In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth
Why do white Americans do what they do?
Because they hate us, they are at war with us, and they are deliberately terrorizing us into destruction — and we should not be expecting them to change.
We need to come together — in small face-to-face groups — talk and get to know each other and love each other and THEN start formulating plans of what needs to be done about the situation. It’s a long row to hoe. Long long long.
We need terminator determination. (You know the movie. “He will never stop. It’s what he does.” We need to be like that.)
The behavior of the police and of other institutions of white global domination is a reality that we African Americans need to recognize. When any of us says, “I don’t believe this is happening”, we are showing that up until the moment something actually happens to us personally we are not acknowledging reality. Multiply this by tens of millions of African Americans. Are we acknowledging reality?
Forty-five years ago, I had read that one in 10 African American men gets arrested. (I believe that figure is closer to one in four now.) When I got arrested in San Francisco in 1973, a week after Harvard University had awarded me a Ph.D., I did not say to myself, “This not happening.” I realized long before that incident that what happens to other people can happen to me. This is reality. It takes courage to live day after day fully conscious of reality.
On February 15, 2013, an asteroid entered the atmosphere over a major Russian city and exploded miles up in the air with the force of 300 kilotons of dynamite — 20 times the force of the bomb that wiped out Hiroshima. Over a thousand people were seriously injured. Strangely enough, not one person died. This can happen at any time, anywhere on Earth — even over the city where you live. This is reality.
Seventy-four thousand years ago, the Toba super-volcano in Indonesia erupted — the most powerful super-volcano eruption in the last two million years. The global effects of this eruption were so extreme that 99% of the people in the world (almost all of them in Africa) were wiped out — mostly from the climatic after-effects of trillions of tons of volcanic ash and gases shot into the atmosphere and enveloping the entire planet. Of an estimated population of a million people, only a few thousand survived. Yellowstone Park is the caldera (the crater) of a super-volcano. It may blow at any time, if it follows its usual schedule — erupting roughly every 600 thousand years. When it erupts, it will cover the western two-thirds of the United States in several feet of volcanic ash and have the same global effects as the Toba eruption. Almost everyone on the planet will die. The fortunate ones will die immediately, many will die painfully and gradually over several weeks from breathing tiny particles of glass (which is what volcanic ash is), and most of the rest from the climatic aftermath which will cloak the world in a frigid gloom that kills the plants, and starves the animals that eat the plants and the animals that eat the other animals. Mushrooms will thrive. This is reality.
Sixty-five million years ago, an asteroid collided with the earth and unleashed such devastation that not only did the dinosaurs perish, but over 99% of all creatures living on Earth at the time. This can happen at any time. This is reality.
White people are a phenomenon of reality that we can do something about. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Thank Allah that white people are a phenomenon of reality that we can do something about. Put aside your trivial pursuits, restrain yourselves from your useless pleasures, and focus your attention on coming together with like-minded people and formulating plans for dealing with white domination. Be careful who you trust, but do not be quick to assume that your Brother or your Sister is your enemy.
Remember that white people came to the Western Hemisphere and exterminated 90% of the people living here, most of it by diseases their nasty selves brought here (because, before they began enslaving other people, Europeans were living in a self-created hell-hole), but much of it in deliberate campaigns of extermination (Massachusetts in the 17th century, the Trail of Tears in the 19th century, California also in the 19th century, and many other places, including a massacre in my hometown Bronx). They have never shown regret or remorse. This is who they are. This is our environment. This is reality. How are we going to deal with a reality we CAN do something about?
Most of what we do — and fail to do — is based on expecting white people and their institutions to take care of us. We become dependent on them, instead of learning to take care of ourselves. We live, on a moment-to-moment basis, in unreality. This, too, is reality.