|Booker T. Washington|
I think the reason we lost so much ground economically AFTER the Civil Rights movement is because we did not use our newfound freedoms properly. After we gained the right to sit anywhere we wanted to on public conveyances, stay in any hotel we could afford, etc… We focused on a campaign of “acceptance” from white people (maybe because they look like "Jesus"). Trying to get white people to stop lynching us long enough to serve us some coffee and become “equal” in their eyes for the sake of general acceptance into the white-assed American “mainstream.”
We marched and demonstrated to gain more opportunities for "equal" employment at all levels in “Corporate America.” Legislatures across the land made sure we got some "Affirmative Action." Corporations hired us and we became Vice-Presidents in charge of Community Relations, and Assistant Directors of Diversity and Senior Managers of Minority Affairs. White folks gave us corporate business cards WITH OUR NAMES ON THEM. Got to eat cake at corporate luncheons. (Have you ever noticed how much white folks enjoy watching a bunch of niggers eat cake? I don't eat watermelon or fried chicken around white folks. Period... Put your camera away motherfucker) We became able to live next to white people without getting a cross burned on our front lawns.
Talk about progress!
Our focus should have been on Black economics, entrepreneurship, ownership of the Black community, the building of a national intellectual infrastructure, and Black educational alliances of all types. No – I am not a “Black Nationalist” that hates this country, or thinks that we should “build a separate nation” – hell no. We blood and sweat and slavery built this, and because we built this – we have a solid and irrefutable stake HERE.
But after the abolition of Jim Crow - we became more concerned with being “accepted” rather than using our energies and creativity to become competitive with the white man (like the way Jewish and Asian Americans have become). Because we continue to mis-handle our freedoms and rights - we are where we are. And this “plight-filled” position is where we will remain until we wake-up to what we really need to do.
We have closed the book on the wisdom of Booker T. Washington (research him please). He was one of the slickest Black men ever born. Because of the times he lived in, he attempted to talk and teach us into an independent prosperity on the down-low. He wanted us to understand that the business of America is business. Not a job. Not "Affirmative Action." Acceptance in a capitalist society comes with competitiveness.
The killer part about Booker T. Washington was that he tricked white people into paying for our education - while pretending he was on "their" side. The biggest okie-doke was his Atlanta Compromise Speech. That was pure politics. He was telling white folks exactly what they wanted to hear - while at the same time prodding them to change some of their more egregious attitudes and actions, so as to protect and promote their own self-interests (yuk-yuk). He smiled - and they clapped. He was hoping that we [Black folks] would pick-up on what he was really doing.
He walked away from that speech with white folks making pledges to give him even more money... Slick.
W.E.B. DuBois, along with many other Black contemporaries of Washington's, did not understand that Washington was not actually a "compromiser" - he was a "player." And the white folks that dealt with him got "schmoozed" and "analyzed" and "played." From Washington's contemporaries, all the way to present-day Black Nationalists (and myself for a time, I must admit), we all unfairly and mistakenly looked upon his finely calculated persuasive methods as "accomodationism"
at best, or "Uncle Tomism" at worst.
We must also consider the fact that white folks' racial sensitivities at the time were too hot, too retarded, and too homicidally inclined (you know - like Sarah Palin and her constipated hoard of Tea Partyers) to be raised too high or too fast. He himself could not be seen as "uppity" or be seen as someone attempting to raise a multitude of "uppity niggers."
The image he wanted to project was to be a teacher of skills so that the Negro would be more useful to the white man . Without that projection - he likely would have been lynched, and the Tuskegee Institute would definitely have been destroyed. Therefore, he had to "appear" to be agreeable with nasty "Jim Crow" conditions while he was teaching us the basics for the future development of Black economic power.
Our American history demanded that we create a parallel economic, investment and educational system (just like we did in Tulsa Oklahoma). We [Blacks] had more real business going on during the worst periods of the Jim Crow era than we do now. And we did it without marching.
Insurance companies, banks, bus companies - you name it... Produced several millionaires too. Through BUSINESS - not sports or entertainment.
