“Recall the phrase: Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free… if we are not free today, then we must not know the truth. The knowledge of truth threatens those who wish to imprison us, keep us imprisoned and keep us dominated” – Amos N. Wilson
The acceptance and the knowledge of the truth, the truth of who we are as Black/Afrikan people, the truth of our condition, the truth about our place in the society that has been constructed by our enemies, the truth about the desired outcome for Black/Afrikan people from the enemy’s plans (GENOCIDE), the truth about the tactics used by our enemies in order to achieve this outcome, as well as the willingness and ability to act on our knowledge, is one of the first and most important steps towards the liberation of Black/Afrikan people from under the system of racism/white supremacy. Our people must learn to unconditionally accept, and appreciate truth in all of its ugliness or beauty, if we have any hope of taking our enemies on and defeating this system of white supremacy for once and for all. And it is my assessment that without a complete and thorough understanding and total acceptance of the truth of our current precarious predicament as a race, the mental clarity and focus of what must be done for our liberation will forever be beyond our reach. So what exactly is the truth for Afrikan people?
“The definition of truth is, that which is or (conforms) to fact or reality. If what you believe in does not conform to a fact and what you believe in does not conform to reality, and is simply based on belief, then by definition it is not the truth” – N. Nkosi Mundari
It is not a new or shocking revelation to state that Black/Afrikan people have suffered overwhelming trauma here in “the hells and smells” of North America (as Dr. Khallid Muhammad would say). It is my observation that in the face of all of this trauma, Black/Afrikan people have developed many different mental defenses and coping mechanisms to deal with the pain of feeling trapped in a society that was built by us, but constructed to enslave us physically as well as mentally, to viciously and tortuously toy with us and then eventually exterminate us. So it only makes sense that Black/Afrikan people would have many different viewpoints on our oppression, as well as who we are, where we come from, our spirituality (which is extremely important for a naturally spiritual people such as ourselves), where we should be trying to go, where we should start first in terms of getting our liberation, kwk. There are however a few inescapable and inarguable truths that Black/Afrikan people simply cannot continue to run from If we are going to have any shot of emerging victorious in this life or death struggle for racial survival.
“We should always seek the highest truth or the best way in everything we do. It is the way of a true warrior to always follow truth wherever it may lead” – N. Nkosi Mundari
In my view, one of the greatest obstacles to our survival as a people is our inability or refusal to draw iron clad conclusions, based on our observations of the world in which we live, the facts that we uncover based on our observations and making use of logic to draw the conclusions based on our observations and facts. Black people have been discouraged and taught not to draw conclusions about our current condition and face the raw, ugly truth unfiltered, for a few reasons. One is that if Black/Afrikan people were taught to be logical thinkers, come to real conclusions about our condition and act on those conclusions, it would upset and disrupt the odd level of comfort that both the victims (Black/Afrikan people) and beneficiaries (whites and other non-Blacks) have settled into under the system of racism/white supremacy. It would also theoretically propel our people into action, which is something that many people, both white and Black do not want. It would also go directly against the illogical programming that has been so crucial to keeping us mentally in an enslaved position (“fight hate with love”, “put your faith in Jesus and be rewarded in the afterlife”, “its not a racial struggle, it’s a class struggle”, kwk), that many of our people were forced to accept, but many others unquestioningly accepted simply because we want it to be true.
To paraphrase the great psychologist Bobby E. Wright, there is no more dangerous pathology than to believe something simply because you want it to be true. I’d like to extend that to say that there is also no more dangerous pathology than to not believe something simply because you don’t want it to be true. This leads to the most important truth that I believe needs to be internalized for our people. This truth is not anything new or groundbreaking in any way, as it has been repeated incessantly by great Black people throughout the years, such as the hon. Elijah Muhammad, the hon. Marcus Garvey, and Malcolm X. But due to our weakened position here in amerikkka, as well as some of our desire to be accepted, it is a truth that nowadays is either presented with qualifiers or outright denied. That truth is that the entire white race is the natural mortal enemy of the Black race, and this will NEVER change. And each and every white person, and that includes Mike that you talk about the game with on Mondays at your job, or Susan who bakes and brings in oatmeal raisin cookies for everyone, is complicit and has a vested interest in upholding the system of racism/white supremacy.
“The necessary re-education of Blacks and a possible solution of racial crisis begin, strangely enough, only when Blacks fully realize this central fact in their lives: the white man is their bitter enemy” – Dr. Chancellor Williams
Now does that mean that every single white person that you encounter is a klan member, a nazi tattoo sporting thug, or a fire breathing, “n-word” spewing type of racist caricature that is used in popular media to characterize what a white supremacist is? Of course not. In fact, I would argue that the system of white supremacy would not survive if the practitioners of the system only presented themselves in this way. It is the football talking, friendly white guy, or the seemingly nice, cookie baking old lady that are the main and most effective practitioners of white supremacy, because they keep Black people in a deep, comfortable sleep. And the presence of these types is one of the reasons why when this truth is presented to Black people, many Black people feel the need to add qualifiers (not all of them!!), or just flat out deny this truth. Although these people may not explicitly hate Black people per se, they absolutely want to continue to reap the benefits of systematic racism/white supremacy, and want their children and grandchildren to reap those benefits as well. Our mistake is trying to personalize the system and our relationship with our enemies, and it is rarely personal. It just comes down to the fact that Blacks and whites are enemy races, and will forever have an adversarial relationship, and whites will always side with their own and will starve us and our children to make sure that they eat. It is the natural order, and it is time for our people to come to grips with this.
Brother Osei, 21st Century Race Man
Brother Osei, 21st Century Race Man