Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Food For Thought!


Jdg 2:10

After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel.

Can you imagine what Black Folks would be like today if they'd never read The Autobiography of Malcolm X? What about where political groups would be if Dr. Huey Newton had not written his Doctoral Thesis on Political Repression. The War on the Panthers!
Why, We'd Be.....Oh!

Well if we never saw those minstrel shows, those Blaxpotation Movies we might still be coon...in

Oh.......

Well with the advent of You Tube and Affordable Digital Cameras,we can write our own movies, act, film them and distribute them.

Yes! Quality Love stories! Great Mysteries! We won't have to see movies where two guys try to pull off Just ONE BIG DRUG DEAL so they can get the seed money to open their dry cleaning business.... OH!

Well, at least no one would publish themselves acting or appearing undigni----fied! Oh!

Are we that generation mentioned in the Book of Judges or are we raising them?

BE Mindful! BE Prayerful! BE Careful!

Jaycee

6 comments:

uglyblackjohn said...

I think that those from the '60's were the peak of our colective Black conscious.
After that generation WE get the watered down versions, and then the watered down versions of that, and so on...

jjbrock said...

Jaycee I believe we are raising them.

Ziggy Za. said...

Great food for thought, Mr. JayCee! I'm sad to say that sometimes I feel that we're a little bit of both; the generation mentioned in the Book of Judges, and the ones raising them. It's all so hard to tell sometimes.

Sista GP said...

There has always been both (ones that know the Lord and others that don't) and so the acknowledgment of the distinction guarantees that there will always be both, one never superseding the other.
It's human nature to want more: More worldly or More Godly.

Nana said...

Hey, Malcolm X'x bio was.is amazing. I think that a lot of it also has to do with the way it was written. I believe, it was alex Haley who wrote it. 'Roots' was another of his treasures, & damn, this man is a genus. As for the quote on your post, I don't think it is about Black people, really. But I do know who it is about; the Native amerindians. I live in Montreal & it is disgusting how they have been stripped from their land & culture. On top of everything, they can't take alcohol at all; they can get pissy drunk off one beer & they get addicted to alcohol, faster than any race. In consequence, their community is ridden with alcoholisms, broken familes, etc... I remember reading about the strategies of the colonialists to break their culture, & it was described how generations following were brainwashed to think their history was barbaric & this destroyed their unity, their communnity order etc... Similar has happened in the black community, but i believe that we are fighters, we've been fighting, & ... who's president? :-) want to thank you for visiting my blog & leaving such a positive comment, I hope to 'see' you soon ;)

DC DIVA DATING ADVENTURES said...

Well said Sister GP & Uglyblackjohn... I think though, it takes a village to raise a child, but a lot of people in our community have left that... so therefore things that would have, could have or should have been passed down to us have been "watered down" and soon won't exist...

That being said, it's interesting to compare black American culture to other black cultures (non-americanized). In most cases, you'll see a more cohesive group...

In the black American culture...well, we all know where that started. It's hard though to try to establish an identitiy, when you never knew who who were and it was stripped from you...

So as a Native American, and a black person, or anyone else who has been told what they were was not good enough... I can see where the problem began, and how it continues to be exacerbated