Thursday, June 4, 2009

Black Collectivism, Pt. I

Solidarity is essential to the empowerment of the black people. The mighty black race of the future will be a conglomeration of all the myriad nations, tribes, and sub-races that characterize the contemporary black race.

Western control and subjugation of the black race is not as simple an endeavor as one might readily assume. It is not simply a matter of continued racial impariment attributed to residual and lasting effects of enslavement, deprivation of opportunity for economic establishment, deprivation of opportunity for comprehensive education, refusal of voting rights, mass and ubiquitous use of racial violence, and other imperious, tyrannical mechanisms for furthering racial dominance. These more tangible, brutish means were relatively inefficacious in of themselves. They suffocate the physical form but not the spiritual. Though they are brutal and devastating, ultimately these physical obstacles are surmounted by the oppressed. You may beat a man endlessly, but if he knows fortitude then he can never truly be conquered.

If one can manipulate the psyche of a man and inculcate within him a certain philosophy, a certain mode of thought, then no beating is necessary.

It is through deliberate and calculated programming of the vulnerable black psyche that the black man inherently comes to embody and follow the traits and roles expected of him in the Western world.

But programming transcends simply ingraining certain ideas and assumptions pertaining to the individual (and their group), relative to their enviornment, into the collective cultural psyche. Programming is most effective when used to manipulate the sociocultural interactions between sub-races of the greater race. Colloquially we refer to this strategy as "divide and conquer". It is a most classic and unfailing method of seizing control over a specified subject (or populace of subjects).

"Black intraracial inconsonance". This is the illness that afflicts blacks throughout the diaspora. In Africa it manifests itself most acutely in the intertribal, international conflicts that characterize contemporary African culture. Anyone who has seen 2004 film Hotel Rwanda is aware of the most famous example of black-on-black warfare---the conflict between the Hutu and the Tutsi. Close to 1,000,000 black Africans were murdered in this senseless conflict that was born by the malice of Belgian colonialists. Shrewdness (and a malicious sort) more than any other characteristic, distinguishes the European in his dealings with non-white peoples. The usual culprits, racist anthropologists, led the way in setting the foundation for the carnage that was to come. During this era whence the Hutu-Tutsi conflict arose anthroplogists first commenced endorsement of the Hamitic Hypothesis.

The Hamitic Hypothesis is anthropological supposition that in ancient times Caucasians swept into various different parts of Africa and left their cultural and genetic traits upon the countenance of the population. This was a most convenient tool for racists to further promulgate their message of white racial superiority, as any ethnic group in Africa that demonstrated a semblance of resemblance to the supposedly "Caucasian" phenotype, demonstrated some semblance of "sophisticated" culture, or demonstrated some semblance of valor (or any other honorable trait for that matter) was automatically distinguished as Hamitic. Henceforth, their greatness was assumed to be correlated with their whiteness. Although officially the Hamitic Hypothesis is no longer endorsed, its legacy still lives on in anthropologists and in their assessment of certain African ethnic groups, particularly East Africans.

Anthroplogists observed the physical traits of Tutsi and contrasted them with those of the Hutu. The Tutsi exhibited a taller physique and more supposedly "Caucasoid" facial features (longer nose, less prognathism, etc) which was sufficient to merit them classification in the "Hamitic" category. The Hutu were shorter, exhibited more "Negroid" features (wide nose, heavy prognathism, etc) and henceforth were declared racially inferior to the Tutsi. In 1932, official identification cards were issued to distinguish the officially superior Tutsi from the officially inferior Hutu. Thus began the altercation between two nations who had, until then, coexisted in harmony. This is a common tactic in the arousal of intertribal conflicts---some Western power will endorse and support one faction or group at the expense of another thereby instigating violent conflict. Belgium endorsed Tutsi dominance until the Tutsi king was overthrown in 1959.

Now, Belgian support was nowhere to be found.

