Sunday, December 25, 2005
Shem Hotep ("I go in peace").
"It would take more than a man to lead the slaves from bondage. It would take a god."
Excuse me while I vent a little in this piece But I feel like we’re living in the Middle East A 14-year old is shot and he ain’t coming back All because we live in a Mini Iraq Drive by killings are our roadside bombs Only difference is there is no dessert, no Saddam Domestic terror has been haunting us for years Who will help us stop shedding these tears Liberate us from these brutal acts Before more innocence is laid on its back RPG’s are a constant threat Rob People’s Goods and this you can bet We won’t get any rebuilding aid Trapped in Mini Iraq is like living in a cage
So much rage and so much frustration
But yet they say this is still the greatest nation
Just like Iraq we have people walking ‘round with guns
They ain’t afraid to use them on our daughters and sons
The hatred has grown well out of proportion
So much to the point where it’s creating distortion
Instead of Middle Eastern men in black with black hooded faces
We’ve got whites with white robes and white pillow cases
Killing and destroying our peers
Hanging us from trees, but its been going on for years
Who’s going to help us and watch our backs
No one because we live in Mini Iraq
It’s the rise of a religious war
And the fall of the American way
Suicide bombings broadcasted everyday
And the ashy knees of a nation still covered in gray
American truths are being brought to the light
And the politician’s voices tremble with fear
As they wipe blood off of the pavement during an election year
But like "Good Times", life is getting so hard
That even Cat Stevens is being barred
Mohammad's bitter truth severing heads like an Egyptian sword
Because like he said, "we wont win another war"
As long as we continue to treat other countries
Like we treat our blacks and our poor
There are millions of Americans stifled in fear
Especially the ones that weren't asked to be brought here
Getting ready for the ramparts and the red glare
Because the terrorists cells are already here
But they aren't sheiks and clerics wearing hoods and masks
They’re the ones teaching our children Science and Math
We’re the reflection of Mini Iraq on our hexed homeland
Too busy swearing politicians into command
To read this short list of Arabic demands:
GET THE HE!! OUT OF FOREIGN LAND!!!
America is nothing more than a two-bit whore
Making other nations bend over
While they trick for Iraqi-0il
Behind closed doors
Looking for any excuse to settle the score
9/11 a surprise…..indeed
While the politicians plot and scheme
You got kids killing kids
Just for a bit of ‘cream’
While “Peace on Earth” is only a dream
The streets across our nation
Has everyone debating
“Who”, “what”, “where”, “when” and “why”
While sending more troops over to die
And the heads will continue to fly
Across our airwaves
‘Till the ones who lived in those caves
Pay retribution to the descendants of slaves
The war in my backyard
Will become bloodier by the day
In Mini Iraq
Better known as the ole U. S. of A.
Support our troops while they are defending foreign soil
Support the truth while the government pretends it’s not about the oil
Support our youth while the market trends replace CROWNS with ROYAL
Support our roots while the Fahrenheit on our 911 starts to boil
And run over into our streets where the STEAM ROLLS OVER the bodies of the deceased
That are draped by swarms of flies
While the world is left covered in shit
Sitting on the couch along with Jadakiss
Blocks are adorned with citizens prepared to cast their vote
Not knowing that around that very same corner
another body was found with a gun shot wound to the throat
Another body, another death, another story untold
Another casualty or one less black voter at the polls?
Makes you wonder who was behind that mask
Bush? Cheney? Or was it Condoleezza’s ass?
Middle Class Famine, adolescent fatalities, terrorism,
War, Drug abuse, and modern day slavery;
No these are items found in my nap sack
A mini Iraq
Ripping holes into my back
Can’t board a plane, so I’m catching Amtrak
Taking my seat with my heavy load
Next stop, The White House!
And I’m armed and READY TO EXPLODE!
Thanks for reading Mini Iraq. I Hope you were able to find something here to hang on to. It is my hope that all of mankind will see you as I do. If you like to stay in touch Please Email me at Nubianrace1960@Hotmail.com.
Hotep, Your Brother.
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Friday, December 09, 2005
Shem Hotep ("I go in peace").
