Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Over the last few years or so, thier have been many efforts all over the united states of america to push legislation that would require different commenwealth's all over the country to apologize for slavery. Most of these folks requesting such apologies are either black politicians or activist groups such a the Naacp, ect.
Personally I have a couple of serious issues with these folks concentrating time, energy and resources on what I consider to be empty and worthless apologies. Also all of the individuals that owned slaves are dead, and thier ancestors (although they reap benifits from the American outrage that is slavery)had absolutely nothing to do with slavery and it is clear that deep down inside these folks do not want to apologize for american slavery and most white americans feel no responsibility or guilt over the american slavery.
Lawmakers from PG county led the charge to get a resolution apoligizing for slavery, what's next having the states of Virginia and Maryland apoligize for slavery as well, then after that the whole east coast region, then the President once again. Maybe this time hell say hey we are really, really sorry for about that slavery thing that went down in America back in the day.
America can apoligize all she wants to for slavery that still wont change or justify the outrageous behavior of allowing it in the first place, an apology cant travel back in time and stop the pain of bieng whipped and tied to a post or tree. Also an apology wont do anything to change the sickening reality that black americans are doing more suffering than other americans.
Although I am not trying to marginalize the crime of slavery against black americans, the elected officials of PG County have more urgent matters such as
making sure that a pg county children have access to healthcare
making sure that all PG county students get access to the best education possible.
Mobilizing black america and dealing with the aids crisis that is ravaging black america.
Making sure that PG county children have safe and crime free niegborhoods's to grow into adulthood in.
Doing something about the out of control murder and incarceration rate of black males in PG county and black america in general.
I myself am a lover of black history and the black american expierence, however black americans have much bigger fish to fry. In light of the conditions that black americans find themselves in I consider efforts to obtain apologizes for slavery to be a joke as an apology from slavery will do nothing for the 48% of black men who have to grow up without a father to guide them through the process of becomming a man.
How come those same black politicians and activist dont make church officials such as Jesse Jackson apologize for fathering a child out of wedlock when thousands of black people were bieng infected with aids, how come they dont make all of these men who dont take care of thier kids apologize for that, Oh and what about the tribes and African countries that sold us in the first place, or how about an apology from the black church for not showing leadership on the aids crisis devestating black america.
It appears to me that much of the African American leadership has its priorities screwed up and should address real life everyday problems hurting and crippling the progress of black americans instead of beging white america for empty apologies she dosent mean anyway.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Ok Friends I apologize for not blogging more but I have been very busy working on a website I am trying to put together that well focus on social issues. Anyway part of what I have been busy working on is a audio black history website , it is my goal to make black history available to the world to download on thier computers or Ipods to listen while going about thier daily routine. Once we have gotten establish I will look for volunteers and a board of advisers to decide the ultimate vision and objective of this website. Just Copy and Paste following link http://www.markbey.com/natlove.mp3 into your browser and enjoy one of the black history Narratives now bieng prepared for the audio history site/blog.
This is the first chapter of the Autobiography of Nat love AKA Deadwood Dick. Mr. Love amongst other things was a real life cowboy African American stye. Please listen to it and let me know what you think.