Every decade of a 40-year generation that goes by carries its own peculiar nuances.
In this hour, we are rewitnessing a resurgence of the “Black Conscious” movement a’la “Marcus Garvey.” And as it was done in the past, some very not-knowledgeable ‘black’ people are having an issue with the existence of this news-bearing platform that we call Urban Intellectuals.
I can only guess that since Black America does not have the leeway to go after those who are bringing us down both wholesale and monolithically, we have a tendency to take out the sins of others who are targeting us against ourselves.
It’s called “post-traumatic slave syndrome.” PTSS.
Short Story Shorter
We had the “patriotic” American 1950s (gunz, guts, glory … all that nationalistic BS); then came the “question everything assume nothing” 1960s (War, what is it good for?); then the confused 1970s when the spiritual Hebrews ‘wandered in the wilderness’ for far too long; then, the dated 1980s when romantic love -once exchanged for feminist Woman Power- came back into vogue; then, the refined 1990s when only six words were on everyone’s lips: “Madonna,” “Michael Jackson,” “Prince,” and “Whitney Houston”; and finally, the whimsical early 2000s that led us past “They say two thousand zero zero party over, oops, out of time…So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s nineteen ninety-nine..” and into a long stretch past 911 and into the post-911 apocalypse, the time of the Gentiles that changed the surface of American economics and politics for good.
We Shall Overcome or Shall We be Outdone?
Once the ‘feel good we’re all Americans” stuff was over with so quickly after 911 and Americans proved that they actually could be worth a crap if they truly wanted to, the gloves came off, the fists came back out and no one ever put the gauntlet and crucible of honor back on again. It will take another 911 to experience that feel-good moment again, even for a split second.
Enter the Teen 2000s, “two thousand zero zero one zero nine.”
The Sloppy Seconds Is Now In Command…but only for the moment
Donald Trump, America’s reigning ‘sloppy seconds’ behind Hillary Clinton, calls himself President of the United States though he never won the 2016 election.
Well…he has one of many anti-social enablers and codependents soon to become co-Depends, on his side. Old bald creepy racist ass white guys, as usual.
Like all who are deeply engaged with toxic addicts of all kinds, even those who are their mental health codependents, the rest of us have to look at the ship wreckage and shithole nation that Trump vomits out daily after a night of twittering while mentally imbibed, and wonder how we managed to trade an iPhone and Cadillac of a man for two paper cups with a string and a broke-down horse that needs to be put out to pasture?
Then there is the US that is the U.S.: We often trade off iPhones for two paper cups and a string.
We are only one heartbeat removed from where we were in the late 1800s at this point. We can call ourselves anything we like … Black, colored, Negro, African-American, Afroasiatic, Pan-African, Muslim, Kemetian, Moors, Hebrew Israelite, et al … it doesn’t matter any more.
When it comes down to commonality among our leadership, we did not overcome, we got outdone. We still practice meritorious manumission, but this time without the Anglo rewards.
White Racist America does not need to reward us any more. We seem to take delight in doing us in with nothing more than wisecracks and smart mouths.
They don’t have to pay us to do it any more. We appear to enjoy the trick in the deck without any more help from them.
The Christians versus The Conscious
I’m witnessing ‘This v. That’ taking a strange fruit of a shape in today’s Black community. We’re lynching ourselves with it, too.
Whereas the Christians seem to fear being outdone by self-proclaimed atheists who call other Black people cray-cray for going to church, tithing, and praying (allegedly praying for their enemies to remain in power over them?); and whereas, the Black Christian community, so often beset by many political and socioeconomic lies, strike back against the so-called “Black conscious” community by calling it sacrilegious in its alleged attempts to “take over” or take “down” the Christian church: Should there be such a fight between being Black & Conscious and Black & Christian?
Or is it a wasted conversation?
The Revolution is on the Balance and Counterbalance
Summer’s coming, and it’s already hot enough in the Black community without someone starting yet ANOTHER fight WE DON’T NEED.
We need to gather our corporate defenses together in order to deal with outright killers, PROVEN killers, who have raged against us for nothing other than the color of our skin.
Black conscious people, the people who believe in God Almighty are never going to stop doing that. We’re the ones -Black people- who brought God-consciousness into the Black mind, and then allowed white lies to ‘take over’ what belonged to us from the very start.
Like the silver and the gold, they took our religions and turned that into a sloppy seconds mess, too.
Get used to it, Conscious People, because Black Christians are not going anywhere. Nothing you say will change that and they don’t foresee trading in one God just to obey another … you. White people made that mistake, making themselves a thing to be worshiped and feared, and now it’s coming back on them with a vengeance with Trump leading their way to their own self-derived hell.
Black Christians, stop telling lies on the Black conscious community.
Nobody in it is trying to “take over” your churches. Period.
