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Black Nationalism is the only real solution for Black People who presently live in the United States of America.

Whispers: Mba Mbulu

From time to time I might make a brief statement that might be of interest to you.

November 10, 2021

Some white people have launched a serious effort to stop change by neutralizing the popular vote, and they have thousands of powerful people and the US Constitution on their side. The advances they have made are noteworthy. Meanwhile, African-American activists are intensifying their efforts to register people to vote. Somebody tell me what these African-Americans know that I don't know. What value is registering people to vote when the vote can be neutralized? Can't African-Americans come up with and put in play a different game plan?

June 23, 2021

In the early 1970s I edited a "The People's Newsletter," and it was standard operating procedure to always capitalize terms that referred to Black individuals or people. We were the first to establish that as a policy, and it took others a long time to be able to follow suit. Some persons had difficulty doing it even though they realized it should be done because they did not feel right capitalizing those terms. They were being controlled by racist teachings they had internalized, and to this day most Blacks don't feel right capitalizing Black when they try to write that word. Something as simple as that, and they have trouble doing it.

So getting Blacks to feel comfortable with thoughts of an independent Black nation or economy is going to be difficult, but that message has to be pushed. All of Us have to resist and overcome the anti-Blackness white power has planted inside of Us. All of Us have to breakloose from those mental chains.

June 7, 2021

All of the time and effort Black People have put into trying to force people who despise Us to accommodate Us, and the Black community consistently ends up worse and worse off. Imagine where We would be if just 1/4 of that time and effort had been put into promoting Black Nationalism!

May 7, 2021

More than 40 years ago, in Ten Lessons: An Introduction to Black History, I wrote an essay entitled "The Future: Will Black People Be Prepared?" I wrote that We would not be prepared and listed Our political immaturity as one of the reasons why. Sometimes, being right doesn't feel good.

March 30, 2021

Step 1 is to start referring to yourself as a New Afrikan. Take yourself away from that hyphenated American crap. Calling yourself Black is good, but saying you are New Afrikan is making a point. It is making it clear that you are not a dark-skinned white person, that you prefer to be identified with a non-USA nation, that your preference is an independent Black nation.

November 7, 2020

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November 4, 2020

On August 30, 2020, I cited on this page a quote taken from an essay I wrote in the 1990s entitled "The American Vote: Black Friend of Foe." It is included in the book titled Playing Black Cheap. Here is what I cited:

"The number of voting-aged white individuals who did not vote in either the 1994 or 1996 national elections is greater than the entire Black population of this country. What this means is that democracy, white power style, maintains a reserve supply of voters in much the same way capitalism maintains a reserve supply of laborers. Just as the reserve labor supply protects the interests of big business, the reserve voting supply protects the interests of the political status quo. To wit, if all of the whites who voted in the 1994 or 1996 national elections were to drop dead, and every Black person in this country decided to vote as a block for certain candidates and/or issues, the white power system could still effectively neutralize the Black vote by mobilizing less than 40% of the individuals who had failed to vote in either of the two most recent national elections."

"Because of their fear of “people power,” America’s founding fathers made sure the vote would be a weak, almost negligible element in the political process. They made voting a passive activity, and power politics is hardly impacted on by passive activities. They also made certain that voters would not have the constitutional authority to force their elected officials to follow the mandate of the voters. And, America’s founding fathers made certain that voters would not have the constitutional authority to enact or enforce laws."

"[T]he assertion that the Black vote is important because it can “swing” certain elections in favor of one or the other party is totally unfounded. The swing vote in this country belongs to white democrats and white independents who have a tendency to vote republican whenever they feel the need to do so. A simple look at the numbers will reveal that, theoretically, a republican should never win a national election in this country, but republicans win nearly as regularly as democrats. How is this possible? It is possible because white non-republicans regularly vote for republican candidates. It is this vote, which is quite substantial, not the relatively minor Black vote, that ”swings” elections and generates otherwise improbable outcomes."

September 22, 2020

Years ago I wrote that racism was the greatest threat to the Cuban Revolution. None of the power brokers there for at least 30 years seem to have made equality for Black Cubans a priority, even though there have been several recent opportunities to begin righting that ship. That clock is tick-tocking. There could be an explosion there sooner rather than later.

September 12, 2020

Brothers and Sisters, why is it so hard for you to understand that the Civil War was not fought to end slavery, Abraham Lincoln did not free the slave, and the Republican Party did not free the slaves? Black People freed themselves! Please start reading reliable sources of information and stop regurgitating that racist crap that John and Jane Doe taught you. The mere fact that they teach it should be reason enough for you to doubt it!

