You often hear the term the great pretenders and now they have a term for black people who talk about the racism, prejudice, discrimination and bigotry that we face, The Great Complainers. This is a tool used by white racists to minimize, as much as possible, their involvement in the major setbacks that we face as a group of people. It would be the same as smacking someone in the face and then blaming the smacked person for saying that it hurt. In all of this the system of white racism doesn’t allow for any type of repentance or guilt for the damage that it and they have caused over the last 700 year cycle.
When we look at Black Wallstreet for instance, it was not only destroyed but the wealth that was accumulated by the black population was redistributed to white businesses and entities after the whites destroyed it. And there has still been no form of reparation in giving back what was basically strong armed from that black population. And everytime one of these atrocities takes place black people are supposed to sit back and act like it didn’t happen. Like we just didn’t get robbed and murdered for our riches. We have to act like we aren’t living in the same communities with people whose ancestors were the perpetrators of these crimes and their current descendants are the beneficiaries of the wealth that was robbed from our ancestors as well as us. Then to add insult to it all, when we speak out about it, the ones who are outspoken and brave enough to do so, we are labeled as complainers. This is just another form of Mass Gas Lighting Psychological Warfare. And what tends to happen is that we never get to the real issue or stay focused on the real issue because we get into back and forth debates with the racists and we end up spending so much of our time defending ourselves that we can never make productive progress ahead.
Another reason that they can continue to keep us on our heels with these frivolous tactics is something that many of us take for granted, and that is the fact that we lack the resources and land ownership to put up a good fight. The institution of white racism knows that we black people are out gunned and lack the necessary resources and land to make any real power moves, especially since that racist system continues to do all that it can to make sure we stay divided as a group of people. Land is important because it gives a base of operation for us to work from and we simply don’t have that. So their race soldiers kill us in the street and we march, which to them is simple complaining. In actuality it is a sign of a people who must do something otherwise we just lay down and let them do whatever they want to us and this is exactly what they want, for us to just lay down.
In order for us to make some real power moves it is imperative that we unify and move together. As long as we are working within the confines of their system then we will never catch them as far as having the necessary resources because the white racist system will always make sure that we never catch up to them. There have been a few times that we have closed the wealth gap in this country only to have either physical violence inflicted upon us, or to have legislation passed to impede our progress. So right now our soul function should be on spending as little money as possible and doing everything that we can to unify with one another and get past these petty differences within the black community. It’s long overdue.