Several years ago, a client told me someone had broken into his car, after he had just cashed his paycheck and bought several hundred dollars worth of blank money orders. He had to make several stops before coming to our appointment, so rather than carry the blank money orders with him he left them in his car. When he returned to his car, after one of his stops, to his dismay, he noticed the break-in. In panic, he anxiously looked for his blank money orders and was relieved to find them.
The thief stole all of the coins he had in his ashtray, several DVDs and his used tennis shoes. The thief actually picked up his blank money orders and tossed them onto the back seat. The reason they were not stolen was that my client had safely hidden them – inside a book.
While teaching college courses, for more than a decade, I encountered too many Black African American students saying, “I don’t like to read,” and in most cases, their grades confirmed it. Asking them how they expected to be successful in college without developing a passion for reading, they just smiled and gave that “deer in the headlight” stare.
The prerequisite for passing any college course is reading. In fact, reading is the quintessential skill for college graduation. Tragically, far too many Black African Americans were not taught the importance of reading prior to entering Pre-K. Consequently, they never embraced the maxim that, “Reading is Fun-2-Mental.”
Because of the extremely low importance we Black African Americans place on reading, we remain relegated to the lower socio-economic strata. Our socio-economic position is because our knowledge is determined totally by hearsay, (As in all of my posts, underlined words are links.) which is inadmissible in every American court. However, too many of us wholeheartedly believe that which we are told, whether it is factually based or not.
For instance, there is absolutely, no factual evidence that Jesus Christ nor his disciples ever existed. In fact, to the contrary, there is factual evidence that neither Jesus, nor his disciples ever existed. This proof can be found in the KJV of the Bible, Gal. 4:22-24, which refers to the existence of Abraham as an “allegory,” which means he is a fictional person. Conversely, if Abraham was a fictional character, all of his descendants must also be fictional, including Jesus Christ. I have an entire post coming soon on our fictionalized belief in the Bible.
I ask everyone who proudly tell me that they are Christians, if they have read all sixty-six books of the Bible, and without exception, they immediately tell me “No, I have not.” I then ask, “If you have not read the entire Bible, how do you know if your Pastor is teaching you truthfully? With this question, they immediately go on the defensive and say something like, “You don’t have to read the whole Bible; you just have to believe that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.”
With that response, I will usually change the subject to something less challenging, or threatening, like the weather or some other innocuous and mundane subject, because it makes no sense for me to attempt to enlighten someone who prefers to remain in darkness.
Many of my family elders told me how knowledgeable my maternal grandfather was about the Bible. Everyone said, “He could not read or write his own name, but he knew the Bible backwards and forwards.”
The first time I was told this I seriously questioned how this was possible, yet they were adamant that it was factual. Because they were my elders, I accepted this from the perspective that it was their beliefs and I should not attempt to dissuade them. After all, everyone has the right to remain as ignorant as he or she chooses to be.
What I knew to be true was that since my elders admittedly had not read the entire Bible themselves, it was very easy for them to be deluded into believing their Pastor; my illiterate grandfather knew the scriptures “backwards and forwards.” Besides, my elders grew up during an era where it was forbidden for them to question the teachings of “The Man of God,” and this remains true today.
Our decision to believe something or not; is based on whether we trust the person giving us the information, regardless if they are telling us the truth. In fact, we will believe what certain people tell us even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. This is because our beliefs are indelibly intertwined with our emotions. If it “feels good” to us, then it is believable. When it is not believable, some will say, “That don’t feel right to me.”
On the other hand, what we “know,” is predicated on factual evidence, as determined by all six of our senses, in addition to surviving the “test of time.” However, when it comes to Black Africans throughout the Diaspora, many of our faulty universal beliefs, handed down to us by our enslavers have also withstood the test of time.
It is a given that our beliefs determine all of our actions. Put another way, “As a man or woman thinketh, so they become.” For instance, our White enslavers forbade our ancestors from reading or writing. By keeping our ancestors ignorant and illiterate, White enslavers easily taught Black African Americans that we are genetically inferior to White people, which is their justification for their God enslaving us.
Because of this teaching, we have unconsciously embraced the false teachings of our inferiority, thereby, retarding our socio-economic advancement. Our current behaviors have evolved from a faulty belief system that we have translated into a truism. For us as a race, what was true yesterday during slavery is true today and will be true tomorrow.
Now that I think about it, many of our females do enjoy reading. The problem is in what they read. “Black Erotica” books are a multimillion-dollar industry. Many of our adult females and little girls engage in this genre of reading prior to their teen years, which could easily account for the disproportionately high teenage pregnancies among Black African American teens.
That being said, too many of our Black African American parents have an aversion to reading non-fiction books, and they will likely pass these negative feelings about reading something that enriches us as a race onto their children, thereby perpetuating our self-imposed ignorance as a people.
Everything we need to improve our lot in life have been written in a book and the solutions to all of our current problems, both as individuals and as a race can be found, written inside the pages of a book.
The written evidence to the White Race’s plans to perpetrate genocide on Black Africans throughout the Diaspora and other People of color can easily be found by reading. Yes, there is a “blueprint,” “Global 2000” and the King Alfred Plan for the total eradication of all Black Africans and other “Colored” people. These blueprints have been hidden from us in plain sight. They are written in books and other documents, for the White people of the world to read, without fear that Black Africans throughout the Diaspora will find and read them.
Even when a few of us do find this information and reveal it to the masses, they will quickly dismiss it and call us “conspiracy theorists,” totally discounting the fact that the White British government genetically exterminated the entire Tasmanian population. In addition, not only did Hitler’s Germany exterminate six million European Jews , Germany also exterminated Black African Germans, through methods they learned from America’s Eugenics program.
In many of my blog posts, I have written extensively about the plans to genetically exterminate Black African Americans, yet very few of you have read it and past this information on to those in your circle of influence. These plans were immediately put into play at the signing of the “1964 Civil Rights Act,” and are being carried out as planned today.
First, if we read America’s history, we would readily see that everything Black African Americans needed to enforce our full citizenship rights is found in the, 13th, 14, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. All Black African Americans have to do is read the 14th amendment to the Constitution to realize that all of the recent federal investigations of police executions of Black African Americans, i.e. Michael Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice , et. al, were shams.
These federal investigations were based on whether or not there was a violation of these victims’ “Civil Rights,” which are subject to interpretation. If our Federal government wanted to obtain justice for these wrongly executed Black African Americans, the 14th Amendment would have made this possible. Part of the 14th Amendment states, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, (emphasis mine) liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Of course, these murdering cops were able to get away with their crimes, because Black African Americans do not like to read and we will blindly follow our followers. (See my “Processionary Caterpillars” post for clarification.) As you can see, if we as a people read, then we would know our rights, thus, we would have rights. Because we do not read, we do not know our rights, therefore, we do not have any rights.
WE HAVE NOT BECAUSE WE READ NOT!
Oh, what a blessing it is that my people do not read, think or use common sense, says the Pastors, Pimps, and Politicians.