September 5, 2020

Losers, No! But are they Suckers? The following is from my book An Introduction to White History: The History of White America:

"The Burden of War

"A revolutionary war would affect the day-to-day activities of all of the colonists, but improving the condition of most of the colonists was not one of the objectives of the war. The everyday colonist was well aware of this. If the British won, most of the colonists would continue to live a life of relative mediocrity. If the colonials won, most of the colonists would continue to live a life of relative mediocrity. In New England, they would continue to work on their small farms and in their small shops, eke out a living in a variety of menial and disgusting ways, pray in their small churches, wear the barest of clothes, eat the slightest of meals, sleep in drafty lean-tos and log cabins, identify with the white elites, dehumanize all people of color and acknowledge the right of white people to rob Black men, women and children of the fruits of their labor. In the middle colonies, they would continue to work on their small farms and in their small shops, eke out a living in a variety of menial and disgusting ways, pray in their small churches, wear the barest of clothes, eat the slightest of meals, sleep in drafty lean-tos and log cabins, identify with the white elites, dehumanize all people of color and acknowledge the right of white people to rob Black men, women and children of the fruits of their labor. And in the South, the everyday colonists would continue to work their small plots of land, eke out a living in a variety of menial and disgusting ways, pray in their small churches, wear the barest of clothes, eat the slightest of meals, sleep in drafty lean-tos and log cabins, dehumanize all people of color and acknowledge the right of white people to rob Black men, women and children of the fruits of their labor. The war would not improve their standard of living, enable them to patch their leaking roof or drafty cabin, add some needed pieces to their measly collection of clothes, reduce the nature of their debts, increase the size of their congregation or change their attitude about anything of significance. Indeed, the war was not the business of the everyday man and woman, and only involved them because the elites had everything to gain or lose from their participation.

"Governments, businesses and businesspersons rarely put their lives on the line when they have little or nothing to gain or lose. Why, then, do everyday people who have nothing to gain or lose fight in a war? That would be the million-dollar question if it were not answered so often. At one turn, they fight because they identify with and are influenced by the propaganda of the elites in their locality. At another turn, they fight because they believe in the propaganda of patriotism more than the individuals and governments that generate that propaganda. At a third turn, they fight because they are more idealistic and less self-centered than the elites. Individuals who have little or nothing to gain or lose also fight because they are convinced the system will punish them if they don’t fight. And, all too often, they fight because they need a source of income. Yes, for far too many individuals, the only opportunity they get to work and receive a paycheck on a regular basis is by fighting in a war. This was certainly the case in the American colonies on the eve of the Revolutionary War period.

"Because of all of the above reasons, the everyday man and woman in the American colonies would bear the burden of the Revolutionary War. While most of those who would benefit from the war held meetings in obscure buildings in obscure towns and debated obscure issues, everyday people met on the battlefields, where they terrorized, bludgeoned, maimed and killed each other. They marched countless miles, exposed themselves to the harsh elements on countless days and nights, heard cannons and guns explode on countless occasions, felt their flesh rip and blood rush out during countless battles--- and were left alone to face the wrath of the enemy when they suffered a serious wound or ill-timed injury. They left parents, spouses, siblings and offspring alone and unprotected during the most dangerous of times; left them to shed tears that should not have been shed, suffer levels of privation that should not have been suffered, and endure life draining degrees of stress that should never have been endured. And, after all was said and done, after the war had been fought and insanely reached its end, those who had not been killed returned home to the same inadequate plot of land, the same inadequate food, clothing and shelter, the same unjust system of indebtedness, the same mediocrity and the same utterly hopeless existence that they had been living at the beginning of the war. But it was not all for naught, their elites assured them, because a new, better nation had emerged. The everyday white American man and woman should rejoice, their elites assured them, because they were no longer at the beck and call of the British king or unjust British rule. That was true. They were no longer at the beck and call of the British king, but they were at the beck and call of an American elite. Should they rejoice, or was it all for naught indeed?"

September 1, 2020

"What frightens me is that in America there may not be enough white persons of high intelligence and keen observation to overcome the myths which the racial/national machinery has created around the African in America in order to place us, successfully, outside of the American community--- and make us thereby subject to ranges of atrocities." President Imari Abubakari Obadele Foundations of the Black Nation, p.145 (1975)

August 30, 2020

The protests that are taking place in the year 2020 will have the same consequences as the protests that took place in the 1960s. As a result of the protests that took place in the 1960s, a few more Black individuals were given greater access to fame and fortune, Black People were targeted more than they had ever been targeted before in recent history, and the Black community was systematically disintegrated at an accelerated pace. When the 2020 protests are done and the system has made "concessions," a few more Black individuals will be given greater access to fame and fortune, Black People will be creatively targeted and creatively lynched more than ever in recent history, and the Black community will be so systematically disintegrated that Black neighborhoods will be spitting images of the worst moral and social breakdown poverty can produce. Accept it or not—- but if Black individuals continue to protest as they are presently doing, they will be contributing misery to the future generations of Black People they care about.

