“I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.” Mother Harriet Tubman
From now on, I am dedicating all of my posts to Black African American females because a race can rise no higher than its’ women.
As in all of my posts, UNDERLINED WORDS are links.
Habari Gani? (What’s the News?) Tomorrow ends another Kwanzaa celebration and because we are a Spiritual people, it is prudent that we close with the seventh principle of the Nguzo Saba which, is Imani “Faith.”
Sadly, very few Black African Americans will be participating in the closing celebration feast of Kwanzaa because most will be partying and bull-shucking, while the rest will be participating in traditional “Watch Night Services.”
Everything that Black Africans throughout the Diaspora know about Religion and Christianity was taught to us by White Europeans who embarked on a worldwide quest to mentally, physically and spiritually enslave ALL Black Africans throughout the Diaspora.
We can convince ourselves of anything, even a lie if we repeat it often enough. The biggest lie that Black African Americans embrace today is the lie that Jesus Christ is a real person that actually died for all of our sins.
Napoleon said, “What is history but a fable agreed upon?” Consequently, White American historians have convinced the world that President Abraham (Honest Abe) Lincoln was and is the best president the Black African American race has ever had, surpassing both President John F. Kennedy and President Barack H. Obama.
Because of this lie, Black African American Christians engage in ritualistic behaviors that are based solely on traditions passed down to us from slavery, and the meanings have been lost in the translations. Watch Night Service (As in all of my posts, underlined words are links.) is one such ritualistic tradition.
The average Black African American Christian is clueless when it comes to the true history of “Watch Night Services.” The history behind this religious ritual has absolutely nothing to do with Jesus or Christianity.
Another lie we blindly embrace is that President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. It is true that President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, which was to go into effect at midnight on January 1, 1863.
On the night of December 31, 1862, many slaves in the Confederate States met in the slave quarters to sing and praise “Father Abraham Lincoln” for granting them their freedom. The purpose of these gatherings was to “watch freedom” come upon their lives at the stroke of midnight, January 1, 1863; ergo, “Watch Night Service.”
Again, many Black African Americans are ignorant about the reason for the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. The average Black African American, when asked, will tell you that President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves when he issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which is false.
The purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation was to create confusion and disruption among the Confederate forces. The Emancipation Proclamation only granted freedom to those slaves residing in the Confederate States (except Texas) and not the slaves residing in the Union States.
Furthermore, President Abraham Lincoln did not have any jurisdiction over slaves residing in the Confederate States because these states had seceded from the United States, ergo, the Civil War. Since “Father Abraham” did not have the authority to emancipate slaves in the Confederacy, in essence, the Emancipation Proclamation was a worthless document.
This is evidenced by his saying the following: “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything.” –Fourth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Charleston, Illinois, September 18, 1858 (The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, pp. 145-146.)
Because White America made the decision to assign President Lincoln as Black African Americans’ Great White Savior, they built the Lincoln Memorial for us to forever bow down at his feet. Ironically, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated on May 30, 1922 to a segregated audience.
Whenever, Black African Americans reached a point where we thought that we could no longer endure American racism, we were instructed to take our troubles to the feet of our Great Emancipator and “leave them there.” With singing and prayer, our burdens will become just a little bit lighter.
In spite of her greatness, Mother Marian Anderson went to the feet of the “Great Emancipator” and performed her concert when the White American Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), who were also Christians, denied her permission to perform at Constitution Hall.
By the way, her concert took place on “Easter Sunday,” the holiest Christian holiday.
Because of White American racism, Baba Martin Luther King, Jr. led approximately 200,000 “Negroes” on “The March on Washington” in 1963 to the feet of this “Great Emancipator,” and delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech.
Too many Black African American preachers and pastors are so stuck on traditions and rituals that they are clueless when it comes to the facts. They would rather entertain their congregations with asthmatic tirades, shouting psychobabble, “speaking in tongues” and running up and down like the buffoons they are, than educate and enlighten them.
What is even worse is that their sheep attend these services faithfully, boasting about what a great sermon Pastor preached. If asked what he/she preached on, many are unable to tell you because in actuality, they could not understand most of what he/she was saying, because it was all based on emotions, rather than factual knowledge.
Because of their quest to entertain their congregations, many Pastors have become “processionary caterpillars,” and are leading our people around in an endless circle. They do not read and they are encouraging their congregations to read even less than they are.
It is more important that their congregations purchase CDs of their sermons, (and Donald Trump’s book) which they have already heard than to pick up a history book on Black African Americans, which they have very little if any knowledge.
If they knew a modicum of Black African American history, they would readily see that participating in “Watch Night Services” is nothing more than a perpetuation of our own enslavement.
President Abraham Lincoln never freed our ancestors and our addiction to the fictional Jesus will never wash us “whiter than snow,” because in the morning, our skin will still be “Black and Beautiful,” thank GOD ALMIGHTY!
I ask that should you read anything in my post that you can factually show me is false, please do so immediately. Although I have made every effort to verify everything I write, I do make errors.
Oh, what a blessing it is that my people do not read, think or use Common Sense says the Pastors, Pimps and Politicians.