Blast From The Past:
OK America, here is the simple definition of truth that cannot be disputed:
- the real facts about something
- the things that are true
- the quality or state of being true
- a statement or idea that is true or accepted as true
Most human beings on this earth whether black, white, yellow, red or brown have a very difficult time recognizing and facing the truth, let alone living up to it.
Because even though the truth is a thing of beauty, it can be very challenging to face and embrace. It has definite advantages to the one's practicing it but can also cause much pain and discomfort because it usually requires dramatic change. Most people sense this as an intrusion upon their comfort level and don't even try.
So many settles for an easier and softer version of the truth which if you really think about it can no longer remain the truth but must be called for what it is, by another name. This easier and softer version is called a lie which is the opposite of the truth. There isn't a middle ground, it's either the truth or it's a lie.
Now we will put this very simple and indisputable formula of truth to the test in regards to blacks and whites in America.
The important events that happened on this earth before America was even born are very important to take into consideration. Simply put, Europeans were more advanced in learning than Africans. That's the truth.
It wasn't because Europeans were born inherently smarter or had special gifts that Africans didn't, it was because of certain conditions in the world which most notably was the humongous roadblock in Nothern Africa named the Sahara Desert which made it difficult to travel and share in the learning and technological discoveries the Europeans and Asian peoples were enjoying. Africans were trapped in time while the rest of the world moved forward.
When intelligent whites and other races of peoples encountered the Africans their first instinct wasn't one of compassion to help but was to steal, ravage and dominate which they easily did and in the process almost completely ruined the continent. Great Britain took first prize in this ruthless pillaging and destruction. Religion also played a huge role in their behavior because they felt they were doing God's will in bringing Africans to various countries as slaves whom they considered pagans.
Some whites and Arabs would enter Africa on the pretense of converting these African pagans to Christianity or Islam but the result would always end up the same with Africans getting the short end of the stick enduring much pain and suffering.
Even before America was born the British sent thousand of these lowly Africans to the colonies to work because this meant more money for the Royal Crown from the fruits of their black labor. Some of the colonists felt it was wrong to treat human beings this way and began movements to stop it. But the British felt since they were more intelligent they could treat these people anyway they pleased with God's backing as long as they also attempt in converting them to Christianity. They referred to themselves as illuminators of the world.
America had started as an idea by the colonist and was now on its way in becoming a full blown reality. Just think about it for a moment! This had to be a very exciting time for mankind who was now at a new frontier with the hope of creating and possessing their own wealth as long as they worked hard to achieve it.
No longer would they toil for a greedy monarchy or a just as greedy Catholic church who made the people pay mandatory tithe payments but instead would be able to deposit their hard earned cash into their own bank accounts. How exciting! Man was on his way in becoming a free moral agent.
In America's beginning the Native Americans would gather at a distance to mock and laugh at the early settlers when they began building houses and acquiring their own land and thought they were crazy. The Natives felt this wasn't necessary and the land should be shared. This was a new concept for the world of owning your own property.
The sky was the limit for America success. Now let's be totally honest. Do you think whites of that day wanted to share this wonderful new hope of prosperity with unintelligent blacks they considered pagans and savages? No, they did not and fought tooth and nail against ones who even suggested they should.
During the Revolutionary War, blacks were promised freedom if they fought for America and this was probably one of the first lies told to blacks because after the war most were forced back into slavery. This may have been the first test for what America really stood for and meant. George Washington knew about this injustice and did nothing.
How did Washington feel about the role blacks would play in America's gaining its independence from the Crown?
Washington wrote a letter to Colonel Henry Lee III (father of Civil War-era Confederate general Robert E. Lee) stating that success in the war would come to whatever side could arm the blacks the fastest.
Washington knew blacks were capable of learning because there were tons of intelligent free blacks of his day who were employed in every occupation the white immigrants were. He even personally met and had an audience with Phyliss Wheatley who was a famous black poetess. He failed to live up the TRUE meaning of what America was founded on and in doing so set the tone for future race relations between black and white Americans.
Can you see how the TRUE meaning of America was compromised at the very beginning?
It's my guess that this hypocrisy bothered Washington because he was a slaveowner himself with hundreds to work his plantation and he had to know from this day forward America could not be truly recognized as a land of freedom liberty and justice for all in the true sense of the word, because freedom liberty and justice doesn't have a color and is not only white as he sadly portrayed it to be.
It's sad to say but using our simple formula mentioned at the beginning of this article America has been living a lie only because of the one's controlling her but not because what our great country actually stands for. This was the beginning of white hypocrisy hiding behind the lofty principles of what our country was truly founded on. They made liberty, freedom, and justice a race issue. All men want to be free, that's a human right. Early settlers would have known this because they were all leaving oppressive rulerships in their own countries.
It's actually hard to admit these truths because we were taught throughout our school years about how great George Washington was and it's true he was a brilliant soldier but not a good representative of the truth. If he possessed the vision and foresight to recognize and honor the brave contributions of black soldiers in his day he would have without a doubt set the positive tone for race relations today in America.
Years later Abraham Lincoln did recognize blacks even though he didn't particularly like them or wanted association with them, but what set Abraham apart was he loved the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence and it's meaning more so than his personal prejudices. This is why today he is much more popular than Washington.
So a distinction has been created that must be recognized by all that America hasn't failed us and is not wrong. It's the unprincipled people who have governed her throughout the years that are wrong and have dirtied her name and perverted her purpose.
The truth of the matter is this is the foundation black and white relationships was founded on. Over the years by living behind the disguise of a true America, whites were able to build a humongous white power structure exclusively for themselves that still stands today. This power structure was illegally built with the help of slavery and later on Jim Crow laws which mean if you're white, you have a better chance in navigating this structure for American success. It's covertly not equal for other non-white Americans.
But there is one group of people who have fought these injustices and have been a constant thorn in the side of so-called Americans who have not governed our country properly. This group of AmazingBlacks have fought tooth and nail generally all alone against white hypocrisy from the beginning and have accomplished this non-violently and through the courts which are remarkable. Blacks forced these untruthful people to live up to the true meaning of what our country was founded on. This is why we have a better chance at American success today that all minorities can now partake in.
Who are true Americans?
Simple question and easy answer. Without a doubt love has always been the most powerful tool at mankinds disposal but we've always chosen hate which has resulted in countless sufferings and killings. Love would have accomplished the opposite. So as corny as it sounds
true Americans whether black or white are ones that treat their fellow Americans as brothers with love and respect and are at peace. Because if we truly believe in America we must truly believe we are all equal. It's impossible to hate your brother and be a true American at the same time.
A lie is impossible to stand forever and what America will experience is the falling apart of her. Untruthful Americans can sense this impending downfall. Various groups are demanding their freedom liberty and justice from America and are beginning to encroach on the privileged territory that has been taken for granted and enjoyed since the beginning of our country. It remains to be seen how this will be played out.