I pledge disobedience to the flag to the tarnished name of America.
For the false image it portrays- A nation undivided with liberty and justice for all... I pledge disobedience cause that’s a lie- Never can a man or woman say he or she is truly free if he or she being misrepresented by a government accusing to be democratized saying "cast your vote it counts"... Please- Instill this in your minds I’m only going to say this once, whatever votes you cast means nothing. He who counts the votes, decides everything... Be not fooled by their rhetoric, it’s just a tactic they use to deceive you... Propaganda is the name of their game Jump not on that bandwagon- Once you’re on it’s over, you’re gone- and there will be none that can save you...
I have always wanted to know who was King James? I know that the Bible with his namesake is perhaps the biggest selling book in history, but who was he? He was a homosexual who had incest with his mother and he commissioned William Shakespeare and other writers to translate the Bible.
King James 1566-1625
How Does the Bible Explain Fossil Ages Over 6,000 Years (Genesis 1:2)?
Scientists often date fossils such as dinosaur bones and those termed
"Human" or "early man" thousands, tens of thousands, or even millions
of years before the creation of Adam. These Fossils discovered by science Contradict the Bible. I told by a preacher that God`s church has been commissioned primarily to announce the good news of the soon-coming Kingdom of God to humanity now on Earth—those descended from Adam, who the Bible shows was created nearly 6,000 years ago. From the Bible we know that Adam and Eve were the first humans made in the image of God and given a human spirit to make possible the wondrous functioning of the human mind. They were created for the purpose of enlarging the Family of God. This is the important knowledge about human life—the incredible human potential—which can be learned only from God`s revelation, not from the fossil record. (Well)
From the middle of the Sahara desert, 21-year-old Shureice Kornegay reflected on helping excavate one of the richest archeological sites ever found in the area."Your dreams, when they come true, are so much better than you can imagine,` she said Wednesday in an interview over a satellite phone. "I`m just amazed.`Kornegay, who lived the first eight years of her life in Cabrini-Green a project in Chicago, indeed in the middle of a dream: on an expedition with fossil hunter extraordinaire Paul Sereno. Only on this trip, Sereno and Kornegay, an anthropology major at Northern Illinois University, are unearthing something new for the World-renowned Paleontologist: human remains.
So far, the team at the site in northern Niger has identified more than 100 skeletons as old as 9,000 years. The site is so rich that some of the skeletons still have jewelry on them. There are also bones of many animals, evidence of early animal husbandry efforts and sophisticated tools. For Kornegay -- who hopes to become one of the few African-American female Paleoanthropologists -- the trip is also her first out of the United States. Now, she is the first junior paleontologist from the program to join Sereno on a research trip abroad. "She is a kid that could handle it,` said Sereno. "She is seeing real science in the making,`
For Sereno, the trip is also a learning experience. He happened upon the site during a 2000 trip to the region in which his team dug up Super Croc, a 110 million-year-old crocodile that was 40 feet long and weighed 10 tons. And uncovered catfish bones (found near a ceramic bowl) and the remains of other fish more than 6 feet long. Along with different types of artifacts and pottery, evidence of successive civilizations that occupied the area between 5,000 and 9,000 years ago.
“There were two kinds of slaves, the house Negro and the field Negro. The house Negroes - they lived in the house with master, they dressed pretty good, they ate good because they ate his food - what he left. They lived in the attic or the basement, but still they lived near the master; and they loved the master more than the master loved himself. They would give their life to save the master`s house - quicker than the master would. If the master said, `We got a good house here,` the house Negro would say, ‘yeah; we got a good house here.` Whenever the master said `we,` he said `we.` That`s how you can tell a house Negro." Malcolm X, 1963
The House Negro, that would die for President Bush.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended President Bush on Sunday against charges that the government`s sluggish response to Hurricane Katrina showed racial insensitivity. `Nobody, especially the president, would have left people unattended on the basis of race,` the administration`s highest-ranking black said as she toured damaged parts of her native Alabama. `I don`t believe for one minute that anybody allowed people to suffer because they were African-Americans. I just don`t believe it,` Rice said during a visit to her native Alabama to survey the damage.`I am an African American. I am from Alabama. I can tell you that this response is not a response about color. This is a response about Americans helping Americans,` she said."
