From: Michael R. Brown, Editor/Chief
Ghettostone Publications Company
To: The Creative,
The midget kept the giant down, by denigrating his
culture, lying about his place in the universe, and depicting
his ancestors as monsters. Shame based and guilt ridden,
the giant never really tried to break the weak chains that
held him captive in the dark cave. He believed he was not
worthy for the world, and that his place was to be unseen.
All the giant had was his hand held mirror in which he focused
on the cave doorway watching life go on outside his cave.
His opinions about the world came about as he observed
interactions through his mirror and what he saw as life in the
mirror, wasn't the whole picture at all but only a glimpses of
what really was happening! So his vision was limited to glimpses.
But the giant had the power to break his chains and he had
the strength to overthrow the midget, but he was afraid and
his fear kept him a prisoner!
Our History is currently on display. But I've heard
suggestions that our minds aren't our own and we
should wait till then to make moves, or to have an action.
To this I say I disagree!
We have everything we need right now to do what we want!
Our collective Communities in the Black Experience is
like a giant who is being controlled by a midget, a lyre,
if you will, who has convinced us that we are not capable,
nor worthy enough to do what we would like, which is to
break our mental and financial chains and become the masters
of our own self determination!
We don't understand our capabilities, nor potential , nor
do we believe in the possibilities of collective self determination!
BUT, this is not the truth! Truth is our collective Community
has overcome inhuman treatment, depravation, blind ignorance.
Our ancestors have overcome whippings, hangings, and a civil
war! Our ancestors built, chopped, dug, hammered, shored up,
and levelled the land for all cities, it's possible!
Our collective Peoples have over come separate and un-equal,
hate and the idea of inferiority, plus economic desvistation and
still we rise! We rose up under water hoses, police dogs and
Southern Governors! We rose up under Nazis stereotypes and
colonial imperialism! We rose up when the Democrats locked
us out and Republicans planned our internment! We even rose up
under the red-head old man Reagan and his hitch men Oliver North
and the crack assassins! So what makes anybody on this list, or
any other list believe it's not in the mix for us now?
Today we got the momentum! Today we got the single mindedness!
Today we share the same political ambitions! Today we all know
it's about "economic development" Today we understand that what
has been done to us has effected us in ways deeper than the surface,
BUT WE WILL OVER COME!!!
My prayer for this Black History Month is that we "believe"!
Believe in the possibilities and in each other's talents!
It's possible! Let make it happen!
Looking for the "paradigm" shift!!!
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