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AS THE PROPHECIES FROM GOD’S PEOPLE COME DOWN MANY SIT FOOLISHLY AND DO NOT LISTEN.
Many of these same people seek comfort in the ungodly and for some strange reason believe that they can destroy, suppress and restrain the work of the messengers of God. Therefore we constantly pray for the enemies of God and God’s people. May Almighty God have mercy on a Hell-Bent unrepentant soul, body and Spirit?
Writers Note: The FreedomJournal would like to make several points clear to our readers. When we note the existence of perfidious sycophants, and seditious elements in the Black community, we are identifying some of the greatest problems we face as a people.
We are not complaining about disagreements between our philosophy and those of foolish apostates. Basically these people have no philosophy. The enemies of Black people by their nature disagree with us and denounce Freedom, Justice and Equality for Black people.
Therefore, we will Never Apologize for identifying our enemies and the enemies of Black people.
Sadly one of the greatest tricks of the actors of tyranny has been to deceive Black people into thinking that adversaries are friends.
Carl A. Patton, Writing for the FreedomJournal, February 23, 2000.
SOME NOTES ON BLACK HISTORY
Part 2: The Attack on
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
The attack on Afro-Centric scholars is an attack on independent thinking. Independent thinkers are Truth-Seekers. Truth-Seekers pursue the attributes of God that are found in Truth. Those that are Black that pursue Truth are noted as natural Afro-Centric scholars. Thus one cannot be a Truth- Seeker and not be an Afro-Centric thinker.
The FreedomJournal therefore argues
that the fusion of Truth, culture and independent thinking are the necessary
ingredients for the creation of Afro-Centric philosophy. We also reveal that
these elements are more important than so-called formal educational training.
The biased, prejudiced and sold-out Black intellectual community and their
supporters have often rejected some of our greatest scholars and thinkers.
We lift up Frederick Douglass, Marcus
Garvey, J.A. Rogers, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and Malcolm X. The
independent thinkers in the Black community are deeply indebted to these great
Black men who set many precedents for Afro-Centric philosophy. They are also
leading examples for the absence of Euro-Centric brainwashing that occurs in
most educational institutions in America and the world.
Carter G. Woodson was an independent
thinker who escaped the confusion of mis-education in the
American educational system. As one of our greatest thinkers Professor Woodson
in his research, "The Mis-Education of the Negro,” gives us a workable
framework for making an analysis of the various questions and concerns
associated with the intellectual homicide of Black people. Here Woodson asks a
very important question:
"Why haven't the friends of
truth and the promoters of freedom risen up against the propaganda in the
schools and crushed it?"
The FreedomJournal also asks several
questions: Who are the great friends of Black people? Who have always been in
the midst of Black Causes? Who are the people that have always sought to
finance many Black Causes? Why have these people always had a special interest
in education? Have any of these people ever financed any Black economic
development? The attack on Afro-Centric scholars is given further clarity as we
continue to look at selected statements made by Professor Woodson.
"The education of the Negro has
always been in the hands of those that enslaved him and their agents or
In Chapter 4: "Education Under Outside Control," on page 28, Woodson answers the question raised earlier.
"Blacks who are trained under
racism in institutions that do not protest are cowards, and in life will
continue as slaves in spite of their nominal emancipation."
We are eternally grateful to
Professor Woodson for his sharp analysis of the crisis of Black education.
Writing early in the last century Professor Woodson has noted the historical
development of mis-education of Black people. Professor Woodson also because of
his great wisdom has also laid out a framework of analysis of mis-education
that extends from his day to the year 2000.
As the cards continue to be stacked
against the Afro-Centric independent thinker a stark reality is revealed.
Afro-Centric thinkers are historians. Therefore, they have a responsibility to
record history. Thus, the greatest attack on Afro-Centric scholars comes from
the attempts to Censor and Ban their writings. Again Professor Woodson reveals
a very important point.
"The Negro author is doomed to failure. He can neither
find a publisher nor a reader; and his story remains untold."
Therefore the few that slip through
are not allowed any platform. From all indications very few slip through,
because the system is very rigid. More clarity about the rigid system is found
in the following statement by Professor Woodson:
"The Negro must be kept in his
place. The teaching of history had a political significance after the Civil
War. The opponents of freedom and social justice decided to work out a program
which would enslave the Negroes mind."
From most accounts this system has
been very successful. In America the few Afro-Centric scholars make on-going
attempts to educate and inform Black people about the realities of the Black
experience. Meanwhile Black Colleges and Universities are filled with
programmed Black intellectual puppets that carry on a campaign of intellectual
genocide. The predominant White institutions are no exception. At these institutions
we find some of the worst so-called Black intellectuals that make a mockery of
Afro-Centric philosophy. In many of these institutions you also find various
Europeans claiming to be authorities on Black history.
Why is there a great emphasis on
keeping Black people dumb, stupid and blind? Why are such elaborate methods and
tactics used to continue the enslavement of Black people? Why have Black people
allowed their mental enslavement? For the record the Afro-Centric scholar is
under attack by his own people. It is for sure that the mental enslavement of
Black people has been very successful. Thus
we see family members attacking siblings because they stand for Truth and
me Black man, Black woman, how can you be raised in the same household with a
brother or sister and turn on them because they don't accept the Euro-Centric
world view. Let it
be written Black people cannot adopt a Euro-Centric world view. Simply, because
they are not Europeans. So when Blacks deny their own culture and heritage,
they strip themselves naked. Thus, a man or woman without culture has no place
in the natural order of the world. Thus, they latch onto materialism, symbolism
and fantasy. A Black man can never be a White man. It is also impossible to
become assimilated into a dominant culture, unless measures of genocide are
However, you can become a "Water
Boy" for Euro-Centric beliefs. Are your dreams confident reminders of your
proud heritage are do you dream the impossible dream?
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