"If the master`s house caught on fire, the house Negro would fight harder to put the blaze out than the master would. If the master got sick, the house Negro would say, `What`s the matter, boss, we sick?` We sick! He identified himself with his master, more than his master identified with himself. And if you came to the house Negro and said, `Let`s run away, let`s escape, let`s separate,` the house Negro would look at you and say, `Man, you crazy. What you mean, separate? Where is there a better house than this? Where can I wear better clothes than this? Where can I eat better food than this?` That was that house Negro. In those days he was called a `house ni@@er.` And that`s what we call them today, because we`ve still got some house ni@@ers running around here."
On that same plantation, there was the field Negro. ...The field Negro was beaten from morning to night; he lived in a shack, in a hut; he wore old, castoff clothes. He hated his master. I say he hated his master. When the master got sick, the field Negro prayed that he`d die. If someone came to the field Negro and said, `let’s separate, let`s run,` he didn`t say, `Where we going?` He`d say, `Any place is better than here.`" Malcolm X, 1963
When Mr. Lynch walked the banks of the James River in 1712 and said he would make you a slavefor 300 years, little did we realize the truth in his prediction? Just 13 more years and his promise will come to fruition. But with two generations of your children gone through our education systems, we can look forward to at least another 50 years of prosperity.
Wow! Things could not be better and it’s all because of you. For all you have done, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Black Americans. You’re the best friends any group of people could ever have!
Sincerely, All other Americans.
Black Seminole Wars and Fort Negro.
Did you know that African Americans fought the U.S. Army to a standstill in a 7-year war from 1835-1842? Upuntil when the British (and then the U.S.) acquired Florida from Spain, Florida was a unique safe haven for fugitive Africans to escape and find refuge from terrorist American slave owners. Blacks were in Florida before the Seminoles. In the late 1600s, African slaves who escaped Carolina plantations and dodged slave hunters through dangerous Indian country gained freedom by crossing the St. Mary’s River, an international border that divided Spanish and British colonial territory. This was the first Underground Railroad.
Puerto Ricans are: Taíno Indians mixed with Africans and Spaniards.
Taíno Indians, a subgroup of the Arawakan Indians (a group of American Indians in northeastern South America), inhabited the Greater Antilles (comprising Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola [Haiti and the Dominican Republic], and Puerto Rico) in the Caribbean Sea at the time when Christopher Columbus` arrived to the New World.
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Sunday, December 04, 2005
Shem Hotep ("I go in peace").
Proverb on Leaders: “When they come, the people are never ready- they make the people ready."
Guess Who I Am?
Most everybody in the world knows of me but very few people really know about me. I was assassinated but part of my message lives on. During my lifetime I had been wrongly imprisoned but that hasn't stopped the best of colleges, from asking me to come visit and speak. Do you know who I am? To give you a hint, I will tell you some of the messages that I gave to the people. "What this government really advocates is socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor... Capitalism was built upon the exploitation and suffering of Africans enslaved (audience clapping) and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor, both Black and White, both here and overseas." I never left this concept, in fact earlier in my speech I said that "unemployment rages high in the Black community, but the bipartisan response instead is an Anti-Riot Bill, if unemployment were this high in the nation, we would have a depression greater than that of the 1940's..." (This is still true today). This led me to found the "Poor People's Campaign Movement" (PPCM) in 1968. This is the last major thing I did before I was murdered. There is still a firestorm of debate, over just who is responsible for my death? If you read my history you will know the answer to this question.
Do you remember when I said, "Before the Pilgrim Fathers landed at Plymouth, we were here? Before the beautiful words of the "Star Spangled Banner" were written, we were here. Before the Declaration of Independence was done by Jefferson, we were here. We are not newcomers here. For more than two centuries our ancestors labored without wages, they traded cotton king and built their masters home under the most humiliating and oppressive conditions - yet out of a bottomless vitality they continued to develop. And I say to you if slavery couldn't stop us - the resistance that we now face, cannot stop us!" In this excerpt here you can see my vast understanding of history, although I never lived to see my fortieth birthday.
