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[quote][b][u]Frantz Fanon - Black Skin, White Masks[/u][/b] (1952)

[i]I am a man and what I have to recapture is the whole past of the world, I am not responsible only for the slavery involved in Santo Domingo, every time man has contributed to the victory of the dignity of the spirit, every time a man has said no to an attempt to subjugate his fellows, I have felt solidarity with his act. In no way does my basic vocation have to be drawn from the past of peoples of color. In no way do I have to dedicate myself to reviving some black civilization unjustly ignored. I will not make myself the man of any past. My black skin is not a repository for specific values. Haven’t I got better things to do on this earth than avenge the blacks of the 17th century?

I as a man of color do not have the right to hope that in the white man there will be a crystallization of guilt towards the past of my race. I as a man of color do not have the right of stamping down the pride of my former master. I have neither the right nor the duty to demand reparations for my subjugated ancestors. There is no black mission. There is no white burden. I do not want to be victim to the rules of a black world. Am I going to ask this white man to answer for the slave traders of the 17th century? Am I going to try by every means available to cause guilt to burgeon in their souls? I am not a slave to slavery that dehumanized my ancestors. It would be of enormous interest to discover a black literature or architecture from the 3rd century B.C, we would be overjoyed to learn of the existence of a correspondence between some black philosopher and Plato, but we can absolutely not see how this fact would change the lives of 8 year old kids working the cane fields of Martinique or Guadeloupe. I find myself in the world and I recognize I have one right alone: of demanding human behavior from the other.[/i][/quote]

Ike Turner, who places "River Deep" up next to "Good Vibrations" as his two favorite records, says the Spector production didn't get airplay because the soul stations said "too pop" and the white stations said "too R&B."
[b]"See, what's wrong with America," he told Pete Senoff, "is that rather than accept something for its value...America mixes race in it.[/b] [i]- Rolling Stone Magazine 1971[/i]
America's history was a play of cosmic ludicricies.

The deliberation of the PLAN of America that was so unique, the built in racism with the three fifths of a person ....

I had a history teacher in HS who hinted at all the maddening contradictions...a GREAT enlightened Constitution that says NOTHING really about stopping slavery...

that seems to want to ignore it and endorse it too...

and a country under this great doc which produces people who want to progress and the result is the New York Times and Clinton and Iraq and Yemen and starving polar bears impending planetary death and fascism too AND now SW for hashing it all out.

Cosmic madness is 4 sure.
Kwek00 · 36-40, M
[@1011311,Stilltryinghard] Not cosmic... just human
[@421865,Kwek00] heh...😏

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