|Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 - 06:44 pm: |
Yukio, a few have given more details about how our peepz used (and continue to use) "Nigger". I agree with most of what has been said,especially about the word having always two meanings to black ppl (since America).
Well dig it. I'm going to paste summin' from a similar topic and understand I hold no typed words or heard words as absolute truth, but I 'do' look to them for a better glimpse of the bigger picture.
Interesting, but have you ever gone back a little further?(Actually much further..) MTU NTR (Metu Neter) predates Latin and is actually the origin of its (the latin) derivative. I won't spend a whole post in attempt to prove/disprove anything, but just consider this..
"NKR" in Metu Neter="Child of The NK" (NK=Ankh)
It went a little something like this
The origin of the term, "nigger", in itself is far from "negative", it is moreso its modern connotations ...
I guarantee you if a group of ppl were known as a name even like "Royalty"(meaning "of rank/lineage") and were captured and taken away to foreign land to be exploited as worthless wretches, and were called something like "Royalers" everytime something happened, everytime they were being beaten or scorned (oh and keep in mind the price for attempting to remember who they really are/were=death/hangings etc.) that over quite a few generations, they would see the term "Royaler" as something so worthless. The descendants of "Royalty" after they have been "freed"might even be willing to say "WHO YOU CALLIN' A ROYALER!!??" and fight someone over even calling them that "degrading" name..
The point is this.. Like in the analogy I gave, "Royaler" does not have negative origins.. Neither does "Nigger".. If you REALLY want to destroy a people's collective psyche, the most effective thing to do is twist their original names around so much until you make them hate it, therefore themselves... There is so much power in names and if U don't believe it, why do you think that a group of slavers would refuse to call the "slaves" by their names? Name=Identity.. A people without a knowledge of their true name, a people without pride for their name=a lost ppl.. When you look around, who ARE those ppl? Hmm..
Now I ain't sayin' that everybody's supposed to go out in the streets, talkin' bout "WADUP, NIGGA!!!?? NIGGA PRIDEEEEE!NIGGA NIGGA NIGGA FO' LIFEEEEEEE!!!" lol, but at the same time, maybe we should start researching these things a little more in attempt to get to the root of them. That would shed light on ALOT of things that have gone on/have gone on.. We might not have all the answers on a conscious level, but when we stop blindly accepting everything as absolute truth, ESPECIALLY by those who have battled to keep us from knowing our true identity, then we will be on the path to collective resurrection..
Just my two cents..