Maurice Bishop speaks on the rights and status of women under the New Jewels Movement, relations with Cuba, and Caribbean unity.
Accepting what you’ve been told by any authority, believing what you’ve been told to believe, thinking what you been told to think, living life within the parameters that the rulers have established; is such a waste of your magnificent mind. It is such a waste of your evolutionary potential. It is such a misuse of the limited time you have in this realm of existence.
Question, dissect, and critique every goddamn thing!
Challenge every authority; legal, political, academic, parental, and especially religious authority.
Attack the sources of unjust power & give your undying loyalty to the powerless and oppressed.
Live a life that you’ve been told you can’t or shouldn’t live.
Resist & Rebel!
Fight the system & its institutions like your life, & the lives of your descendents depended on it….because they do. Literally.
As a child of a teen mother, who was raised by his grandmother; I say fuck this bullshit, these bullshit elitist ads.
If Black people waited for ideal conditions to have children, we would have died out during the decades of our ancestors enslavement. We have always make a way for our babies no matter the cost. We understood, culturally and instinctively, that all our babies belong to all of us, we shared time, labor, and resources to bring up all children. We also understood that our reproduction was an act of defiance to our oppressors and an honor to our ancestors.
Now these capitalistic, parasitic, muthafuckas got us totally infested with their sick value system. Putting a price tag on our children’s lives. We now treat our children; like college degrees, or nice cars, or lavish homes, they are just status symbols that we can parade around with.
Our oppressors control the economy, they determine who is worthy of a job, and how much those jobs will pay. So, if you stake your reproduction on your earnings; your are turning you very reproduction over to a people who have a consistent history of racism, genocide, and exploitation!
Fuck money, look how many rich kids grow up to be sick parasites. What about these corrupt politicians, CEOs, and clergy men; what’s makes them more worthy of reproduction then poor people?
Instead of creating a society that has a place for all children, that supports all mothers, that properly distributes the wealth and resources to all citizens, we simply try to demonize the reproduction of the young and the poor!
This campagin is not an effort to improve the lives of teens, they fund these ads as they strip money from schools and other social programs. This is war propaganda, it is a psychological attack againts an alrealy battered population. We must retaliate by uniting, rebuilding our (pre-integration) community structures; and advancing the larger Revolutionary Pan-Africanist Liberation Struggle.
ONE MAN’S TERRORIST…
Civil Rights vs. Revolutionary Rebellion
“Within systems of genocide and oppression, those who resist always have a higher survivability rate than those who submit.”
When Africans were in a state of open rebellion against colonization, Jim Crow segregation, and openly racist institutional structures; we had lower rates of violence, homicides, and incarceration with in our communities.
We were told by the US government that; if we abandoned our Revolutionary aspirations, rejected militant organizations, embraced integration/assimilation, and allowed the legal and political process to work on our behave, we’d have less violence, less incarceration, less poverty, and more prosperity…..none of it was true.
Black people didn’t gain a damn thing from this political system through non-violence, marching, praying, or appealing to the morality of White people; the government only made concessions when we began to disrupt the economy of the state though longstanding boycotts, urban riots which brought America’s industrial centers to a standstill, by linking with international guerrilla moments that also fought against capitalist imperialism, and by carrying out planned and controlled acts of sabotage and violence directed towards elite and government institutions.
The very moment we abandoned the African World Revolution, for the Civil Rights Movement, was the very moment we became a non-factor in US politics and within the US economy. That is when the US government began its policy of divestment in the inner-cities, the replacement of suppressed Black labor with suppressed immigrant labor (in agriculture & unskilled/semi-skilled jobs),the mass influx of drugs and weapons into Black communities, and the mass criminalization and incarceration of Black youth.
The myth that we gained freedom (which we never did), through non-violence has retarded our progress over the last half century. We, as a people need a radical change in strategy and tactics. We need to review the history of our more recent struggle, and develop a more functional and honest critique. We need to accept that it was a fatal mistake to trade Revolution for Rights; and correct that error.
(Note: It is not my intent to demean or ignore the bravery and sacrifices of our ancestors who fought for integration. However, we don’t any our ancestors by ignoring or repeating their mistakes. We have the same goals as our ancestors, even if we employ different methods.)
Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías
28 July 1954 – 05 Mar 2013
An enemy of Capitalism is an ally to all men.
On this day in 1770, Cripus Attucks was the first person to die for American Independence. Thus starting the long and shameful tradition of Black folks (in the US) dying for White causes while refusing to shed blood for their own people’s interest and liberty.
I’m starting the intense study, recognition, and celebration of African history this month, up to January of next year. I’ll reserve the superficial review of European history for February.