At one time, most Black people had a very high regard and hunger for education. Now, we occupy our precious time with more important stuff - like Beyonce’s new hairstyle, what the NBA finals are looking like, who's fucking who at church, and who got shot at Pookie's party last night. Or, we are feeding the learning center of our collective brains with the banging dead-endedness of hip-hop (some of the worst hip-hop offenders – like that bastard Lil’Wayne have college educations!?).
“Education? What for? All you need is a blunt, a bitch, and a AK-47!!!”
Or – we have the Sharpton’s and the Jesse’s of our race marching us down another dead end (“We need jobs!!!”). "Up with hope - down with dope!!!" What?!! (Niggers can march their asses off.) And what the fuck is an "Economic Justice?" How is it that we can always find resources to open churches, but we refuse to have a clue when it comes to opening a business. We have "food deserts" in Black communities because WE don't open and operate food stores (no "church deserts" though).
Isn't it strange how ALL of the so-called "food deserts" are always located in the areas where Jesus is praised in the most exalted ways and the most often? Always where there is an over-abundance of churches? Always where every other nigger is a "minister?" You know - all the places where so many of the fucking "blessed and highly favored" live.
It is almost psychotic in how WE build so many churches that we
now have a vast, nationwide block-after-block "overflow" of these facilities in our communities. But at the same time, we create very few [Black-owned] businesses. What is it about Black people that we prefer to work for the children of the lyncher and discriminator, instead of for ourselves?
When its time for us to FEED ourselves - someone else is always expected to "come-in" and do that - in the name of "equal access" and "providing jobs" and "investing in under-developed communities." Hell - niggers don't even "invest" in their community (that's why it's under-developed), but we expect everybody else to. That's some crazy shit - ain't it? We can always find a way to build a church though - and feed, employ and prosper a clergyman - but we cannot find a way to build stores to feed, employ and prosper our own children - like others do.
I don't get this.
No "food deserts" in Chinatown, and hey - no "food deserts" in Latino communities either. And they say the Latinos are more broke than the niggers are. Are they? Well, they [Latinos] might be more broke - but they sure have enough sense as men, to make sure that "access" to FOOD and other necessities are available in their communities - without some other community (whites and Asians) "coming-in" to do it for them.
As far as "jobs" are concerned, is working for whites a short-term "Economic Justice?" Or is it long-term "Economic Suicide?"
It would seem that after the superfuck we received through the history
of White Christian America that Blacks would be the most independent, entrepreneurial, well-educated, cohesive, politically astute and atheistic minority in this country. 400 years of slavery and shitty treatment and you still prefer a white man being your BOSS? You still prefer to live next door to white folks? You still praising the motherfucking name of Jesus?
There is truly something wrong with us.
Young white men and Asians are moving billions of dollars around the world per day - per second, with a click of a mouse or a single phone call. Many of them are being well-compensated in tens, and in some cases hundreds of millions of dollars per year. But the "Civil Rights" clergy are always maneuvering us into dead situations where our Black asses are picking-up sticks at a construction site; or serving-up some fast-food slop to a lunchtime queue of gum-popping, phone-texting knukleheads; or
shoveling shit behind some white bastard's freeze-dried fart factory.
They give us nothing different to set our minds to.
Reverend Jesse's and Reverend Al's children are all college educated. They don't shovel shit, and they don't wear their pants under their asses either. Why hasn't "systemic and institutional racism" deterred THEM from getting an education? Has anyone ever asked how they were able to overcome the "systemic and institutional racism" obstacle? We now live in a worldwide "knowledge economy" Black folks. Crack open a business magazine sometime - the "nerds" are the ones making the billions.
Those same business magazines tell the whole world that "The niggers have 900 billion dollars in annual income they can't wait to get rid of!!!"
New immigrants land here, learn how to drive, learn how to say "nigger" properly, plan, save their money and then open businesses in the Black community - so THEY can get as much of those billions as possible.
That's CAPITALISM! Black folks...
