Gideon, you said,
The point is that every time you talk about African history as something in any way distinct from any other part of human history you are reinforcing an arbitrary point of division that historically has been used as a means of division of our people.
The division is in people's minds, it is not in speaking about the slavery of Africans. Why can't people read about what happened to Africans without having division in their minds? Why can't they acknowledge the wickedness that was done and that still continues, and see it as the suffering of their brothers and sisters?
Do I have to speak about the problems of every nation everytime I want to speak about the sufferation that Africans went through? If I did that, then no message would be conveyed to people because it would be too much information. Like I said before, I have spoken about the sufferation of the First Nations (Indian) people of North America, and I have spoken about the sufferation of the many people who are in mental chains today. Everything in due time and season.
If your mind wasn't full of division Gideon, then you wouldn't have been offended by this post, but you would have acknowledged it and spoke about it. To compare this to another situation, it is like I am speaking to you about the police beating John, and instead of discussing what happened to John, you say, "Well, Brad and Jake were also beaten by the police, why aren't you talking about them, why do you only care what has happened to John?".
Are you offended because of my remark about the Jewish Holocaust? The reason I brought that up was because the reason babylon is not speaking about the African Holocaust isn't because they just don't want to bring up bad memories. They feel that it is worthwhile to bring up bad memories about what happened to the Jews. But there is some other reason why they don't want to bring up the African Holocaust. It is because they want it to be forgotten.
Why did the media make so much noise about Prince Harry wearing a Nazi uniform to a costume party. I have never heard them complain about people wearing a Christopher Columbus costume, or a Caesar costume, or a pilgram costume, or a George Washington costume, or a slavemaster costume (the clothes of the rich in the times of slavery).
Why is the wickedness of certain people rejected in this society, but not the wickedness of others?
RasTafarI people speak of the stories that are not told. When babylon propaganda isn't the majority of what people hear, then I will speak more about others. And the African Holocaust was much worse than the Jewish. Much more torture and death, and for a much longer time. And I don't want that story to be lost in the stories that babylon is already speaking about. So that is why I give it special attention. So people don't make it seem like less than what it is.
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