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Reply to "Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit"

Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher:
Originally Posted by EbonyRose:

The real damn shame is that he would even need to be more specific than that. 

THLF has never represented himself to be an economist, lawyer, engineer, surgeon, etc etc.  What he (and others in their respective areas) argue is the reasonableness of Black people thinking and acting and building in ways that puts service to each other's needs first.  


There's a big difference between acting in ways that will enrich yourself, and acting in ways that will benefit the community (not as after thought).


Many embraced the fantasy that success could be found in corporate America.  Black liberation and Black struggles for justice where just "excuses" for not getting in the game etc.   Now that the illusion is over..........there's a willingness to entertain the idea of Black self governance on a community level. 


Which also speaks to Yemaya's point about being reactionary.  It would be great if everyone could be convinced through sound augmentation of the need, importance and value of doing what has been suggested.  Unfortunately it is VERY difficult if/when you are wrapped up in a type of social reasoning that dismisses the idea of self governance out of hand.


As usual, M.C. ... I have no EARTHLY idea what what you said is supposed to mean ....


But let me be perfectly blunt/clear about what I meant by whatI said ....


In my opinion ... I think it's a DAMN SHAME that BLACK PEOPLE (would) NEED to be given an EXPLANATION as to what it means to .... or why it would/should/is necessary  ... to UNITE!! 


It's a simple, two-syllable, English-language word. 


And why BLACK PEOPLE can't/don't/won't "get it" .... is something WAY beyond pitiful and/or sad to me.