Sunday, May 28, 2006

I just wanna say for the record that I have a deep love and appreciation for my people. That love is universally extended to all righteous people worldwide. All throughout time, in all human civilizations, kings, queens, nobility, public officials right on down thru the family and community level have all settled into thier prespective status quo's. That status quo can be liberal, progressive or conservative. That status quo can also be civilized or barbaric. Even when things are bad, unhealthy or self destructive, this can become normal, accepted and habitual behavior. The status quo is much like the waste that floats to the bottom of the fish tank. Every once and while youve got to do some deep cleaning (or purging) and change the water. It is also wise to change the filther in order to keep the water clean. If this is not done the unpurged community can get sicker and sicker physically and mentally. This sickness will manifest itself in a variety of negative and self destructive ways. It is for this reason that I speak out pointedly and honestly against some of the ills that affect the black community. It is also for this reason I will try to help create and find solutions to change these ills for the better.
I also would like to make it clear to my people that I am forever and always in thier corner and on thier team. Thick or thin, good or bad. I am inseperately connected to all black folk by dna, culture and experience. So now I would like to give a shot out to Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Ida B Well, WEB Dubois, Booker T Washington, Langston Hughes, Richard Right, Zora Neale Hurston, Malcom X, DR King and thousands of others who have suffered, fought and died for our freedom. I am a child of the 70 and 80's. I fondly rembemer Sanford and Son, the Jefferson's, What's Happening ect. I was nurtured and raised in a black community that partied together, suffered and grew as a community. I remember the picnics with the coolers filled with soda's, Juices and Freezes. I remember the smell of Ribs, Burgers, Hot Dogs and Corn barbecueing on the grill along with lots of happy children running around having a good time. Thier would also be patato Salad, Cole slow and buttery Rolls ( Lawd Have Mercy). I remember Marvin Gayes I Keep On Dancing (Got to Give it up), Ring My Bell, Motown, Parliment and Heatwaves universely loved "Always and Forever" being played during these picnics as the adults remembered times past ( the good old days) I remember playing a lot of basketball, riding bikes, attempting to talk to girls, ect. I remember Jonening, playing spades as well as countless other childhood and neighborhood games. I remember me and a bunch of other neighborhood kids running home to watch the Cosby show. Thier are so many fond memories I have of growing up in the black community. These memories and shared expirences have forever endeared me to the black community. But that does not mean that everthing was rosy, fair or made sense. None of the good things I love and remember can excuse or justify the ills that affect the black community. It is for this reason that I am committed to changing our community for the better
So although I love africa and black people from the bottom of my heart. There is still much work to be done and I plan on doing my share no doubt. I feel obliged to seek out and destroy all self destructive behavior by black people and Africans. It is in this spirit that I say once and forever down with
Selling drugs
Coruption in our communities
Fathers not taking care of thier children
Mothers not taking thier kids education seriously
We as a people not taking education seriously
Robbing, lying to and cheating each other
Inappropiate sexual behavior
Church officials that are bogus
Apathy toward certain negative behavior ect.
It is my oppinion that all of these things and many other negative behaviors must be descredited and destroyed. Any philosophy that promotes or tries to justify said behavior must be uncategorically crushed. Much love to all black people and the entire Globe peace. Mark Bey

1 comment:

Asabagna said...

Wow man... I feel yah! (dap).. I have been away and will reply to your comments on my blog about "Black, Gay and Christian?"