Last week, I asked this question in one of my groups on Facebook.
Anyone who is truly conscious can answer this question but what about those who are mentally enslaved? Many do not even realize the depth of the question and thus, express their ignorance through dismissal or empty responses not guided by true thought. People truly reveal how illiterate they are most often, when they are silent after being asked such a poignant question.
A friend of mine whom I debate with on the regular, responded to the question. He was somewhat ambivalent. He responded to me: “The origin of man is debatable. I take nothing for granted and can only base my beliefs in fact not what someone taught me in a book. History has been altered over the years and manipulated so I ?question everything. Although I do believe we were created but as to who was first, second and third is not relevant as it applies to today to me. I’m here, I’m blaque and until our creator deems it necessary to eliminate man as a whole and reveal truth, I’ll be walking in faith and will continue to focus forward. So this is not a debate for me.”
We went back and forth for a few minutes and I challenged him to research what I had asked then get back to me within one week. After chiding me of why no one was responding to the question, he declined.
The lack of responses had more to do with those not truly knowing the significance of their own existence as relates to the question. Their lack of responses is paramount to how many have been so mentally enslaved; the audacity of the question confuses them.
Many abated the question outright in the group. It didn’t totally stun me but it is disheartening that so many Black people are oblivious to their importance genetically to the entire human race.
To not know the answer to this question is the equivalent of Black on Black crime in my mind.
White men have done a tremendous head job on our people. Literally.
The answer is right in front of us. I’m not calling people ignorant out of animosity. But this question, in and of itself, is the foundation of humanity. Seriously. It’s paramount to our entire existence. This question is one of the most important questions that could be asked to anyone in this world.
Do Black people know who they are?
Some will have to study for this one. It’s a deep question.
For those who have taken the time to learn Black history, it’s a no-brainer. However, it goes even deeper than what Black people have invented. Literally, this is a question as poignant to every single human being on this planet, as to their own existence.
Who among us is cognizant enough to answer the question?