Let us not believe the hype. This is not our victory

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 "Breaking the Silence: Fulfilling The Promise"

Marimba Ani

Nov 4, 2008

 

 This "historic occasion" is a victory for america, it is a victory for the status quo, for all of the things that we should be fighting against.

 

We stopped organizing. We stopped confronting "the system." We became part of "the system."... We did not see value in self-determination, self-definition, and self-reliance for our people. Those who were politically conscious read and talked about ancient history.

 

So now we are "making history" by being swept up in someone else's definition of what history is. We are "making history," by capitulating to integration, accommodation, and assimilation. We have reached the mountain top, for we have been able to vote for a "first to." The struggle is over. We have won. We can proudly say that one of our people represents the most repressive, destructive, inhumane, anti-Afrikan nation ever to have existed! We are proud to be part of a multinational corporate structure run by sociopathic adolescents who think nothing of stealing from their own people. (Imagine what they will do to us.)

 

We say that we vote because our Ancestors died to get the vote. Yes, if you decide to vote, that is your "right." Do not, however, blame it on "the Ancestors." That's like saying Black people died to go to school with white people, so I will make sure that my children go to white schools No, that is not what our Ancestors died for. They died to fulfill The Promise.

 

Is this occasion "historic" because it represents the abandonment of our sacred obligation to the Ancestors? Have we aborted our movement for freedom, liberation and sovereignty? Or have we merely redefined that objective in "american" individualistic, "what's in it for me" terms? Have we now "won"? Or have we simply taken the easier road, finding it more comfortable to be colonized than to fight for liberation? Are we excited about the possibility of being closer to power than we have ever been before?, even though that power rests on the exploitation, even murder, of Afrikans and other non-Europeans throughout the world? Have we even dared to ask ourselves "what kind of person would want to be president of the United States of America?"

 

 

Let this be the moment in which we step back onto the stage of history, shouting ourstory to the world. "We are not capitulating." "We are not allowing ourselves to be part of a Fascist nation." We are not giving up our people, our movement, or our Ancestors for "one america." Let us be unrelenting in our confrontation with the anti-Afrikan, anti-human mechanisms of oppression.

 

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