How The Tranquil Drug Of Gradualism Has Lulled African-Americans To Sleep

In the strug­gle to make America a bet­ter place for all of its cit­i­zens, there will have to be a reck­on­ing among Black peo­ple along cer­tain dis­tinct lines.
(1) They can­not count on any­one else’s efforts in this exis­ten­tial fight.
(2) White women are equal­ly as com­plic­it in white suprema­cy as their male coun­ter­parts.
(3) Expecting a change of heart from the descen­dants of those who enslaved, mur­dered, raped and sodom­ized their fore-par­ents is fool’s gold.
The expec­ta­tion that white women will fight for civ­il and gen­der rights because they too were vic­tims of oppres­sion ignores the fact that they have long done the math and have decid­ed the ben­e­fits of white priv­i­lege far out­weighs any ben­e­fits they would derive from gen­der equal­i­ty. 
In fact, in 2018 white women have solid­i­fied them­selves as the num­ber one anti-black antag­o­nists in the age of Trump.

The Rosewood Massacre, 1923
The burn­ing of Rosewood

In 1923 Fanny Taylor’s lies caused the mas­sacre of hun­dreds, if not thou­sands of black res­i­dents of Rosewood Florida.
 The mas­sacre was insti­gat­ed by the rumor that a white woman, Fanny Taylor, had been sex­u­al­ly assault­ed by a black man in her home in a near­by com­mu­ni­ty. 

In 1955 Emmet Till a 14-year old black child from Chicago was vis­it­ing rel­a­tives in Mississippi when he was mur­dered for alleged­ly [flirt­ing] with a [white woman].
His killers, —the white woman’s hus­band and her broth­er — made Emmett car­ry a 75-pound cot­ton-gin fan to the bank of the Tallahatchie River and ordered him to take off his clothes. The two men then beat him near­ly to death, gouged out his eye, shot him in the head and then threw his body, tied to the cot­ton-gin fan with barbed wire, into the riv­er.

Emmet Till’s moth­er, Mamie Till Mobley’s, though rav­aged by the trau­ma and grief of the inhu­man sav­agery which went into the slaugh­ter of her son decid­ed to hold an open cas­ket funer­al on September 3, 1955.
She urged the world to look at her son’s beat­en, swollen body. The body, was so dis­fig­ured that he was only iden­ti­fi­able by the ini­tials on a ring on his fin­ger, was viewed by thou­sands of peo­ple and pho­tographed and pub­lished in news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines.
Emmett Till’s old cas­ket may be viewed at the Civil Rights exhi­bi­tion at the African American History Museum, in Washington DC.

Emmett Till

In July of 1995 South Carolina native, Susan Smith decid­ed to kill her two chil­dren. She drove her car into a lake and drowned the two chil­dren then told police they were kid­napped by a black man.
September 2018, after only three months on the job, Sherry Hall a recent­ly hired Jackson Georgia cop shoots her­self and told her boss­es she was shot by .….. you guessed it, a black man.
With blood in their eyes, they embarked on a two-week chase for the imag­i­nary black man until her sto­ry fell apart and she was arrest­ed.

The unde­ni­able truth in the innu­mer­able instances in which white women have used black men as foils to (a) cov­er up lies or (b) elic­it rage from their male con­tem­po­raries, has demon­strat­ed the devi­ous cal­cu­la­tion in the way they have opt­ed to cash in on white­ness in America. 

This is America’s shame, it must be con­front­ed and exor­cised

Once there is a fun­da­men­tal under­stand­ing that the three con­cepts out­lined in para­graph one above are insti­tu­tion­al­ized imped­i­ments to change, the ardu­ous task of self-deter­mi­na­tion, self-auton­o­my, and self-gov­er­nance begins in a coun­try with­in a coun­try.
The idea of a grad­ual change has long been rub­bished, even though many, even with­in the Black com­mu­ni­ty will argue that there has been marked change in their life­time.
The idea that a Black man was twice elect­ed and Blacks occu­py­ing high places of pow­er remain indeli­ble mark­ers of the progress of which they speak.

Dr King

The unde­ni­able truth, how­ev­er, is that despite those gains the sys­tem­at­ic stain of racism is still deeply etched in the body politic, that if Blacks con­tin­ue to accept what Dr. King once called “the tran­quil drug of grad­u­al­ism”, black Americans will be no fur­ther along three hun­dred years from today.
There is a sense of moral degen­er­a­tion which per­me­ates cer­tain quar­ters which hold pow­er in America.
This makes it almost impos­si­ble to dis­lodge the cor­ro­sive and can­cer­ous con­se­quences of racism which is lit­er­al­ly destroy­ing the coun­try from with­in. 

