What is Black Americans worth in American society
There are several reason why the American government, or people in power, I called the White Power Establishment that make up 10% of the population and control 78% of the wealth, haven’t shipped us all out of the country or slaughtered us all.
(The bottom 80% of the white population are powerless to the situation, they are just barely making it like us Black Americans, therefore they bully us like we are the reason for their sorry state. but at least they are not at the very bottom. If Black American get Political and Economic Power, then there is a chance that a number of them can go to the very bottom. For that reason, they don’t want any changes of the existing condition, status quo).
Some of the few reasons include 1) Labor, Since the founding of the United States of America, Black Americans only value was slave labor. After 1865, we became waged labor and sharecroppers.
After World War I we became waged labor in factories throughout the mid west, north east and west coast.
And since 1970’s until today we have been used as labor in the service industry such as civil service, retail, transportation, construction, health care, financial real estate and others.
2) Consumers, Black Americans consumes about 15% of the good and services in the United States, if the Black American consumer market disappears, it would cause a catastrophic collapses of the markets. The rich will lose trillions of dollars.
3) Military Services, Black Americans have fought in every war since the revolutionary war in 1775, Since the Korean war, Black American military personnel have been over represented in recruitment and casualties.
4) Entertainment, Black Americans are represented in music, film, TV, radio, and comedy and Black American athletes made the White power structure proud with its athletic dominance on the world stage.
5)White man’s Burden, White Guilt, That white people have a moral duty and obligation to rule over, and encourage the culture development of people of color until they can take their place in the world economically and socially.
George Will, a conservative American political columnist, wrote: “[White guilt is] a form of self-congratulation, where whites initiate “compassionate policies” toward people of color, to showcase their innocence to racism.
After world war II America became a dominate world power or the world’s police. Therefore its policies towards people of color begin to change slowly until the end of the 1960’s.
This brings me back to my original title, Black Americans most make a choice. The white Power structure does have a white guilt complex and because of the white guilt, the White power structure doesn’t feel that it can make an ultimatum to the black community, because the Black Americans have already suffered. However, to make changes, choices have to be made. The White power structure is asking the black community to make it’s own decision on three choices.
1) Do you want To Leave?
The white power structure know the black population had suffered for 400 years, slavery, jim crow, racism, discrimination what have you. They have documented the whole affair. But no white person of any political or economic influence, would come out and say, Black Americans do you want to leave and set up your own independent country?, because they might be labeled a racist or trying to cleans America of it’s black population. If a number of credible black leaders come to the white power establishment with overwhelming support from the black community let’s say 80%. Then the white Power structure will go to its council of leaders, put a proposal together that will satisfied the American citizens, United Nation, World leaders and the Black Community. The White power structure know the cost could be in the tens of trillions of dollars over a number of years. However, the pay off could be the lifting of white guilt, the white man’s burden and living in a country with very few blacks.
2) If you decide to Stay you must give us total submission.
If the Black American submit to us the white power establishment we will take care of you, we’ll give you basic housing, basic jobs, basic education and welfare if you don’t want to work. A number of you will climb into the middle class and a very few of you will become very rich. The only thing the white power establishment ask is that you conform to our values and give us praise for allowing you to live among us. Give up your rebellious ways, criminality, counterculture, deviant behaviors and violent tendencies. If you are dependent on us, you do not deserve any political or economic powers.
Most Black Americans are dependent on the political and economic structures of the United States. But, we do get dissatisfied or angry with the second class treatment, so one day there’s a call to go back to Africa, the next day we want independence or political and economic powers. Yet, we are hesitant to fight for political or economic power because we can lose our small privilege position, job or life. The white power structure is perplex and feel the Black community doesn’t know what they want. Because there are no real Black power structures, it’s impossible for the white power establishment to commit to any plans dealing with the improvement of Black Americans.
3) Fight for Political, Economic, Government Power, but used nonviolent means. We will not give you any help to figure this out, you are on your own. This has been the white power establishment policy since the late nineteen sixties. We’ll let the Black man alone to find the secret to power in America. The White power establishment says there is a way to get Political power by using nonviolent means. They are giving us clues.
I spent some time in South Africa from late 1994 to mid 1996 and before, I didn’t believe apartheid will never end. The white South Africans had the government power, economic power police power and military power. The white South African government and military could have easily wiped out the whole black race in South Africa. The white South Africa only weakness were their much smaller population. And I asked myself why would the The white South Africans give up power to the black Africans. The white power establishment were probably influenced by the British government and American government, that the time has come for the end of white rule. However, the white world and white South African knew that other than Nationalization of South Africa’s resources, it would take more than Political power for the Black Africans to take over South Africa’s economic power. (In other words a trade off was made, the Black Africans will take over Political Power and the Whites will keep Economic Power for now). The Black South African only legitimacy to national power was the fact it had the majority population and they were the original inhabitants of the region, it had the numbers to win an one man one vote. (The Black South African road to Economic power will take a couple generations, as of now most Black South Africans are very far from understanding the western ways of doing business, banking, finance and world trade). Then it dawn on me that the secret to political power in America, is having majority population of a political or government Institution. Next to the federal government, the State government is the most powerful Institution in the United States.
My conclusion, If we want Political, Economic, and Government Power we have to focus on acquiring the most important Institutions that is available. That is why I propose to the Black Community, the African American Homeland, or the 8 State Southern Region… North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee. With organization, planning, strategy, political will and a united populations of 46,000,000 people, we can have the super majority of these 8 States. We can then build other Institutions in the midst of these State Institutions.
(As compare to the Black South African population, I think the Black American population has a much better grasp of the western ways of doing business, banking , finance and world trade. Therefore it will take 7 to 10 years to control at least half of the economic power in the 8 State Southern Region).
We only need 36,000,000 Black Americans to make a super majority in the 8 State Southern Region. The other 10,000,000 Black Americans will be spread out among the other 42 States and territories.
The White Power establishment is actually telling us to build our own Political, Economic, and Government Power structures. But the White Power establishment want the transition done in a orderly fashion, so not to disrupt the whole economy. If we are incompetent to do that, then there is no reason for them to put any effort or commitment to help.
The choice is easy, I rather fight for Political, Economic and Government Power.