A Reprise of Colonialism and the Crusades
Celui qui oublie l’histoire est condamné à répéter…he who forgets history is condemned to repeat it…n’est ce pas? Not only do many African Americans disconnect from the Holocaust, lamentably, even our Talented Tenth also seems to be disconnected from the history of Alexandria and the continent of Africa. For example, when a country boy such as I first visited NYC, the Schomburg Center and the Lincoln Center were at the top of my “Must Do” list, while the Apollo and Abyssinian were of lesser importance. Yet, ALL of the researchers I met in the library that day were white or Jewish students from NYU, Columbia, etc. For the sake of objectivity, I simply picked the wrong day or time of day to stop by…right? Upon leaving “Mecca”, every basketball court adjacent to the library was filled while dozens of eager athletes awaited their turn to hoop. For the sake of objectivity, I simply picked the wrong day or time of day to stop by…right? IF my People embrace sports and entertainment, at the expense of erudition, then was Willie Lynch merely a plantation owner or a prophet? Explain. IF millions of us purchase “good hair” to weave into our scalps, lighten our skin, or Anglicize our facial features via plastic surgery, then have we embraced our resplendent history prior to the Middle Passage? Explain. IF “The people perish for a lack of knowledge,” then when will Village Elders require, rather than request, that Johnny masters reading a book vis-a-vis bouncing a ball? Ladies and gentlemen, do we not see the correlation between ignorance and the enigma of trans-generational poverty? We can’t fix it IF we can’t face it, inconsequential to whatever “it” is. Hypothetically, IF more than a million African American men are functionally illiterate, then is it “da man’s” fault or our own fault via the choices we have made? IF 79% – 97% of African American males in every state completed both high school and college, then is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that the privatized prison industry would go out of business? Toward that noble objective, when will our HBCU and Ivy League graduates alike mentor one convicted felon or just one of the “boyz in da hood” who dropped out of high school, mano a mano, for as many years as it takes for him to earn his GED and bachelor’s degree? Am I my brother’s keeper or have I been programmed by the same ventriloquist who masterminded “Divide and Conquer” ? When will NFL, NBA, and music industry celebrities sponsor safe housing, mentors, and all male scholarships, starting in third grade, for June Bug, Ray Ray, and Dirty Red, etc., to master math, chemistry, chess, and computer technology, etc., while holistically re-educating their fathers to be more responsible men? Am I my brother’s keeper or is it someone else’s problem? IF it takes the whole Village to mentor a child, then where are the parents, policemen, preachers, politicians, and other virtuous men who totally abstain from gambling, stealing, smoking, drinking, selling drugs, using drugs, committing fornication, or adultery? Are not these folkways a perennial curse to our communities? Beyond the rhetoric, do black lives matter to black people only when white people are culpable? When black men rob and kill other black men and women, where are our preachers, politicians, and civic leaders? When black men get harsher sentences for possession and distribution of illegal drugs than their white counterparts, why do Village Elders refuse to mandate zero tolerance for such illicit activity in our communities? During the Super Bowl, IF the score is 42 – 6 at half time, then should the losing coach complain to the officials about his opponent’s offense or admonish his defense to stop their quarterback and running back? Explain. Why are at risk black children more reliant upon the Department of Social Services, Department of Children and Family, the Department of Juvenile Justice, or another government agency rather than upon a holistic paradigm shift to “for us by us” faithfully trusting in God? To what extent are many of us living in 3-D: namely, delusion, duplicity, and dishonesty about our masculinity and sexuality vis-a-vis efficaciously dealing with the more substantive issue of manumitting our minds from ignorance? Explain. Even the Scriptures encourage faithful cenobites to have “all things in common”. Thus, will we ever adhere to an irreproachable intellectual and spiritual standard to unite our Village? Is not this what sagacious Jews did after the Holocaust…capish? Concomitantly, would such an educated, well-comported, and articulate young black man still be perceived as a menace to society by the police? Explain what the mantra, “Never Again”, could do to abate our victim mentality as modern day slaves. WE can’t fix it IF we can’t face it, inconsequential to whatever “it” is. Despite countless college programs in African American Studies, the dearth of knowledge beyond Martin, Malcolm, and Rosa Parks among black youths is an indictment of parents, preachers, principals, professors, public figures, politicians, and pedagogy in general within the crucial rites of passage within African American communities. In contrast to our Caribbean cousins, are we leading our progeny to the Promised Land or across the Sahara’s burning sand right back to the Nile Plantation to resume building Pharaoh’s pyramids? Explain. Ergo, in the context of the negation of Negritude via the efferent desuetude of intellectualism, what is we gonna do for our children, blame “da man” or the man in the mirror?
