I believe people are afraid to be alone with there own thoughts. They are scared to think outside of the box and become conscious. Because it brings them to reality and that reality might hurt. Ultimately resulting in pain. Pain can cause discomfort and a list of mental states. However one cannot be afraid to think or question their condition or even ones spirituality. Once people start to think and question everything, then true education is birth. Not spoon feed gruel from an oppressor.
The King James Version of the bible was published in 1611. The first African slaves were brought to America in 1619. (The abolishment of slavery was not ratified in congress until December 6, 1865. So when you are celebrating the nations independence from Great Britain in 1776 just think African slaves were still enslaved.)
Now slaves were not allowed to read. But they were taught a religion different from what they knew. They were taught horrified stories of punishment for bad behavior and the depths of hell in effort to keep control. All taught from a book they could not read. A foreign language. So forget they could not read. They could not even comprehend the words that were coming out of the "master's" mouth. So for generation after generation the African culture was scattered, hidden and perverted.
Now if a slave was caught reading they were brutally beaten or killed. Yet they were consistently taught new ways and religion. Why would one group of people be treated so inhumane and disrespected for over 400 years?
I started my journey by reading the bible book of Deuteronomy, chapter 28. And doing more and more consistent research. As an educator I have always taught my students to read, read and read more. "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." Hosea 4:6
Always remember your Creator loves you and wants his children to know the truth of their heritage and of his love.
Since you are the creator
And you created me
I can't help but to succeed
Because I was created in the image of the one who created me.
You showed off when you created me
Designing me with beautiful creativity
A beautiful mind you created me
A capturing smile beyond pretty
An expression of style to release
Your beauty and creativity within me
Thank you my creator for creating me
#justme #LyricalGenius #JamikaB
My people unite
against bogus rules
Learn to be polite
You get more
If we bond
And false rights
Where's the justice
When a child dies
Does anyone even cry
Or did we learn
To go on
With our lives
When the innocent dies
My tears get so heavy
They froze like ice
So heavy it can ignite
I just wonder when
Will we unite
And fight back
for what's right
Our human bill of rights
The 10 laws God left in sight
My people let's UNITE!
This shit is out of sight
It's time to stand up and fight
Stand on our might
The strength of a diamond
The pressure to make bright
Hold that thang high
Bond together and UNITE!
Red for the fire, Brown for the skin, Black to the dirt where we rose again,
#justme #LyricalGenius #JamikaB
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