Some of you began to worry when I repeated President John F. Kennedy's words by warning the United States Government in 1967 that "those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable." This would not have caught you off guard if you would study my evolution as a leader and of the climate in the nation at the time. Ironically, it was this same Kennedy who had authorized a wiretap on my Atlanta phone and on all the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) members’ phones on 10/10/1963. It's funny, because when I met with him in 1960 he encouraged my work, in fact because of this meeting many Negroes thought that he was our friend and cried for days when he was also assassinated. I guess this was better than the next President to succeed him named Lyndon B. Johnson who labeled me and my Muslim contemporary at the time, the most dangerous Black men in America. During my 1968 "Been to the Mountain Top" speech, I foreshadowed when I said, "The hour is dark. Evil comes forth in the guise of good. It is a time of double talk when men in high places, have a high blood pressure of deceptive rhetoric and a anemia of concrete performance." I knew "they" were going to kill me soon. "They" gave me the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 so that they could disguise their true feelings toward me.
Socially and politically I had evolved past the rudimentary argument of violence vs. non-violence. I had come out hard against the Vietnam War. I told the American public that they "have a chance to vote into oblivion those leaders who support militarism." I proved myself to be consistent in my "Beyond Vietnam" speech at Riverside Church in New York City on April 4th of 1967. This led Time Magazine to call my speech at Riverside Church "demagogic slander." The Washington Post said, "I had outlived my usefulness as a leader". By the way, both of these magazines are alleged to support me now, but I am dead now. The last thing good that "they" said about me was on 8/28/1963 during the March on Washington, when I performed my "I Have A Dream Speech" do you know that I didn't even speak for thirty minutes but I have spoken literally hundreds of times since that speech amounting to hundreds of hours, but they are still selling you that "Dream." I have hours of ideas on tape since then and I rarely participated in singing "We Shall Overcome" after the "March."
I began to point out the subtle differences between racism and white supremacy. I probably began to annoy "them" in 1964. During my "Why We Can't Wait" speech or it might have been my other speech called "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community" in 1967. I get confused because I have spoken so much since 1963. During this speech I said “Many whites who joined us in the Civil Rights struggle are against the extreme conditions of Blacks but not for the equality of Blacks in employment, housing and education. So who is it that is keeping this wall up? It's not the Ku Klux Klan or the John Birch Society but some old gentle White mother....White backlash is nothing new, it's a new name for an old phenomena." I think that I said this because through my travels I saw that in the South Blacks couldn't vote and in the North we believed we had no reason to vote.
I guess you can see that I am probably much different than what people want you to believe about me. In fact I told you in my "Stanford Articles," (which hold a great many of my essays) that originally I was not a religious man but that "I only went to church to keep up with my sister". I was more of a spiritual man, who opted for the term God over Christ, or the word we referring to our people instead of Christians, especially in public. My attitude toward God was constantly changing and tested daily via racism. The fact is that I purposely took an alternative root from my Southern peers by attending a Northern School like Boston University instead of a Southern school for my divinity training. I felt that this was kudos for me and allowed me to be exposed to theological intellectualism that the south did not provide.
If not for Rosa Parks, you may never have heard of me. She is the one who actually pioneered the Civil Rights movement in 1955, when she refused to give up her seat to a white man. If I were alive I would tell you that it is unfair to single me out for "sole attribution" compared to so many who came before me and contributed so much during my time. I am glad that my widow and my "rivals" widow developed a relationship. Yes, they killed my contemporary also just as we were submerging our differences. Without James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, Marcus Garvey, Fannie Lou Hammer and countless others my contribution would have been in abyss. My birthday as a national holiday is really a celebration of all the African American freedom fighters. Negro History Week was expanded into Black History Month. It is more important on my birthday that you expand my celebration into a study of the era of change in which I lived in and help contribute new changes to your era. I was not perfect and made many mistakes that you can learn from. If you wish to study me, do me a favor study me after 1963? That's when I really matured and that's the me you probably don't know. If you still have not guessed who I am, I am Martin Luther King Jr.
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