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Black History Is Open For Manipulation

Black History

History is written by the victor. So says the Latin proverb. And if the current relationship between the black community and the white community is measured in terms of financial success, history is written by the white dominant corporate culture mindset. This is probably why a lot of people have been duped into learning history in a vacuum void of any real perspective from the African American.

The way the subject of American history is taught in schools the contributions of the African American community have been minimized to points of insignificance. Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Marcus Garvey, Nat Turner, all these people who worked for the betterment of the black community have been marginalized into footnotes in the pages of American history. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks have been remembered. But these days people are more apt to argue that Dr. King, who fought against the war and preached the need for peace not just on a local perspective but on a global scale as well, would want military jet fighters flown over his memorial celebration. Rosa Parks’ body lied in state in a beautiful marble rotunda in Washington, D.C with notables like Trent Lott, the bastion of white privilege and black subjugation in America, paying respects. In death she lied in state while she lived in the black community on the verge of poverty. Coretta Scott King was honored with a visit from the President of the United States at her funeral. This is the same President who turned his back on the black community when they needed him most. Trent Lott and George Bush are so moved by the history of these black community icons to pay their respects at the celebration of their deaths. But true history shows that these icons of the white community really could not have cared less.

One aspect of black history that is less likely to be manipulated away is the fact that the black community has never been a financial equal to the dominant community. True there have been some serious strides made by a handful of black people. But the number of black millionaires or billionaires pales in comparison to the number of white people who have reached such financial success. And the last thing that many of these black well to dos would want to do is to affiliate themselves with the common folk from the black community. As more black people become more financially capable more black people become assimilated as racially generic people and part of the dominant corporate culture. Essentially they are more apt to become part of the problem and more supportive of other black people who are looking to assimilate and stop being black. So the wealth and income of these people is not an attribute to the black community.

So without the financial resources to mount a defense or a propaganda campaign, the black community exists at the whims of the dominant community that controls nearly everything. There was a time when the only weapon that the black community had at its disposal was the unity in the black community. But thanks to the success of the black community and the freedom gained for black people to live wherever they could afford, the people in the black community who lived together and depended on each other began to scatter themselves into other places and depend on their new social circles. Divide and conquer. People who are now trying to fit in this new social atmosphere are putting themselves and their family into a situation where they are increasing the opportunity of being assimilated. Once these people are on the path of assimilation they become the type of formerly black people who evolve to a point of non-blackness and then turn around and say that the people in the old black community with old black perspectives are now the problem. The history and the reality of the black community changes because someone is willing to let their personal objectives influence their perception of reality. This altered reality combined with the rather minimal appreciation for accurate black history leaves black history at a point where it is now open to manipulation.

As an example of this phenomenon the other day I read some white guy’s interpretation of history that all the new televangelist with these huge mega million dollar churches learned to preach for profit from Martin Luther King, Sr. Mr. King was the became the spiritual leader of Ebenezer Baptist Church in March 1931. With the country in the midst of the Great Depression, church finances were struggling. But Mr. King organized membership and fundraising drives that restored the church to financial health. By 1934, Mr. King had become a widely respected leader of the local church and remained the pastor for four decades. He also broadcasted on WAEC radio station in Atlanta. And this is why people like Joyce Meyers, T.D. Jakes, Jim and Tammy Faye Baker, Creflo Dollar, Juanita Bynum, and many more learned their despicable manipulative behavior. Sad thing is a lot of people are more than ready to buy into this manipulation of facts and history. The manipulation of black history is easy. All it takes is people willing to manipulate it and people who are willing to forget it or to never know it in the first place.

Monday, December 17, 2007 - Posted by | African Americans, Black Community, Black Culture, Black History, Black People, Life, Racism, Thoughts, White Privilege

4 Comments »

  1. I think the reason black history is basically overlooked is it’s clash with Christianity.We as black people(whites,latins also) have been duped and sub-consciously inferiorized.We believe that after leaving this world completely controlled and orchastrated by the white supremist social stucture,that we go to the next world forever contolled by a white Christ and logically thinking his White father.If you are Black and you beleive this,(as it has been imposed on all young black mind before they ever decide wether they believe this or not)we mentally can be nothing.First and foremost we must reverse the whitewash,and arabazation of Egypt.(Kem or Black land)We have been mislead thru biblical interpretation that we were the enemies of God Almighty.When the bible speaks of Egypt it is referring to the intire black race.These were the creators of thought,writing,philosiphy,math,belief in one God,and the creation of all other races.The last is the main reason we will not explore Black History.The alphabet is actually not Roman but religious derived from hyroglyphics The capitals letters representing heavenly symbols and the small representing earthly.So you see your plight our history,Black History is hidden in the very language and thought we use!

    Comment by Patrick motton | Monday, December 17, 2007 | Reply

  2. If you’re going to talk about the rape and manipulation of history then afro-centric African Americans are currently more to blame than perhaps any other group on Earth.
    Their theories are based on absurdly weak evidence, have been shown to be ridiculous and are not taken seriously by any scholar in any country on any continent. They are only taken seriously by the very small group of African AMERICANS whom the theories originated from. To everyone else they are a joke. To the entire historical communtiy they are a joke.
    But some of these black Americans have created their own little ideological bubbles of insanity and the whole thing reeks of religious hysteria and fascism.
    It’s almost funny really. Once again the Jews end up taking the heat!!!

    Comment by CoyoteJaw | Thursday, June 12, 2008 | Reply

  3. Thanks for the feedback CoyoteJaw,

    But there is plenty of blame to go around. You say that, potentially, the afro-centric African American is currently more to blame than any other group on Earth for the manipulation of the black community. Do you have any evidence to support your theory? What is your evidence to support the fact that the afro-centric African is so influential? If I may paraphrase, you say yourself that the afro-centric African American appeals only to like minded people. So it would be safe to assume that their influence would be rather small and limited. Everyone else finds these people a joke. So how can they be the source of so much manipulation and influence? Maybe your theory could be taken a little more seriously if more thought was applied.

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Thursday, June 12, 2008 | Reply

  4. BrotherP,

    Great answer to CoyoteJaw! How ignorant people can be. They write these things that doesn’t make any sense. You are absolutely correct, if the afro-centric African only appeals to like minded folks and the rest of the historical world sees them as a joke then how indeed are they influencing people.

    Also, what are these afro-centric people saying that is a joke or too ridiculous for the rest of the world they are supposedly influencing? Why don’t you tell us that CoyoteJaw? Also, is it your assertion that these afro-centric people are writing a bunch of history texts that end up in schools? As this would be the only way they could influence a bunch of people with their “insanity”?

    Also, is the reason that what they say is so disturbing to people because it goes against everything that the dominant culture would have us believe about history? Anyway, why would I think that I could get an honest account of everything that has happened from a bunch of people who don’t have my or people like myself interests at heart. The only thing they have at heart is preserving white domination no matter what lies need to be told in order to fill the bill.

    If I am wrong about this then explain to me how many European looking people were mixing it up in Northern Africa or Palestine back during the biblical days so that people such as Jesus, Moses and whoever from the bible would have these blue eyes or blond hair? That my friend is just one such fallacy that you and silly people like you will pass off as historical facts.

    Thanks

    Comment by theblacksentinel | Thursday, June 12, 2008 | Reply


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