Trust, most of them are very well aware of your church’s fear of losing money to pay those white banks to keep loaning you money to make you look like something you are not.
In the end, your own Bible, your own scriptures that came from your own Black ancestors, says you are in the wrong … that you have no standing whatsoever, because you come off like an extension of the worldly people that you say you are against.
Wherever an atheist is the best atheist they can be, and whenever a demon practices its beliefs unabashed and without shame (#Trump), you who call yourselves by the Lord’s Name are full of excuses for why you can’t do your level best to represent that Name — and that is how you get beaten out BY THE WORLD every time.
If you’re not one of them, don’t say it – act like it.
The Lord, Your Lord God, says “Be ye perfect as I am perfect.”
It’s not impossible.
If you aren’t perfected in Christ, then you are either still feeling guilt you should have been delivered from by now, or you are saving up some of your past crap in case you need God to “forgive” you later on when you decide to slip up and fall back on your old ways just because you need a sin quick-fix.
If you are called of the Lord, you have NO excuse to behave like the world. And you certainly cannot close the doors on people who often BEHAVE in a more christ-like manner than folks in the church.
The Christian Church is not YET the sanctuary it claims to be. It mostly acts only as an extension of the sins and crimes on the outside of its doors rather than a safe haven FROM IT.
If it sounds harsh, that’s because you -as a child of God- are called to a Higher Standard, and you need to prove that not only to yourself, but to the God that you say that you serve.
Choose Ye This Day
Conscious Community, Black Christians aren’t here for you to find something to beat up on and blame for the downfall of the Black community.
It isn’t weakness that contributed to it, but a lack of understanding about our Proper Position in the lands in which we abide.
In or outside of the church, Black people are in some deep doo in the United States of America and worldwide, and ‘beat up a communal Christian’ isn’t helping matters.
Your choices are your own. They have consequences. But we have no more time left for another shade of ‘divide & conquer’.
Rodney King didn’t need to ask if “we” can get along with “them,” he should have asked if Black people can learn to get along with one another. Maybe that is what he really meant.
If we have to pit whether or not we ‘overcame’ in society against whether or not we are ‘redeemed’ in the realm of Christianity, we might as well forget all of it.
We don’t need any more of their lost narratives and false promises in our lives, we need our own real narratives and truths to make all of that sludge fade away for all eternity.
The Black Conscious “WOKE” community is not allowed to down-trod the Black Christian community, especially not when white-ish #TrumpNation wants ALL our Black asses dead, and have said so and don’t care how we feel about it.
They don’t give a freak if we are Christian or not, all they care about is that we are the “raccoons”/COONS that they want out of their basements, even if all they have is a fat lying white-jesus bastard to get the job done.
The Road Home
Ghana has offered dual-citizenships for Africans and African-Americans of the Diasporas whose ancestors were enslaved in North America and in the West from 1564 to 1865. Hint: #ThatBeUs.
Also, the African Union is now developing a passport that frees up travel and movement between each of the 54 nations on its own Continent.
Maybe it’s time NOW to take hold of our spiritual and moral beginnings and roots, as well as our rights and origins, which at the moment dangle in a closet, held up by nothing more than a temporary coat hanger.
My People Who Do Not Know We Are a People, I pray that we don’t create another Trumpean distraction between Christianity and the Black Conscious community, or between redemption and overcoming.
In this hour, in this dispensation of momentary grace and mercy, we need ALL of who we are, not the broken shards of white supremacy only to be broken even more.
Out of the Mouths of Babes
Time out for calling historical truth “unholy” and religion “illogical.” It only causes distractions. Go back to the basics.
Love one another, even as He has loved YOU. Love yourself even as you seek to love one another. That is infinity. That IS eternal.
Only a logical reasonable mind would seek to understand more about what is physically unseen and unknown (the outer dimensions of the Earth) and only the holiest person on Earth is able to tell the ABSOLUTE truth about our origins and strength in the world without giving themselves over to white racist sensitivities, and no ALL of them ARE NOT RACIST.
[ WHITE DISCOMFORT = BLACK SILENCE, Harper’s Bazaar ]
We speak to the ones who are, and they KNOW who they are and they like it and have said so. The rage inside comes out in many different ways and usually results in our deaths and in us being demeaned just to make them feel better about their own hatred.
A place of balance should be found in our own communities. Christ was not only one of the biggest liberals and socialists who ever lived on the planet, but The Bible itself is the biggest Black History book ever known to mankind.
There are many other Black History books out there, but this is the most famous one of all times, translated in all languages because we come from all languages. They have only one language, but Black history is WORLD history.
We didn’t make a rainbow, we ARE the rainbow – the hope of that certain promise to the entire world. The more they seek to destroy us, the worse off they become. The more they “shock” us, the stronger we become. That is mathematical certainty. The more they fear, the closer they get to the thing they fear most. That is a psychological fact.