The Hutu sought to regain their pride and reestablish their humanity through violent reprisals. Rwanada then won independence from Belgium in 1962 and Belgians officially rescinded any acknowledgement of participation in the instigation in this conflict and did not seek to mitigate or settle this violent conflict that they had set in motion. After all, Belgians still had socioeconomic interests in Rwanda and still has business interests set up in that nation. A divided Rwanda was a fecund Rwanda. The Hutu-Tutsi conflict culminated in the 1994 genocide. With the tables now turned, the same racist identification cards that served as badges of superiority for naive Tutsi now served as their death sentences. The Hutu attained dominance and murdered hundreds of thousands of Tutsi and Hutu who sympathized with their cause.

All along, the Hutu and the Tutsi were playing into the hands of a master, nefarious magician who sought the destruction of this fine land and these fine peoples. Instead of recognizing the true enemy and rising up against him, rather they sought to annihalate themselves.

Earlier I stated that use of brute force and outright aggression (by an oppressor against the oppressed) is devastating, but ultimately highly energy-consuming and inefficacious. Its inevitable that the subjugated will rise. He knows his enemy. But if you can modify the psyche of the oppressed peoples and create a conflict wherein the oppressed cannot identify their true enemy (as the Belgians did by creating this idea of superiority in Tutsi's and inferiority in Hutu's, thereby setting off hostility) then the oppressed people are now unconsciously employed by the oppressor as the manifestors of their own oppression. The Belgians installed a system, a doctrine in which the Tutsi (acting on the part of whites) appeared to be the oppressors. The Hutu misidentified them as such and as soon as the Tutsi lost backing of the Belgians, bloody hell ensued.

Tribalism is the scourge of Africa. It is Africa's natural weak link, its own Achilles heel. In Africa there are over 920 million people divided hundreds of ethnic groups (I cannot provide an estimation) speaking over 2,000 languages. Contrast this with psuedo-continent Europe holding 730 million people speaking about 230 languages in 50 countries. Further, Europe is united by a common lingua franca, English, a ubiquitous tongue that Africa cannot boast of. Unity and collectivization are key to empowerment. We must all take pride in the histories and legacies of our individual nations, tribes, faiths, etc---but we must also realize that we will have to sacrifice and compromise at least part of our tribal identites in favor of a greater, cosmopolitan, more universal identity. There must be a unified racial identity that we pledge to and commit to first and foremost, above all other identities. I am black---then I am my tribe, or nation, etc. We must understand that this is the perspective that characterizes the behavior of the Western man in all of his functions and doings. We must realize that our blackness binds us into a common, brutal, seemingly eternal struggle and that we must not seek to escape or deny that blackness, but rather embrace it for the beautiful trait that it is. Blackness is no scarlet letter---it is only in white eyes. I will elaborate upon the significance of unity and solidarty in a later article. It is a philosophical yet practical truth that no people can achieve power without unity.

Anthropology is our greatest culprit in this deliberate and calculated dichotomization of the black race. In "Black Collectivism, Pt. II" we will examine anthropology's significant role in the division of the black people and its use of the Hamitic Hypothesis (or the Hamitic Myth, rather), the study of genetics, and the study of language to bolster its fallacious and racist arguments.

*I am cognizant of the fact that "intraracial" is technically not an actual term. I coined it.


  1. Very interesting article! where did you find the picture?

  2. Ah everything is clearly the white mans fault. If a black man rapes a black woman. its a the white mans fault. If one black tribes decides they don't like another black tribe, its the white mans fault. When Blacks taker over after colonial administration and 1000 years later its still a failed state, then it will still be the white mans fault.

  3. Hey Northern Warrior, no disrespect but where did you read that? Is that all you could get after reading this article? I don't believe black people should blame everything on the white people. However it's a fact of history that colonisation has had a devastating impact on the African continent and the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda was just the culmination of the division German and Belgian colonial masters had spread in Rwanda. As far as states are concerned, I just want to point out one thing; states do evolve and considering the fact that African states are kind of new to the International System and their creation did not follow a long evolution as opposed to western states, I would say African states will mature with time...and failed states wont be anymore, hopefully! Peace

  4. i would like to look at a library of black faces and an examination of famous black americans to try to guess their tribal origin. For instance Will Smith looks a bit Kenyan, Forrest Whitaker looks Congolese etc. Any ideas ?