Post Number: 5
|Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 12:14 pm: |
Kola_boof, your comments are interesting. The word is YOU are the "typical radical" seeing as most of what you say is full of hatred. If I encounter one more sister that absolutely and wholesale hates black men and says her "inspiration" is you, I may puke.
Huey had problems. But he accomplished WAY more for African people than you EVER will. So who's working with the greater handicap, him or you?
Futhermore, you act as if Huey's behavior was self-engineered. Black men AND Black women have always mimmicked White people. This why we call it colonization. Huey was a product of a generally sexist American society. It's easy to protray him as a free thinking person, but in reality esteemed Black men and women of that period acted a whole lot more like whites and arabs than their own forefathers. We had no model to view or draw on as most people in the 60s had no indigenous Africa model to draw on.
This continues to be the case for those that would rather be African-Americans, rather than Africans born in America, dressing, eating, living, playing, working, worshipping, and solving their problems like "them". So, they will inevitably find themselves mimmicking other folks. Whenever we find ourselves mimmicking Arabic and European culture we are adding to our own problems.
Huey's legacy is that he taught future black men the best and the worst of their potential. If we can realize that our struggle is not political, but cultural, then we may find less mimmicking. It would be a monumental day to see the launching of the African Panthers, with an emphasis on African culture, language, dress, spirituality/religion and social structure. In this model Black women are respected as priestesses and leaders. Traditional and Classical African societies hold the key to our success as independent and healthy people. Not as shadows of Arab and White people.
Huey wasn't bad. He just wasnt culturally free yet. The question is, what's YOUR excuse for training so many black women to hate their own brothers instead of healing one another?
Are you still struggling with your own cultural slavery as well?