Any nation that vacates God’s commandments, by default, will become more ungodly and more evil. We hold these truths to be self-evident as Pres. Barack Obama relentlessly dispatches drones rather than diplomats throughout the Middle East and northern Africa. Four salient facts, which forever will define the Obama Legacy are: (1) Pres. Obama is the first African American President of the United States, (2) Pres. Obama is the first US President to embrace homosexuality, gay marriage, and even sex change operations as human rights comparable to civil rights for all Americans, (3) Pres. Obama is the first US President to persecute and prosecute devout Christians as if they are domestic terrorists and a threat to national security, (4) and Pres. Obama’s Administration is the first ever to compel Caribbean and African nations to legalize gay marriage as a condition of receiving US humanitarian aid. Yet, IF erudite Caribbean, African, and American scholars created and funded “think tanks”, then is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that Africans throughout the Diaspora could mitigate reliance upon humanitarian aid to face and fix the problems Pres. Patrice Lumumba discussed prior to his assassination? Explain.
Whereas the Obama Administration now has legalized and fully embraced the GLBT Movement, is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual men have “ruled the world” since antiquity? In ancient Greece, for example, intellectual knowledge typically was disseminated “at the foot” [pedal, pedophile, pedestrian, pederasty] of mathematicians, philosophers, and other sage scholars. Similarly, did Nero, Hadrian and other emperors embrace pederasty for military training to further expand the Roman Empire on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea? Akin to the predilection of NAMBLA, is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that the same Roman soldiers who crucified JESUS also engaged in sodomy with their catamites? Explain. More recently during the British Empire, is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that bisexuality tacitly was tolerated, as long as the Rosicrucians, crusaders, knights, and the nobility appropriately married for the protection of personal property and the perpetuity of bloodlines? Explain. IF such is the case, then why has academia been reticent in most classrooms regarding bisexuality during the Middle Ages in Europe? In the 19th century, did a plethora of private gentlemen’s clubs in London, New York, and other major cities facilitate covert bisexuality or was the Victorian paragon of friendship and “male bonding” strictly Platonic? Here in the United States, does a college education typically include transparency or discourse regarding the bisexuality of our nation’s most prominent heroes? For example, for more than a century have “a few good men” in Uncle Sam’s Army surreptitiously engaged in sodomy while others received dishonorable discharges for their crimes against nature? During World War II, were President Truman and the Pentagon’s top brass reluctant to desegregate barracks, mess halls, and bathrooms, in part, via legitimate concerns over the inevitability of m4m trysts “on the down low” between black and white soldiers on base? Explain…but don’t ask; don’t tell. To discourage a deluge of interracial dating in France, Germany, et al., did Uncle Sam create the myth that black GIs had tails [like monkeys] that came out after dark? Explain. During the Civil Rights Era, is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that “forced fellatio” was used by law enforcement in Dixie as leverage to keep an educated Negro in his place? Explain. Contrary to the stereotypical image of “flamboyant sissies”, does the GLBT community also include virile prize fighters such as Emile Griffith and Yosef Mack? In the case of the former, did he pummel his opponent to death in the first round for having called him a “faggot”? Today, IF more black men are in prison, on probation, or on parole than were enslaved in 1850, then is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that 79% – 97% of inmates in penal institutions have played the ubiquitous game of “Heads or Tails” while behind bars? In addition to their prominence in African American History, is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that Pres. Obama, Malcolm X, and Martin share the same “sexual shadow”? What about you, your father, your uncles, and virtually all of your male cousins? Were it to be so, then what real difference would it make to your relationships? Philosophically, virtually everything we do has a spiritual motive, a sexual motive, or both. Ergo, is it possible for anyone to educate or inoculate their progeny from sexual molestation or “sexual mistakes” IF they are living in 3-D: namely delusion, duplicity, and dishonesty about how male sexual expression defines our character? IF grown men typically behave more like Junior’s grandfather rather than his father, then will adolescent boys ever develop the Platonic and Paternal love, which seem to be at the precipice of extinction in today’s society? Explain. As Satan proffers America’s youths countless choices in deviant sexual identity and deviant sexual expression, should not spiritually enlightened Christians of every race admonish spiritually blind teenagers regarding sexuality and soul ties? Explain. Yet, other than VICE’s unorthodox workshops, why do virtually all of our nation’s pastors, prelates, priests, police captains, correctional officers, rabbis, imams, worshipful masters, veterans, politicians, professors, coaches, college presidents, and other “leaders” eschew such enlightening, cogent discussions circumscribing sexuality to address “guy stuff”, i.e., the man child’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs once he comes home from work or from prison? For example, doesn’t prison rape leave emotional scars, which when left untreated, may predispose Black, Hispanic, and White men to using domestic violence, rape, molestation, incest, or promiscuity to “prove their manhood”? Explain. Stated differently, insecure men often will project their ineptitude upon innocent women, children, and other men rather than to develop holistic relationships within their sphere of influence. Yet, is not transparency a sine qua non for intimate, Platonic friendships? Guys, WE can’t fix it IF we can’t face it.
