Hello ATS, it's been a few years since I've participated in the forums, lost my old account information (I had bronze contributor status back
then...). Haven't made an intro thread yet, or even an avatar, just wanted to jump in on this topic for a moment.
In my opinion, this is an example of "you made your bed, now sleep in it." 400 years of beating, torture, psychological distress and of course
slavery, and you expect things to be peachy now after roughly 50 years of improvement in the Black community?
If you think this is bad, thank your stars you massacred most of the American Indians, marginalized the rest and destroyed their culture, because
you'd have that to deal with too.
The process of making of a slave was dependent on methods of breaking pride, culture, and a man's natural tendency to protect the women and children.
The slave owner would tar and feather the strongest two males on the plantation, tie one up to two horses going in opposite directions until he was
torn asunder, and beating the other to within an inch of his life. In front of the assembled women and children.
What this did was create the "strong women/mother" archetype, while these women would train the young males to be subservient and ask no questions
as a survival tactic.
Families were sold off to different plantations, destroying the family as a unit.
These were real tactics, designed to have a lasting effect for 100+ years. Read about it here:
How to make a slave
See this movie, which makes Roots or Amistad look like a Disney special:
Goodbye Uncle Tom
Now, Madea runs' this house that white Jesus master (lol if Jesus was White, did being the son of God give him magic sunblock not to burn and peel in
the hot Middle Eastern climate?!) , and all the men are locked up, or not taking care of the kids.
As one of my favorite "scary"/(teller of uncomfortable truths) African men put it "It's the chickens coming home to roost" (Al-haaj Malik
Shabazz, aka Malcolm X).
You guy's would have had nothing to fear had you acted civilized in the first place. You destroy a culture and complain when others don't conform to
your (double) standards. You complain about women wearing veils in public eroding your nationalist pride, yet don't bat an eyelash when others are
forcibly ejected from their homelands, stripped of all morals and customs, and forced into servitude.
In Africa, martial arts are almost exclusively practiced with the feet as weapons, as hands are only to be used to create things, not destroy.
That's one example of a lost legacy that has had a huge impact on Africans in America.
And before I get a "why can't we all just be Americans" comment, the only "Americans" I know of are Native Indians, just because you can steal
something and rename it, doesn't mean it's yours or isn't a lie.
My point being, if you (Europeans in America) did not act viciously and savage to this group of people then, you would not be afraid now. Your guilt
either tears you apart inside, creating liberals, or incites a sort of White supremacist attitude creating "conservatives"
As a side note, this is coming from an outside observer, not White or Black, just calling it how I see it. This is how the world views you and your