Neo-Conservatives – and the Sambo T. Coons who LOVE them – just couldn’t resist the low-hanging fruit of “Black people are more concerned about white-on-Black murders than they are with Black-on-Black ones”.
It was just too easy.
And in the aftermath of recent events, it should have been expected.
What further muddies the waters, however, is when certain Negroes foolishly join the echo chamber of misdirection by agreeing with the racist political pundits who make these statements.
The picture that’s painted is quite clear: African Americans are HYPOCRITES. WHAT ELSE could possibly explain the reason we are seemingly more upset by the thought of “BLACK DEATH AT WHITE HANDS” than we are by the thought of “BLACK DEATH AT BLACK HANDS”?
Following that premise also reaffirms the stereotype of African American moral deficiency: Because “so many” of us commit crimes, and because we are of such a reprehensible sort, the crimes we commit against ourselves seem to be something we tolerate fairly well.
We tolerate violence in our communities because we don’t value peace the way “others” do, and we tolerate genocide because we just don’t give a damn.
It’s in our DNA.
However, whenever a non-Black commits a crime against us, well, that’s different. It’s one thing if WE don’t value ourselves. It’s quite another when someone white does it.
WHAT A LOAD OF B.S.
I had a conversation with an associate of mine not too long ago, in which he noted the recent statistics on African American murders. His point? For African Americans to be more upset over the Zimmerman verdict than they were over all those other deaths was problematic.
Never mind subsequent research has revealed those statistics to be inaccurate. Regardless of how off base those numbers were, that Black-on-Black crime exists at such pandemic levels apparently “reveals a disconnect” in Black thought when it comes to criticizing Black murder at the hands of White Racists.
It is this supposed disconnect that falsely empowers pundits, conservative critics, and casual observers alike to all draw the same conclusion: African Americans only care about being murdered when someone else is doing the killing.
IF we were dealing with a society that wasn’t predicated on oppression and denial of another’s human rights based on skin color, THEN – and only then – would there be some degree of legitimacy to the argument.
But that ain’t what this is.
In his 1712 address to Virginia slave owners, slave owner extraordinaire William “Willie” Lynch said:
“I have a foolproof method for controlling your Black slaves. I guarantee every one of you that if installed correctly, it will control the slaves for AT LEAST 300 YEARS…
…I have outlined a number of differences among the slaves, and I take these differences and make them bigger. I use fear, distrust, and envy for control purposes.
…You must pitch the old Black male vs. the Young Black and the Young Black Male against the Old Black Male. You must use the Dark Skin Slaves vs. the Light Skin Slaves and the Light Skin Slaves vs. the Dark Skin Slaves. You must use the Female vs. the Male, and the Male vs. the Female…
…It is necessary that your slaves trust and depend on us. They must love, respect, and trust only us.”
“Love, respect, and trust” the white male ONLY. A FOOLPROOF method for controlling slaves that will work for at least 300 years, if properly installed.
1712 + 300 = 2012. That covers the Reconstruction Era (1865-1877), The Black Codes (1800-1866), Jim Crow/de jure segregation (1876-1965), the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, with almost five decades to spare.
To put it simply, in order to properly address the problem of Black-on-Black crime, it would have to first be separated from White-on-Black crime, because the reasons George Zimmerman had for MURDERING Trayvon Martin in cold blood are COMPLETELY separate from the reasons some of our people have, when committing the same murderous acts.
Zimmerman acted the way he did BECAUSE OF HIS RACISM.
We behave as we do as A RESULT OF OVER 400 YEARS OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT OPPRESSION.
We behave as we do because we have been STRIPPED of our Spirituality, Our Culture, and Our connection to the Creator and Our Ancestors.
And White Supremacist control of the law and public policy took care of what slavery left undone.
So saying, “What about the Black people who kill other Black people?” is not only IGNORANT, it’s also DISMISSIVE.
It dismisses 15-plus generations of transgenerational trauma (a trauma that was transferred from the first generation of survivors that have experienced or witnessed it directly in the past to the second and further generations of offspring of the survivors via complex post-traumatic stress disorder mechanisms) created by slavery.
It dismisses the impact of the nearly almost 100 (1865-1964) years of oppressive public policy that followed.
And it dismisses the reality of the African in America by assuming 49 years can somehow replace what was stolen for over 400.
Is our current situation in this country OUR fault? ABSOLUTELY NOT.
To the extent we are able, is it up to US to put in the work necessary to change it?
MOST African Americans share that aforementioned sentiment, even as the global, mainstream media-controlled narrative on how we feel about the violence in our communities states otherwise.
If we are predators and parasites to our own people, we had plenty of help: Were it not for the corrupt law enforcement officials, politicians, and Negro-hating policy wonks who “properly” implement Willie Lynch’s “foolproof method of controlling Black slaves”, there’d be peace in our communities, TODAY.
But why would the oppressor – or his Negro Overseer, for that matter – do ANYTHING to help those he oppresses, especially when he profits so handsomely from the blue devils he’s SPAWNED?
Is Black-on-Black crime a problem in some African American communities? Of course, it is.
I don’t deny that.
However, that doesn’t mean every African American neighborhood is a Middle East war zone, or Third World country.
Nor does the existence of Black-on-Black crime negate its White Supremacist origins.
To address a symptom without FIRST tackling its cause is pretty pointless.
But, I think that’s the point.