Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Juneteenth! Why celebrate Juneteenth when Negros continue to practice mental slavery?

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.
Later attempts to explain this two and a half year delay in the receipt of this important news have yielded several versions that have been handed down through the years. Often told is the story of a messenger who was murdered on his way to Texas with the news of freedom. Another, is that the news was deliberately withheld by the enslavers to maintain the labor force on the plantations. And still another, is that federal troops actually waited for the slave owners to reap the benefits of one last cotton harvest before going to Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. All or none of them could be true. For whatever the reason, conditions in Texas remained status quo well beyond what was statutory.
General Order Number 3
One of General Granger’s first orders of business was to read to the people of Texas, General Order Number 3 which began most significantly with:
"The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer."
If Negros happen to find this post, most will certainly throw a hissy fit because of what I’m about to say. Juneteenth is a bogus holiday.

Let’s get real. Many Black folks celebrate Juneteenth with enthusiasm and pride each and every year. Many Negros celebrate this joyous and liberating occasion as much as your typical American does Independence Day.

I’m 45 years of age and I have never had any compulsion to celebrate this particular day because as far as I’m concerned Negros who do celebrate it have been practicing yet another type of mental slavery.

I’m not going to delve into a bunch of statistics because it is old news to most people.

But black kids are dropping out of school at an alarming rate. High school dropout rates of blacks in a number of states are as high as 70%. These children of course go on to illustrious careers in criminal activity landing them in prison.

Daytime television highlights a dizzying array of baby mama drama cases on court room shows, as black men continue to exploit and screw over black women without supporting their children.

However my favorite example of mental slavery is the lack of political will evidenced by far too many black folks who continue to hold out their hand to bitch and moan about the lack of government goodies they want and supposedly deserve.

Democrats have created the wonderful illusion of “caring” for the typical misfit Negro and Negros reward Democrats (for pretending to care) by electing these freaks to various political posts where they are free to steal our money, run up deficits, engage in corruption and erode our personal and financial freedoms.

I’ve said countless times that my angst with black folks is not simply voting for a Democrat every time, but how many choose to throw logic aside as they mindlessly vote for the same types of liberal individuals who have destroyed many of our major American cities.

These liberals who supposedly care are the very ones who destroy business development, tax us into oblivion and side with the various teachers unions who are destroying public education.

School dropout rates, and record unemployment because of liberal policies, of course lead to Negro incarceration.

So why again do black folks celebrate Juneteenth when children can’t read, black folks are killing each other at an alarming rate, the family structure is seemingly hopelessly fractured and far too many are not insightful enough to keep from repeating the same voting patterns over and over again without realizing that it leads to electing individuals who exacerbate the current problems in “Black America?” What do we have to celebrate? The fact we have been duped into celebrating our own stupidity?

Sounds like mental slavery to me, and no government proclamation can eradicate that.

Forgot about this bullshit..
The Healing Has Begun... U.S. Senate Apologizes For Slavery
This is by Russell Simmons on the Huffington Post
A sample of this crap...
Today, we celebrate Juneteenth, a day commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery on June 19, 1865. Yesterday, after 144 years, the United States Senate apologized for slavery. With a unanimous vote, America has begun her healing process.
For our country will never be able to heal itself without atoning for the sins of our past. We have finally recognized that in order for us to move forward as a people in this beautiful nation, we need to acknowledge the pain that we all have suffered because of slavery. The pain has lasted for the past 144 years, and now with our government taking the right step in apologizing, I know that we can begin to heal.
The effects of slavery on our communities have been devastating. The devastation does not stop because of the apology; however these are words that we needed to hear. We all needed to hear. This was a day that many of us have dreamed about for our entire lives. This was a day that many who were at the forefront of this struggle could not enjoy because they are no longer with us. And for those heroes, I go to work every day to make sure that they are never forgotten.
Amazing how easily white people can be bullied now. You people know damn well that this will not be enough. Negros are going to want something more.

I’ve got news for you white folks, most black folks not only don’t care about this bullshit but there are a lot of Negros who are more embarrassed by it than anything.

This fucken apology will not put one dollar in a Negros wallet, it won’t feed a hungry child, it damn sure won’t help educate one, and it won’t force black men to man up and support their kids.
This apology will make political hacks feel proud for a minute and just watch Democrats use this momentous occasion as B-roll on upcoming campaign commercials.

If you get time this weekend check out this article:

You see Negros don’t EVER mention the fact that some brothas owned other brothas and sistas. Also none will ever admit that the reason so many Africans ended up on those boats was because other African darkies help load em!

White people didn’t just skip onto the African continent and simply rounded up random darkies.

But black folks NEED a scapegoat, they need a reason to explain why some black folks are ass backwards. Sorry whitey you’re stuck with that tag of oppression.

If I manage to get that reparations check, the first round of drinks are on me!


PeggyU said...

Can't remember where I read it. Some of the Africans who ended up here were basically prisoners of war from tribal skirmishes. Also, slaves were used in Africa, and were treated like cattle. Literally. Some were sold at markets with the intention of being consumed as food. I will have to find that source again. There was more, and it was interesting.

Constructive Feedback said...

Magic Negro Watch:

I would take your argument and flip it around a bit.

Instead of arguing that too many Blacks have shifted from Physical Slavery over to Mental Slavery - as evidenced by the dropout rates, crime rates and other ills you should argue a bit differently.

These negative statics should be used as an indictment against the Black Establishment who THOUGHT that they could motivate some since of Racial Pride in Black folks by pointing to our "Slave Past" as a unifying force.


I have grown to be opposed to any new "Slavery Museums". This is because in the reading program that I participate in working with some local kids from the projects I see how history is used as a tool to indoctrinate these young Black kids. Some of the adults make the case that the reason why they live in the projects and are struggling in school is because this is how "THEY" want you as a Black kid to be.

I believe that the de facto state of man is POVERTY and IGNORANCE. The presence of wealth and education stems from a presence of a system that produces this improved result.

Our community has bought into the notion that an improved state can be had via PROTESTS. Indeed protests are effective when there is an EXTERNAL FORCE who's behavior need to change so that you can gain relief. Today, however, we have MORE FAVORABLE PEOPLE IN POWER over the key institutions of our community (not just Blacks - Progressive Democrats of all colors). Despite this fact the PROTEST MARCH or moral outrage continues to be the most effective tool used to garner the attention and unity of Black people.

The ills that you speak of are due to the lack of EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT within these same communities. We need to drop the protest milieu and being to spread effective management techniques throughout the community.

I would prefer to have 500,000 Black people agree to take a 10 week management course at the local community college than to have 5,000 young Black people gain access to the Ivy League via Affirmative Action. The former group would have a far more comprehensive and enduring impact upon our community.