Black/The Perfect Black
Posted By: Eja In Response To: Re: Racism, Colorism and Power (Eja)
Date: Thursday, 13 October 2005, at 4:38 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Racism, Colorism and Power (Eja)
The Inca, we are told, perfected the cultivation of the coca leaf and then used it to ease the ill-effects of the high altitude of thier homeland.
How would you describe a descendant of the Inca who now expresses a preference for crack-cocaine rather than coca in it's leaf form? How would you respond if this man told you that there was nothing wrong with his crack habit (seeing as it is based on something invented by his ancestors)?
There has been a lot of dishonesty in this reasoning. Take the two paragraphs above, all it is meant to illustrate is the dangerous folly inherent in the exhaltation of what is derived over the authentic.
Yet, I can see how minds could twist it until it looks like yet another attack on 'light-skinned' black people. More willie-lynching. Yes. Calling 'fair' complexions/mixed races crack-cocaine.
Yet, all it is meant to illustrate is the folly of embracing a hybrid culture over the African cultures that WE are all descended from. And the dishonesty is this : ones who know what is being discussed and are afraid of what is being discussed have tried to make this what it is'nt. These are intelligent men. Men who claim to have knowledge over a wide range of issues. Yet, out of thier wish to preserve what they cannot justify, they will misconstrue.
The most glaring example to me has been how my use of the word 'BLACK' and the phrase 'the perfect BLACK' was used to illustrate some alleged colour bias. Yet, you claim to have knowledge regarding istorical / cultural matters. The Perfect Black, (as you may or not know) is another of the titles used by the ancients to describe God made flesh.
Krishna is described as such and Ausar is definitely described as the 'LORD OF THE PERFECT BLACK'.
When I used that phrase, that is what I was referring to. I did not expect everybody to see it, but I thought it would have been obvious to some. And I think it was, so, an additional question for the hypocrites. Do I lie about the
meaning of the phrase? Or did you not recognise it before you joined in and turned what was an inquiry the MANY probable reasons behind cultural affiliations into a matter of skin-tone? Ignoring everything else.
The irony is that now, by so doing, you have proved that one of the reasons behind cultural affiliations IS skin-tone. Like the saying goes, "This is a market-place, I shouted thief, why did you run?"
Like I said before, if I am in error, PROVE it. If you can't, then that feeling of satisfaction that you MAY be currently experiencing is as fake as a castle built of sand. It will... "fall in the sea. Eventually." - Jimi Hendrix.
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