The Position – Cardinal Principles for Making a Negro
For fear that our future Generations may not understand the principles of breaking both of the beast together, the nigger and the horse. We understand that short range planning economics results in periodic economic chaos; so that to avoid turmoil in the economy, it requires us to have breath and depth in long range comprehensive planning, articulating both skill sharp perceptions. We lay down the following principles for long range comprehensive economic planning. Both horse and niggers is no good to the economy in the wild or natural state. Both must be broken and tied together for orderly production. For orderly future, special and particular attention must be paid to the female and the youngest offspring. Both must be crossbred to produce a variety and division of labor. Both must be taught to respond to a peculiar new language. Psychological and physical instruction of containment must be created for both.
We hold the six cardinal principles as truth to be self evident, based upon the following the discourse concerning the economics of breaking and tying the horse and the nigger together, all inclusive of the six principles laid down about. NOTE: Neither principle alone will suffice for good economics. All principles must be employed for orderly good of the nation. Accordingly, both a wild horse and a wild or nature nigger is dangerous even if captured, for they will have the tendency to seek their customary freedom, and in doing so, might kill you in your sleep. You cannot rest. They sleep while you are awake, and are awake while you are asleep. They are dangerous near the family house and it requires too much labor to watch them away from the house. Above all, you cannot get them to work in this natural state. Hence both the horse and the nigger must be broken; that is breaking them from one form of mental life to another. Keep the body take the mind! In other words break the will to resist. Now the breaking process is the same for both the horse and the nigger, only slightly varying in degrees.
But as we said before, there is an art in long range economic planning. You must keep your eye and thoughts on the female and the offspring of the horse and the nigger. A brief discourse in offspring development will shed light on the key to sound economic principles. Pay little attention to the generation of original breaking, but concentrate on future generations.
Therefore, if you break the female mother, she will break the offspring in its early years of development and when the offspring is old enough to work, she will deliver it up to you, for her normal female protective tendencies will have been lost in the original breaking process. For example take the case of the wild stud horse, a female horse and an already infant horse and compare the breaking process with two captured nigger males in their natural state, a pregnant nigger woman with her infant offspring. Take the stud horse, break him for limited containment.
Completely break the female horse until she becomes very gentle, whereas you or anybody can ride her in her comfort. Breed the mare and the stud until you have the desired offspring. Then you can turn the stud to freedom until you need him again. Train the female horse where by she will eat out of your hand, and she will in turn train the infant horse to eat out of your hand also. When it comes to breaking the uncivilized nigger, use the same process, but vary the degree and step up the pressure, so as to do a complete reversal of the mind. Take the meanest and most restless nigger, strip him of his clothes in front of the remaining male niggers, the female, and the nigger infant, tar and feather him, tie each leg to a different horse faced in opposite directions, set him a fire and beat both horses to pull him apart in front of the remaining nigger. The next step is to take a bull whip and beat the remaining nigger male to the point of death, in front of the female and the infant. Don’t kill him, but put the fear of God in him, for he can be useful for future breeding.
The Plight – The Fear of Change
If we are to have an honest discussion about race relations within America and how we can begin to move forward, we must take an honest look not only at our history but to also place the magnifying glass squarely into focus on our present circumstance. Most of us first became familiar with slavery as it was glossed over during history class at varying levels of our educational experience. Some of us became interested and studied further on the subject. I was not one of those people. I was one of those who felt our society had transcended above racial differences and that all men were not only equal but also were treated equally in this society. I had several white friends, I saw my mother interacting comfortably with her racial counterparts, I graduated from a predominately-white high school and university; without ever enduring any significant racial tensions that I was aware of.
I first became aware of racial inequality, believe it or not, after college when I was working on a political campaign in Nashville TN. I remember very clearly standing outside of a public school in a predominately-black neighborhood and the school looked as if it should have been abandoned. It did not seem structurally fit to educate children. Seizing the opportunity, I begin to talk to the constituents of the politician I represented and became amazed at their responses. Although I did not live in that area, I lived on the other side of town where the schools I passed by looked like a place I could imagine going or even sending my child one day, I knew that these people wanted the same thing for their children. I knew that my candidate would fight to ensure they received equal access to state funds that could be used to improve the quality of schools in their district. However, I became dismayed when countless older African-Americans responded with words of contentment, hope and an unwillingness to even acknowledge the problem.
These individuals, although walking through their community unshackled, were mentally enslaved. They had been broken and now believed that they should and would live content with whatever they were given. They believed that one day a change would come.
It saddens me that in almost every city that you travel to, it is evident where the “black part of town” is. I often hear people joke about black communities having liquor stores and churches on every corner sprinkled with barbershops and cash advance stores while the other neighborhoods have whole food stores, gourmet pet shops and banks lining their grassy neighborhoods.
The slave masters were not ignorant in their methods of making a slave. They knew that a lowered expectation and a lack of economic access were the central methods of containment within our culture. Although reluctant, granting us civil rights was not an imposition because we lacked the access to and knowledge of economic empowerment to fuel our victory.
The Possibility – Not Easily Broken
The fear of being embarrassed or disappointed can be paralyzing.
I have met some children who have lived under such strict punishment until they are afraid to speak in public. I believe some adults have been disciplined so severely as children until they grow up afraid to make decisions and instead settle for the status quo in their lives without ever questioning whether there is something more out there for them.
In the African-American community, many families believe that if you spare the rod then you spoil the child. However, some parents have taken this thought process so far until they have beat their children into submission, for the rest of their lives. Most of us can think of someone who this has probably happened to. Of course, we were not there to witness the beatings that the child may have endured but we can see in their behavior how the effects have manifested in their adult lives.
Africans were good slaves because of their strength and ability to endure harsh working conditions yet remain productive; however, they were still considered lazy by their racial counterparts who considered any form of manual labor beneath them. In order to maintain their way of life, they had to break the spirit of the African so that rebellion would not even be an option.
Africans are a proud group of people. Could you imagine seeing the strongest, most fearless of your clan stripped and beaten into submission? What then would be your fate?
Many of us can say that it would never be us but how many of us are content to talk about the injustices around us but will not dare to stand and raise our voice. How many of you will read this blog series and find yourself filled with opinions but not post any comments because you don’t want people to know what you really think?
When an injustice occurs in our community, we look to the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons to raise their voices on our behalf because they have already been beaten by the system and proven that they can withstand the lashes. What will we do when they are no longer able to speak on our behalf?
I remember the Troy Davis incident last fall and the ensuing social media outrage. For one of the first times since President Obama’s campaign and election, I saw our people electrified; however, reality set in when I realized that we had no power. Yes, we could tweet, Facebook, blog and call some random 800 number to voice our opinion but we as a group had no economic power to make a difference. When injustice in the other communities occur, they have the economic power and influence to make a few phone calls and the wheels of justice begin to turn. How long was Troy Davis fighting for his life before anyone knew what was going on? How long did it take the wheels to be dusted off in the Trayvon Martin case?
Up 4 Discussion…
Who will lead the charge to repair our broken communities?
Outside of celebrities, what are we doing to prepare and support the next generation of community leaders?
What difference could it make in our communities if instead of going out one weekend; we donated that money to support a politician or community organization that is sincerely trying to make a difference in our community?