Originally posted by Anonymously Honest:
Are black people really committed to their freedom or are we just too drunk and medicated to care anymore? Around the world we see people fighting for their freedom who gladly give of their lives and who generally fight with a commitment and perseverance that seems totally lacking here. Either we fight for our freedom or we stand back and allow ourselves to be walked on. Which is it? Why is it that we aren't fighting more aggressively for what we deserve here? Are we fighting at all? We all know that power does not cede power without confrontation. How are we confronting power to move ourselves forward?
While the world accuses some Arab groups of being terrorists and extremists, they are fighting with all they have for what they believe in. I can respect that. Have we ever fought like that? Are we fighting at all? Are we doing anything to improve our condition?
We've got a little middle class now. Some of us drive a bmw and surround ourselves with some trinkets and we get fat. We think we made it. Isn't that what white folks want? For the poor uneducated blacks, let's just keep pumping drugs into their neighborhoods. Let's keep up the good work in keeping a good percentage of black males behind bars. For the uppity niggers though, let's give a bone here and there and make them think they've made it. All the while, nothing is getting done and the status quo persists.
WHAT ARE WE DOING? WHAT SHOULD WE BE DOING? DO WE CARE ANYMORE? We come to this site, talk a good game, talk about our blackness and mix in a little Afro-centrism here and there. WTF is that doing to move us forward though? We're just jerking ourselves off - it make feel; good, but has NO productive purpose. Nothing will come of it.
It's going to be a real shame if we leave our children an America that is not demonstrably better than the one we inherited. In the 1950's and 1960's some of us actually sacrificed our lives. For what? So we can chill online and talk about it, but is that really doing anything?
WHAT SHOULD WE BE DOING? WHAT CAN WE DO? DON'T OUR CHILDREN DESERVE A BETTER AMERICA? ARE WE DOING ANYTHING TO DELIVER IT?
I am posting this anonymously and want you to respond that way too so we can get completely free and honest opinions.