There are two main battlefronts to address when dealing with our disposition in the Black community, not just in America but in the entire African Diaspora. There is the system of White Supremacy, and then there is the fight we must have with ourselves as a people. I believe both of these battles must be understood in order to win the war. These two fronts have an order. Funny thing is, we’ve always put the system of Racism White Supremacy first and the struggles within our own communities second.
If you’re like me I’m sick and tired of having to always talk about Racism White Supremacy, mainly because it has mostly been used as a tool by myself and perhaps you as well to explain to those outside the Black Community that this system is very real and exists and to explain why things are they way they are from a historical context. We also discuss it to explain our own systematic demise and weaponry used by the enemy. There’s no need to explain to those who mean you harm the tools and methods they use to harm you (they already know what they use!). We primarily use Racism White Supremacy to explain to our own people about its existence so they may quickly learn to navigate themselves and then move on to the more important battlefront, and that is the battlefront within ourselves.
It’s time to blame self. We are in our current disposition and it’s all our fault. Yes, we have the chance, the opportunity, everything we need to get ourselves out of this mess without the help, need, or understanding of the rest of the world. You sir are unemployed and it’s because of you! You mam went to college and your brother did not because of YOUR family. We don’t need handouts, we don’t need sympathy, we don’t need your support, and we don’t need your fucking Grammys and Oscars! If you want to support our cause, then thank you, we appreciate it even. But it’s not a necessity.
I propose we change the order of the battlefronts and put MUCH more emphasis on blaming ourselves and fixing it. The voice the world should be hearing from us on the media is not, “hey look at all the damage White Supremacy is causing”, but rather seeing initiatives and programs about we ourselves fixing our own problems, taking care of each other and rising. We’ve been beating the odds all throughout history. Our children should never, EVER hear coming out of our mouths that we didn’t get this job, or win that award because the system of White Supremacy prevented us or held us down. Our wives should never hear similar things come out the mouth of her strong Black husband. That’s just WEAK! Real men stand up blame himself and resolve the issue with no excuses. When he gets home he only tells his wife he got it done and she responds of course you did.
We have African pride. We’re all leaders, inventors, creatives, philosophers, students, and teachers. We’re a magnet to the world around us. The world sticks to everything we touch and everything we create. We don’t need the Oscars or Grammys for validation, let’s just create our own and award our own, celebrate our own, reach the level of perfection on our standards and the rest of the world will follow us if they’d like which they’ve always have. Where do we start, how do we do it? Simple… unity. From unity, we have organization. From organization, we have planning and goals which brings forth fruitful achievements in economy and education as well as measureable progress. We need to work as a collective and things will get better. Blame self and let’s do it!