In a nation wherein: (1) two black men or two white men now can marry each other while serving in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard or the Marine Corps, (2) later one partner can surgically transform into a “female”, and (3) later this married couple can pastor a church as “husband and first lady”, do we not owe America’s youths a TRANSPARENT and THOROUGH dialectic or discourse regarding concupiscence? Is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that parental embarrassment or an obligatory oath of silence about sexuality robs adolescents of both the intimacy and the information needed to make prudent decisions regarding sexual expression? In a nation wherein countless boys and girls now may be confused about their sexual orientation or sexual identity, to what degree is the success of Pres. Obama’s GLBT agenda culpable? As Junior’s forthright Dad understood in VICE’s textbook, WE can’t fix it IF we can’t face it. In a nation wherein “In God We Trust” has become a mere creed on the money upon which it is printed, we all must cogitate the consequences of our nation’s apostasy. In the context of God’s commandments, can our rapidly changing society afford to live in 3-D: namely, delusion, duplicity, and dishonesty concerning soul ties, sexual orientation, and sexual immorality? On both sides of the Atlantic, is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that sodomy still is a component of initiation into the secret “brotherhood” in sports, the military, civic fraternities, and the power elite? Ergo, at the precipice of Pres. Obama leaving office, is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that legalizing pederasty, pedophilia, and child pornography may become his “magnum opus” for the North American Man Boy Love Association [NAMBLA]? Is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that [for decades now] many prominent, high-ranking members of the Democratic and Republican parties have engaged, sub rosa, in “boy love” and even human sacrifice to pagan gods? If such is true, then are we spiritually accursed? WE can’t fix it IF we can’t face it. Whereas the Obama Administration is persecuting and even prosecuting private citizens and civil servants alike who dare to say that bisexuality or homosexuality is a sin, is it possible that sex magic creates a SPIRITUAL portal for demons via the “Third Eye”? Presumably, those of us over fifty realize that the GLBT Movement is one of the most successful political movements in the history of the United States. Yet, I encourage parents, grandparents, and other adults candidly to discuss with teenagers the ubiquity of fluctuating and ephemeral ethical prohibitions against fornication, masturbation, adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, abortion and bestiality throughout human history. Therefore, do not Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Muslims, and agnostics alike have an ethical obligation to admonish their progeny about AIDS and other STDs and the perils of “pride” in sexual perversion? Explain. Let us Christians also not forget Biblical eschatology affirms that as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, these things shall come to pass prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Any nation that vacates God’s commandments, by default, will become more ungodly and more evil. In the words of Chinua Achebe, “THINGS FALL APART.” In the context of our nation’s vanishing moral standards, the USS Titanic already has stricken an iceberg and is sinking fast. Therefore, we know that things will get worse…actually much worse…in the years to come. Ergo, I encourage sage fornicators, adulterers, rapists, pedophiles, and members of the GLBT community in the United Kingdom, the United States, and elsewhere to test the veracity of VICE’s unorthodox pedagogy and exposé of politics, religion, and sexuality. Why? Jesus Christ came to save publicans and sinners. Ancillary to His plan of redemption, IF, 79% – 97% of all sexually active males in your high school, college, gym, or military base have “messed around”, as is postulated in VICE’s textbook, then bisexuality is neither a secret nor a surprise to those of us born with a banana and two grapes. Yet, sexual perversion is but one “forbidden fruit” the Prince of Darkness dangles before mammon like bait on an angler’s hook. Moreover, IF Lucifer, indeed, is laughing at the gullible GLBT community, then you owe it to yourselves to discern God’s sexual truths vis-a-vis Satan’s tricks and treats. Remember, the treat always is pleasant to the eye while the trick is separation from God that leads to eternity in Hell. When Jesus Christ returns, don’t you be among the ones Satan catches and throws into his frying pan on Judgment Day! WE can’t fix it IF we can’t face it…and Satan hopes we will do neither.