August 30, 2020

In the 1990s I wrote an essay entitled "The American Vote: Black Friend of Foe." It is included in the book titled Playing Black Cheap. Here is a taste of what I included:

"The number of voting-aged white individuals who did not vote in either the 1994 or 1996 national elections is greater than the entire Black population of this country. What this means is that democracy, white power style, maintains a reserve supply of voters in much the same way capitalism maintains a reserve supply of laborers. Just as the reserve labor supply protects the interests of big business, the reserve voting supply protects the interests of the political status quo. To wit, if all of the whites who voted in the 1994 or 1996 national elections were to drop dead, and every Black person in this country decided to vote as a block for certain candidates and/or issues, the white power system could still effectively neutralize the Black vote by mobilizing less than 40% of the individuals who had failed to vote in either of the two most recent national elections."

"Because of their fear of “people power,” America’s founding fathers made sure the vote would be a weak, almost negligible element in the political process. They made voting a passive activity, and power politics is hardly impacted on by passive activities. They also made certain that voters would not have the constitutional authority to force their elected officials to follow the mandate of the voters. And, America’s founding fathers made certain that voters would not have the constitutional authority to enact or enforce laws."

"[T]he assertion that the Black vote is important because it can “swing” certain elections in favor of one or the other party is totally unfounded. The swing vote in this country belongs to white democrats and white independents who have a tendency to vote republican whenever they feel the need to do so. A simple look at the numbers will reveal that, theoretically, a republican should never win a national election in this country, but republicans win nearly as regularly as democrats. How is this possible? It is possible because white non-republicans regularly vote for republican candidates. It is this vote, which is quite substantial, not the relatively minor Black vote, that ”swings” elections and generates otherwise improbable outcomes."

August 28, 2020

More than 25 years ago I wrote the following in a book titled Not To Be (also released under the title Dissecting Integration. Time reveals everything:

"A new world stage has been set. Its major players, though already known, are yet to take their places. Practically all of America’s people, especially white people, have indicated that they are unwilling to take part in this new order. They somehow seem to think that they have more to lose, more of value to protect, than everybody else. Such thoughts indicate, first of all, that they are not developed enough to be granted a major role on this new stage. Rather than bolster its quality, they would reduce it and represent decay, a bad apple in the midst of an otherwise healthy barrel. Secondly, these thoughts indicate that the people of the United States of America have been suckered to the point where they are unable to effectively distinguish between reality and propaganda. The propaganda, the white mythology line, still insists that the play cannot go on without whites. The reality is the exact opposite!
As soon as people begin contemplating and discussing the future, the future becomes more a function and property of today than tomorrow. Non-white people are welcoming the future with open arms and commitment, while the people of the United States of America and white people in general are acting as if it has not arrived."

June 1, 2020

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May 30, 2020

When you don't do what you should do you suffer. We haven't done what We should have done long ago. Time to stop being hyphenated Americans. Time to start being New Afrikans.

April 5, 2020

An independent Black economy symbolized by Our own unique currency, the Black Dollar ($BD), is what Black People need to put some serious thought into. To get a whiff of something special Click Here.

April 1, 2020

Good intentions can lead to bad results.
There are a number of Black athletes who want to give back to the Black community, but their lack of analysis guarantees they will repeat past errors that further handicap the Black community. Many of them establish foundations, community centers and schools that aim to address some of the needs of underserved and at-risk individuals. Unfortunately, because they are under-informed they end up partnering with companies and management persons that believe in and are devoted to white America’s unbalanced system. Their involvement alone guarantees that no ideas will be emphasized nor activities encouraged that threaten the established system or be of genuine benefit to the Black community.
Those who want to help the Black community must understand that it takes a new system to overcome an established system. You can’t change an established system by working within that system’s constraints. When you try to do that, the established system changes little and you change a lot. Even worse, your good intentions and objectives and the underserved individuals you sponsor get compromised and converted into sympathizers and tools of the system that has abused the Black community for centuries.
To help the Black community, you have to work on building and introducing those who are systematically victimized to a different system. Teaching at-risk young people how to improve their chances of benefitting within a racist system will make them supporters of that system if they find a bit of personal relief or success. Those who are concerned about the Black community must teach young people that the world can be better for everybody if they help build a different system, promote different values and establish priorities that revolve around equality and sharing instead of one-upmanship and ideological bling-bling.

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