Sunday, April 13, 2014

African Americans - An Indigenous People

1 of 3 -- African Americans are a peculiar people. We have been mixed with other races and tongues - by force, usually. We emerged with our own culture from the degradation of slavery and Jim Crow - a rich culture that positively impacts every other culture on the face of the earth. We have enriched everyone except ourselves. We identify with Africans everywhere, but we who were made in America are unique. It is time for us to be recognized as indigenous people because we were made in America.

2 of 3 -- Like indigenous people everywhere, we are exploited. It is time to claim our true identity and demand the rights of indigenous peoples. Separate from this corrupt, racist system where we are forever considered "the Negro problem" and can never get justice. We tried integration for over 50 years, and it has not and cannot work. For as long as we have been in this system, we have been USED and ABUSED. Our people are considered prison commodities. Our brightest are induced to turn against us and act as proxy racists. We cannot continue this way. Assimilation is not the way.

3 of 3 -- "Then I heard another voice from heaven say: "'Come out of her, my people'" (Revelation 18:4). We have sought acceptance when we should pursue separation, indigenous rights, reparations and property. God bless the child who has his own.

Mass Hypnosis
This is how we'll win the game
Let just a few live the dream
Marches, sit-ins all in vain
Make 'em think they overcame
Show 'em an empty Jim Crowe grave
Apologize for making 'em slaves
Rising tempers, we must tame
Make 'em think they overcame.
Let a few experience success
Toms come aboard and control the rest
Millions will be left in pain
But they'll think they overcame.
"Mass Hypnosis" - All rights reserved by Mary Neal, 11/13/10

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(Stalkers ran the stanzas of the poem together on my cellphone view, so I added the separation. Truth offends them.)

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