ve also been trained to oppress ourselves. We’ve been indoctrinated to automatically counter anything that will elevate ourselves. They don’t have to include us in their thinking but we must always include them. Heaven forbid we try and love ourselves the way they love themselves. The problem stems in that some of us don’t like us uplifting ourselves. They view ‘black power’ as a bad thing. They see it as being on par with white supremacy. It is absolutely not. There is no comparison between black power and white supremacy. White supremacy stands for hate, destruction, oppression and the complete obliteration of many black communities. Black power on the contrary was created as a protective measure to counter white power and protect our communities. Not to terrorise and destroy other races. When some white people argue ‘why are you always screaming about melanin’ i can understand it. They hate not being included. But when we as a people get irritated and irate when we are uplifted and see it as a threat to others, you know there is a significant problem in the way we have been wired. To me, this self hate is probably the saddest aspect of the world wide destruction and oppression of black people. Willie lynch and his cohorts have succeeded.
“….I shall assure you that DISTRUST IS STRONGER THAN TRUST AND ENVY STRONGER THAN ADULATION, RESPECT OR ADMIRATION. The Black slaves after receiving this indoctrination shall carry on and will become self-refueling and self-generating for HUNDREDS of years, maybe THOUSANDS. Don’t forget, you must pitch the old black male vs. the young black male, and the young black male against the old black male. You must use the dark skin slaves vs. the light skin slaves, and the light skin slaves vs. the dark skin slaves. You must use the female vs. the male, and the male vs. the female. You must also have white servants and overseers [who] distrust all Blacks. But it is NECESSARY THAT YOUR SLAVES TRUST AND DEPEND ON US. THEY MUST LOVE, RESPECT AND TRUST ONLY US. Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control. Use them.”
~ Extract from the Willie Lynch letter
From first slavery and then colonisation they were able to spread this white supremacist agenda and systematically rewire the way we as black people see ourselves. I have noticed that if a black person says “I’m getting too dark or I’m too dark” most people keep quiet. They see nothing wrong in that statement. Some even laugh. In fact I hear “ Tes you’re getting darker” a lot. Lol. As if that is supposed to be an insult. But the minute I speak about loving melanin, people will look at me sideways. It turns into a problem. Notice they see nothing wrong with a person complaining about being “too dark”.
Or if I refuse to brush off racist comments as “oh It’s not a big deal, they didn’t really mean it like that”. I am labelled as extreme or mad. If someone makes a racist comment I will not make excuses for them. I will not sweep it under the carpet and continue to openly support them. Absolutely impossible. You are free to do so if you so please. But do not be angry at me for speaking up and refusing to “dance for massa”.
I take great time to read, research and analyse information . Mainly because I want to educate myself, like I said in my post Education is key…right?; what good is a degree when you have no true knowledge of self or your surroundings. You question nothing and take everything society says as gospel truth without taking steps to find out whether or not these things are accurate. I crave the truth. “Hurt me with the truth; but never comfort me with a lie”.
I use this research to explain my views and opinions to people. If after all of that you still misunderstand me, I cannot open your consciousness valves for you. If you find my love for melanin and my views irritating, my dear, that’s cognitive dissonance holding you back. Do not be repulsed by my views because of the way society has shaped you. Do some research for yourself. Read. Expand your mind. Or in fact, just research to disprove me. That is perfectly fine too. Like I always say, truth is way more important than my ego. Always. So research and either disprove me or research to see my points are valid. If you refuse to research and you continue to base your opinions off of society’s indoctrinated bs. Or your personal bias towards me. Then I actually do not want to hear your opinion. I will not waste energy that can be channelled elsewhere trying to convince you. It truly is as simple as that. I stand firm and unapologetic in my truth #becauseknowledgeofselfisnirvana #thejourneytoenlightenment