8/20/1619: The founding date of Black America is a historical fiction, why that doesn’t matter — The Negro Subversive

August 20, 1619, Jamestown, Virginia Colony, “Twenty and odd negars,” disembark a Dutch Man o’ War. Strange colored men speaking grotesque tongues surround them; all about, the ring and grate of clanging chains. The vast, green Virginia wilderness looms ahead of them filled with menace, the uncrossable Atlantic rages behind them, its depths, the unscalable walls of a continental prison.

One may argue, that if we can pick whatever moment we want as our national birth, we should choose something other than the commencement of a quarter millennium of slavery. To do so would be to denationalize our ancestors twice, to deny them, out of unjust shame, when it is only their perseverance that has brought us over. That our arrival was ignoble matters not, for in our living, and how we have lived, we have ornamented it in gold and marble. We have seized with both hands our place among the peoples of the earth. The African American freedom struggle is a majestic monument before all history and this is an excellent opportunity to consider the totality of it. I cannot see the future, and it may be, that the days of man shall end before we are free. But this I know, that while we live, no chain is safe, the sleep of tyrants is wracked by fearsome Black apparitions and the enslavers of mankind sit uneasily in their thrones because we live. We testify that nobility can tower over degradation and wax mighty in the face of death, bloom in poisoned soil and defy evil to enlighten the world. […]

via 8/20/1619: The founding date of Black America is a historical fiction, why that doesn’t matter — The Negro Subversive

You have got to head over to the original blog and read what this blogger wrote in its entirety. I cannot do it justice here. What he wrote brought tears to my eyes because it is SO very true!

Despite the fact that millions of our ancestors died and millions of us are sitting in prisons and are dying to this very day, still millions of us live despite and in spite of everything the whites have thrown at us. They are hell bent on annihilating us and we are hell bent on living. What the whites will never understand is that their so-called ‘god’ is non-existent. They don’t have a spiritual ‘god’. Their god is greed. Their god is materialism. Take what they have stolen away from them and they’ll suck on a gun quick, fast and in a hurry. And yet through unrelenting poverty, we still live. They hate us for our strength, our fortitude and for what makes us human; that which they can never aspire to. Show me a white man/woman and I will show you a parasite. That is all that they are. Look around you, what they are is what they have tried to do; suck everyone and everything, bone dry leaving in its wake an empty shell devoid of life. Whites would suck the very air out of the room you’re in because they are just that greedy.

We have seized with both hands our place among the peoples of the earth. The African American freedom struggle is a majestic monument before all history and this is an excellent opportunity to consider the totality of it. I cannot see the future, and it may be, that the days of man shall end before we are free. But this I know, that while we live, no chain is safe, the sleep of tyrants is wracked by fearsome Black apparitions and the enslavers of mankind sit uneasily in their thrones because we live.

Hear! Hear! The truth cannot be denied!

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