Sunday, November 13, 2005
Shem Hotep ("I go in peace")
A LETTER TO MY BROTHERS
Black men of the universe, I want to direct some positive thoughts your way. You have survived some of the most inhumane treatment ever put upon a human being. You were born in a world where you were the by-product of a system that didn't give you a chance to flourish. We all want the chance to be all that we can be. Black men you have taken a tremendous beating at the hands of a system that has never encouraged unity between you and your black women.
We waited many years for the end of slavery to have freedom of choice and now that we have that, we have another problem. Black men have now become the NEW slave owners as black women have waited just as long as men for this chance at freedom. A large percentage of black women now have to answer to a new present day slave owner. As men, where is our collective memories? Haven't we read about this relationship before? Let us all revisit the scene of the crime and see if there are any similarities. I am not suggesting that your treatment of your woman is exactly like that of the white man's treatment of our ancestors. I am saying that either we are all free or we are not.
THE SLAVE OWNER
The SLAVE OWNER could come and go as he saw fit no questions about it. The SLAVE OWNER wanted to know exactly where everyone was at every moment. The SLAVE OWNER could demand a meal at any time. The SLAVE OWNER could demand sex at any time. The SLAVE OWNER always put himself first. The SLAVE OWNER thinks that it is his god given right to control everything.
THIS LIST COULD GO ON AND ON BUT LET ME STOP RIGHT HERE. NOW THAT WE HAVE REVISITED THE RULES OF THE PLANTATION OWNER LETS DO A COMPARISON AND REEVALUATE WHY THESE THINGS ARE KEEPING THE MENTAL SHACKLES ON OUR BLACK WOMEN.
THE BLACK MAN
The BLACK MAN can come and go as he sees fit no questions about it. The BLACK MAN wants to know exactly where everyone is at every moment. The BLACK MAN can demand a meal at any time. The BLACK MAN can demand sex at any time. The BLACK MAN always put himself first. The BLACK MAN thinks that it is his god given right to control everything.
BLACK MEN stop acting like the slave owners that your ancestors died trying to get away from. Treat your woman the way you would the way you would like to be treated. She is not a slave and should be able to come and go just like you do, no questions asked. Stop asking where she's going, either you trust her or you don't. Don't spend your life with someone you don't trust. BLACK men make your woman happy by sharing in the cooking etc. If you don't like to cook what makes you think she likes to? If you don't know how, there is no better time than right now to learn.
Where is her freedom of choice brothers? Don't get mad at the comparison, we all want to be free.I am just the messenger bringing an overdue letter from my Creator. If you disagree with the concept of women's freedom you are not free. Freedom starts in the mind and then to the rest of you. Your plantation may come with nice amenities but it is still a plantation. You my brother should be seeking freedom for all. You should not be so accepting of being the king where you live but nothing everywhere else. Your woman is not fooled by your show of force. It only confirms what she already knew. You like things just the way they are and have no interest in her freedom from her present day master. Give your woman a break from a job you obviously don't want Black man remember your woman has a demanding life whether she's at home or at work. She needs to know that her home is a place to relax and get comfortable. DON'T demand sex from your woman, love is something that should be given not taken. BLACK man, you need to put your woman and children first. Their well being should come first; you should live for their happiness.
My brothers you have no GOD given right to wreck havoc on any female. Females made your birth a reality. If you have to allude to some bible verse to maintain some point of view, you have failed in getting the respect you need. Stop using the bible a ring and some papers from a courthouse to enforce your will. You are acting just like the slave owners. We are not Europeans so why do you swear by their papers?
If you need papers to keep your house in order, where did you learn that?
Your use of scripture seems to be so isolated and only serve to enslave.
Lead your precious Black woman and make her proud to say
"THAT'S MY BLACK MAN".
Your children and your woman are a gift from the CREATOR and should be cherished as such. This is an opportunity and not an obligation. Our Black sisters have had a rough time over the last four hundred and some odd years. Let's take it upon ourselves to end THEIR enslavement to us. For some of the Brothers in the struggle, the struggle starts at home. Our home should be an example to the world, demonstrating the peace love and freedom we so often talk about.
BLACK BROTHERS, I LOVE YOU ALL AND TRUST THAT YOU WILL MAKE AN EFFORT TO DO THE RIGHT THING. WE DON'T WANT TO BE ACCUSED OF PRACTICING BEHAVIOR THAT WE CLAIM WE HATE, GOOD LUCK FROM YOUR BROTHER.
Thanks for reading A LETTER TO MY BROTHERS. 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.
Posted by Sawaad Amen Ra at 1:06 PM