Saturday, February 1, 2014
The Greatest Story Ever Told
I have written a series of articles on Thought Provoking Perspectives specifically designed to be a potent source of empowering knowledge for the enhancement of the minds of mankind. During Black History Month, I will post a series of different article each day speaking to the phenomenal history and difficult struggle of the African American experience. You will come to realize that our story is the “Greatest Story Ever Told!!!”
The legacy of dependency, apathy, and entrenchment of the American social order from the beginning provides clear evidence that there are those with a diabolical intent to bankrupt the souls of African Americans based on an ideology of supremacy. These stolen souls that exist today are people who bear the burden of a system that perpetrated, in the name of God, the greatest crime known to man. Hence, from the beginning, people of African descent were intended to be a nation of people living within a nation without a nationality.
I like to call this series “The Unspoken Truth”. It is intended to empower by educating people through knowledge concerning issues that many blacks continue to face today from the untreated wounds of America’s forefathers. This series is a knowledge-based examination of the African American Diaspora. As you travel with me though the next twenty-eight days, my purpose is to simply offer explanations causing people to look at and understand the root cause of the asymptomatic behaviors. I will spotlight several of the ghosts of the greats that paved the way for us to live the life we live today.
It is my sincere desire to help people understand that there is a conditioning in “certain” communities – this is not an excuse, rather an explanation as to why these behaviors were never unlearned and have been passed down from generation to generation. Over my relatively short lifetime, I have been referred to as Colored, Negro, Afro-American, Black, and African American, which were all polite terms assigned to make known that African Americans are not Americans.
Therefore, the concept of African Americans being slaves, physically or mentally, is as old as the nation itself. It is designed to deprive people of this culture, knowledge through sustained policies of control, and its history. To overcome these indignities, we must realize that education is the single most important ingredient necessary to neutralize the forces that breed poverty and despair. Regardless of how much we are held down, it is our responsibility to find a way to get up, even if the system is designed to protect the system.
As you follow the series and embark upon this journey; know that learning without thought is a labor lost; thought without learning is intellectual death; and courage is knowing what’s needed and doing it. As tenacious beings, we must understand that there is no such thing as an inferior mind. So I say it’s time for an awakening, if for no other reason than to honor those who sacrificed so much in order that we could live life in abundance.
As you experience Black History Month remember this: “You only have a minute. Sixty seconds in it. Didn’t chose it, can’t refuse it, it’s up to you to use it. It’s just a tiny little minute but an eternity in it. You can change the world but first you must change your mind.” And that is my THOUGHT PROVOKING PERSPECTIVE!