At this point I feel that it is time for me add the third (probably the final) installment of my series of threads exclusively discussing the real economic state of Black America. The first two threads "The REAL economic of Black America" http://africanamerica.org/eve/...213/m/6541034384/p/1 and "T.R.E.S.O.B.A. part deux" http://africanamerica.org/eve/...60213/m/92210882/p/1 opened up this issue and hopefully helped those who I was trying to reach to view our situation in a whole new way. I knew that this topic would inspire a lot of emotion because it challenged a lot of beliefs that Blacks hold dear...such as how it relates to the way we view our "progress" here as a people. To many Blacks the only way we can be viable as a people is by working through and within the confines of the current socioeconomic construct that we find ourselves in. Many would argue that working within this construct is the most prudent course of action since after all the white dominated society permeates every level of our socioeconomic existence in this country. So to many this status quo seems normal and natural even...they don't even view white racism as an artificial carefully crafted facade (which is all it really is) but as an unalterable reality in which we will forever have to work within the "rules" of. It's similar to if someone was born and raised in a town where the air and water was polluted and they never lived or visited any place else...their concept of what air and water is would be based on their experience with the polluted version of it.
This is what the mentality is like for many Blacks in this country as it relates to our existence here...we equate living within a white dominated society to being as natural and inescapable as the people in the polluted town example. The people in the aforementioned town would argue that their very existence depended on breathing that air and drinking that water...the pollution from their point of view would be just a "natural" thing that they have to deal with in order to receive the life preserving benefits of the air and water. This is the same logically flawed reasoning that blacks use when they place their hopes and dreams regarding being a viable people solely within the construct of this white dominated society. They believe that the only choice we have as a people is to forever live in a white dominated socioeconomic order and that we can never be a truly independent and viable people on our own. In their mind being dominated by a white society is as natural and vital to our existence as the air and water in my previous example...but the truth of the matter is that it is actually the POLLUTION.
Just like the people in my polluted town example would not only survive but THRIVE if they separated themselves from a polluted environment and consequently replacing the polluted air and water they had been dealing with. Blacks would both survive and THRIVE if they started taking action to unify and coalesce around a central goal of spiritual, cultural, and socioeconomic ethno-aggregation. This means having a SEPARATE identity than the one we currently have allowed this white dominated society to place on us....we can no longer afford to let others define who and what we are Blacks MUST begin to see ourselves as a GROUP with our own needs that are DISTINCT from any other group in this country. That means no more of all this backward B.S. talk about "multi-culturalism" any so called "Black Leader" who come to Blacks with this gibberish should be completely and severely ostracized at best...for all they are doing is openly selling out Black interests in exchange with "getting along" with other groups who themselves practice ethno-aggregation.
The bottom line is that time is running out fast for Blacks in this country there is a paradigm shift that needs to be made in the mentality of our people...If not Blacks will be forced into an even lower rung on the latter of this society in the years to come. I've spoken extensively about where this overall economy is headed and it's inevitable... so if Blacks were prudent they could use this crisis as an opportunity to detach themselves from YT's failing socioeconomic construct and start working on their own. However, I'm of the personal belief that Blacks are not going to truly come together as a group until they see their very life depending on it...so given this reality in my next post I'm going to focus on some things that we can do as individuals to prepare ourselves and deal with the severe things that are to come.