Are we black people NORMAL?
All other humans on earth, because of their culture of working together, have not only put poverty very far away from their people, but also, all of them have ended up with their own dignified, poverty-free homelands (Korea, Japan, China, Israel, Europe, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, India, UAE, Bahrain etc).
Today, only one group of humans has remained the symbol of world poverty and human misery, and without a dignified, poverty-free homeland of their own: Black people. And the reason is none other than the unwillingness for us as black people, to work together and transform our lot — or to work together and make our homeland Africa a place we are all happy to call home — like all other humans have done.
For this reason:
If you spoke with the right people out there, one thing that they will tell you is that:
Today, blackness as a whole is the most indignified thing wherever on earth you are. It doesn’t matter where on earth you live, how long you have lived there, or how wealthy you are. As long as you are black, no dignity. Not necessarily because of anti-blackness. And not necessarily because the world dislikes us.
But because, even if things were reversed, and it was other people who lived the life we black people live, and who had no dignified homeland of their own, we would be the ones who viewed them that way.
According to one writer:
“Even people like Marcus Garvey, W. E. B. Du Bois and Malcolm X all knew that a people is only respected when it has a nation worthy of respect”.
But today, because no such black nation exists, “there is no single nonblack nation on earth, even among the most liberal ones, where the black man is dignified”, the same writer adds — emphasizing therefore, that today, no matter how wealthy you are, or where you live, as long as you are black, no dignity.
And of course, that one black nation that is capable of bestowing dignity to blackness as whole if only we beautified it, and which people like Marcus, W. E. B. Du Bois and Malcolm all meant, if none but Africa.
Working together to change blackness, or working together to make our homeland Africa a place we are all happy to call home, like all other people have done, is something we black people have long rejected.
I mean, how did we black people, humanity’s poorest, become a people who totally do not believe in working together to better our lot, the same way all other humans do?
To put it another way, how did we decide that our best course of action, is to be a people who are each on their own, yet even white people, who literally own everything on earth, are seamlessly in contact with their white peers from Europe to Canada to South Africa to Australia to America?
In the same way:
How did we black people, the only humans on earth who still do not have a dignified homeland of our own, become a people who totally do not believe in working together to transform our homeland Africa?
Yet even those European Jews who have lived in Europe for 2,000 years, are seamlessly engaged with their Jewish homeland, and their Jewish peers across the world? Yet even those Asian Americans, British Asians, Germany Asians etc who have lived in the west forever, are very engaged with their homelands, and their people back home?
Why not us black people?
What makes us think that our best course of action, is to keep our fellow black people at a distance, or that working together to make our homeland Africa a place we are all happy to call home, is beyond us?
The shame here is:
Many of the people who have effectively changed their trajectory, for example the Asians, these people were themselves living in absolute poverty until only a few decades ago. Today, these people have not only put all this behind, and have not only ended up with their own dignified homelands, but also, many have even gone on to become multinational donors for BLACK communities from Africa to the Caribbean.
All those people (the Koreans, the whites etc) who currently count as “donors” for black communities across the world, the only way they have managed to get where they are today, is by working together.
Why not us black people? Why can’t we become a people who function the same way all other people do?
If those people who totally do not look like us (the whites, the Asians, the Jews etc), can move their own people from poverty because of their culture of working together, and then go on to support our black brothers & sisters across the world — however little that support may be — why is it that we black people ourselves, who are being supported by other people, are the ones who do not believe in working together?
The biggest shame is:
These people (again, the whites, the Asians, the Jews etc), who have only gotten where they are by working together, and who are doing the little that they can to support black communities across the world, are also the ones we black people are very busy seeking equality from, while at the same time keeping our fellow black people at a distance, and rejecting the idea of working together to better our lot.
These are the things that make me wonder if we black people maybe, just maybe, could be cursed?
A word to all black people globally:
As people like Marcus Garvey, W. E. B. Du Bois and Malcolm X all knew, a dignified homeland of our own, is good for all of blackness equally, no matter where on earth you live or how long you have lived there.
Most importantly, working together, is how all other people have effectively moved their people from eternal poverty, built for themselves their own dignified homelands, and in turn earned real dignity.
And until we black people realize this, and become a people who function the same way all other humans do, we are forever going to be the ragtag of humanity, and we will continue to be the only humans on earth who do not have a dignified homeland of our own — where we can at least exist without the need to brave the Mediterranean, the need to constantly chant BLM slogans, or the need to take a knee all the time.