Their racism has become their own solitary hell and they are the only ones who will have to live with it, forever. It is no longer our problem. It is ALL theirs.
so…What’s It All About?
Church, we know you need that tithe money, but it wasn’t your money to begin with.
“Bring me all the tithes into the storehouse so that there may be food in my house” was for the purpose of community distribution and redistribution, not for pastoral car and house bling.
As a matter of fact, the Levitical priests were stealing from the Storehouse and the Lord God told them to PUT IT BACK where it belonged. It was the children’s meat and bread, not theirs.
HE told them that He would be their covering and pour THEM out a blessing THEY would not have room to receive.
Bother to read Malachi 2 before preaching on Malachi 3:10.
Conscious community, we know you need our People to understand who they are without the high-falutin’ lies that came out of Rome’s tainted version of the Hebrew gospels given to them only by an act of grace.
However … no matter what you say about it, Christianity was never a white man’s religion in the first place. That never happened, ever. Those were your OWN people who started that religion, along with many others, incuding Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam.
There was a time when people who cursed God just dropped dead instantly. The rule of Mosaic law reigned in the land. Now, it is nothing more or less than an act of grace that there is room for forgiveness, even for that.
God gives you the choice and the right NOT to believe in Him, so no one else has anything to say about that, either.
All choices have ultimate eternal consequences. Just be aware, as well as WOKE.
Delicate Balancing Acts
Lord only knows we need both sides of this conversation to strike a fine balance.
UrbanIntellectuals.com is here to keep you informed and ‘on fleek’ with that certain reality about us as a People, just like FOX News is there to lie to you, give you reality “shows” rather than realiTY, and to make you out an oblivious fool with your own permission.
Give yourselves a break from the racist BS on mainstream news networks from time to time. All of the news about us is not their jails, crimes, prisons, failures, overt sexuality, their whoredom, their drugs and alcohol, our alleged ‘sassiness’, the special blend Negro jokes, and crap rap music. UI doesn’t have an issue with being corrected…IF you can find the lie first.
We may not want to be Black and monolithic, but when it comes to Trumpanzee’s nasty-ish white America, all “n-words” look like raccoons to them. (See Below)
This was an actual ‘copy and paste’ from Facebook, and it is not far removed from where their minds were back in the 1800s…
January 10 at 3:24 PM
This is a copy and paste…What are your thoughts about the infamous “BUILD THE WALL”. When you read this entire post…please give me your thoughts about the raccoons 🦝 👀🤔
BUILD THE WALL!!!
You want them gone immediately. You call the city and 4 different exterminators, but nobody can handle the job. But there is this one guy and he guarantees to get rid of them, so you hire him. You don’t care if the guy smells, you don’t care if the guy swears, you don’t care if he’s an alcoholic, you don’t care how many times he’s been married, you don’t care if he has a plumber’s crack, you simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He’s the guy. He’s the best!
Here’s why we want Trump.
Yes he’s a bit of a jerk; yes he’s an egomaniac; but we don’t care. The country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republicans and Democrats can be two-faced and gutless, and illegals are everywhere. We want it all fixed! We don’t care that Trump is crude, we don’t care that he insults people, we don’t care that he has changed positions, we don’t care that he’s been married 3 times, we don’t care that he fights with Megyn Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell, we don’t care that he doesn’t know the name of some Muslim terrorist.
This country became weak and bankrupt, our enemies were making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegals, we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo, and Hasid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don’t even recognize the country we were born and raised in; ” AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED “. And Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want.
We’re sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and sick of illegals.
We just want this thing fixed . Trump may not be a saint, but we didn’t vote for a Pope. We voted for a man who doesn’t have lobbyist money holding him back, a man who doesn’t have political correctness restraining him. We all know that he has been very successful, he’s a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, and he’s also not a politician, not a cowardly politician. And he says he’ll fix it. And we believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar. Also, we don’t care if the guy has bad hair. We just want those raccoons gone, out of our house, NOW .
You are welcome to pass this on.
Thousands of people who haven’t voted in 25 years seem to be getting involved. And the more people get this email the more that will understand why Trump was elected. The raccoons have got to go!
Edit. Note: You are now the monolothic “raccoons” they want gone NOW! Heed that and stop the unnecessary noise to see who can trick whom out of the most money. It’s no longer necessary.
The words “taking over it” and “getting credit for it” need to come off our vocabulary lists. Yesterday.
Psalm 108:10 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
11 Is it not you, God, you who have rejected us
and no longer go out with our armies?
12 Give us aid against the enemy,
for human help is worthless.
13 With God we will gain the victory,
and he will trample down our enemies.
*BE LIKE KING DAVID. Don’t bow down and give your enemies room to make you out a fool.*
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