TV cameras roll - as the nigger clergy rail and hyperventilate on podiums across the nation, about "Economic Justice" and "Economic Violence" and "Economic Parity" and "Economic Bullshit" and "Economic...Wtf?"
The power structure responds to the noise - and "sets aside" certain jobs for us - so we can shut the fuck up and shovel another 900 billion dollars worth of shit. The immigrants are making more money off us than they know what to do with... The clergy is making more money off us than they know what to do with... And the nerds sip expensive cocktails and laugh at the niggers on TV while they are clocking $10,000 per hour.
Now – if Black churches were really sincere about actual progress for Black people – they could preach about the importance of establishing Black businesses, and the importance of patronizing Black businesses (one of the reasons Latinos will eventually trump us economically, is that Latinos have no problem patronizing Latino businesses). Those churches could make clear the reasons why we should own our neighborhoods, and help young people to see the pursuit of education as a life priority.
But of course - that will never happen. One of the main functions of the Black Church is to keep Black people economically subservient to white people, and to always have us in a tied-up, confused, childlike state.
Black clergymen are supported by the power structure (believe it)
to keep us Black people deprived, disorganized, in check, and working hard against ourselves. Intellectual development, study of economics and business competitiveness is regarded as un-godly and greedy.
You should be a sheep in somebody's flock.
Poverty should be alleviated through "salvation" - your sanctified and avowed obedience to "The Word of God." Didn't you know that?
"And the meek shall inherit the earth - Right..? KISS MY ASS."
Clergymen have niggers looking up at clouds and shit, shouting, praising, and "seeking" a non-existent "Lord," while the rest of the world is running past us - seeking new markets to capitalize and make money on.
They have us proactively angry about the possibility of gays getting married (And that's incredible - if you consider how much "fornicating" is going-on within the Black Christian community and the very low number of Black folks that actually do get married despite the very high number of children that are produced. But it may be that Black folks are opposed, not just to gay marriage, but to marriage - maybe that's whats up.), instead of being proactively angry about the high amount of crime that goes on in our neighborhoods. Think about how off-track that is - these trick motherfuckers have us actually believing that stopping marriage has a higher priority than stopping murder...
I sometimes act as a referral source for several leasing agents of commercial properties for a fee. I once received information about a well-located commercial property (in the Black community) with parking that was available for sale or lease that could also be divided. When I released the information about this property onto my networks – these were some of the responses I got:
1. Arab – wanted to open a grocery store.
2. Korean – wanted to open a beauty supply.
3. Greek – wanted to open a fruit market.
4. Black – wanted to open a church.
5. Korean – wanted to open a dry-cleaners with plant.
6. Indian – wanted to open a Dunkin Donuts.
7. Black – wanted to open a Christian Outreach center.
8. Black – wanted to open a church.
9. Pakistani – wanted to open a Seven-11.
10. Black – wanted to open a church.
We got the best deal from No.9 – it closed as a lease/sale. The contract goes into sale mode after a three-year lease period. The lessee ended up building-out the excess space to be sub-leased to other businesses. I got a lot more responses than these ten cited, wanting to utilize the property for various commercial purposes. But EVERY response I got from one
of our [Black] folks – they wanted the property to use as a church, or something Christian-related. Never a business. We Black folks seem to have a “church-only” focus that just turns my stomach.
That's why we are so fucked-up.
The next time you [Black person] walk into another $3,000,000 a year gross revenue, hole-in-the-wall Korean-owned beauty supply store, that is located smack in the middle of your neighborhood; and after you are followed around like a criminal while you are trying to shop for your "hair jam" and "doo rags;" and when you walk up to the counter to pay for your goods - and the Korean gives you a dry-assed look, like you've just been released from prison; and snatches your money off the counter, like you borrowed it and took a long time to pay him back; and he does not want to touch your hand when he gives you change - like you're some kind of walking biohazard; and shoves your bag of purchases at you - like you're a stupid bitch; and damn near tells you to get the fuck out his store...
I want you to think about everything I said in this post.