N. Tru Bass: Are Blacks responsible for Oppression?

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The United States is comprised of more than 3.8 million square miles of territory and over 325 million people. All told its the third or fourth largest country by total land area and the third most populous country.

Its been 241 years, 10 months, and 25 days since this country became a republic. The financial independence of the country came directly from the backs of the only people who did not arrive in the western hemisphere seeking a better life, but were kidnapped and enslaved -- creating the wealthiest country in the world and realizing this feat faster than any kingdom in recorded history.

People were taken from Africa and so was ages old technologies that were graciously employed by Africans who had been terrorized through the middle passage and beyond. Despite the disproportionate wealth grab, misappropriation of funds and greed, the USA remains the worlds largest economy by nominal GDP – the number represents 25 percent of the worlds total economy.

Instead of complimenting and appreciating the contributions of these unfortunate people. There is not a single national holiday that shows appreciation for people who has contributed so much for so little.

We seldom discuss the blatant disrespect displayed by European Americans publicly. The only African America who is celebrated with a national holiday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Of the ten national holidays the most controversial would be Columbus day named after Christopher Columbus who was an Italian explorer. Columbus is controversial due to his behavior and intentions for travel. He was under contract of the leaders of Spain seeking wealth. He openly spoke of taking advantage of the kindness of the Native Americans. In short he was a two bit pirate seeking booty.

Europeans have a long history of taking advantage of the kindness of people including Native Americans, African Americans --Women and Children. Its time we discuss the problem as it exists.

Many people talk about the American dream, but for most the American dream is to have an equal opportunity and to prosper through hard work, determination and initiative. However that is not why most people who reclassify themselves as white come to this place. Over the centuries Europeans have Come to claim something for nothing and this line of thought is not right-- it must be deemed by the greater community as unacceptable.

The struggle for freedom is a complex situation. The sacrifice made for the accomplishments of this place include, the lost of a native tongue, religion, and family. By and large, the loss of a history has proven to be the most devastating.

This must end, White Supremacy must end and the ideals of democracy have to be re-instituted. It was Albert Cleage who said, this country is willing to sacrifice, the courts, the law and all that he holds sacred to maintain the status quo. That status quo is white supremacy.

African Americans have been complicit in their centuries long domination. One of the primary contributing factors has been integration. Integration has stripped potential wealth out of the hands of Blacks and into the hands of racist whites. The Black community spend more than 1.5 trillion dollars annually, making it one of the largest GDP’s in the world. Yet, of that $1.5 trillion less than 2 percent of the monies spent remain in the African American community.

Over time, blacks have bought into the idea that white water is wetter and white ice is colder. Wake up people spend your money with people who appreciate your patronage. When you get thirsty lace up your Big Ballers Brand Sneaks and run out and get a bottle of Earl Stevens wine. Its ok, the products are good. At some point the products will not only be branded by a black company, but also manufactured by one. 

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