Steve King ® Iowa

A sit­ting Congressman [Steve King] of Iowa who open­ly sup­ports white suprema­cist caus­es across the Globe was re-elect­ed in his dis­trict.
An appoint­ed Mississippi US Senator, Cindy Hyde-Smith, R‑Miss so enthused with a sup­port­er, remarked to a group of sup­port­ers,” 
“If he invit­ed me to a pub­lic hang­ing, I’d be on the front row“
On the 27th Of November 2018, Cindy Hyde-Smith the Republican will square off in Mississippi against Democrat Mike Espy who just hap­pen to be black.

IMAGE: Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith
Cindy Hyde Smith

If you are read­ing this and you do not know or under­stand the loaded back-sto­ry to Hyde-Smith’s state­ment, this arti­cle will be insuf­fi­cient to edu­cate you on lynch­ings, and the part the state of Mississippi played in that sor­did part of America’s inglo­ri­ous racial his­to­ry.
But Hyde-Smith was not done, she pub­licly opined about how great it would be to pre­vent young peo­ple at lib­er­al col­leges from vot­ing.
It’s nee­dles to won­der or guess what the stu­dents of those lib­er­al col­leges look like.

It is as sys­temic as Florida’s new Governor-Elect at the start of his cam­paign telling vot­ers not to “mon­key up” the Gubernatorial race by vot­ing for Andrew Gillum his Democratic oppo­nent who just hap­pened to be Black.
The peo­ple of the state of Florida did not find any of these inci­dents dis­qual­i­fy­ing. 
Come November 27th, Cindy Hyde-Smith will almost cer­tain­ly beat Mike Espy for the Senate seat in Mississippi.
Like Ron Desantis, like Steve King, Cindy Hyde-Smith will take her place in the Government of the United States.
They will vote on issues which affect the dai­ly lives of tens of mil­lions of peo­ple who do not look like them and for whom they have scant, if any regard.

Chris Collins

But if you thought that these are the only ones you are deeply mis­tak­en, In Western New York 27th Congressional District, Republican Chris Collins was re-elect­ed despite being under Federal indict­ment for felony charges around insid­er trad­ing.
In California’s 50th District, Republican Duncan Hunter was re-elect­ed despite fac­ing a fed­er­al indict­ment for alleged­ly mis­us­ing cam­paign funds.
You may argue that in the case of Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins noth­ing about their sto­ry is racial.
If you do that, you are miss­ing the greater point about the deep­er rot which per­me­ates the pol­i­tics. So much so that even these egre­gious acts which are anti­thet­i­cal to good gov­er­nance are ignored.
What chance then does deep-root­ed white racism have of being uproot­ed by these mis­cre­ants?


Imagine break­ing into a man’s house, rap­ing his wife, steal­ing every­thing he owns, beat­ing and humil­i­at­ing him, sell­ing his chil­dren that you haven’t killed, then forc­ing him to work for free.
Are you able to make that men­tal jour­ney?
If so, then pic­ture this, after he has done every­thing you have demand­ed of him, you are angry at him for fight­ing for his free­dom.
Even if you were to give him every­thing you own it would not begin to com­pen­sate for the hun­dreds of years of dehu­man­iz­ing and degrad­ing rape, sodomy, mur­der, and the untold cru­el­ty and bar­barism you have sub­ject­ed him to.
Now you are mad that he dares stand up to demand his right to human dig­ni­ty.
You are mad because he dares to revis­it his past in order to under­stand his present and to chart a course for his future.
How dare you?

If I said it once I’ll say it a thou­sand times.
The fight for Black auton­o­my and black respect will not be won by using oth­er peo­ple’s sol­diers.
Iowa’s Congressman Steve King said, “You can­not rebuild your civ­i­liza­tion with some­body else’s babies. You’ve got to keep your birth rate up, and that you need to teach your chil­dren your val­ues.“
King was mak­ing the case for white suprema­cy and white Anglo Saxon dom­i­nance.
I’m a cham­pi­on for Western civ­i­liza­tion,” said Steve King, 
If you go down the road a few gen­er­a­tions, or maybe cen­turies, with the inter-mar­riage, I’d like to see an America that is just so homoge­nous that we look a lot the same.” 

If African-Americans are going to sur­vive against these imbe­ciles they bet­ter wise up to the fact that they will have to fight like hell on every front, in a fight which will require a full arse­nal of wit and cun­ning.
This is an exis­ten­tial fight against anni­hi­la­tion and they have no com­punc­tion against remov­ing us from the equa­tion as if we nev­er exist­ed.