BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY (2)
The shameful way Black History is taught to Black Americans violates all “Good Faith” and all moral principles residing in and evolving out of the Spiritual Elements. African American slavery was an Abomination—ancient meaning of “shun as an evil omen”; and in C17, ‘away from man’—i.e. inhuman, beastly, unnatural. It was carried out by brutal, revolting, and savage Europeans—those living by force and hence, the lowest of humans—perhaps of a 3/5ths nature they projected onto Black People. The willfully ignorant and simply dumb say: “Black People should get over slavery since it was in the past”. Yet, they “Don’t Care” to experience the slavery causing one to prefer death—or that ruptures the most sacred ties of everything sacred on Earth—violating home, repeated affection stabs, lacerating the very structure and foundation of Self-Esteem. Enslaved people’s descendants never get over slavery because its systematic degrading turned Enslaved minds “Inside-Out.” To be born Enslaved—to be so reared as to take pride in its imparted fetters, hugging them like precious ornaments is “Inside-Out” Thinking. Then, when set free by striking off the chains, they remain as much Enslaved as ever but via an enchained Selfhood. As a result, they pass that mindset and lifestyle to their children and children’s children–the signal for the complete triumph of the slave-owner. To illustrate problems with all Enslaved–shattered Spiritual, Intellectual, Emotional, Social, Physical Selfhood aspects–image a human Soul as the Sun, radiating “sunshine” naturally in every direction–and writing the great duties of ones life with a sunbeam. The Sun smiles upon a given newborn’s Emotions and assists in the cultivation of that child’s intellect.
At the moment the fishnet was thrown over the free African in Africa, the Sun vanished—thereby erasing the Soul’s harmony in life and love. What replaced both in all the Enslaved was “Survival Despair”. As time went on, the Enslaved settled out on different rungs of the “Survival Despair” Ladder–all with their Souls covered with “Clouds.” I. “Clouds with a silver-lining” are on the top rung and maintain some connection with African Philosophy so that the Sun rays can peep out from around the “Cloud’s” borders; II. The “Complete Cloud Cover” group was totally confused and in a dream-like state; III. The “Complete Dark Cloud Cover” generated a mindset of choosing not to Think and “Don’t Care”. The “Dark Supernatural World” was the mindset of the captors. Yet, the Enslaved, whose minds were turned “Inside-Out,” joined the enemy camp. V. The Common Sense” Black People were those I recognized as a boy in talking with ex-Slaves. They seemed to have no “Clouds” over their Souls but did not have well developed Intellect skills. Still they had great “Mother Wit” Knowledge (maturely drawing on realistic life experiences)–which I call Common Sense.
To re-establish African Tradition’s super-brilliant “Outside-In” thinking, one might start the long, hard work process with realizing the history of Africans in America began long before slavery and the arrival of Columbus. Garikai Chengu, a scholar at Harvard University, cites Leo Weiner an American historian, who stated in “Africa and the Discovery of America” (1920), how Columbus himself documented that Native Americans had confirmed “black-skinned” people arrived in boats from the south-east, trading in gold-tipped spears.” Ancient African trips into the New World account for artifacts found in Mexico having Negroid features and wooly hair as well as Egyptian artifacts having been found all across this country. According to Van Sertima, a Black historian, Negroes made an imprint in the Mexican heartland around 800 to 700 B.C, more than 2000 years before Columbus, particularly with the Olmec Indians. In turn, the Olmec-Africans impacted all future civilizations in Mesoamerica. Yet prior (see my book: “Echoes of Ancient Africa”), Black Africans were navigating over wide stretches of ocean in primitive and ancient times. The Mandingoes of Mali in Guinea were known for long journeys across uncharted seas. Occasionally, fishing boats and their crew would get caught in a strong wind and/or sucked into a powerful current to be accidentally carried along a direct, simple, relatively short, and almost inescapable 1500 mile route from West Africa to South America. The “Medicine Men” of the Amerindians and Africa are almost identical. Thus, Negroes’ Americas presence began as Masters, not Slaves. jabaileymd.com