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BLACK PEOPLE’S OPINIONS ABOUT HATE (18)

by Dr. Joseph A. Bailey II, MD., FACS on 13th-March-2016

When a people have Certainty in what they know, they have no interest in entertaining contrary opinions. This state of Certainty about living in the flow of the Spiritual Elements of Unconditional Love, Truth, Reality, and the Natural and developing all of their concepts out of those Elements was what Africans had at their initial encounter with Europeans. At that point, African Tradition’s concept of “Hate” was (and remains) an ignorant “state” of mind cut-off from the Spiritual Elements. But upon encountering Europeans in Africa, it was their Deceptions (to which African People’s had never been exposed) which shattered this philosophy. The process started with Europeans “selling” their Supernatural (Fantasy) God as being superior to the Spiritual God elaborated on by Ancient Africans for at least 198,000 years prior to contact with Europeans. Next came “Divide and Conquer” means Europeans used to Enslave Africans. Then was beating down Enslaved Africans so horribly and completely as to remold them inside the European womb of the Indifference/Hate/Evil/Sadism (IHES) Complex in order to be reborn in the image of European philosophy. The result of Black People thereafter being put in the flow of the IHES Complex has obstructed their recovery.

“I hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial, and hypocritical Christianity of the land” (Frederick Douglass 1817-1895). “You never knew what it is to be a Slave; to be entirely unprotected by law or custom; to have the laws reduce you to the condition of a chattel, entirely subject to the will of another. You never exhausted your ingenuity in avoiding snares, and eluding the power of a hated tyrant; you never shuddered at the sound of his footsteps, and trembled within hearing of his voice” (Harriet Jacobs, 1813-1897). “To hate, to be violent is demeaning. It means you’re afraid of the other side of the coin—to love and be loved” (James Baldwin 1924-1987). “When our thoughts—which bring actions—are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white, we are in a living hell. That is as real as hell ever will be” (George Washington Carver 1864?-1943). “When a man is despised and hated by other men and all around are the instruments of violence in behalf of such attitudes, then he may find himself resorting to hatred as a means of salvaging a sense of self, however fragmented” (Howard Thurman 1899-1981). “As soon as healing takes place [from hatred], go out and heal somebody else” (Maya Angelou). “We share a hatred for the alienation forced upon us by Europeans during the process of colonization and empire, and we are bound more by our common suffering than by our pigmentation” (Ralph Ellison 1914-1974).

“If the masses of Negroes can save their self-respect and remain free from hate, so much the better of their moral development” (E. Franklin Frazier 1894-1962). “Until my mid-teens I lived in fear; fear of being shot, lynched or beaten to death—not for any wrong doing of my own….I could have easily been the victim of mistaken identity or an act of terror by hate-filled white men” (Gordon Parks). “The opposite of love was not hate but indifference” (Bill Russell). “We have survived the Middle Passage and we have survived slavery. We have survived the deadly arbitrariness of Jim Crow and the hatefulness of northern discrimination. But now we face a danger more covert, more insidious, more threatening and potentially more final even than these: the apparently sly conspiracy to do away with black men as a troublesome presence in America” (William Strickland). “A system of oppression draws much of its strength from the acquiescence of its victims who have accepted the dominant image of themselves and are paralyzed by a sense of helplessness” (Pauli Murray (1910-1985). “Self-Hate is a form of mental slavery that results in poverty, ignorance and crime” (Susan Taylor). “Hated by whites and being an organic part of the culture that hated him, the black man grew in turn to hate in himself that which others hated in him” (Richard Wright 1908-1960). America’s greatest crime against the black man was not slavery or lynching, but that he was taught to wear a mask of self-hate and self-doubt” (Malcolm X 1925-1965). “Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair” Who taught you to hate the color of your skin”…Who taught you to hate yourself?” (Malcolm X). “In hating Africa and in hating Africans, we ended up hating ourselves without even realizing it” (Malcolm X). By often thinking of the hated Thing, gives it increasing energy and power (JAB).

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