"When we get into social amnesia - into forgetting our history - we also forget or misinterpret the history and motives of others as well as our motives. The way to learn of our own creation, how we came to be what we are, is getting to know ourselves. It is through getting to know the self intimately that we get to know the forces that shaped us as a self. Therefore knowing the self becomes a knowledge of the world. A deep study of Black History is the most profound way to learn about the psychology of Europeans and to understand the psychology that flows from their history. If we don’t know ourselves, not only are we a puzzle to ourselves; other people are also a puzzle to us as well. We assume the wrong identity and identify ourselves with our enemies. If we don’t know who we are then we are whomever somebody tells us we are." —The immortal OG Dr. Amos N. Wilson (The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness," Afrikan World InfoSystems, New York (1993) p. 38)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Hate-on Haters

In the Katt Williams comedy special ‘The Pimp Chronicles’ Katt views the assailment of his “Haters” as a sign of endearment and praise. He is flattered by being the subject of ‘haterism’ and lambastes his critics by inviting them to “feel free to hate on me”. Katt is encouraged and fueled by this form of contempt because he correctly interprets this as a bi-product of success. The more haters you have, the more successful you are. In other words, the degree of haterism is in turn a barometer of one’s achievements and accomplishments.

Often times true hate (in literal terms), is manifested for the same reason. Those who hate, ironically function as a type of gauge that provides us with an indication of how effective our actions are in dismantling and disrupting the process of White Supremacy. Hence, anything and anyone that is targeted by racists should be of interest and studied for their effectiveness. This noose incident at Columbia U is the latest opportunity to seek answers. Who is Dr. Madonna Constantine? I now want to hear what this professor has to say that has my enemy so alarmed. Moreover, this is an exclusive Ivy League school therefore, the perpetrator was likely highly educated, and fully understood the full significance of the act. There is no way that the media can play this down as a rogue occurence in some uncultured, remote town, like they did Jena.

I must admit that I’m a little disappointed that Manning Marable was not the target of this spectacle. I know that he is busy working on a more complete biography of Malcolm’s life that allegedly links the FBI and the CIA to his assassination.

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